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Happy New Year

Thank you for reading my books, following this blog and for making 2018 my best book sales year ever. I wish you and your loved ones a very happy and healthy New Year. Let’s make 2019 a joyful and productive … Continue reading

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Always a Thrill

It’s always a thrill when I find one of my books being sold in faraway places. I just discovered that my latest book The Twisted Road Ahead is being sold on the booktopia website.  booktopia is Australia’s #1 Online Bookstore. How cool … Continue reading

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Why not traditional book publishing?

As an Indie Author, I’m often asked why I don’t use a traditional book publisher. Why not chase one of the big-five publishers for a book contract? Well, here’s an interesting link to author Dean Wesley Smith’s article on eight … Continue reading

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The Twisted Road Ahead – eBook

The Twisted Road Ahead: An Anthology of Short Stories is now available in eBook format for only $2.99 USD. The Twisted Road Ahead – Amazon

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving Day, I’d like to say …………….. to anyone who has read one of my books, followed my Blog and supported my writing endeavors throughout the year. Thank you from the bottom (and top) of my heart. John  

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Show, Don’t Tell: Cat Style

I‘m in the pet store today and decide to buy my cat Bella a special treat. I pay 1.99 and buy her a can of yummy sounding, highly recommended organic cat food. When I get home, Bella is on the … Continue reading

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Where can you purchase my books?

There are more options than ever to purchase my books. Here are three big ones! Barnes & Nobles – John D. Ottini Books A Million – John D. Ottini Amazon – John D. Ottini

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The Twisted Road Ahead – Coming Soon

A new paperback is coming in November, just in time for the holidays! The Twisted Road Ahead: An Anthology of Short Stories contains 8 short stories, previously published in eBook format. Two of the stories were finalists in this year’s … Continue reading

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2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards Ceremony

Unfortunately, neither one of my (finalist) short stories won an award at this years Royal Palm Literary Awards ceremony, but my wife and I had a wonderful  time. Here are a few photographs I took at the event. Me on … Continue reading

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2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards Competition

…..and the winner is? It’s hard to believe that it’s only 10 days before the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards banquet where two of my entries, “Words to a Kill” and “One Shot to the Head” are finalists in the … Continue reading

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