As I’m backtracking over 2011 acknowledging great people who’ve helped me find my way down the cyber-road, for this part of “The Cole Cut” I’d like to point out some great guys.
Paul Dorset: Author of YA fantasy, his excellent book “Xannu” given 4 stars by me. He uses my articles for his on-line news-for-writers service, “John’s elite” which I highly recommend for the excellent writing/editing tips he posts. (Well, along with my finite wisdom). He has a new paranormal thriller “New Blood” just out, I highly recommend checking out his work.
Nik Beat: Radio personality of the totally cool CIUT out of Toronto, Canada, was nice enough to accept and read my first book, and invite me to his radio show through a publicist contact. He repeated the favor with my second book. He features a wide variety of music, along with humor, and is an activist for education.
M.R. Mathias: The big dude is a widely accomplished, award-winning medieval dark fantasy writer. Interviews with him show that when life goes wrong, you can still pick up and make it better; I applaud him for that. During my Twitter infancy, he helped me get followers (I’d be surprised if he recalls doing this). His book, “The First Ten Steps” a how-to guide for self-published authors, to me is simpler and less “showcased” than the super-seller by John Locke (though I liked both). I have at least four of his books, and hope to someday do a post on all of them at once.
More to follow!