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Brooke Shaffer

Author, Ski Patroller, and Pasta-Eater Extraordinaire

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Posts From...Somewhere in the Graveyard, I Suppose

Holy shnikies, it's been a while since I've posted.  It kind of makes me feel bad because I've read that good authors should stay engaged with their audience and provide regular, relevant, thoughtful mediums, be it blog posts, videos, newsletters, and so on.  The pitfalls of being an introvert, I su…

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More Fun in the Amazon!

So, I've gotten reports from multiple people who ordered through Amazon that your ship dates have been pushed back from reasonable dates like March 20th and such all the way to the end of April or even into May.

1. I am aware of it.

Once is a fluke, three or more times is something serious.  I…

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Fun Facts About Deserts and Jungles

You might be thinking, "Huh?  But Charleston is in the mountains!"  Well, my little observant reader, that is very true.  However, the majority of Tick Tock does not occur in Charleston, but in a desert and a jungle.  In order to get you excited and a little more acquainted with the conditions, …

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All the updates!

*crawls out of hiding*

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and all that other stuff.  I was busy hiding in a hole trying to survive, but I'm back now.  All is well.

Okay, updates.  Good things are happening.

First, the paperback edition of "Time to Kill" is only days away from being avail…

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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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Not Exactly John Wayne Here

Apparently I was a little slow on the draw Friday when I finally got everything sent in, submitted, uploaded, and whatever else.  So, while everything is fully ready and (almost) available, it's not yet available-available.  Theoretically, it should only take another business day or two.  Fingers cr…

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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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Where We're Going: West Virginia

So, in an effort to get you all hyped up for Time to Kill, I've decided to compile a spiffy list of things about West Virginia, which is where you'll be going.  This is just general stuff, but I'll probably come up with more cool stuff in the future.

  1. West Virginia was the only state to be f…

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Shameless and Unsolicited Promotion: Manuskript

*sigh* I just paid $30 for my own dang book.  That's just not right.

Anyway, this is a post that is completely unsolicited and entirely shameless.  It's a short but lovable advertisement for a program I use and swear by for anyone who writes anything, fiction, non-fiction, college essays, resear…

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Hello, World

Hey, this is pretty neat, isn't it?  All kinds of exciting, publishing a first book and all.  Yeah, there's the writing, but that's only half the story.  You've also got the editing, the formatting and making sure everything is just so, the editing, the designing, the editing, the marketing and prom…

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