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A little help picking a cover?

By Mike Jastrzebski Ever since Christine Kling ran a cover contest last year through 99designs I’ve been thinking about running one myself. Now that Stranded Naked Blues is nearing completion I’ve decided to take the plunge. I chose the Bronze, $299 package … Continue reading

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Audiobook Creation Exchange = ACX

by Christine Kling Lots of authors, including our own Mike Jastrzebski, have blogged about the process of using ACX to create their own audiobooks. This terrific site is almost like a dating service for self-published authors and voice actors. We … Continue reading

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At war with myself.

By Mike Jastrzebski Both Christine Kling and I have written in the past about the difficulties of writing and living on a boat. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, but after all, the subtitle of this blog is So you … Continue reading

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Tick, tock

by Christine Kling Things are getting pretty crazy for me here. The past six months have flown by. We will be boarding a plane next Friday and flying back to the states for another merry go round tour of family, … Continue reading

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Tracking book sales.

By Mike Jastrzebski Thanks to Christine Kling I’ve found a great program that allows me to track my book sales going back to 2009. The program is TrackerBox, and I’ve just finished importing my sales from Amazon KDP, Pubit, Smashwords, and … Continue reading

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Research pays off

In Marsaxlokk harbor checking out the fishing boats by Christine Kling With every book I write I always get to a point where I ask myself, “What was I thinking?” This book is just too hard, too complicated or I’m … Continue reading

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Out and about in St. Augustine

By Mike Jastrzebski I haven’t posted in several weeks. Mary works Saturday, Sunday and Monday and those have become my writing days. As a result I’ve been working hard on the rewrites of the new Wes Darling book, Stranded Naked Blues, … Continue reading

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There’s more than one reason we like it here

by Christine Kling This past Saturday, the local Mieco Beach Yacht Club had a swap meet so the cruisers here could unload some of the stuff they’ve been carrying around. We wanted to sell off some more of the gear … Continue reading

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Butt in chair time

by Christine Kling The concept sounds great. Writing is a very portable skill, so why not choose to live on a boat and sail all over while writing? The problem? Keeping that butt in the chair when there are so … Continue reading

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Things I love about this weird line of work…

C.E. Grundler There’s the dream of being a full-time, for real writer. You know, banging out masterpieces in your tweed jacket, bent over a beat-up old manual typewriter on a sturdy wood desk, surrounded by stacks of papers and a … Continue reading

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