Reading at Black Dog Books – A Retrospective

“[Michael E. Dellert’s reading at Black Dog Books on Saturday 15 July] was an eclectic gathering of eager minds that were totally blown away by Mike’s uncanny imagination. He belongs in the big leagues.” — Rob Marcazo, singer, songwriter, poet,

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Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Marketing Plan

The fourth part of your fiction book proposal is your marketing plan: what concrete steps can you take to market and publicize your own book? To recap, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements: About Your Book

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Happy International Authors Day!

Mackenzie Flohr, author of Rite of Wands

Happy International Authors Day! Mackenzie Flohr is the author of The Rite of Wands, a young adult fantasy series. Her debut novel was released on March 10, 2017, and has already gathered hype and received some incredible reviews. Mackenzie grew

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Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Biography

The third part of your fiction book proposal is your biography: who are you and why should a literary agent care? To recap, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements: About Your Book and the Target

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Reading with Kiki at Black Dog Books

Kiki, the Book-Reading Labrador, at Black Dog Books!

Beginning Wednesday July 12th @ 3:00pm and every Wednesday thereafter What is better than an adorable dog and a good book? How about both? Come and share the joy of reading aloud with “Kiki,” a sweet 10 month old Labrador

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Author About Town: Newton, NJ *UPDATE!*

Three weeks ago, I let you know about all the things you could be doing in Newton, New Jersey to make a full day of it before and after my Meet the Author book reading/discussion/signing event at Black Dog Books

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What Can Writers Do to Support Literacy?

Reading is Fundamental! Support Literacy!

Reading is Fundamental. But what can writers do to support literacy? When I was a kid growing up in the 1970s, I saw commercials like this one, public service announcements for Reading is Fundamental (R.I.F.). Originally started in 1966 by

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Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Comparables

What makes YOUR book stand out?

The second part of your fiction book proposal includes “comparables,” four to six novels that you see as similar to your own in some way. To recap, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements: About Your

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Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Book and Your Readers

The first part of your fiction book proposal should have details about your book and your target market. To recap from last week, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements: About Your Book and the Target

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2nd Annual Reader Survey

As this blog approaches its second official anniversary on 5 July 2017, I’m of a sentimental state of mind. Thanks to you, my readers, it’s been a fortunate year gone by. You’ve followed me as I’ve: published four well-reviewed books,

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"The Wedding of Eithne: Fourth Tale in the Matter of Manred" by Michael E. Dellert! Available Now! Get this exciting new Fantasy Adventure here! Dismiss

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