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I Am A Writer?

  The above  is courtesy  Page International Screenwriting Awards, but I think many writers of various genres will relate. Many people as far as that goes. Advertisements

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Pushcart Annie

The song “Push Cart Annie” concerns an old woman who lived in my home town down in the Ohio River Valley back in the 1960s. She was what people here in Chicago call a scavenger, someone who looks through the alleys for stuff they can sell.  Unlike scavengers up here, though, she didn’t cruise the […]

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Review from JOMP

The latest issue issue of JOMP features an essay by Rich Dengrove about the Sixties counterculture and its effect on his life, entitled “The Hippies”. He credits my short story mini-collection, Through Their Strange Hours, with inspiring the essay and begins it with a review of the stories. I’m reprinting that portion of the essay […]

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Outre’ #1: Cover, flash fiction, natter.

Back in the mists of prehistory when I was fifteen, I edited Outre’ #1, the first of six issues of that zine and the first fanzine I ever edited. Probably I should just let sleeping BEMs lie. Lots of zine editors from back in Sixties would rather their first effort remain unseen, and that’s not […]

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Review of TTSH in Windy City Reviews

Windy City Reviews recently posted a review of my e-book, Through Their Strange Hours, and I’m pasting it in below: Book Review: Through Their Strange Hours Through Their Strange Hours. Kent McDaniel. 52 pgs. The e-book is $0.99 and available at B&N.com, iBooks, The Kobo Store, Smashwords, and Amazon. Reviewed by Mike O’Meary. Storytelling that […]

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Review from Oblio

JIMMY STU LIVES! By Kent McDaniel. Penumbra Publishing. 2012. Cover by Joe Staton. Jimmy Stu Sloan is a succesful preacher who has a thriving mega church and a loyal flock of believers. But all is not well with the reverend. He has health problems and isn’t as strong of a believer as most of his […]

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Review from Midwest Book Review

Midwest Book Review recently printed a a short (but kind) review of my novel, Jimmy Stu Lives!. It reads as follows: Jimmy Stu Lives! Kent McDaniel Penumbra Publishing $9.99, http://www.amazon.com The words of faith are easy to skew to corruption. Jimmy Stu Lives! is a novel following a twenty-first century preacher who awakens in the […]

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Self-publishing an e-Book

I’ve always been leery of self-publishing. For one thing, I dislike the idea of paying someone to publish my work. I feel it should be the other way around. Besides which, I know that the vast majority–and I mean vast–of self-published books sell almost nothing. Maybe a couple hundred copies if the writer’s lucky. When […]

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To KDP Select or Not to…

The Kind Direct Publishing (KDP) Select program is one under which an author gives Amazon exclusive right to distribute his or her book. The most touted advantage of this is that it allows the writer to give away copies of the book, in the Kindle store for a period of five days every three months. […]

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Preliminary Cover Sketches for JIMMY STU LIVES!

My novel Jimmy Stu Lives!, a satire set in the framework of a science-fiction adventure, should be coming out sometime next month from Penumbra Publishing (www.penumbrapublishing.com) . Joe Staton, an artist whose work I very much admire, is doing the cover for it. Joe and I were both in Southern Fandom Press Alliance (SFPA ) back in the Sixties […]

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