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Musings, tips and writing strategies for aspiring authors. All about my observations of life, writing and the stuff in-between.

Message in a Book

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ALL BOOKS HAVE A MESSAGE. SOME ARE OBVIOUS.
Ted Dekker is one of those unique, incredible authors I discovered many years ago. As with any gem. I wish I remembered how I got introduced to the book he wrote with Bill Bright, ‘Blessed Child’ as that was his first book that I read. Was it a friend? Was it at a book store? I just can’t remember and I regret that because since then his career has been truly inspiring to me. …

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CHASING: The Cover

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Excited to reveal the cover for  my new book, ‘Chasing’ due to release the middle of 2014.

What is this new novel about? Well, here is the first bit of information released.

Can a man who has been one way for so long, ever truly change?
 

From outside observers, Blake Pieri has the ideal life.  Home on the lake, expensive cars, Pieri Construction Empire and beautiful kids.  When his wife is killed, this …

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Chasing: Miriam Shumba’s latest novel, coming soon

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New Book Cover to be unveiled soon

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 4 years since the releases of my books, “That Which Has Horns” and “Show Me The Sun” . Well, 2014 is the year that my next book “Chasing” will be released. The cover is almost ready and the editing almost complete. In a couple days to a week the cover will be released. This …

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The Time is Now! What are you waiting for?

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Love of Photography
My family and friends always make fun of me because I take too many photos. I also am the one who keeps all the old photos and scan them and preserve our family memories. I think I love taking photos because I just wasn’t a good artist though I wished I could paint well and draw well. So photography is a substitute to capture what I want quickly.  If I see beautiful clouds in the sky …

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The Publishing World- Continuing education

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People often ask me about my experience with traditional publishing, which is the way books have been published in the past, where a publishing house will buy your manuscript and then do all the production work and produce a book. Afterwards they will pay you royalties or about 8% or more.  I get this question frequently because nowadays, the publishing world is changing with new technology and social media, you don’t have to go the traditional way anymore. …

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