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Aubrey Hansen

Author & Screenwriter

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    In the wake of a lost War for Independence, Peter Jameson, a young colonel, struggles to protect his tiny patriot state of Rhode Island from the oppression of New Britain, the wealthy British duchy.

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The trouble with beta-reading

Being a beta reader has its perks.  The big one, of course, is that you get to read books well in advance of their release.  Not only do you get to stay on top of your favorite series, but you can flaunt your elite knowledge to fellow fans and taunt them with top-secret spoilers, if you’re into that kind of brutality.

But of course all good things come with a price.  Your advanced reading can become a curse when, several months–or even several years–later, when the book is ready for release, the author comes back to you, looks at … read more »

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Join the resistance!

Yes, yes, I’m hosting yet another guest post.  Don’t blame me–blame all my friends who done went off and published new books all at once!  What’s with them, eh?  Is this some kind of fashionable trend I don’t know about?  I should probably jump on the bandwagon just to be safe, right?

So who’s got the spotlight today, you ask?  None other than Jaye L. Knight, one of the most successful indie authors I have had the honor of making a personal acquaintance of.

What?  I’m serious!  Have you seen that girl’s library of published books?  She’s got two complete … read more »

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Playing favorites

When one hosts a guest post on one’s blog, it is usually customary to write a pleasant little introduction, enticing the viewer to read the post.  If at all possible, one should introduce the author of the guest post, make him or her look good, and link to their book’s website and various social media like Facebook and Twitter.  It doesn’t need to be very long or very elaborate–after all, you want the guest post to shine–but it’s your duty as a good hostess to set the stage.

Sadly, in this case, I feel woefully inadequate to write such an … read more »

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