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  • Douglas Daech


    Born near Detroit Michigan and transplanted to Tampa Florida in 1982, where he located the story called “Steeling Time”, the author now resides in Russellville, Kentucky.

    His past experience includes articles in the Tripolitan, (Journal of the Tripoli Rocket Association, June 1991) and TRASH (Tampa Regional Aero-Space Hobbyist). In 1993 and 1994 many articles were published in the Unauthorized Launch, the Tampa Tripoli High Power Rocket Club newsletter. A science fiction piece was also presented in the online magazine NTH Degree (May, 2004). Also, an award for creative nonfiction was granted in the 2007 Frank and Cellia Conley Writing Contest at Western Kentucky University

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What’s Happening Now

The November Challenge (Nanowrimo) has come and gone. This is a yearly event held to inspire people to write. Everyone keeps track of a word count with the goal of a 50,000-word book, and communities of writers compete for the greatest word total. This year I did not participate. I watched from the sidelines and finished up previous Nano projects. November may be over for those writers, but the work has just begun.

Some people say, writing the book is the easy part. After that, editing, publishing, selling, and promotion are the real challenges. I guess it all depends on the individual. But all of the processes are time-consuming, and it’s almost impossible to be a part time writer. Sticking you neck out to be reviewed, critiqued and rejected can be painful too. I wouldn’t call that easy. It makes one wonder why a writer writes.

In 2015 My Nano project was Warp Drive, Patent Pending. https://www.amazon.com/Drive-Patent-Pending-Douglas-Daech-ebook/dp/B01MQQYRL1 

warpdrive-cover I finished the first draft in January. Serious editing began and by August queries started heading to agents. The cover image and the text were edited, polished and tweaked to perfection and it finally ended up on Amazon. Warp Drive, Patent Pending is offered as a Kindle e-book. It’s now available in pre-order status and set for full release on Dec 20th.

The writer’s job is never done. November was very busy. The 2013 release of Haunted Romance was revised and edited for print, and the cover had to be redesigned for the paperback layout.  E-books don’t have back covers, so one had to be created as well. Even three years after the release of the 5-star e-book, it’s not finished. The paperback version of Haunted Romance is finally available now at  http://www.lulu.com/shop/douglas-w-daech/haunted-romance/paperback/product-22963178.html

If that’s not enough for one month, November also saw the development of the CreateSpace paperback of Sunset of Dreams. This new Novel follows the investigation of murders by a detective in Tampa Florida. Only he sees the connection, and it is too outlandish to believe. But you can’t argue with the facts! Sunset of Dreams will be released in early 2017.

My latest adventure called Finding Kray is now being queried to agents for traditional Publishing.  This novel also takes place in Tampa Florida.  The city is plagued with vampires, and one hunter is ready for the challenge. Filled with twists and turns, fun characters and surprise events this novel was as much fun to write was it will be to read! Look for Finding Kray late in 2017.

 

Writing is only the beginning of an author’s job. Once a book is born it needs continual work for it to mature into a finished product. It may start in the month of November, but the work is never ending. The good news is that the end product lives on forever. That is why writers write.

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Seedy Hills, an odd little town…

I’m working on a new series of short stories that occur in the small rural Kentucky town of Seedy Hills. The city is named after the beautiful summer wild flowers that cover the hills in the area around the town. Oddly enough, the city is remarkably similar to the city of Russellville where I now reside. Many of the landmarks, people, local issues and oddities play into the stories.

The stories involve Vampires, Ghosts, UFOs, murders and more.  All of them tied together by the main character, Eric Green. Eric is a reporter for the local newspaper. He’s a stubborn, arrogant, self centered semi-retired writer who knows he has more experience and talent than anyone else at the small town paper, including the bumbling management. With his connections, talent, keen smell for a good story and hard work he solves the case and saves the day. All the time, sarcastically analyzing the backward city he calls home, and the people who live there.

Through the series of short stories Eric learns about life, love and the fact that he, and other people have feelings. Late in life, the rusty old reporter learns that being from an odd little run down town may not be all that bad.

I’ve got about half the book completed and proofread. I would be interested in anyone wanting to be beta readers. I feel it may be funny but it’s hard to judge your own humor. I’m a little warped and I know I find a lot of things funny that others my not. We’ll just have to see how that goes. If you want to pre read this series leave a comment and your contact info. Maybe you can help me make my next best seller!

New Release: Haunted Romance

Finally after several reviews and rewrites the final edition of Haunted Romance is uploaded to the Smashwords.com website.  It is now available and in premium distribution, meaning it will be available at Sony, Kobo B&N and Apple stores.  This is the second book on Smashwords, and I hope what I’ve learned along this road will help it get a few extra purchases.  Promotion is the biggest problem in writing.  The book may be available, and at a fair price, but if no one knows about the book it will fall flat.  Just as I did with the first book, I have priced the new release at only .99 cents. I have a web site dedicated to linking to the smashwords site and have printed business cards with the website as well.  I have already sent several press releases out that link to the book with a promo/review code to get a free copy.  More press releases are planned.  I am hitting facebook and twitter with links and have submitted the links to ebook reviewers.  Any Ideas on what more I can do?

Tori Clark and her mother are starting over.  They’ve moved to a new town and they have a new home.  Things are different now, but Tori never expected to be sharing her bedroom with a ghost!  Together, Tori and the ghost work to solve a historic local cold case murder mystery.  Along the way, a haunted romance forms between them.  A love story spanning thirty years and crossing from life to death plays out as justice is brought to the murderer who still lives just around the corner.  Enjoy the romance, drama and excitement as young love, a haunting romance and a murder mystery unfold in Douglas Daech’s second electronic publication available at Smashwords.com in all e-book formats.

download it at :   https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/355472

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