Roger Hooverman – Part 2

This is the second part to the interview with my friend and fellow SluGS member, Roger. Good information and interesting read.

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roger2 This is the second part of Debbie’s interview with Florida writer, Roger Hooverman.

You have published on Amazon. How was that process? Would you recommend that avenue for emerging writers?

I chose to self-publish through Amazon because I didn’t think my books had the market potential to interest a commercial agent or publisher.  Many other authors aiming at a mass market do self-publish though, and are apparently quite successful.
    Amazon works in partnership with CreateSpace, which is the actual on-demand publishing company. The process was very easy.  It did not cost me anything at all – they will sell you professional help in editing, layout and cover design if you want it, but I decided I could do that myself.  They give very clear instructions in how to format the book, and their online interface is easy to use. I was able to proof the book online, and order…

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Scotland, Pittsburg, the Cowboy and Ariosa

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V is for Villa

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U is for Utopia… well, not really

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R is for rustler

R is for rustlers –The story of cattle raiders is very old. In fact, the ancient god Hermes stole the cattle of his half brother Apollo. Hermes returned the cattle and all was forgiven, but not so in the American Southwest. One of the causes of war between the US and Mexico in the 1840s … Continue reading R is for rustler

Q is for… well, just keep reading

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P is for Pony Express

P is for Pony Express – The Pony Express began overland mail service between St Joe, Missouri and San Francisco, California (their first letter postmarked April 3, 1860) almost one year to the day before the Civil War began. In an era when North and South were coming apart the Pony Express bound East and … Continue reading P is for Pony Express