Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
My Dearest Sister had the advantageous opportunity to meet the ubiquitous Mr. Tim Dorsey while he was chained to a table in a Florida library, near Melbourn, forcibly stumping his latest book. I love Dorsey's work, so my sister had him autograph a copy for me.
She also asked him if he would be willing to look at some of my work and she got "the hand", or as as she said "a duhh moment". Poor guy, he must not need to self-promote anymore. He was there to be there, agent jangling keys…Continue
Added by Mark A. Santomieri on February 4, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments
I've been away for a bit, again. Cutting wood and so such daily can to keep the proverbial home fires burning can be a snag in the creative process, some days.
I posted a comment about utilizing public libraries as a source of exposure. Thus far, I find myself astonished at how word of mouth can really help promote one's work. To reiterate, I now have copies of my latest, Free Clinic, in five libraries across the country.
Try it. It works. Get to know your…
Added by Mark A. Santomieri on February 1, 2011 at 3:49am — No Comments
I've been way too busy and way too cold up here in the VA hills. Free Clinic is now in the tender hands of my agent, soon to be at a bookshelf near you. Bantham and Simon Schuster are looking closely at it as well as its sequel, Immunity Effect. But here's the real deal to all of you: libraries rule the earth as far publicity and notoriety are concerned. I have had my friends nudge their local libraries across the country to purcdhase copies of my book and it is now…Continue
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I just got words from my editor and my design team at the publishing house. My editor, and my all around best IT guy, has set me up with a baby website. Go to http://masantomieri.com/ and see what's new. Currently, it is still in its pre-launch state, but look for new and better things in the near future. I will have images from the Free Clinic Trilogy "universe" and teasers for the the next two…Continue
Added by Mark A. Santomieri on September 6, 2010 at 3:12pm — No Comments
With advent of Free Clinic's publication, to print in the next two weeks, I humbly submit for your perusal the first bits of the second book in the Free Clinic Trilogy: Immunity Effect. This draft so far has been well recieved by my editor and publisher, but still has a way to go. The third book, Kiss The Sky, is in purely outline now, though I have written some parts of it. I hope that those of you who have read the Free Clinic teasers that I have posted have saved them to…Continue
Added by Mark A. Santomieri on July 15, 2010 at 3:17pm — No Comments
The plot thickens. Here is the latest in Crossed Wires.
Carl and Sandy Meet Their Mystery Man
Sandy drove them from Roanoke at a high rate of speed, hitting the I-81. Carl was wishing that he could have been behind the wheel, because he wanted to go faster. His brain itched, his back itched and just about everything else itched too. He was having a very itchy kind of day.
About an hour and a half out, Sandy…
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I have something a little different this time.
Free Clinic will be in print by Christmas, and Crossed Wires is in the final stages of the writing process, i.e., still working on it.
But here's the rub: getting it out there.
With the advent of the e-book and other self publishing venues, the major houses are getting a little skittish.
Submit your work professionally. Get an agent of not ill repute and contract them. Be careful.
Intellectual property is still…
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The following takes place right after the last posting of Crossed Wires.
Chuck came closer to the door and his partner, who had now dropped back down to all fours and had quieted to a low growl, and said: “What the f*** was that all about, ol’ buddy? You thought maybe that fuckered up cowboy guy was back again?”
It seemed like Nixon cringed when Chuck said that string of words. Chuck definitely did.
“The bastard said…
Added by Mark A. Santomieri on March 15, 2010 at 2:48pm — No Comments
As professional writers, we must adhere to certain very stringent rules and regulations in the executing of our story telling. We all know that our proofers and editors are the ones that catch the ubiquitous abherrent errors, but it behooves us to become our own proofers and editors before we submit our work for publication.
Blogging is a great way to get your work out there, to garner interest, but keeping in tune with the standards for submission is a very neccesary…
Added by Mark A. Santomieri on March 12, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments
All The Live Ones
He really wasn't a wise guy. He just thought he was. This was Joe's problem. At the tender age of 41, or was it 42? He thought his world was a mess; and yes it probably was, but he felt sane. He knew that there was more to life than this. He just knew it. He had to believe it. Something, or perhaps…