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Novels and Short Stories by Stephen England

Confessions of a Rogue Writer: You’re a Public Figure. . .Now Act Like One

| July 24, 2012

So, you’ve uploaded your finished and (hopefully) edited manuscript to KDP, PubIt, or one of the other independent publishers out there. Your book is now available for sale. . . Congratulations, gentle reader! Now, before my voice becomes drowned out in the sound of corks popping and the backslapping congratulations of your fellow authors, let […]

One Year Post-Release

| July 2, 2012

Last year, on June 30th, I launched Pandora’s Grave. It was my second published novel, following the 2009 release of Sword of Neamha, but last year marked my first foray into the world of the Kindle and e-publishing. It has been, simply put, an incredible year. In the last year, 6,063 copies of Pandora’s Grave […]

Confessions of a Rogue Writer: Social Media and Soap Salesmen

| March 21, 2012

I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter on-line lately about how, in no uncertain terms, social media does NOT sell books. It seems to have become the new accepted mantra among the indie gurus that, while you may have fun on Twitter, Facebook, etc., you will not sell books there. They’re wrong—you can sell books […]

Written With a Thrill–Interview With Technothriller Author Kim Aleksander–Part 2

| March 1, 2012

Click here to read the first part of this exciting interview!   Stephen:  One thing that particularly impressed me with False Positives was how quickly I was drawn into the story, from the very first paragraphs—and how you went about it—no blazing guns or exploding cars, just a quiet, building sense of tension and mystery. […]

Written With a Thrill–Interview with Technothriller Author Kim Aleksander: Part 1

| February 23, 2012

It was in the early fall of last year that the name of Kim Aleksander crossed my radar on Twitter. He caught my attention for three reasons: in the first place, he was an American writer living abroad (Thailand), he was writing a technothriller, and he had just started reading Pandora’s Grave. That’s always a […]

Blog Tour de Troops

| November 12, 2011

  Welcome to Blog Tour de Troops. You should have landed here from Ann Charles’ blog http://anncharles.com/deadwood/?p=1355 and please pick up the trail with Erin M. Klitze http://www.embklitzke.com/   November 11th, 1918. At 11 A.M., the War to End All Wars came to an end with the signing of the armistice between the Allies and […]