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8 Ways to Make Your Writing Funnier (My Guest Post on Cat Rambo’s Site)

Recently, Cat Rambo (President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America – SFWA – and World Fantasy and Nebula nominated speculative fiction writer) offered my a guest spot on her blog. Naturally, I jumped on the opportunity, and decided to offer something just about any writer could get a few …

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My Garageband Settings for Audiobooks (ACX/Audible)

Hi folks! A while ago I posted about recording an audiobook for my novel Where the Hell is Tesla? (I used Garageband for recording and exporting to ACX/Audible.com).  The post got a lot of positive response, and just the other day I got a request from Mark Clason for the actual settings I used …

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How I sold 1,000 copies of my book in three months (and maybe you can too).

If you’re like me, a relatively new author without a strong “platform,” no real fan base yet, and no influential connections so far to help promote your book, trying to put together a plan for selling it can be daunting. And if you manage to put something into action, how many copies …

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Meet our New Author, Michael McCarthy

“While the novelist is banging on his typewriter, the poet is watching a fly in the windowpane.”  –Billy Collins. Michael McCarthy is, in his words, “a lifelong explorer of the sacred.” Through a deepening poetic lens, he sees profound beauty in the commonplace. The ordinary is indeed richly extraordinary. He …

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Tim Grahl presents “Book Marketing – The Definitive Checklist”

At any given time, there seem to be 1,000 different ways to market your book. It’s not only hard to know what you should be doing. It’s also hard to keep up with all the options that are available. After years of helping authors build their platforms, and then use those …

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Yes, You Can Record Your Own Audiobook. Here’s How.

If you’re an indie author, or work with a small publisher, it might seem daunting to narrate and produce your own audiobook. But it’s NOT! Sure, it’s time-consuming, and requires prep and care. But it’s fun, not too hard, and provides you with more exposure and another way to make money for your book.

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Award-winning Author Interviews Rob for Book Launch

Voted one of the Best Long Island Authors for 2013 and 2014, Dina Santorelli took some time from her insane schedule to interview Rob about his new book, Where the Hell is Tesla? Debut Author Q&A: Meet Rob Dircks A funny thing happened on my way to an author event at …

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Where the Hell is Tesla? Now Available!

“One of the funniest books I’ve ever read! I loved it. Don’t miss this one!”- Patricia Mick, April 2015 “I loved this book! Hysterical, interesting, cool, just awesome. I flew through it in a few days and laughed the whole way through. I love sci-fi, I love humor and this …

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Where the Hell is Tesla? Interview on FanboyPlanet.com

Where The Hell Is Tesla? And Why Does Rob Dircks Ask? — by Daniel DeFabio Rob Dircks’ novel Where the Hell is Tesla? is a fast, fun and funny read. He creates a quantum playground that accomodates almost every fanboy fantasy. Its style has bits of Douglas Adams and Jonathan Scalzi’s Redshirts. …

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Listen to a Sneak Peek of the Where the Hell is Tesla? Audiobook

I’m working on the audiobook for Where the Hell is Tesla?, and I’m having a blast. In fact, I’m so giddy about the door/latch sound effect I found that I decided to post the introduction and chapter one for you to take a listen. Enjoy! If you have any questions …

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