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Category: Uncategorized Back In Canada

After a lengthy stay in Mexico I’ve returned home to spring weather fully tanned and fit.  Eager to get back into tax returns, suitcase wheel warranties (mine had a blow out), my daughter’s birthday, and writing of course.  The attached pictures were taken in the Yucatan, Mexico.  My snorkeling highlights were green turtles, a spotted ray, and barracuda.  I’ll be

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Category: Uncategorized Notable Authors Caught Lying

Here are a three notable authors caught lying about their ‘true’stories.  Remember James Frey’s ‘A Million Little Pieces’? The book was even pushed by Oprah.  The author spent one night in a drunk tank making his fiction addiction such bullshit.  By the time he was exposed he’d sold truckloads of copies.  He apologized to Oprah but people still loved him.

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Category: Uncategorized Goodreads

Whenever I read a book I review it on The popular Goodreads site.  They send me an end of the year report and tin 2014 I read 47 books.  I didn’t skim, either.   Right now I’ve just finished Martin Short’s book  I Must Say and am beginning Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice which I’m not sure of.   The writing

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Category: Uncategorized New Year Hopes

My new year hopes should bear fruit with my firefighter novel Final Response being marketed in eBook and paperback formats followed throughout the year by Old Flames and Gerry’s War.  Several of my juveniles should see the light of day with Be That Books publishing.  Tina, its prez, is a friend of mine and is venturing out for fiction.  When

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Category: Uncategorized Mob Hit On My Grandmother’s Dog – now available

http//www.summitstudios.biz/bookstore.asp   The publisher of Mob Hit On My Grandmother’s Dog (animal humor compilation) added a few lines to my story I’d rather remove,including some in my brief bio.  But it’s out for sale now.  No check yet, though.  Diane Tolley, another Beaumont writer, also has a story in it and we’ll try to get some press.  I’m donating a signed

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Category: Uncategorized My newest short story with two Beaumont writers

My newest story Car Wash Kitty will be in the compilation and a new member of my writers group also has a story in there.  Diane Tolley has one about pulling the tongues of the UK palace guard horses.  Very cool for Beaumont, a small town. See the Beaumont News picture of us in the Published Works tab on this

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Category: Uncategorized Wanted: 2 bedroom condo south for the winter – Puerto Rico?

I can’t believe I’m already trying to book a winter escape.  It’s August and it’s hot here in Alberta.  Florida is expensive because it’s high season in Feb. and March and almost everything for a two bedroom, two-month rental is booked–so booked, they’re taking reservations for 2016.  Last winter California was easy–hook up the trailer in Feb. and go south;

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Category: Uncategorized Middle Grade eBooks summer sale

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/yatscoff My middle grade eBooks summer sale at Smashwords runs until the end of July.  I’m a bit late on the news but better now than never  

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Category: Uncategorized Free MG fiction contest -Voodoo Bully

New FREE MG fiction contest for writers of middle grade fiction http://tinyurl.com/pwbds3q Judged by agent @petejknapp – via @chucksambuchino Unfortunately they only ask for a 150-250 word sample which is quite small so if you’re submitting, those words better be dynamite.  The agent Peter Knapp looks pretty darn young for a guy with so much experience.  I’m going to submit

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Category: Uncategorized Another Voodoo Bully rave review

The best and most critical of reviewers on the Bookkus.com site gave Voodoo Bully a rave review: “It’s very well written, with many delightful turns of phrase. A marvelous voice, a charming character and an entertaining, quirky tale.  This very appealing critter (Evens, the protagonist) is an updated Huck Finn.” Yes, she said,”Huck Finn!”

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