Truth or Lie with Crystal Collier Concludes

If you checked out my Truth or Lie post with Crystal Collier last week, where I told two truths and a lie, now you can learn which story was a lie. The stories went like this:

1. I know some guys in a local St. Louis band called Earl. Back stage at one of their shows at the Pageant, they asked me to go out after the break and play bass, which I did.
2. I’ve met Rob Zombie. In a strange sort of creepy, quazi-ironic way, I met him on Easter Sunday.
3. I have a tendency to win front row seats to concerts. I’ve seen Billy Joel, Elton John, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers all from the front row.

Check out Crystal’s blog post this week to learn which is the lie. And congratulations to Susan Swiderski for guessing correctly. She wins a paperback copy of Unveiling the Wizards’ Shroud and an eBook copy of The Squire and the Slave Master. While you’re there, you can check out Crystal’s Top 10 List of books in 2015.

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The Ugly Truth of Publishing & How BEST to Support Writers

I’m sharing this post because it has great information for writers and readers alike. If you’re a writer, everything will pertain to you to some degree. If you enjoy reading, the section about reviews is extremely important.

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Well, I figure I have one more day to drunkenly torch my platform. Sad thing is I don’t drink. I am apparently this stupid when sober 😛 . Actually I am writing this as a follow up for my rant from the day before yesterday, because knowledge is power.

Writers need this. Your friends and families need this. Readers need this. The more people get how this industry works, the more everyone can start working together for everyone’s benefit.

In my book Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World, I go into a LOT more detail and I highly recommend you get a copy if you don’t have one. I spend the first chapters of the book explaining how the various forms of publishing work so you can make an educated decision.

All types of publishing have corresponding…

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Today I Tell a Lie with Crystal Collier

As the title says, today I’m on Crystal Collier’s website telling a lie. I also tell two truths, so as the song goes, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” right? And speaking of songs, my two truths and a lie are all music related. Your job is to decide which of the three is the lie, and leave your guess in the comments section. Of the people who guess correctly, a drawing will be held for a paperback copy of Unveiling the Wizards’ Shroud  AND an eBook copy of The Squire and the Slave Master. (US and Canada only for the paperback. If someone from another country wins, the eBook will be substituted.) So get to guessing, the contest closes at 1:00 EST on January 12.