Call Down the Thunder will be released by ECW Press on October 15th.
Sonny and Clara Myers struggle on their Kansas farm in the late 1930s, a time the Lord gave up on. The land’s gone dry, barren and worthless. And the bankers, greedy and hungry, make life even more impossible, squeezing farmers out of their homes. The couple can wither along with the land, or surrender to the bankers and hightail it to California like most of the other farmers. But Sonny comes up with a way for them to stay on their land and prosper while giving the banks a taste of their own misery.
Becoming a published writer is a dream profession for many people. However, most people who dream of becoming a writer do not follow it because of different reasons. One of the most significant reasons for people leaving out their dream of becoming a published author is societal pressure. The fact that societies do not consider writing a proper career makes people go for other professions that are considered more acceptable and appreciable by the societies.
Did you know that digital marketing begins and ends with content? It is rightly said, “Content is the king.” Well-written content can catapult any website to the top of Google and other search engines. If you want your brand to be on the top of the SEO game, you should opt for high-quality content that describes your brand, products, and services.
If you have stumbled upon this article, chances are you want to be a content writer, probably working freelance. Perhaps you want to stray into the world of copywriting, or writing marketing material for advertising purposes. Well, that’s great, but you’re likely wondering what kind of skills you need and what steps you need to take to start.
This is my final entry in this epic series of author interviews, and more pointedly (and poignantly, at least from a personal POV) my final blog for Digital Media Ghost. It’s been a very productive, interesting and educational four-plus years, and I want to publicly thank DMG head honcho Mary Long for allowing me to ramble on for so long on her dime. It’s been a privilege.
My grand finale is a conversation with an author/editor/publisher/journalist I’ve long admired from afar (well, via Facebook), so it’s an additional honor to go out with a big bang in the esteemed personage of Richard Thomas—and no, I don’t mean the Waltons dude, but the more talented one, at least literary-wise…
This is my penultimate column for Digital Media Ghost, so it’s my next to last author interview (for those that don’t know what “penultimate” means). Though I will now have more free time to play with my cats, I will miss getting to know my fellow authors in this quasi-intimate online manner. But that’s why God invented social media. And cats.
Sorry, awesome author bro Ryan Sayles. Cats are from Heaven. Either that, or somebody is lying. Do I believe a semi-innocent sentient feline, or a rather facetious fiction writer? Let’s get to the bottom of this controversy right now…
What is the future of fiction? Does it even have one? And if so, in what format? Long? Short? Both? Somewhere in between? And which genres will continue to dominate the marketplace as trends turn and culture evolves (or changes, anyway)?
Author Jen Conley has some uniquely informed opinions on these and other issues. And she is not one to mince words or waste space…
One of the points of this blog series, which ends soon, is to not only promote authors who are already in the spotlight, but to also introduce you to authors that you may not know about, but should. The only real difference is awareness and marketing. Otherwise, all authors in this series are well worth discovering and reading.
Bay Area poet/short story writer Richard Cody is definitely in that category.