Category Archives: Sally Ember

‘The Weight of Living’ wins First Place in Royal Dragonfly Book Awards

“The Weight of Living” has won FIRST PLACE in the Mystery Category of the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Award contest.   I am amazed. Thank you to the judges at Royal Dragonfly. Congratulations to all the winners. I am honored … Continue reading

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The anatomy of a winning book cover: ‘The Weight of Living’

What does a book cover say about the book within? The cover of my third Frank Nagler Mystery, “The Weight of Living,” created by Anita Dugan-Moore, in a simple design and color palette, captured what the title implies: That living … Continue reading

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‘Who Shot the Smart Guy at the Blackboard?’ to be released Nov. 24 on Kindle Unlimited

“Who Shot the Smart Guy at the Blackboard?”  is the quick story about an encounter between Cassie Blondell, a federal attorney and political operative, and Derek Mainly, a newspaper reporter. It will be released by Imzadi Publishing Nov. 24 as … Continue reading

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‘The Weight of Living’ entered in 2017 Best Books Award contest

“The Weight of Living,” the third Frank Nagler Mystery is an entry into the 14th Annual Best Books Award contest. The winners are picked by a judging panel and will be announced in mid-November. This is how “Weight is described … Continue reading

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‘Living’ cover a semi-finalist. Thanks for helping. Vote from Nov. 1 to 5

The brilliant cover for the third Frank Nagler Mystery, “The Weight of Living” is a semi-finalist in the cover art contest run by authordb.com. The cover art is by Anita Dugan-Moore, of my publisher Imzadi Publishing of Tulsa. I am … Continue reading

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More Dover: Lauren Fox emerged and changed a story

Stories take odd turns before becoming whole. “The Swamps of Jersey,” the first Frank Nagler Mystery to be published, was a rewrite of an old version of “A Game Called Dead,” the second Nagler mystery to be published. But one … Continue reading

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Help Anita win a cover art contest

The cover for the latest Frank Nagler Mystery, “The Weight of Living,” was entered into a cover art contest at http://www.authorsbd.com. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 23, Pacific Standard Time, or 3:59 a.m. Oct. 24 Eastern Standard Time. The … Continue reading

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Three events: Cherry Hill, N.J.; Clinton, N.J.; Bethlehem, Pa.

I’ll be among great writers at the upcoming events:    Oct. 14: Fall Book Fest at the Cherry Hill Mall, 2000 Route 38. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: http://www.brokenbarspublishing. com Nov. 5: By the Book, Beaver Brook County … Continue reading

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A thousand years of drought

Thunder rumbles like distant gun fire, The echoes of endless battle. The statues all have swords, Huzzahs not to sacrifices, but to campaigns for glory forgotten. Let the metal rust and the stone melt. Remember the faces and tears, Not … Continue reading

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Making ‘The Weight of Living’ local news

Trying a little local online advertising.  Testing, testing, testing. The fun part is getting to interview myself. And we reporters used to accuse politicians of making up quotes. Ha!   http://tapinto.net/towns/morristown/articles/new-jersey-author-releases-new-mystery   http://tapinto.net/towns/bridgewater-slash-raritan/articles/new-jersey-author-releases-new-mystery-1

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