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by Thomas Burchfield
April 22nd, 2011, 2:31 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336227

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

A storming good idea, this, Charlotte. Just the other day, I posted a new essay on my first public reading of my ripping fun Dracula novel Dragon's Ark at my author's page: http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/2011/04/unfinished-business-8-other-mistakes.html It's another in a series of essays I've written ...
by Thomas Burchfield
April 15th, 2011, 8:26 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The first public reading of "Dragon's Ark" by Burchfield
Replies: 0
Views: 939

The first public reading of "Dragon's Ark" by Burchfield

My first public reading of "Dragon's Ark" will take place this Sunday, April 17 at the Oakland Public Library, Main Branch at 2 PM. I'll be appearing before Matt Stewart, author of "The French Revolution." More info at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/51054348/Authors-Thomas-Burchfield-Matt-Stewart-Readin...
by Thomas Burchfield
April 11th, 2011, 9:47 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336227

"Dragon's Ark" by Thomas Burchfield is Now Out!

THEY SAY HE DIED IN THE LAND BEYOND THE FOREST . . . BUT THEY WERE WRONG! DRAGON’S ARK A Novel of Terror by Thomas Burchfield For over a century, Dracula—the King of Nightmares, the Superman of Evil—has been quietly casting his dark and impish dreams in the sleeping souls of a High Sierra community,...
by Thomas Burchfield
April 11th, 2011, 8:57 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336227

Unfinished Business #7: Praying for a Flood

In which I describe my reaction to getting my first copy of my newly released novel Dragon's Ark . A tale of thrill and worry and available here: http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/2011/04/unfinished-business-7-praying-for-flood.html Dragon's Ark is now available to order at your local independent booksto...
by Thomas Burchfield
April 4th, 2011, 10:48 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336227

My Dark Muse: A Boy's Life with Dracula

To provide some background for the release of my contemporary Dracula novel Dragon's Ark I've posted an essay on the long shadow cast by the King of Vampires and the Superman of Evil through my life at http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-dark-muse-boys-life-with-dracula.html I hope you enjoy it!...
by Thomas Burchfield
March 8th, 2011, 10:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing in a *done* genre
Replies: 53
Views: 11084

Re: Writing in a *done* genre

I know how you feel. I'm writing what I'm calling a "Dracula" and believe I hear those cries "Oh THAT old thing again." But I believe my take and approach are fresh and unique and thoroughly entertaining. Another thing to keep in mind is that these trends come and go and you never know when the wave...
by Thomas Burchfield
March 5th, 2010, 8:19 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Are eBooks already over the hill?
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Re: Are eBooks already over the hill?

I wouldn't say they're over the hill, oh no. They're here to stay all right. But while they might be available on the hard drive or server forever, doesn't anymore guarantee they'll be read. What we have--if we don't already--is an overwhelming case of white noise. The thing about downloading an e-b...
by Thomas Burchfield
February 26th, 2010, 6:48 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Are eBooks already over the hill?
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Re: Are eBooks already over the hill?

Interesting you should ask that question, because I've posted an account of my experience with putting up an e-book (at Smashwords) and the thoughts it provoked over at: http://www.redroom.com/articlestory/eph ... publishing

Thanks!
by Thomas Burchfield
February 17th, 2010, 10:08 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Thoughts on "The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher"
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Thoughts on "The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher"

One book I finally picked up after months of sidelong glances was The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by British author Kate Summerscale. As I closed it the other night, I decided I was right: Another one I'd waited too long to read. For all crime readers, fact and fiction alike, this absorbing, vivid and...
by Thomas Burchfield
February 8th, 2010, 5:40 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: To e-book or not to e-book?
Replies: 18
Views: 3096

Re: To e-book or not to e-book?

Hello: Well, as with so many things, it depends. I will use myself as a not necessarily representative example. Last year, I completed my novel Dragon's Ark (submitted to and rejected by Nathan) and have been going the traditional route of querying agents. After I run out on that list, I'll turn to ...
by Thomas Burchfield
December 8th, 2009, 7:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many projects do you work on at once?
Replies: 38
Views: 8939

Re: How many projects do you work on at once?

Mmmm . . . think you're about to win another of those Best Agent Blog awards again, Nathan. Maybe they should just give it to you and retire it. I used to be a one-thing-at-a-time guy, but over the years, I've learned to compartmentalize a little more and I suspect in today's online-media driven wor...