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Tosh’s Book Cover Gallery Update 2

If the title of this page is black, and/or you see the fighter-pilot header, click on the title to view the featured-image header. At the end of a previous post subtitled as “Tosh’s Book Cover Gallery,” I noted the titles of three novels currently in work with my interior and cover designs. In Update 1 to the Gallery, I shared 3D versions of the front and back covers of the print edition for one of the three, and another of those novels has just been published in digital format on preorder with Amazon. Availability of the print edition will be … Continue reading

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Tosh’s Book Cover Gallery Update 1

If the title of this page is black, and/or you see the fighter-pilot header, click on the title to view the featured-image header. At the end of a previous post subtitled as “Tosh’s Book Cover Gallery,” I noted the titles of three novels currently in work with my interior and cover designs. One of those is within a few days of publication on Amazon in paperback and digital formats. I’ve had the privilege of participating in the Novel-In-Progress—Austin writers’ group with Sharon Scarborough since 2005, and we have supported each other through multiple revisions on multiple manuscripts. When Sharon asked … Continue reading

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Tosh’s Bookmark Gallery Version 2

If the title of this post is black and/or you see the fighter-pilot header, click on the title to view the featured-image header. I published my debut novel Pilot Error in 2011 and had Red Line in work when a group of us indie authors attended the 2012 Texas Book Festival and displayed our books in a booth, hoping (in vain) to sell out before the two-day event closed down. Having customized bookmarkers to place in each book after signing it seemed like a good marketing tool, so I downloaded a 2″ x  6″ template and designed a two-sided bookmark with the … Continue reading

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It’s Been Over a Year? (also known as Tosh’s Book Cover Gallery)

If the title of this page is black, and/or you see the fighter-pilot header, click on the title to view the featured-image header. I received a comment recently noting that nothing had been added to this website in over a year and asking where I was. I hate to admit it, but I had no idea it had been that long. Reasons abound, all of which can be summarized with the simple fact that there’s never enough time in the day to focus my intention on everything I’ve committed to doing. This post, therefore, will serve to illustrate only one … Continue reading

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