The Legend of Mad Myrtle

Edmond P. DeRousse August 28, 2015

Urban legends and ghost stories are part of our culture. It is in our nature to explore the eerie and spooky. We have an insatiable craving f

Ready to sell/Now what?

Edmond P. DeRousse August 26, 2015


Whether you self- publish or have a publisher, this has to be done. NO EXCEPTION.

Regardless how big a name you may become because of your published work, you will not escape marketing. Steven King is not excluded from this. He does book signings and public appearances. James Paterson has even promoted his books on Television.

When my first book was re

How The Mind Plays Tricks On People

Edmond P. DeRousse August 19, 2015

In my Common Man Adventure Series, my character Pete Russey sometimes struggles with the tricks his mind plays on him. Just because he sees something, doesn’t necessarily mean he is actual

Publishing Timeline

Edmond P. DeRousse August 18, 2015

Just because you submit does not mean you have been accepted. Hopefully, you have put a great deal of thought and time into selecting a company that you will partner with.

Most likely, you’ve submitted your book to one or more publishers. How long will it be before you can touch and feel your book? The amount of time it takes for this to happen varies.

Expect to deal with more than a couple people throughou

The Secret Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile

Edmond P. DeRousse August 12, 2015

Mona Lisa. The world famous portrait of a woman with the mysterious smile is surely one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most intriguing, well-praised, and well-studied work of art. Mona Lisa, who has been the object of study by scholars for mo

Magazineland U.S.A.

Edmond P. DeRousse August 6, 2015

When I was growing up, my hometown of Sparta, Illinois, had two very prominent industries. They were coal mining and

The Publishing Process (part I – Submitting the manuscript)

Edmond P. DeRousse August 5, 2015

Many things have to occur in order to publish. You must have the desire to write. You must write the words. You must research prospective companies. You must submit your work.

First of all, nothing happens unless there is a desire to write. Words don’t appear on paper just because you have something to say. I may say I want a cup of coffee, for instance, but I can’t enjoy it if I don’t do something to make i