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Brooke Shaffer

Author, Ski Patroller, and Pasta-Eater Extraordinaire

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10 Fun Facts About: Charleston, West Virginia

October 25, 2017
  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

September 11, 2017

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

August 30, 2017

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)

August 23, 2017

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!

July 19, 2017

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

July 16, 2017

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

July 1, 2017

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

June 28, 2017

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

June 23, 2017

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

June 16, 2017

*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

June 8, 2017

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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