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Denver Colorado
About Me:
I love reading, writing, running (hey, look at that, the 3 R's!), gardening and of course, God and my family.

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Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Oh wow--where do I start? Sarah Graves, Nevada Barr, Anne Perry, Sharan Newman, Barbara Michaels, Donna Andrews, I could go on and on.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
NCIS, Amazing Race (yeah, I know--not a mystery but oh the places you get to see!)

Available in E-format Now! From Writer's Exchange

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Christine Duncan's Blog


So what the heck is an e-book? Oh come on! You’ve got some—I’d almost guarantee it. It’s a book in electronic format (Html, mobipocket, Palm or Adobe to name a few). It could be fiction or non-fiction—pretty much anything you can read in paper books. Still don’t think you’ve got one? I’d be surprised. Many computer and software companies are putting their manuals in e-format. My last mp3 player did that too.

But e-books are more than that. You don’t have to read them on your computer. You… Continue

Posted on June 6, 2008 at 7:04am — 2 Comments

The Story Behind the Book

Everyone who writes, does so for a reason. Some of us have a story to tell. Some of us want to change the world. My books Safe Beginnings and Safe House are set in a battered women's shelter because I'm in the second group. I want to change the world.

I'm not out to depress people. Nor do I think readers need education on the subject of domestic violence. Most of us know plenty because most of us can name at least one person we know in that situation. But I want to keep the problem… Continue

Posted on June 1, 2008 at 8:00am

Review of Bowled Over by Kasey Michaels

Bowled Over

By Kasey Michaels

Published Nov 2007

Kensington Books

Maggie Kelly is a sucessful historical mystery writer whose studdly hero,Alexandre Blake, the Viscount Saint Just, has come to life to help her solve murders. In this sixth (and perhaps last?) book of the series, Maggie and Alex are in Ocean City, NJ for Christmas with Maggie’s disfunctional family. When her father, Evan Kelly, is arrested by the police for the murder of a member of his bowling… Continue

Posted on May 23, 2008 at 7:43am

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At 6:07am on November 22, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
Thanks, Christine. I'm giving my husband one for Christmas.
At 1:37pm on November 21, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
Christine, which brand of ebook reader are you using? And is it backlighted so that you can read in the dark?

At 2:39pm on October 5, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
Christine, did you tag me for meme? I just happened to see my name on the website. No one told me. :)
At 10:33am on August 8, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
Thank you for your condolences, Christine. Sorry for the late reply. I need a new computer. . . I'm just now seeing the comments from you and Pepper from June. ePress-online published a reprint of my historical novel and it's supposed to be on next week. I wasn't charged anything for the Fictionwise listing, where my book, Escape, is currently #1 on their sales list, probably because it's ePress's newest release. I'm so new to ebook publishing that I don't know what to expect. . . but it's certainly helped to take my mind off my loss, at least temporarily.
At 7:46am on June 8, 2008, Christine Duncan said…
Okay, got it. ePressonline is a member of EPIC (a good sign) but Piers Anthony seems to confirm that they charge for fictionwise (15.00) which I have never seen done. Writer's exchange sure doesn't and yes, I like Sandy Cummins from there. Neither does Trebleheart. Trebleheart will put them in print for nothing too if Lee like you. Sandy charges the setup fee (not the editing, cover, ISBN or any of that but just the setup fee for print only--which varies according to how many of her authors are wanting print at the moment--usually somewhere about 100.00. I just have my 2nd book out with her in e format (the free one). Lee (trebleheart) is looking at it for print.
At 5:58am on June 8, 2008, Pepper Smith said…
You do know Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels are the same author, right? She just tends to write more into the supernatural as Barbara Michaels.
At 4:53am on June 8, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
Thanks, Christine! Have you had a good relationship with your publisher? And do ebooks sell comparitively with print editions? I'm also glad to have you for a friend!
At 11:15am on June 7, 2008, Pepper Smith said…
Okay, just checked over at Absolute Write. There are no bad reports as far as I could see. They sell the ebook through Fictionwise, and make it available in print through Lulu. So I guess it depends, there, on what you want.
At 11:04am on June 7, 2008, Pepper Smith said…
Jean, who was charging the $1000? Reputable epubs don't charge a set-up fee to publish your book. Fictionwise is a bookstore, but they do charge a fee to process publishers books and put them online at the store. Last I heard that was $15 per book, but it could have gone up a bit since then. They don't tend to like handling individual authors' books unless you've got ten or more available at once for them to list, also from the last time I heard anything about them.

I had to let my Epic membership lapse due to lack of funds when renewal time came, or I'd ask on the list if anyone's heard of ePress-Online. Have you tried googling them?
At 10:20am on June 7, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
The ebook publisher is ePress-Online and its affiliated with Fictionwise. I went to the Fictionwise site and noticed that there is a $1,000 setup fee. Is that true of all ebook publishers?

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