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Wed on the water

by Christine Kling With sailboats and square riggers in the background, on Saturday, aboard the California Princess in San Diego harbor, I wed Wayne on the water. (Try saying that three times fast without sounding like Elmer Fudd). We had … Continue reading

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And the winning cover is!

By Mike Jastrzebski Before I go any further I want to say that picking a cover for Stranded Naked Blues was hard. 38 designers submitted 318 cover designs. Now this included revisions on some covers, but still, that’s a lot of covers … Continue reading

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I am a do-it-yourself junkie.

By Mike Jastrzebski I hate to admit it, but I think I’m addicted to do-it-yourself projects. I was in my twenties when I was bitten by the bug. My first wife, my two-year-old son, and I moved from Detroit to … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror

  by Christine Kling The time is 6:00 a.m. and I am sitting in a dark corner of the lobby of the Hilton Doubletree Hotel in Portland, Oregon. I’m here for Left Coast Crime 2015, one of many crime fiction … Continue reading

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Cover poll-the top two designs were…

By Mike Jastrzebski First I’d like to say thank you to all of our readers who responded to my call for help last week on selecting a cover design. Number 1 was the dark cover of a man running in … Continue reading

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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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