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Eat a Radish: from Michael McCarthy’s Blog

Eat a Radish It is time clear the dirt get to the root pull it out. Clean it off take a bite crisp, crunchy, and sharp an edible delight. Better when you go to the source. .

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Michael McCarthy

From Somewhere Beyond: Michael McCarthy poem selected for Bards Annual 2019!

Michael’s poem “Kindred Souls,” from the Goldfinch book The Ways of Grace, has been selected for publication in the Bards Annual 2019! CONGRATULATIONS! The Annual is published by the Bards Initiative – a New York State Non-Profit Corporation dedicated to using poetry to help the Long Island community. The Initiative provides avenues …

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Just Released: Gigi Make Paradox (Where the Hell is Tesla? Book 3)

So join me and Pete, and Bobo, and of course the man himself, Nikola Tesla, on another spine-tingling, bowel-loosening thrill ride, and remember: bring your adult diapers.WARNING: If you haven’t read Where the Hell is Tesla? and Don’t Touch the Blue Stuff! (Where the Hell is Tesla? Book 2), I …

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You’re Going to Mars! is coming to ebook and paperback May 15!

My latest novel, the Audible Original You’re Going to Mars!, was an audiobook exclusive for six months — now it’s coming to ebook and paperback May 15! So what’s You’re Going to Mars! about? It’s the story of a young woman named Paper who wins a chance to compete for …

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Where the Hell is Tesla? Listed On Audible’s All-Time Favorites!

PINCH ME! Where the Hell is Tesla?just listed as one of 18 audiobooks on Audible’s Staff Picks All-Time Favorites for Sci-Fi/Fantasy, alongside some of my heroes: Neil Gaiman, Kurt Vonnegut, Peter Clines, Philip K. Dick, Margaret Atwood and Nick Harkaway.

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Introducing… Astronaut Arnie!

Written and Illustrated by Dave Dircks. We all have a hard time getting out of bed from time to time, but Astronaut Arnie makes an art of it as he brings us on the space adventure of a lifetime. Kids will love and relate to Arnie, the unlikely astronaut who …

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Where the Hell is Tesla? now available in Turkish!

It seems Nikola Tesla is all the rage in Turkey (rightly so). They can’t get enough of the eccentric genius who invented alternating current for electricity, radio (though Marconi got initial credit), x-rays, wireless telegraphy, and many more. (And according to Where the Hell is Tesla?, the INTERDIMENSIONAL TRANSFER APPARATUS.) …

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Michael McCarthy

It’s Time: from Michael McCarthy’s Blog

It’s Time How long asked Dr. King those many years ago how long to claim our angel part rather than feeding the beast deep in our bones humanity hardens ruby red blood pours into the streets staining common decency foolishness prevails a superiority complex reigns throughout those from on high …

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You’re Going to Mars! makes the Audible Editors Select: Best New Releases for November

You’re Going to Mars! just made Audible’s EDITORS SELECT: BEST NEW RELEASES FOR NOVEMBER! From Editor Sam Pagan: “Rob Dircks’ Where the Hell is Tesla? has been something of a cult favorite among listeners for as long as I can remember, and Khristine Hvam Kies is something of a legend …

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An Interview with Khristine Hvam, Narrator of You’re Going to Mars!

My new novel, You’re Going to Mars!, will be published by Audible Studios on November 13. (You can pre-order here!) As part of the publishing process, I was thrilled to visit Audible Studios in New Jersey, and also take a little trip to visit the narrator, Khristine Hvam, in her …

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Rob Dircks

Hi Jim - My mic (AKG c3000) plugs into a digital interface first (Apogee Duet 2), and that plugs into my mac. The whole setup was around $800. (We do…

Jim Vitak

Rob, very helpful! I am a 20-year radio news pro. Pretty good voice, and you're great with your delivery. So, starting simple, it seems your set-up goes mike directly to…

Rob Dircks

Hi Jay! As of Feb 2020, 30,000 copies (almost exactly!) I don't share specific money figures, but I will say that the audiobook version is the bestselling format, and also…

Jay

How much have you sold now? (27 Feb 2020) and how much profit have you made minus the promotion costs etc?

Jose Morgan

This is so awesome, it opens up so many possibilities! Thank you for sharing this information, it helps a lot!

Rob Dircks

You're very welcome Melissa!

Melissa

This artical is still blessing people, Rob. I've been scouring the interwebs for GarageBand setting help for Audiobooks. I haven't found ANYTHING as helpful as this article on YouTube or…

Michael

I can actually hear your sigh. Rich blessings to you, Paula, in the new school year. Michael

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