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Toucan quick post

Toucan quick post

Marty’s photo of the day #2421: Just quick posts this week, because I’m working day and night to recheck (for the 200th time) the manuscript for Time Is Irreverent. The novel goes to the book designer on Monday, and will be on sale worldwide on March 1st. I took today’s toucan photo in Costa Rica.

Only four days left to win . . .

Only four days left to win . . .

With just four days left to the end of my Kindle Scout campaign—and a chance for you to win of free copy of  Time Is Irreverent—I’m featuring some of the new liberal Ten Commandments Marty Mann and Nellie Dixon present to the people of Galilee in AD 31 when they crash the Sermon on the […]

Only eight days left to vote and win . . .

Only eight days left to vote and win . . .

With just eight days left to the end of my Kindle Scout campaign—and a chance for you to win of free copy of “Time Is Irreverent”—I’m going to rerun eight of the new liberal Ten Commandments Marty Mann and Nellie Dixon present to the people of Galilee in AD 31 when they crash the Sermon […]

Please vote! Win a copy of Time Is Irreverent!

Please vote! Win a copy of Time Is Irreverent!

Have you voted for Time Is Irreverent yet? If not, I would really appreciate it if you would take two minutes to do so now. Your reward will be a free copy of the book if I win. So far Time Is Irreverent is doing great. There are 13 days left of the month-long Kindle […]

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #10

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #10

Imagine if the United States had an egomaniacal president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences. What if you could go back to AD 31 and present the people of Galilee with a new liberal version of the Ten Commandments? How would that affect our culture […]

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #9

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #9

Imagine if the United States had an egomaniacal president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences. What if you could go back to AD 31 and present the people of Galilee with a new liberal version of the Ten Commandments? How would that affect our culture […]

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #8

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #8

Imagine if the United States had an egomaniacal president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences. What if you could go back to AD 31 and present the people of Galilee with a new liberal version of the Ten Commandments? How would that affect our culture […]

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #7

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #7

Imagine if the United States had an egomaniacal president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences. What if you could go back to AD 31 and present the people of Galilee with a new liberal version of the Ten Commandments? How would that affect our culture […]

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #6

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #6

Imagine if the United States had an egomaniacal president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences. What if you could go back to AD 31 and present the people of Galilee with a new liberal version of the Ten Commandments? How would that affect our culture […]

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #5

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #5

Imagine if the United States had an egomaniacal president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences. What if you could go back to AD 31 and present the people of Galilee with a new liberal version of the Ten Commandments? How would that affect our culture […]

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #3

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #3

Imagine if the United States had an egomaniacal president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences. What if you could go back to AD 31 and present the people of Galilee with a new liberal version of the Ten Commandments? How would that affect our culture […]

From the Liberal Ten Commandments

From the Liberal Ten Commandments

Imagine if the United States had an egomaniacal president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences. What if you could go back to AD 31 and present the people of Galilee with a new liberal version of the Ten Commandments? How would that affect our culture […]

Win a free copy of Time Is Irreverent!

Win a free copy of Time Is Irreverent!

Help me win publishing’s version of American Idol and you can get a free copy of my new science-fiction political-satire, Time Is Irreverent! When Donald Trump got elected, my way of dealing with the tragedy was to create my own world, where time travel became an option for giving “President Handley” a career change and […]

Two-for-one special on signed copies of Endangered Edens!

Two-for-one special on signed copies of Endangered Edens!

Signed books are always special gifts, and Black Friday crowds are a bitch. Today thru Sunday I am offering a two-for-one deal on my second book, Endangered Edens. The book retails for $19.95, but this weekend you can get two signed copies for $19.95, plus $6.05 Priority Mail shipping. This book features 180 stunning color […]

Have you ever had a dream where . . .

Have you ever had a dream where . . .

Greetings from the New Orleans International Airport! Have you ever had a dream where you stand up in an auditorium to give a speech and have no idea what you are going to say? I had close to that today at South Louisiana Community College. I was booked to present back-to-back performances of “Around the […]

Goldfrapp in Seattle

Goldfrapp in Seattle

Marty’s photo of the day #2315: Deb and I are back from seeing Goldfrapp in Seattle. I have a concert DVD of the band performing in front of a huge crowd in London and have seen numerous other videos of them in large concert situations. Seeing them in a nightclub was an entirely different experience. […]

Happy Birthday Joan Jett!

Happy Birthday Joan Jett!

Marty’s photo of the day #2314: Happy birthday Joan Jett! September 22 and September 23 are memorable days for birthdays. Today is Joan Jett’s birthday, and tomorrow is Deb Essen’s and Bruce Springsteen’s birthday. My wife is a lot younger than Bruce. She’s also younger than Joan, but just how much, we’ll keep a secret. […]

Collide interview with author Marty Essen

Collide interview with author Marty Essen

Streaming services, such as Pandora and Spotify have made life difficult for all but the biggest acts in the music industry. The CD-buying public has become the song-streaming public, with artists making a quarter of a penny or less per streamed song. But streaming services do provide one advantage over the days when artists needed […]

My new novel is coming along great!

My new novel is coming along great!

Yay! I just finished the first draft of my new novel. My two previous books were nonfiction, so this is my first attempt at fiction. I started the book right after Christmas, with the goal of having the first draft done by the end of May. It’s amazing how much easier it is to write […]

The tools of a professional writer

The tools of a professional writer

Want to be a professional writer? First you must have the tools of the trade: the Chicago Manual of Style, a laptop computer (mine has backlit keys, so I can write at night by candlelight), lots of coffee, and a red writing chair. In my case, this is actually my second red writing chair, as […]

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