About My Books

Success is Elusive?

There are people who do something once and bang…. they find fame, fortune and success of that type. There are others who work diligently yet never gain any recognition. I have often wondered what drives this? What is the secret to finding commercial success? Yes, I wouldn’t mind a bit of it as I approach my retirement years. Actually, I have a had a lot of career success but a couple of major failed relationships have left me with very little and so, from time to time, I wish one of my hobbies might take off a bit and provide me with more income. But what is success? I tend to think of success initially in materialistic terms. It made me money, gained me some fame or notoriety and so

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Wait! Did Someone Actually Purchase a Copy of my new Poetry Book?

When I put out poetry books, I don’t actually expect to sell any. I think I have sold around 10 copies total since 2007 when my first poetry was published of the 6 or so collections I have put out! No, I publish and then buy a few author copies to give away as gifts…. Today, I checked my sales on Amazon for the last few days and to my utter amazement, I have sold 2 – yes TWO kindle copies of my most recent collection. What on earth is happening???? I have yet to order my paperbacks – thought I would wait until after the holidays you see…. Anyway, the volume – Reflections on Life – is available in paperback and Kindle formats……   likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Reflections on Life

Over the last couple of years, I bashed out a good deal more poetry and verse and, as I am apt to do, I bundled it up in a new short volume of poems called Reflections On Life. I don’t really know why I bother a poetry barely sells but you never know who one of these slim volumes may find. I also used a small number of my own photographs for the cover and inside on the theme of reflections to round it out a bit. It is already available in Kindle format and will soon be also out in paperback form as well.      likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Videos to Promote Books

I ave not yet figured out how to promote my books – they just seem to sell themselves in the end and nothing much I do influences when or how many. However, back in the day, I did make some promo videos for some of my books….. Your Haunted Life 3 – The Black Eyed Kids This one managed 96 partial views….. the book sells well still today and can be found here.   Moon Whispers Poetry doesn’t sell though I have moved a few books. This video managed a total of  36 partial views….. The poetry collection can be found here.   Your Haunted Lives Revisited  This video managed a total of 31 views….. and the book sold OK, but wasn’t the follow up I had hoped for. Even

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ACX Gets Tyrannical – Warning!

For many years, I have published some of my books as audio books using ACX. I have never had any trouble with them and barely ever log on the website except to check sales from time to time. Apparently, I have sold almost 3000 audiobooks. In October, I got an email from ACX about ACX University – or something similar. They have a bunch of videos and blogs as resources for authors. That is interesting, I thought and went over to look. I found out they had reintroduced ‘promo codes’ whereby you can give away a copy of your book. They tell you how to do this and suggest you use them with reviewers or as rewards for readers. I decided I would experiment a bit and order promo codes

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The Train Ride by G. Michael Vasey, Read by Alan Philip Ormond

The story appears in My Haunted Life – The Extreme Edition….. Buy the book available in Kindle, Paperback and Audio book…. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Free Halloween Gift!

You all know how into the paranormal I am with the website My Haunted Life Too and my 20 odd books on the topic! Well, I’m also into Halloween of course and to celebrate Halloween, I am doing two things. An audio book give away of my exciting novella about the nature of reality and magic – The Last Observer. Narrated by Weird Darkness’ Darren Marlar, this is a $20 value gift. All you have to do is the following, Submit your paranormal experience to me at My Haunted Life Too or, Go to Facebook, like the My Haunted Life Too page and sent me a message on messenger letting me know.  On October 27th for 5-days you can grab the Kindle version of my Halloween Vault of Terror book

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Quantum Magic and The Elements

Looking for a fast-paced, thriller full of real magic, twists and turns, that will keep you reading beyond bedtime? Try The Last Observer and its’ prequel The Lord of the Elements…. Here is what ‘Vine Voice’ Bonnie Cehovet has to say about The Last Observer… I found this to be an incredible book, with a strong plot, well defined characters, and a very in-depth understanding of the material discussed (quantum physics, reality, the power of observation and more). It so reminded me of a Sherlock Holmes era story, with its twists and turns. I am sure that I will find the need to read this story again and again! And here is what Paul Hilton has to say about The Lord of the Elements…   A great read for anyone

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Live Talking BEK on FOJ

I was interviewed live on FOJ this last weekend. Here is the interview…. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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When Things Don’t Seem to Add up

Last night, I somehow ended up on Goodreads. Its not a place I go very often to be honest. I noticed a whole bunch of reviews for my books that I had never seen before tho so I read a few. I then clicked into a few other pages of the site before finally going back to my author profile. It was then that I noticed it. Before I go on, a few years ago, I put out a book about the Black Eyed Kids. It did OK. I followed it up a bit later with a bunch more stories in a short book called the Black Eyed Demons are Coming. It did OK too.  While the first book was a bit of research into the BEK stories, the second

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