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Writing by Hand with Michael Parker

March 27, 2014 • No Comments

Writing is a physical act. And for author Michael Parker, it is an act done by hand. Pen and paper.
Michael’s latest novel is All I Have in This World, which he wrote, of course,…


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These Boots Were Made for Reading, Part I

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A while back, we noticed a few of our authors share a common interest — beyond writing, that is. They love their cowboy boots, especially when they’re out on the dusty book-tour trail. We asked…


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Giveaway: Broadside from Michael Parker’s New Novel!

4 Comments March 11, 2014 • 4 Comments

Two strangers meet on a windswept car lot in West Texas. Marcus is fleeing the disastrous fallout of chasing a lifelong dream; Maria is returning to the hometown she fled years ago. They begin to…


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Face Out with Michael Parker

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Michael Parker woke up one night with the image of a man and a woman meeting in a used car lot fresh in his mind.  But that was it.  So what then?  “I did what…


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The Quotable Algonkian, Part I: Having Doubt, Having Faith

2 Comments February 20, 2014 • 2 Comments

Algonquin authors, a spectacularly talented lot, are also exceptionally generous with their hard-earned advice for writers. The Internet being the time-suck that it is, we gallantly got sucked in on your behalf, rounding up some…


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December Lucky Stars – Week 3: Fiction

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With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, now is the time to take a break and escape into a new world — a world that only fiction can offer. As part of our…


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Lucky 7 e-books for September: Celebrating Lee Smith

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Just in time for Lee Smith‘s highly anticipated new novel, Guests on Earth, here’s a chance to read her other wonderful novels — each with a FREE preview of Guests on Earth! —  just $1.99…


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Lucky 7 for May: Short and Sweet

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Good things come in small packages, the saying goes. And this month’s batch of short story collections certainly proves it right—and at a small price. Each e-book is just $1.99 throughout May and includes a…


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Open the Book: We Bring Browsing to You

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The first page is what gets you. You cautiously open the book, careful not to crack the spine — not yet — and you glance at the first page. Chapter One. Maybe the Introduction. You’re…


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Welcome to The Watery Part of the World

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Epic in scope and intimate in theme with “a blue-green, underwater feel, a timeless forgetfulness,” (Los Angeles Times), Michael Parker’s The Watery Part of the World weaves an entirely unique tapestry of a story from minor scraps…