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When folks speak of a “publishing imprint”, it could evoke images such as the one featured above. 🙂

However, along with print publishing, there’s also ebook and audiobook publishing. These media have been made much easier to distribute and access because of the Internet.

The cost of entry into the ebook market is relatively low compared to print books. Audiobooks generally require more of either 1) your time and ability to read your own work dramatically (i.e., nearly performing it or, at least, not droning it) or 2) money for production costs. However, many people (young and…


This is an interesting film, but not because it’s the most awesome film noir ever made.

It begins in media res, with a federal agent named Rigby (fans of Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, feel free to laugh) staring moodily into a rain-lashed window, pondering how he’d gotten where he was in narration. The rain-lashed window magically turns into a flashback.


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Hi, I’m deviating from the usual stuff today to make an important announcement. I’m participating in a virtual fundraiser.

It is free to participate. Absolutely. And if I can get 25 people to sign up on my team by August 1st, the team will be featured in a live broadcast. That’s one of the incentives they’re offering. Well, my interest in this is in generating funds for a cure for dystonia, which is the third most common movement disorder. And so if you’ll join my team, DMV Dystonia, and help spread the word, I would really…


This is Part One of the Saturday B-Movie Review of the amazing hit little-known classic flick, Earth vs. the Spider! Ooh! Creepy! 🙂


Hi! Today I’m reviewing Rebecca. This is a classic book and it was made into a movie.

I saw the movie and frankly didn’t care for it all that much. My recollection is that, I don’t know, maybe I didn’t like the characters or something about it just didn’t click with me. And that Mrs. Danvers, she just made me think of the Wicked Witch of the West of Housekeepers or something. Anyway, that’s all I remember of that movie. Other than the beginning. “I dreamt of Manderly,” you know, that opening scene. Anyway, other than that, it never…


Image by TootSweetCarole from Pixabay (yeah, that’s definitely not my boat, but what went around seems to have come around)

In a rather odd twist (no pun intended) of fate, I’ve decided to form a team as part of an online event to raise funds for the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. The team name is DMV Dystonia, since I figured why not? That’s where I live–in the DMV. (Which stands for DC-Maryland-Virginia, except I’m a bit closer to Baltimore, but there’s no cool acronym for that, so, sorry Baltimore and the rest of Maryland, but Maryland did make the cut, so … where was I? Oh, yeah …)

This is part of an event to take place in September: Dystonia…


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Today, I’m going to give you four reasons why you should self-publish.

First, I’ll start off by saying I’m really surprised at how many people are still in the dark about self-publishing. I see a lot of stuff about this on various lists I’m on. How do I go about finding a good self-publishing platform and so on and so forth. So I hope this will answer some questions.

But let me at least start out by giving you four reasons why you should do it.

First, you have complete control over your work if you’re self-published…

Debbi Mack

New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including the Sam McRae Mystery series. Screenwriter, podcaster, and blogger. My website: www.debbimack.com.

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