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Title: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: Solar on February 01, 2013, 09:38:38 AM
A Crime Novel...
Q, is this about Husein's rise to power? j/k,  :wink:

http://conservativepoliticalforum.com/entertainment/e-book-published/msg110688/?boardseen#new (http://conservativepoliticalforum.com/entertainment/e-book-published/msg110688/?boardseen#new)
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 01, 2013, 10:45:24 AM
A Crime Novel...
Q, is this about Husein's rise to power? j/k,  :wink:

http://conservativepoliticalforum.com/entertainment/e-book-published/msg110688/?boardseen#new (http://conservativepoliticalforum.com/entertainment/e-book-published/msg110688/?boardseen#new)

Well, if you insist, the answer is --- no.  :biggrin:

It's a revenge story and three-way battle of wits between an unwilling recruit and the old man seeking vengeance against a fellow spy who betrayed him during WII. Both have reason to fear an unusually lucky local detective following clues much too effectively for comfort.

Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: taxed on February 01, 2013, 02:51:13 PM
Very impressive.

You should send a free copy to Ricky...
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: BILLY Defiant on February 01, 2013, 02:51:44 PM
Well, if you insist, the answer is --- no.  :biggrin:

It's a revenge story and three-way battle of wits between an unwilling recruit and the old man seeking vengeance against a fellow spy who betrayed him during WII. Both have reason to fear an unusually lucky local detective following clues much too effectively for comfort.


Sounds Cool!

Billy
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: walkstall on February 01, 2013, 03:24:11 PM
Very impressive.

You should send a free copy to Ricky...


ROTFLMAF......

No lol send it to the lady of the house.   :lol:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 01, 2013, 06:34:39 PM
Very impressive.

You should send a free copy to Ricky...

Who?  :lol:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 01, 2013, 06:35:41 PM

ROTFLMAF......

No lol send it to the lady of the house.   :lol:

Funny thing you should mention that. I did think of it but have misplaced her last known email addy. Probably for the best.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: walkstall on February 01, 2013, 06:46:15 PM
Funny thing you should mention that. I did think of it but have misplaced her last known email addy. Probably for the best.

Don't know if you could send something like that in the mail without a return address.  And Rick would just love to have your address.  You and Solar are residing in his head for free even today.  You could tell from his post just last week.   :lol:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 01, 2013, 06:47:53 PM
Don't know if you could send something like that in the mail without a return address.  And Rick would just love to have your address.  You and Solar are residing in his head for free even today.  You could tell from his post just last week.   :lol:

Didn't see it.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: Solar on February 01, 2013, 06:57:32 PM
Very impressive.

You should send a free copy to Ricky...
If Lin doesn't pay for it, that's the only way little ricky would get a copy. :laugh:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 02, 2013, 06:34:28 AM
If Lin doesn't pay for it, that's the only way little ricky would get a copy. :laugh:

One truth here, squire, is that I don't and can't control who buys or doesn't buy my stuff. Another is that my fiction is separate from my various screeds and derangements on-line.

If someone whose sole ability is to cut and paste wishes to produce their own E-book, they are welcome to do so. (Good luck on copyright lawsuits!) I worked a whole lot harder than that. It's easy to stay above that argument now.

Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: Phillip on February 02, 2013, 11:50:05 PM
Congrats Quiller!
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 03, 2013, 07:19:54 AM
Congrats Quiller!

Thanks.

To answer your question elsewhere, I'm contractually bound until Spring with only the Amazon Kindle version, and free to explore paperback and other formats after that. Several print-on-demand outfits exist, or I can just put my year of working for a book printer to work and design, print and market the work myself. I haven't decided.

FWIW, the E-book trend is now the fastest-growing segment of modern publishing. Print-on-demand is also gaining ground, with Kodak reportedly about to launch a series of kiosk operations nationwide, all working off --- you guessed it --- E-books.

Kindle's e-reader for Windows is actually quite good, allowing you to format the line-lengths to paperback size, or change the type to your own preferences. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by it.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: Turks on February 03, 2013, 12:14:23 PM
I don't really know you but all the best.  It always pleases me when a creative person succeeds.  Congrats :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 04, 2013, 09:58:38 AM
I don't really know you but all the best.  It always pleases me when a creative person succeeds.  Congrats :thumbsup:

Thanks.

==

To those who are following events elsewhere, someone who actually bought the book has already found a logic error, which will cost me to fix and does need fixing at some point. This was from someone who frankly stated he disagrees with me politically, but presented his point fairly and without rancor.

That's unusual these days on the Internet.

Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: keyboarder on February 05, 2013, 06:11:57 AM
Quiller,

Congrats to our conservative forum member for writing a book.  I don't know of any other forum that can boast of this event about one of it's members.  Good luck with your (hopefully) next offering.  I'm presently waiting on hubbie to install my windows version of the kindle reader and will get back to you with my humble opinion of your book.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 05, 2013, 09:18:15 PM
Quiller,

Congrats to our conservative forum member for writing a book.  I don't know of any other forum that can boast of this event about one of it's members.  Good luck with your (hopefully) next offering.  I'm presently waiting on hubbie to install my windows version of the kindle reader and will get back to you with my humble opinion of your book.

Thanks for your kind words. I don't know how many MESSAGE FORUM folks have any sort of e-book out, but the bloggers are certainly active (particularly political nonfiction).

The Kindle format is exclusive to Amazon but their reader for the PC or for Mac is very easy to install, and it's not insanely hard to use like some software out there. They also offer a full spread of add-ons for electronic hand-held readers and the like.

Please be advised there is strong language in parts of this book. I say this as an advisory to family-oriented readers (who may not wish such fare to be on-screen if their kids are present).
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: The Boo Man... on February 05, 2013, 09:19:10 PM
I guess I will be buying a kindle..
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: walkstall on February 05, 2013, 09:24:02 PM
I guess I will be buying a kindle..


Are they waterproof?   :lol:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: The Boo Man... on February 05, 2013, 09:26:52 PM

Are they waterproof?   :lol:

Okay that hurt :laugh:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 05, 2013, 09:33:18 PM
I guess I will be buying a kindle..

HE LIVES!!!!

Not unless you were already planning to. You can get adaptive software for reading it on a PC or on a Mac, or almost any other hand-held. Right-hand-drive for Cardiff is optional.....

Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: The Boo Man... on February 05, 2013, 09:40:46 PM
HE LIVES!!!!

Not unless you were already planning to. You can get adaptive software for reading it on a PC or on a Mac, or almost any other hand-held. Right-hand-drive for Cardiff is optional.....

I might do that. I never bought a kindle because I like seeing the books on my shelves. I have almost every book I have ever read.  I read the write up on Amazon and it looks very interesting.  Almost as interesting as little Ricky's critique :lol:  What a total buffoon.  Either way I'm gonna buy it.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 05, 2013, 11:24:55 PM
I might do that. I never bought a kindle because I like seeing the books on my shelves. I have almost every book I have ever read.  I read the write up on Amazon and it looks very interesting.  Almost as interesting as little Ricky's critique :lol:  What a total buffoon.  Either way I'm gonna buy it.

After the 90-day exclusivity expires with Amazon, I'm free to explore print-on-demand options. I haven't kept a fraction of what I've ever read, simply for storage reasons, but I sympathize with those more comfortable with a physical volume.

I didn't read Ricky's remarks, other than to establish he was looking out for my very bestest well-being, even if he had to flatten my head to listen. (Or something like that. Belligerence and ego in the usual proportions, alas.)
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: taxed on February 06, 2013, 12:20:50 AM
Where did Ricky comment???
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: The Boo Man... on February 06, 2013, 01:28:04 AM
Where did Ricky comment???

Just on the LNF He gave a full in depth review of a book he has not read.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: Solar on February 06, 2013, 05:35:47 AM

Are they waterproof?   :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yes to a point, they, like all computers abstain from alcohol.
Question is, will Boo ply this one with spirit as well?
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 06, 2013, 06:23:34 AM
Just on the LNF He gave a full in depth review of a book he has not read.

Not precisely true. The Demon Reviewer did say he read the first page.

I told Admin he should buy Ricky a copy. Odd thing --- he didn't reply....
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: walkstall on February 06, 2013, 06:37:43 AM
Not precisely true. The Demon Reviewer did say he read the first page.

I told Admin he should buy Ricky a copy. Odd thing --- he didn't reply....


Well Lamont is a tightwad and Rick has no money of his own.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 06, 2013, 07:29:25 AM

Well Lamont is a tightwad and Rick has no money of his own.

True. I did suggest Lamont could write it off to charity. (I should talk to the IRS about that....)



Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: taxed on February 06, 2013, 12:13:29 PM
Just on the LNF He gave a full in depth review of a book he has not read.

That's almost as sad as trying to convince the forum he makes a living selling his art.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: walkstall on February 06, 2013, 01:32:25 PM
That's almost as sad as trying to convince the forum he makes a living selling his art.

My SIL is an artist and gets paid quite well for her work.  She even selling her work on the internet.  IF Rick is an artist making money from it, you would think he would have his work on line for sale and be proud of it.     :confused:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: The Boo Man... on February 06, 2013, 08:12:50 PM
That's almost as sad as trying to convince the forum he makes a living selling his art.

Which is rather telling. He spends a lot of time telling us how intelligent he is and how he is expert on so many topics yet he has never offered up anything to how for all this greatness. He used to say that he is so well read in science that he has quest lectured at universities...
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: walkstall on February 06, 2013, 08:57:02 PM
Which is rather telling. He spends a lot of time telling us how intelligent he is and how he is expert on so many topics yet he has never offered up anything to how for all this greatness. He used to say that he is so well read in science that he has quest lectured at universities...


(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e105/CommentCrazyGirl/Smileys%20Emotions/Laugh%20Giggle/bth_10_small3.gif)   He is afraid to leave the house  (http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk62/truckintedybehr/Smileys/bth_laughing-monkey.gif)
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: admin on February 07, 2013, 04:32:28 AM
Quiller,

Congrats to our conservative forum member for writing a book.  I don't know of any other forum that can boast of this event about one of it's members.  Good luck with your (hopefully) next offering.  I'm presently waiting on hubbie to install my windows version of the kindle reader and will get back to you with my humble opinion of your book.
Book mark this page, so you don't lose it.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 07, 2013, 05:23:50 AM
Book mark this page, so you don't lose it.

May I say in all humility and good spirit, bookmark THIS page....   :thumbsup:

http://www.amazon.com/Lundens-Game-ebook/dp/B00B85OSV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360133584&sr=8-1&keywords=lunden%27s+game (http://www.amazon.com/Lundens-Game-ebook/dp/B00B85OSV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360133584&sr=8-1&keywords=lunden%27s+game)

Many thanks to Solar for his unsolicited decision to give me this "bump" on the CPF poli board. Even more thanks to those who bought the book or commented here.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: Solar on February 07, 2013, 06:22:34 AM
May I say in all humility and good spirit, bookmark THIS page....   :thumbsup:

http://www.amazon.com/Lundens-Game-ebook/dp/B00B85OSV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360133584&sr=8-1&keywords=lunden%27s+game (http://www.amazon.com/Lundens-Game-ebook/dp/B00B85OSV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360133584&sr=8-1&keywords=lunden%27s+game)

Many thanks to Solar for his unsolicited decision to give me this "bump" on the CPF poli board. Even more thanks to those who bought the book or commented here.
You're more than welcome.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: taxed on February 07, 2013, 01:31:41 PM
May I say in all humility and good spirit, bookmark THIS page....   :thumbsup:

http://www.amazon.com/Lundens-Game-ebook/dp/B00B85OSV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360133584&sr=8-1&keywords=lunden%27s+game (http://www.amazon.com/Lundens-Game-ebook/dp/B00B85OSV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360133584&sr=8-1&keywords=lunden%27s+game)

Many thanks to Solar for his unsolicited decision to give me this "bump" on the CPF poli board. Even more thanks to those who bought the book or commented here.

No problem.  We've also decided to drop our cut to 98.5%....
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: taxed on February 07, 2013, 01:35:53 PM
Thanks.

To answer your question elsewhere, I'm contractually bound until Spring with only the Amazon Kindle version, and free to explore paperback and other formats after that. Several print-on-demand outfits exist, or I can just put my year of working for a book printer to work and design, print and market the work myself. I haven't decided.

FWIW, the E-book trend is now the fastest-growing segment of modern publishing. Print-on-demand is also gaining ground, with Kodak reportedly about to launch a series of kiosk operations nationwide, all working off --- you guessed it --- E-books.

Kindle's e-reader for Windows is actually quite good, allowing you to format the line-lengths to paperback size, or change the type to your own preferences. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by it.

Quiller, I think this was totally the way to go.  I'm going to pull down a copy when I get some time.  I'm not a fiction guy, but I read the first few pages and am already intrigued enough to want to finish it.....

Who are some authors that have influenced you?  (Ricky doesn't count....)
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: walkstall on February 07, 2013, 01:45:53 PM
No problem.  We've also decided to drop our cut to 98.5%....


Good luck with slipping that past N.   :lol:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: taxed on February 07, 2013, 01:57:58 PM

Good luck with slipping that past N.   :lol:

Oh... I meant 98.5% of the 1.5% she lets him keep.....
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: walkstall on February 07, 2013, 02:54:37 PM
Oh... I meant 98.5% of the 1.5% she lets him keep.....

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: The Boo Man... on February 07, 2013, 04:09:34 PM
I have tragic news. A thread about Quiller's book in the LNF has caused an unrepairable rift between Fuddy and little Ricky. I fear they will never write poetry together again.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: taxed on February 07, 2013, 04:13:08 PM
I have tragic news. A thread about Quiller's book in the LNF has caused an unrepairable rift between Fuddy and little Ricky. I fear they will never write poetry together again.

Drinking game: take a shot every time Ricky declares he is the most intelligent poster on the forum...
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: Solar on February 07, 2013, 04:14:57 PM
I have tragic news. A thread about Quiller's book in the LNF has caused an unrepairable rift between Fuddy and little Ricky. I fear they will never write poetry together again.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
And Q wasn't even there to stir the pot. These fools never cease to entertain. :laugh:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 07, 2013, 06:23:09 PM
Quiller, I think this was totally the way to go.  I'm going to pull down a copy when I get some time.  I'm not a fiction guy, but I read the first few pages and am already intrigued enough to want to finish it.....

Who are some authors that have influenced you?  (Ricky doesn't count....)

I read everything from Shakespeare to Chaucer to Orwell, Huxley, and scores more before I ever got through 10th grade. Popular fiction included a lot of the old Gold Medal Books from Fawcett, or the various New American Library thrillers going out at that time.

No one series influenced me more than others, since I got different things from different writers. Donald E. Westlake (under the pen name of Richard Stark) wrote a brilliant crime series about the ultimate amoral criminal, Parker. Three movies have already been made from "The Hunter," the first in that series. Also under the Stark name was a spin-off series about one of Parker's frequent partners, part-time actor Alan Grofeld. Under the Westlake name he penned so many other smash hit novels that I can safely say he was a model for sheer output and manuscript organization.

Another series involved contract CIA agent Joe Gall, by the hilariously pen-named Philip Atlee (a play on real-life CIA agent Atlee Phillips). Gall was popular at the same time as the Bond series, only far more realistic. Espionage writers of note included Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, John le Carre, Len Deighton, and a ton of espionage nonfiction at both the popular and university-library research level.

More recently, Michigan writers Elmore Leonard (TV's "Justified") and Loren D. Estelman ("Whiskey River" trilogy, particularly, and the fine Amos Walker mysteries). Or John Dunning's excellent antiquarian book mysteries with Cliff Janeway. (I've met both Estelman and Dunning, but doubt I'll meet Leonard, who's usually somewhere else when I get into Detroit).

Aside from that I'm drawing a blank. I mean, I read two or more books a day as a kid, tapering off recently for obvious reasons. Mixed in there were the Bronte sisters, Thackeray, Shelley and Stoker, and the usual run of Chaucer, Swinburne and other doom-'n'-gloom poets of the 1800s. (Teenaged angst, I have no doubt.)

==

I wrote the above before seeing WT's comment regarding Ricky at war with the world. I didn't pick up on Ricky being any MORE obnoxious than he USUALLY is.

That drinking game will wreck a whole bunch of us. Taxed is evil for suggesting it.  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 07, 2013, 06:36:32 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:
And Q wasn't even there to stir the pot. These fools never cease to entertain. :laugh:

Stir WHAT pot? From start to finish I have found it obscenely easy to hold the high ground here. Ricky attacked me straight out the gate, and has been on full-throttle frenzy ever since.

Hatred and envy. It's his life's blood and the curse he'll never escape.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 07, 2013, 06:42:04 PM

Good luck with slipping that past N.   :lol:

 :scared:  Uh.....yeah. She set the cover price, based on her own (grotesquely extensive) E-book reading. Good luck on that, indeed!  :lol:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: walkstall on February 07, 2013, 06:49:53 PM
I read everything from Shakespeare to Chaucer to Orwell, Huxley, and scores more before I ever got through 10th grade. Popular fiction included a lot of the old Gold Medal Books from Fawcett, or the various New American Library thrillers going out at that time.

No one series influenced me more than others, since I got different things from different writers. Donald E. Westlake (under the pen name of Richard Stark) wrote a brilliant crime series about the ultimate amoral criminal, Parker. Three movies have already been made from "The Hunter," the first in that series. Also under the Stark name was a spin-off series about one of Parker's frequent partners, part-time actor Alan Grofeld. Under the Westlake name he penned so many other smash hit novels that I can safely say he was a model for sheer output and manuscript organization.

Another series involved contract CIA agent Joe Gall, by the hilariously pen-named Philip Atlee (a play on real-life CIA agent Atlee Phillips). Gall was popular at the same time as the Bond series, only far more realistic. Espionage writers of note included Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, John le Carre, Len Deighton, and a ton of espionage nonfiction at both the popular and university-library research level.

More recently, Michigan writers Elmore Leonard (TV's "Justified") and Loren D. Estelman ("Whiskey River" trilogy, particularly, and the fine Amos Walker mysteries). Or John Dunning's excellent antiquarian book mysteries with Cliff Janeway. (I've met both Estelman and Dunning, but doubt I'll meet Leonard, who's usually somewhere else when I get into Detroit).

Aside from that I'm drawing a blank. I mean, I read two or more books a day as a kid, tapering off recently for obvious reasons. Mixed in there were the Bronte sisters, Thackeray, Shelley and Stoker, and the usual run of Chaucer, Swinburne and other doom-'n'-gloom poets of the 1800s. (Teenaged angst, I have no doubt.)

==

I wrote the above before seeing WT's comment regarding Ricky at war with the world. I didn't pick up on Ricky being any MORE obnoxious than he USUALLY is.

That drinking game will wreck a whole bunch of us. Taxed is evil for suggesting it.   :thumbsup:


LOL In my youner days I may have lasted one day.  But I stopped drinking 20+ years ago.  So I thinking one 10 oz glass of a nice Scotch made before 1950 would do it. 
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 07, 2013, 07:05:11 PM

LOL In my youner days I may have lasted one day.  But I stopped drinking 20+ years ago.  So I thinking one 10 oz glass of a nice Scotch made before 1950 would do it.

I have liquor in the house but haven't had any for several years. It's been at least five years since I had more than two drinks of any kind in a single evening (and I wasn't driving). After I got out of the service I just lost the taste for it.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: Solar on February 07, 2013, 07:46:35 PM
I have liquor in the house but haven't had any for several years. It's been at least five years since I had more than two drinks of any kind in a single evening (and I wasn't driving). After I got out of the service I just lost the taste for it.
I think it's referred to as growing up. Getting drunk is for kids and those that tend to self medicate.
I'm like you, I seldom drink, but if I do, it's top of the line whiskey.

Granted, this is just my opinion, but it just doesn't make sense waking up feeling like total shit the next day, I can manage that without alcohol. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: The Boo Man... on February 07, 2013, 07:49:37 PM
Drinking game: take a shot every time Ricky declares he is the most intelligent poster on the forum...
That would floor even me...
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: Solar on February 07, 2013, 07:52:23 PM
That would floor even me...
Alcohol poisoning with in the first hour. :laugh:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: walkstall on February 07, 2013, 07:53:57 PM
Alcohol poisoning with in the first hour. :laugh:

For everyone on the board.   :lol:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 07, 2013, 09:55:32 PM
I am unable to decide whether Ricky has been booted out and is stealing Wi-fi bandwidth from a McDonald's dumpster, or is peddling his announcements of godlike expertise from someone not tying-down their home wi-fi router.

Unlike Ricky, I don't presume to know details of his home life. And I didn't know his waist-size as it was, six years ago, much less now, so I can't talk about him like he talks about six years ago like it's still today. Ricky's funny that way. Keeps on lying. Keeps on thinking nobody notices.

See, when you admit you've been banned more than 100 times, and he has, you can claim victory over HOW you trolled, but you can't escape that you ARE one.

Well, I'm here and they're there, but one thing's for sure. Surely nobody ELSE would pay to keep him this busy, unless he was irritating them so much that giving him the Internet was better than giving him credence and company.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on February 07, 2013, 10:44:36 PM
Memo to the guy flogging his ebook on his first post here. I'd be a hypocrite if I didn't address this point blank, considering certain comments made elsewhere by the big cheeses here.

I was invited here, and signed in to this forum on Day 1 of its existence, and made several thousand posts of various topics, before daring to put up my own squib. I do not speak for CPF management, did not ask permission beforehand --- and have thanked these guys for their tolerance --- but I didn't flog my book on my first day. Sorry, but that one was a bit...gauche.

I actually was AT the party, before I blew my kazoo....   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: taxed on November 25, 2013, 08:42:37 AM
Bumped...  a nice stocking stuffer...
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on November 25, 2013, 08:55:44 AM
Bumped...  a nice stocking stuffer...

Talk about a surprise, here! I'm almost ready to talk nice about Linux.....   :wink:

This month, I also published a fantasy mystery, A Blue Frog Occasion.

Shameless self-promotion follows....


Great Ward is now crumbling, after 3,000 years of peace,. Two unstoppable enemies prepare to invade...and blue frog magic is almost gone.

Now comes the death of a very uncommon acolyte, revealing centuries of secrets when the wizard Vorin investigates why she died...reopening an ageless war between himself and the ever-grasping Order she joined.

If he fails, his magic will be gone forever and East Thumb Peninsula will be lost. If he wins, an entire society must change.


http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Frog-Occasion-Thumb-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00GHPHLP4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1383765323&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Frog-Occasion-Thumb-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00GHPHLP4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1383765323&sr=1-1)

Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: walkstall on November 25, 2013, 09:00:29 AM
Talk about a surprise, here! I'm almost ready to talk nice about Linux.....   :wink:

This month, I also published a fantasy mystery, A Blue Frog Occasion.

Shameless self-promotion follows....


Great Ward is now crumbling, after 3,000 years of peace,. Two unstoppable enemies prepare to invade...and blue frog magic is almost gone.

Now comes the death of a very uncommon acolyte, revealing centuries of secrets when the wizard Vorin investigates why she died...reopening an ageless war between himself and the ever-grasping Order she joined.

If he fails, his magic will be gone forever and East Thumb Peninsula will be lost. If he wins, an entire society must change.


http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Frog-Occasion-Thumb-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00GHPHLP4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1383765323&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Frog-Occasion-Thumb-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00GHPHLP4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1383765323&sr=1-1)



Never let a good opportunity pass you by.   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on November 25, 2013, 09:12:47 AM


Never let a good opportunity pass you by.   :popcorn:

Never fail to thank those whose words of support meant so much during the times the two books were being written. You are the best, squire. May you outlive us all.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: walkstall on November 25, 2013, 09:24:43 AM
Never fail to thank those whose words of support meant so much during the times the two books were being written. You are the best, squire. May you outlive us all.

I am still hoping to see a book from Belle in my life time.  (aka  belloftheball)
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: taxed on November 25, 2013, 09:25:37 AM
Never fail to thank those whose words of support meant so much during the times the two books were being written. You are the best, squire. May you outlive us all.

Any chance you dedicated your latest one to Ricky?
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: walkstall on November 25, 2013, 09:27:49 AM
Any chance you dedicated your latest one to Ricky?

ROTFLMAF    :lol:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on November 25, 2013, 09:40:04 AM
Any chance you dedicated your latest one to Ricky?

No. Thus far it's been family members.

Speaking of Darwhiner, he claimed over at LNF that he'd already read an early draft of the book, and added I had given a copy to Lin during one of the two vacations my wife and I went on with her (including our honeymoon).

Separately, when I challenged him to the June 30 Deadline for writing, editing and publishing his own E-book, he specifically said he would not compete against someone who had worked on a book for years.

It's a process. Patience and time are required, and for Ricky, time just flat ran out.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on November 25, 2013, 09:41:20 AM
ROTFLMAF    :lol:

Aw, g'wan, you don't think Taxed had this right up his sleeve the whole time?  :lol:
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: taxed on November 25, 2013, 09:43:24 AM
No. Thus far it's been family members.

Speaking of Darwhiner, he claimed over at LNF that he'd already read an early draft of the book, and added I had given a copy to Lin during one of the two vacations my wife and I went on with her (including our honeymoon).

Separately, when I challenged him to the June 30 Deadline for writing, editing and publishing his own E-book, he specifically said he would not compete against someone who had worked on a book for years.

It's a process. Patience and time are required, and for Ricky, time just flat ran out.

True.  At least he finally stopped stinking...
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on November 25, 2013, 09:51:45 AM
True.  At least he finally stopped stinking...

At least around there.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: norwegen on November 25, 2013, 01:52:47 PM
Well, if you insist, the answer is --- no.  :biggrin:

It's a revenge story and three-way battle of wits between an unwilling recruit and the old man seeking vengeance against a fellow spy who betrayed him during WII. Both have reason to fear an unusually lucky local detective following clues much too effectively for comfort.
Good on you, quiller.

So, you're a mystery writer, eh?  Explain the liberal mentality to us, please.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: walkstall on November 25, 2013, 02:56:34 PM
Good on you, quiller.

So, you're a mystery writer, eh?  Explain the liberal mentality to us, please.

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Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: Solar on November 25, 2013, 03:58:42 PM
Good on you, quiller.

So, you're a mystery writer, eh?  Explain the liberal mentality to us, please.
:lol: :lol:
Some mysteries are simply unsolvable, then again, some we don't want to know the answer.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on November 25, 2013, 09:37:04 PM
Good on you, quiller.

So, you're a mystery writer, eh?


Presently, yes. I used to be a journalist, but I'm in recovery.

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Explain the liberal mentality to us, please.

Envy compounded by ignorance, with heaping doses of Let the Other Guy Pay.

Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on November 25, 2013, 09:38:48 PM
:lol: :lol:
Some mysteries are simply unsolvable, then again, some we don't want to know the answer.

But if you buy the book, all will be explained!  :biggrin: 

By the way: my wizard is a capitalist.
Title: Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
Post by: quiller on November 26, 2013, 04:22:28 PM
Shamelessly bumped to thank the person who saw this thread and bought a copy of Lunden's Game.