A Black Bra, Cool Shades, Hot Espresso, Tuscany, and Female Zombies. Three Days. No Charge.

When my author bud Frederick Lee Brooke told me he was going to be giving away copies of his latest romp, ZOMBIE CANDY, I figured to blog about it the day before so any of you out there who haven’t yet snatched up this unique, zany, fun-filled book can download a Kindle copy FREE. That’s […]


Back Pain Sucks (or, Despite my Back, I’m Back) – Dedicated to Caleb

Wow. We had a wallop of a storm here a week ago and I tried to pretend I still had a little of the twenty year-old Herculean in me, running through the wind, downpour, and driving hail to save our basement from flooding. Oh, did I mention I was carrying a 27 foot extension ladder […]


I Don’t Know, But I’ve Been Told…

On April 29, 2012, in FREE STUFF, Indie Authors, Opinion, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

Here’s a Sunday Suggestion for you: pay attention to the cadence of your story when you write. I’ve said it before: there’s not as large a gap between literature and music as one might think. Oh I know, whenever I say that a couple of neanderthals crawl out of their caves, grunt, laugh, and wonder […]


YOU? A Used Car Salesman?

On April 11, 2012, in FREE STUFF, Indie Authors, Miscellaneous, Opinion, Twitter, by rsguthrie

I define auto-promoting as the condition whereby you program your favorite Tweeting automatic application (Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Socialoomph) to send out a “Thank you for following” message but you ALSO include a “please check out my (book/collection/trailer/website/Facebook page/etc.)” along with it. I used to be of the marketing, marketing, marketing mindset and though I would not […]


Should You Give Away Your Art?

On April 4, 2012, in FREE STUFF, Indie Authors, Opinion, PHREAKY FREE STUFF, The Market, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

We’ve all learned it. There’s no free lunch. But there are also very few maxims and I have actually received a free lunch or two in my time that required nothing on my part but to sit down and eat them. Point is, I’ve been giving away free copies of my first book, Black Beast, […]


Phreaky Phree Friday: You Definitely Want to Read This One

On March 16, 2012, in Events, FREE STUFF, Indie Authors, PHREAKY FREE STUFF, by rsguthrie

I’ve been thinking a lot about my books this past week or so. I want you to read them. I want you to give me a try. There are a LOT of books to choose from out there. Free this, samples of that. I try to give my growing readership here some interesting and (hopefully) […]


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