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Something About Me and My Book:
I majored in art before getting a BA degree in Zoology in 1974. THE DOC novel is soon to be out IN PRINT published by Black Opal Books. A new ebook version will be available then also. For many who have wanted it in print form in the past I hope will hang in there. There will be a new cover also. FOR THOU ART WITH ME was the first published novel. It's a World War II flashback story, based on war stories heard over the years in the 1950's and from later research. There's more information on my website.

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Pappy Butler & His Zero Time Theory

Pre Release notice was posted over Book Town during the week of April 25. The release date was Saturday, April 30, 2016.

High school physics teacher, Pappy Butler, feels he has a handle on a telepathy-type force that transcends distance and time, which he calls “Zero Time Theory,” and has tried for years to get his paper on this theory published.…


Posted on August 3, 2016 at 8:00am

Miss Darla book released

Knowing that there is a different audience out there, than was there ten years ago, a whole generation of non-print readers, it is time the 2005 print only version of this World War II story of Miss Darla became an ebook. Miss Darla is the first of two ebooks, from the original novel For Thou Art With Me, available for the first time in digital format.…


Posted on March 10, 2016 at 12:06am

Speed Dating

This was posted on Facebook when I was tied up in skirmish with Yankees at Roaring Camp .... but Tierney James has me included on her site for #4 of group of other authors. Interesting..... check out Journeys, Treks and Daylilies at ...…


Posted on June 3, 2015 at 4:00pm

Author Earnings Report

Triggered Book Study 3 could have been this title.  Now I keep getting these things. For those of you who think all authors are raking in the cash, you may have cause to reflect on the reality of the publisher percentages. This came from another conversation with science-fiction author John Daulton. Turns out it is also another Hugh Howey comment. But, enough of the chatter, just hop over to the 2015 Author Earnings Report:…


Posted on May 9, 2015 at 9:41am

The Posse

I’m in a posse. I have been for a while. We are lead by our author friend Sunny Frazier. We first met at an author event at Chowchilla Library. I am not sure if the “The Posse” was formed at that time or not until later. Somehow I was in. We have a main concept of using some sort of clout with improving our promotions and marketing, as well as entertaining one another.

       One of those tools is blogging. For example we were referred to another blog and author by Anne R.…


Posted on April 24, 2015 at 8:31am

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At 9:08am on March 26, 2010, Author Collective said…
Would you like more exposure for your book? Do you want to go to those always "Talked About" tradeshows but know you just cannot afford them? Are you aware of how much networking can help boost your sales?
What would you pay to attend the following events?

Baltimore City Schools Vendor Fair in Maryland $375
American Library Association Convention in Washington D.C. $2,200
Book Expo America in New York City $4,500
Texas Book Festival in Houston SOLD OUT
Baltimore Book Festival in Maryland $450
Miami Book Festival in Sunny Florida $600
Printers Row in Chicago $750
National Association of Public Schools Administrators $4,000
Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Tradeshows $1,100

How about $375 for all of these plus twenty-four more. The Author Collective is here to help you sell your work. We exhibit at these shows and others with one goal in mind... SELL BOOKS! Joining the Author Collective allows you access to these events for just the cost of your yearly *membership. We also offer our members no cost access to discounted literary services like, editing and proofreading, graphics and design, isbn's and copyrighting, video services and more. We provide our members invaluable information to self-publish and get deep discounts on book printing too. Saving money is the first step in making money!

The Author Collective is here to help the unknown, little known and soon to be well known self-published author put their writings in the faces of the people who buy in quantity. Call today and ask to become a member...

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At 1:57am on November 7, 2009, James and Terry Hamilton said…
We are helping a friend establish a group for folks in Cali'
If you can contribute to the writers groups etc. feel free to do so...

CaliforniaShout may be of interest
At 3:54pm on August 12, 2009, Sharon Cathcart said…
Hello, Tim, and thank you for your kind comment. I apologize for the delay in responding; I need to make sure I get back to this site more often. I appreciate the welcome and support!
At 9:43pm on June 22, 2009, Sunny Frazier said…
I couldn't stay in Vegas a minute longer. By the end of the PSWA conference, my lips were dry & cracked, my eyes a mess. Is it the smoke in the casinos or the filtered air. I never left the hotel so I know it wasn't the sun.
I'm heading to Atlanta, expecting muggy and humid. What a summer so far. And here in the Valley, I can't even swim because my pool hasn't warmed up. Coolest June ever!
At 9:36pm on June 22, 2009, Sunny Frazier said…
Oh, sorry. No, I meant she is working on contest entries. I thought you had sent the manuscript as a cold read. Good luck in the contest!
At 1:07pm on June 22, 2009, Sunny Frazier said…
Tim, I roomed with Billie at the Vegas Police Writer's conference. My understanding is she is temporarily not looking at manuscripts while she looks at entries for the three contests Oak Tree Press puts on. Three winners will be considered for publication. I was not aware of this information when we last communicated.
At 4:42pm on May 18, 2009, Jim Brown said…
Thank you, Tim. I like your site as well and I'm looking forward to reading your work.

All my best
At 10:01am on May 14, 2009, Sunny Frazier said…
I just talked to Billie at Oak Tree. She's swamped right now and behind on the manuscripts. She has several books coming out, so it might be a wait. She's also got some help and has to train the woman.

I've offered to vet the manuscripts and ask the tough marketing questions. You might want to get together a marketing plan and address specifics like who are your media contacts, what is your range of promotion, transportation to events, money for conferences and conventions, health (that's a big one!), visibility on the Internet and in the community, name recognition. The first year is the hardest to get established, but you've already got a book out.

These are things you can work on now while you wait. You're going to need a plan no matter where you pitch your book.
At 4:33am on May 8, 2009, Deborah said…
No problem at all ~ Actually, I think I got the request once so all is great.
At 10:04am on May 3, 2009, Michael John McCann said…
Hello Tim,

Delray Beach is next to Boca Raton. Boca is 15 miles or so north of Ft. Lauderdale. Very nice area. Palm city is about an hour north I think. I am still trying to figure out the pictures and site. It is a good site. I went to a book signing here with Suzy Welch. She has written the book 10-10-10. Very good book. I also was lucky enough to meet Jack Welch. He is a best selling author and very nice guy. I t was great to chat with them. They already had a copy of PurpleUmpkin so they got a chance to meet me also. The amazing book industry. Best always.


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