Category Archives: Books

Lead-in to a New Year

I do hope everyone have a Merry Christmas, and I pray we will all have a safe, happy and prosperous New Year. “Hog Valley”, which has been in production for the last three months (longer, I think, but who keeps … Continue reading

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Book Promotion and Marketing, Part the Second, and the next Terry Rankin novel is in the works

The time I have spent recently (the last six months of my life, actually) in marketing and promoting the Kindle versions of my novels has resulted in greater reader awareness, and that always results in an increase in sales (provided … Continue reading

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What’s in a book, really, or a movie, for that matter?

Images. It’s all about images, and it all starts with the author. Or the author’s intent, at any rate. When we write, we attempt to create an atmosphere in which to tell the tale (happy, weird, scary, romantic, dangerous, etc) … Continue reading

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Another free download coming and a short intro to “Branding”…

Another Free Download My third novel, “Twisted Key” (4 1/2 stars), will be available for free download to your Kindle on December 20 & 21.   Here’s the back text: Terry Rankin has a new client; Fatima al Natsche, a … Continue reading

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It’s the Weekend! Yippee (not)

What I mean to say is that the thrill is gone. Long, long gone. I can’t recall the last time I looked forward to a weekend. In the interest of full disclosure, I probably just can’t remember back that far. … Continue reading

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Free download of “The Big Bend”, “A Primer on Roses” and don’t forget to Vote!

I am very much tied up with several things right now, and so stressed for time that I am trying to speed up getting this blog post out that I am recycling parts of my last post. This attempt to … Continue reading

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Some days I wish I still pulled weeds for a living

At least I was outside. I was also hot, sweaty and tired, and my knees and back hurt. And the pay was lousy. But I was outside. Actually, that’s just about the only good thing I can say about pulling … Continue reading

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