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Apr.15.2014
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On May 6th, "TWO," my first YA novel, will come out, and I'm looking to help the publisher make both the adult and YA readership aware of it in this digital age of vanishing brick-and-mortar bookstores. So, for a limited time, if you go to NetGalley, you may download a free copy of "TWO."  I'd...
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Oct.20.2013
Chuck Waldron
I’m pleased the Red Room folks introduced me to author Chuck Waldron as part of their “Author Matchmaking” series. I’ve been writing time-travel thrillers for decades, and so I was fascinated to find out about a novelist who writes adventures that mix time periods or which occur over a long period...
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May.20.2013
I’d like to share some good news.   My novel, "Time-Crossed Lovers, " is an Award Winning Finalist in the 'Fiction: Science Fiction' category of the 2013 International Book Awards.   It’s available in your local bookstore, Amazon and all the rest.   Happy reading!   — Karl...
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Mar.13.2013
Over a two-hour lunch,  a colleague and I discussed the changes (mercurial) in the publishing industry, Claudia particularly knowledgeable with her "This Business of Books," the most comprehensive piece on the writing to fulfillment process I've read.  One point stuck in my mind, a fact I...
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Mar.13.2013
Over a two-hour lunch,  a colleague and I discussed the changes (mercurial) in the publishing industry, Claudia particularly knowledgeable with her "This Business of Books," the most comprehensive piece on the writing to fulfillment process I've read.  One point stuck in my mind, a fact I...
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Sep.26.2012
My new novel will be out on Friday. I will be signing copies at the West Hollywood Book Fair on Sunday, September 30th from 2PM till 5PM. I hope to see you there. Then it's on to San Francisco, Denver, San Diego, Burbank, in no particular order, but that's the way life is when you're dealing with...
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Jun.01.2012
I've been off the grid for awhile, but never far from a writing pad or PC, wishing it was a Mac.  I've just published an excerpt from a forthcoming, yet unfinished book, featured in Construction Literary Magazine.  Here is the link: http://www.constructionlitmag.com/features/bury-their-...
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Feb.06.2012
I stumbled across a website the other day—termite-revolution.com—and downloaded a tract titled “You Are Not a Termite” which seems aimed at consumers.  Regardless, the piece defies desciption, yet manages to raise important questions about almost everything people worry about in today’s global...
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Aug.30.2011
Earlier this month, I spent a happy week with family and cousins at Quonnie beach in Rhode Island.  Lots of John Sandford, “left, right, center,” and tossing Bocce balls with my now-famous west coast spin that blew away the New Yawkers.  Mid-week, my wife and I went to Providence to check...
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Apr.27.2011
If you’re in southern California this weekend, don’t miss the L.A. Times Fes­tival of Books, this year held on the campus of USC.  If you love books, they’ll be there in all shapes and sizes, genres and non-genres.  Hundreds of authors will be talking about them. On Saturday, April 30th at 11:00 AM...
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Apr.19.2011
  In the film business, producers are terrified of not “making the day” which means getting every setup and shot done for that day.  Usu­ally, schedules are totally unrealistic because the producer has convinced his investors or boss that he can bring the project in (feature, TV show, indus­...
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Apr.05.2011
karl alexander
I was leaving Home Depot yesterday and saw a homeless person reading a Kindle.  Not a throw-away rag, a newspaper, a magazine or book.  A Kindle.    For me, it was a “Hemingway moment,” my slang for brief existential events that give me pause for whatever reason.  In this case, I finally realized...
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Mar.01.2011
Dear friends:   The mass-market edition of "Jaclyn the Ripper" will be in the stores tomorrow, March 1st.  If you missed it the first time around, now's your chance. We hope you're well and happy, and wish you good reading. –Karl
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Nov.25.2009
GIVING IS GRATITUDE   I’m in the middle of a book tour for my new novel, Jaclyn the Ripper, and I’m very happy with the response.  Fans, old and new, are coming out to hear me talk about “Jaclyn” and read.  Actually, I’m humbled.  Signing the books they buy is a way of saying, “Thank you,” but...
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Aug.27.2009
Most of my male friends are divorced, and in every case, the divorce left them much poorer than before.  They moved from large upscale homes with pools and spas to one-bedroom apartments.  Their late-model BMWs transmogrified into old Toyota Corollas.  They worked longer hours or took second jobs...
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