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Yes, You Still Can!

Yes, you can still buy books! (Amazon currently has a shipping delay because of the pandemic) These bookstores can supply with you with great books. Of course, I would love for you to buy my books, but more importantly, buy what you want to read! [Other bookstores in the area: please contact me and I will list you, too]

Barnes & Noble

(2 Louisville locations, check online for other stores)

Buy Online, Pickup In Store orders placed on BN.com. Call store for daily pickup hours.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130849102?ean=9781939844620

801 South Hurstbourne Pkwy Louisville, KY 40222
502-426-0255

The Summit to Paddock Shops, 4100 Summit Plaza Drive Louisville, KY 40241
502-327-0410

Books A Million

Both Louisville stores closed, other locations may be open. Order online for shipping. https://www.booksamillion.com/search?id=7703817183848&query=+stone+man+and+the+trail+of+tears&filter=product_type%3Abooks

 

 

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Yes, You Still Can!

Yes, you can still buy books! (Amazon currently has a shipping delay because of the pandemic) This bookstore can supply with you with great books. Of course, I would love for you to buy my books, but more importantly, buy what you want to read! [Other bookstores in the area: please contact me and I will list you, too]

Carmichaels’ Books

(3 locations ) https://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/

We will continue to offer free shipping on orders over $50, free home delivery in Louisville, and curbside pickup at all locations.

You can order on our website or call us at 502-456-6950 (Bardstown), 502-896-6950 (Frankfort) or 502-709-4900 (Carmichael’s Kids).

We’ll be in the store 9-5 every day at 1295 Bardstown and Frankfort Ave. The kids store is open 10-4 and CLOSED on Sundays.

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Hardcover? E-book?

TV will soon be airing reruns. Social activities are frowned upon. Cabin fever is real.

Bored kids are whiny kids. Let them read. Or read to them. Or read a book yourself. Or all of the above. Check your favorite bookstore’s website. They likely will let you order online. Or go to your favorite e-retailer. Barnes & Noble ships. Not just my books, find one that interests you! Don’t let life pass you by!

Stone Man kidnaps Tsatsi’s sister during the #Cherokee Trail of Tears. Can Tsati rescue her? Is Stone Man a monster?

http://www.dancinglemurpressllc.com/new-adultyoung-adultmiddle-grade

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Stone-Man-Trail-Charles-Suddeth/dp/1939844622/

iTunes – https://fnd.io/#/us/book/1455664389-stone-man-and-the-trail-of-tears-by-char

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/stone-man-and-the-trail-of-tears

Barnes & Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130849102?ean=9781939844620

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44453832-stone-man-and-the-trail-of-tears

Indiebound – https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781939844620

BAM! – https://www.booksamillion.com/search?id=7703817183848&query=+stone+man+and+the+trail+of+tears&filter=product_type%3Abooks

 

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DECEMBER 2019

FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2019

Buy one print book direct & get TWO eBooks or ONE eBook & ONE audio book free.*

Buy one eBook direct & get ONE eBook or ONE audio book free.*

When placing your order, note which books you want & in what eBook format.

Note that print orders placed after December 12th and eBook orders after December 23rd not guaranteed for Christmas delivery.

All print orders come with free swag.

*Multi-book eBook and audio book sets not eligible.

This Includes my novel, Stone Man and the Trail of Tears!

http://www.dancinglemurpressllc.com/press-room

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DECEMBER SPECIAL

For the entire month of December 2019:

Buy one print book direct and get TWO eBooks or ONE eBook and ONE audio book free.*

Buy one eBook direct and get ONE eBook or ONE audio book free.*

When placing your order, note which books you want and in what eBook format.

Note that print orders placed after December 12th and eBook orders after December 23rd are not guaranteed for Christmas delivery.

All print orders come with free swag.

*Multi-book eBook and audio book sets not eligible.

This Includes my novel, Stone Man and the Trail of Tears!

http://www.dancinglemurpressllc.com/press-room

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Fourth of July Special

BUY ONE BOOK – GET ONE FREE

 

Buy any print title and get an inspirational print book of our choice free. Buy two, get two books free!

 

Buy any eBook and get another comparable eBook free. Buy two and get two free!

 

Must purchase print and eBooks directly from Dancing Lemur Press. Bookmarks and other swag will be included in shipment.

 

Books must be purchased July 3rd, 4th, or 5th, 2019.

 

USA orders only.

http://www.dancinglemurpressllc.com/press-room

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I am row 1 – table 8a

My picture book, Spearfinger, and I have been invited to the 2017 Kentucky Book Fair. November 18, 9 am to 4 pm. I will have all 4 of my books available.

I will also be at the 7th Annual Kids Day at the Kentucky Book Fair will be held on Friday, November 17, 9:00 am2:30 pm.  Free, but registration is required for Kid’s Day only.

Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington.

FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING

Meet over 175 authors from Kentucky & beyond, attend author talks & panel discussions. Support reading, writing, & books in the Commonwealth!

https://www.kyhumanities.org/kentuckybookfair.html

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Old Words Can be Recycled

Freck

Verb intr. – “To move swiftly or nimbly” – I can think of a lot of ways to use this one: “I hate it when I’m frecking through the airport and other people are turtles.” “You are so frecking dumb.” I.e. an alternative to “freaking.”

Brabble

Verb – “To quarrel about trifles; esp. to quarrel noisily, brawl, squabble” – Basically means to argue loudly about something that doesn’t matter, as in “Why are we still brabbling about who left the dirty spoon on the kitchen table?” Use it as a noun: “Stop that ridiculous brabble and do something useful!” “Brabble on, no one’s listening.” I.e. an alternate to “babble.”

Kench

Verb intr. – “To laugh loudly” – This Middle English word sounds like it would do well in describing one of those times when you inadvertently laugh out loud while reading a text message in class and manage to thoroughly embarrass yourself: “He’s a kenching idiot.” “He who kenches last kenches best.”

Brannigan

Noun – “A drinking bout; a spree or ‘binge’” – Originally a North American slang word, but is now rarely used. “Shall we go for a brannigan on Friday?” can be a more sophisticated way to discuss such activities.

Quagswagging

Noun – “The action of shaking to and fro” – Also used in verb form, to quagswag. Pronounced like “kwag swag.” It could work as the name for a new type of dance, or such: “Your quagswagging me will not make me change my mind.” “The couple quagswagged under the blankets.”

Yemeles

Adj. – An Old English/Middle English word meaning “careless, heedless, negligent” – Pronounced as “yeem-lis,” – another word that could prove useful : “A yemeles idiot like you is worthless.” “He means nothing by his yemeles actions.”

Twitter-light

Noun – “Twilight” – Used in the early 17th century, “twitter-light” – a romantic way to refer to the hours as the sun goes down:” Let us smooch in the twitter-light.” “In the twitter-light, everyone looks better.”

 

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My picture book, Spearfinger, and I have been invited to the 2017 Kentucky Book Fair. November 18, 9 am to 4 pm. I will have all 4 of my books available.

The 7th Annual Kids Day at the Kentucky Book Fair will be held on Friday, November 17, 9:00 am2:30 pm.  Free, but registration is required.

Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington.

FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING

Meet over 175 authors from Kentucky & beyond, attend author talks & panel discussions. Support reading, writing, & books in the Commonwealth!

https://www.kyhumanities.org/kentuckybookfair.html

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These are not originally my notes, but I believe they can help novelists, so I decided to post them. I.e. this is one way to write your novel.

1) OPENING IMAGE: (1 minute) the scene that sets the tone and type of the story. A “before” snapshot and opposite of the Final Image.  (Opening scene) Mike is sitting surrounded by other kids yet alone at his grade school cafeteria. Not sad, just alone. Flash forward to the bar, Mike is still alone although surrounded with others [intro]

2) THEME STATED: (5 pages & minutes) Usually stated to them in character, often without know what is said will be vital to his surviving the tale. It’s what the story is about. [Foreshadowing]

3) THE SET-UP: (1-10) The first 10 pages of a script or first 10 panels of a comic must not only grab our interest but introduce every character in the “A” story. Something needs to change. [stasis equals death]

4) CATALYST: (12) The telegram, the knock on the door, the thing that happens to the hero to shake him. It’s the story’s first “whammy.” [boom]

5) DEBATE: (12-25) The section of the story where the hero doubts the journey he must make. [a mild version of the Dark Moment]

6) BREAK INTO TWO: (25) Where we leave the “thesis” world behind and enter the upside-down “anti-thesis” world of Act Two. The hero makes a choice …and his journey begins. [the plot develops]

7) B STORY: (30) The love story, traditionally, but actually where the discussion of the theme of the movie is found. [can be love or philosophy]

8) FUN AND GAMES: (30-55) Here we forget the plot and enjoy the “set pieces” and “trailer moments” and revel in the promise of the premise. [sex, action sequences or main characters interacting]

9) MIDPOINT: (55) The dividing line between the two halves of the story. It’s back to the story as stakes are raised and “time clocks” appear. We are beginning to put the squeeze on our heroes. [the main characters get stressed]

10) THE BAD GUYS CLOSE IN: (55-75) Both internally (problems inside the heroes team) and externally (as the bad guys tighten their grip) real pressure is applied. [focus on antagonist]

11) ALL IS LOST: (75) The false defeat and the place we find “the whiff of death” – because something must die here. [things sour]

12) DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL: (75-85) “Why hast thou forsaken me, Lord?” The part of the story where our hero has lost all hope & gives up. [known as Dark Moment]

13) BREAK INTO THREE: (85) Thanks to a fresh idea, new inspiration or last-minute action or advice from the love interest in the B story, the hero decides to fight. [this is where Popeye always opened his can of spinach]

14) FINALE: (85-110) The “synthesis” of the two worlds; from what was, and that which was learned, the hero forges a third way. [climax]

15) FINAL IMAGE: (110) The opposite of the Opening Image, proving a change has occurred. And since all great stories are about transformation, that change had better be dramatic! [denouement]

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