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Father’s Day

Sunday, June, 19, 2016

Father’s Day

My wonderful family has thrown two Father’s Day celebrations for me this year.  One was last month enjoying James Taylor in a magnificent concert, and the other, last week, munching on an outrageously good Flat-Iron steak at the Long Horn Steakhouse .  That left me with some quiet time to continue working on my Author’s Platform, still trying to sort out the locations and purposes of different social media.  If any of you can help with this puzzle, please feel free to chime in.  So far, here we go… – me personally, more fun than anything else. (Please visit and “friend.”) – my real estate company page. (Please visit and “like.”) – my writing/publishing page. (Please visit and “like.”) – (Please “follow” – real estate and general) – (Please “follow” – writing and publishing) – (Please visit and “subscribe” – real estate website) – (Please visit and “subscribe” – books website)

There are seven to start with, and I’m tired.  There will be more to come, but these will get you started.


Regarding being a Writer

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Lessons I have learned about trying to be a writer.
1) You can be the world’s best brain-surgeon, but that doesn’t mean you are a naturally good writer about brain-surgery. Or anything. You still have to take off your brain-surgeon hat and work at learning writing.
2) You can be the world’s best brain surgery author, but that doesn’t mean you are any good at editing and formatting your brain-surgery books. It’s time to learn something else new.
3) You might be a great brain-surgery author and brain-surgery editor/formatter, but you probably don’t know squat about brain-surgery book promotion and sales. And so it goes.

While you are trying to learn all this, you still have to live. You have to communicate, and build a platform of people who will communicate with you, or at least, listen to you instead of spitting on the ground. So…

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Hopefully, and with your help, they will all get better as time goes by.

Your comments are always encouraged and appreciated,

Chapter Seven is probably NOT going to write itself.

It has been a strange day today.  A customer just decided not to meet me at our appointment in a small town about 30 miles away.  Another customer told me on the phone, “I don’t want to hear all that old ‘customer service’ crap.  I just want you to do what I am telling you.”

At the moment it is late in the afternoon, and I have a pile more work to get out today.  I am also trying to fight with and update this website, not knowing what I am doing.  And Lazy Me, I would rather just work on Chapter Seven.  It needs to be done also, and it won’t argue with me.



Outrageous Sales Success has arrived.


We are hoping to give away some advanced copies until March 8, 2015 and then running a special promotion until Mar 12, 2015.  If you would like a free advanced copy, please send me an eligible email address to today!



Yes. You know it is.

I give away books from time to time for a couple of reasons. One is, I do always enjoy getting new readers. And two, I would love it if some would PLEASE post a short review on Amazon. And lastly, perhaps when they see other of my books, they might return some time and purchase one.

So I arbitrarily picked Friday, and I try to rotate the book choices. So if you see one you want and it’s not free today, you could go ahead and buy it- it won’t kill you. Or you could wait until some other week. Just check back at and you’ll find me there.  This week’s offering is SELL YOUR HOUSE FASTER…

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