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Brooke Shaffer

Author, Ski Patroller, and Pasta-Eater Extraordinaire

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Bookstore Now Live!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up to the grand opening of the Bookstore!  That's right, the Bookstore is now live and can be viewed here.

The nice thing about it is that if you see something you like, you can buy it right away.  If you're not a big fan of Amazon or just like to…

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New Year, New Stuff

So, if you go browsing through the Library, or even just check out the Home page, you may notice something a little different.  If you're lazy and don't want to go browsing in the middle of a post and so interrupt your reading, I'll just tell you.  If you go into Library -> The Timekeeper Chronicles…

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10 Fun Facts About: Charleston, West Virginia

  1. The first capitol building was built in 1885, but burned down in 1921.  It was rebuilt, but burned down again in 1927.
  2. During the first fire, ammunition on the first floor was set off, causing people to flee in terror.  Two men also stole a fire truck, but were later apprehended by the police.…

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10 Fun Facts About: The Appalachians

Because they really are important to Tommen, and the story at large.  So here are ten fun facts about the Appalachian Mountains.

  1. The mountains are named for the Apalachees, a Native American tribe in the region
  2. Mount Mitchell in North Carolina is the highest peak, at 6,684 ft
  3. It is also t…

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Book Signing at Horizon

If anyone is going to be hanging out around downtown Traverse City on October 14, from about 4pm-6pm, come by Horizon Bookstore to say hi and get your book signed. Don't have a book, well you can buy one at the signing or from any number of other outlets.

Problems and Solutions (Answers Anyway)

So, I've been getting reports that some Amazon pre-orders are self-canceling.  I looked into it and now I have an answer.  Amazon is dumb and apparently doesn't make a distinction between pre-order and out of stock (talking about the print book only, as far as I know, all digital pre-orders are stil…

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Pre-Order Now!

Pre-orders are now available!  Go here for the full details.  Or you can look it up on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite ebook vendor or local bookstore.

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Ho Hum, A Little Behind

I know I said that the eBook was (tentatively) going to be available for pre-order today, but file formats and the Powers That Be are a little fussy.  This one's on me.  The good news is, I think I have things figured out and know what I need to do to appease the Hands that reign over my project.

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The Latest

So...what have I been up to lately? Oh, just...book-sniffing.

Beautiful proof copy, too bad the camera on my computer is terrible.

-Brooke Shaffer

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