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    News and Events

    Welcome to the April edition of the newsletter.

    April is Script Frenzy, the month where writers are encouraged to try to write an entire screenplay in one month ( I'm giving it a try. It's funny that people complain about certain types of genre novel being "formulaic." With the screenplay, there are specific page numbers you shoot for for things like stating the theme (page 5), scene two break (page 25), Bad Guys Close in (55-75), etc. (Note" these examples are taken from Blake Snyder's SAVE THE CAT). Several of's authors are participating (including me). Send good wishes our way.

    Rob Preece, Publisher

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    • You can buy logo merchandise from our Cafe Press Store (no markup). (Authors, please let me know if you're interested in your own Cafe Press Store. It's free and I'll be happy to help with artwork and to link to it.)
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    • Available in bookstores? Thanks to an agreement between printers, many of our books (the paperback versions) are now orderable through your local bookstore. Of course, they're also available through Amazon. Authors, you may be able to work with your local bookstore for signings. e-mail me if you have questions.

    Coming in April:

    At the end of BIG SICK HEART by Mike Markel, police detective Karen Seagate had lost her job and descended into alcoholism. But Seagate's firing wasn't quite by the books, so, in DEVIATIONS, the new police chief calls her in. Unfortunately for Seagate, 'by the books' is not exactly one of her strong points. But when a high-profile politician is murdered, Seagate is back on the job with her former partner, Ryan Miner. Markel writes a compelling and gritting mystery. DEVIATIONS will be priced at $3.99 but will be on sale for $1.00 during its first month of availability. Look for it in the second half of April

    This Month's Release:

    Headline Ghouls by Teel James Glenn cover Time is running out to buy HEADLINE GHOULS by Teel James Glenn, a modern "pulp" classic set in Hollywood in the 1930s. On April 16, HEADLINE GHOUL's price rises to $3.99. But for right now, you can buy the entire novel for a buck... in multiple eBook formats. Check it out here.

    What our authors are up to

    • Rob Preece has a blog post, Women are from Venus, Men are... Annoying on the Writers in the Storm group blog. Check it out
    • Kara Lennox is teaching her "Writer's Mind/Body Connection class April 16-29 with Coffee Time Romance She also has a new book out from Harlequin SuperRomance. Check out our review here.
    • S. K. (Ken) O'Toole announces the opening of an art gallery featuring his art at Gallery at Casa.
    • Kara Lennox (Karen Leabo) is a double-finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest for best published novel. Her two finalist books are TAKEN TO THE EDGE and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. Congratulations, Kara.
    • (Note: Authors--please send updates on your activities and I'll include them in next month's newsletter)

    New Reviews

    We added reviews of the following books during March:


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    The Blog

    I confess that I've been remiss on the Blog. Let me know if you're interested in hearing about the sometimes-exciting life of a micro-publisher. Otherwise, I'm gradually migrating to Facebook.

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