This was so much fun to read!
The woman in the story. I don’t know. I haven’t named her yet.
How are we supposed to like her if she hasn’t got a name?
How do you know you’re supposed to like her? Maybe she’s a thief.
Is she going to be a thief?
Possibly. Maybe I want to save that detail as a surprise to the reader.
Readers don’t like surprises.
That’s a weird spelling.
No. Too Marilyn Monroe-ish.
You’ll need a male character who looks like Clark Gable.
I’m not writing a 1950s black-and-white movie.
Oh, how au currant.
Could I just write something?!
Sure. Go head. We’ll wait.
Alright. “She banged her head…”
“George banged her head on the locked front door glass when she realized she had left her…
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Check out this interview with Imzadi Publishing’s author Marc Cullison, author of The Other Vietnam War.
“Outside, a steady rain washed away all other sounds; just the splash of water on asphalt and cement, tapping on roof tops and drumming metal car roofs; a perfect wall behind which to hide.
We walk through this wreckage, seeking what does not exist: wholeness. This is the weight of what we are, he thought. The weight of living.
A few cabs and delivery trucks splashed through the streets left damaged by winter’s wrath. Walking again. I wish I could walk this all away. What did Del say the other day: You see how deep the poison goes, how strong is the wrong in what they doin’.”
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We couldn’t be happier for Mike Daigle or Frank Nagler….we love this series as much as everyone else does.
The third Frank Nagler Mystery, “The Weight of Living,” has been named a Notable 100 Book in the 2018 Shelf Unbound Indie Book Awards.
Thanks to Shelf Unbound, and to the Imzadi Publishing gang, Janice Grove and Anita-Dugan Moore.
Anita’s cover for “Weight” was presented a Gold Medal by authorsdb.com, an author/readers database site.
Also, a shout out to Kathleen Tate, Imzadi’s copy editor, who was so concerned about the abrupt ending of the story, when she sent back the proof, asked if I had sent her the complete manuscript.
It’s been quite an interesting few months for “The Weight of Living.”
It was also awarded FIRST PLACE for Mysteries in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Content.
Both Shelf Unbound and Royal Dragonfly are multi-media companies who produce monthly magazines sent to schools, libraries and similar outlets. They also generate reading material for use in schools, and each are deeply…
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Imzadi Publishing is thrilled to announce that the cover art for Michael Stephen Daigle’s, The Weight of Living has taken Gold in the AUTHORSdb Cover Contest! Imzadi’s own graphic artist, Anita Dugan-Moore is the artistic talent behind this cover.
Moore says, “Covers like this are a collaborative effort between myself and the author. The exchange of ideas allows inspiration to take root in my imagination and amazing things begin to happen.”
We think they make a great team…Congratulations to both!
Coming November 24th! “Who Shot The Smart Guy At The Blackboard”, a short story by Michael Stephen Daigle!
“Who Shot the Smart Guy at the Blackboard?”
is the quick story about an encounter between Cassie Blondell, a federal attorney and political operative, and Derek Mainly, a newspaper reporter.
The is a fun story: quick, funny, sexy and tongue-in-cheek.
The title was suggested by Dave White, a New Jersey mystery writer (http://www.davewhitebooks.com/) at a panel run amok at this year’s NJBOOKS2017.
A sample: “Cassie Blondell stood alone in the driveway, bathed in the soft combined glow of a streetlight and house-mounted spotlights. Her hair was golden and her figure was framed so perfectly by the lights Mainly dwelled on the thought of how beautiful she was, and forgot for a moment that she really disliked him…
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The brilliant cover for the third Frank Nagler Mystery, “The Weight of Living” is a semi-finalist in the cover art contest run by authordb.com. The cover art is by Anita Dugan-Moore, of my publisher Imzadi Publishing of Tulsa. I am trilled and blessed to have such talent supporting my books. The voting for the […]