I Bow to Bob

Kuddos to Dylan
On his recent Nobel
He really deserves it
His words are just swell

And here I have finished
My next mystery story
Though I do not expect
Such fame or much glory

No, the reason I
Continue writing
The thing I find
The most exciting

Is readers who tell me
My books make them happy
They like to laugh
They’re okay with sappy

Silly characters?
Every single one!
Unlikely plots?
Hey, that’s what’s so fun

So Unexpected’s
My latest endeavor
I hope to keep writing
Both now and forever

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Unexpected is available on Amazon!!!

The First Draft Blues

The dreaded first draft
Is going so slowly
I’m so unproductive
It makes me feel lowly

The characters unformed
The plot’s just a mess
The story so far?
This must be a test

With each book this happens
I have to keep going
Write some each day
All the time knowing

That I’ll start to like it
One wonderous day
Writing stops being work
And starts to be play

Oh, when will I get to
That glorious point?
I do hope it’s soon
Cuz my mood’s out of joint

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Kindle Scout: The Final Frontier

It’s true and you have
A right to complain
Yet another poem on
My kindle scout campaign

Just this last time
And I promise I’ll stop
But now’s the last week
For you to hop

Over to Five Spot’s
Campaign page
Everyone’s doing it
It’s all the rage!

And while you’re there
Please do hit
That nominate key
And then I’ll quit

Bugging you
To vote for me
I’ll get off your back
And you’ll be free

And next week’s poem
Will be something new
Cuz my Five Spot campaign
Will be totally through

Voting Ends September 14th!

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/32F95ZQHQMJ52

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A Kindle Scout Shout Out: Part 2

Another shout out
For my little old book
If you read the excerpt
You will be hooked

So to this link
You should now flee
And if with me
You do agree
Please hit that lovely
Nominate key!

What’s in it for me?
I’m sure you’re asking
Well, if I win
You will be basking

In a free kindle copy
Of the fifth Cue Ball Mystery
And all curiosity
Will then be history

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/32F95ZQHQMJ52

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A Kindle Scout Shout-Out to the Stars!

You say George Clooney
And Curtis, Jamie Lee
Have nothing in common
With little old me

Okay, you are right
For now that is true
But read my Scout page
And before you are through

You’ll see Jessie Hewitt
Has a dream to be seen
Shooting some Eight Ball
On the big silver screen

Jessie says Ms. Curtis
Would be great at this role
And Clooney for Rye?
Yep, that is the goal!

My Kindle Scout page
Has fun ideas like this
But before ending this poem
I’d be rather remiss

If I didn’t ask that you
Click the “nominate” key
If my book gets chosen
It will fill me with glee

‘Cuz then Five Spot
Would be published by Scout
Giving the Cue Balls
Great publicity and clout

Enough to convince
George and Jamie Lee?
Jessie and Rye
Are waiting to see!

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/32F95ZQHQMJ52

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Five Spot – The Kindle Scout Campaign

I’ve entered my latest
Into something called Scout
It’s a contest for authors
Where we jump up and shout
“Choose my book, choose my book!
Please give it some clout!”
Below is the link
On my nomination route
I vow if I don’t win
I’ll try not to pout

So please give it a click
And my excerpt please read
If you nominate me
And if I succeed
You’ll get Five Spot for free
After the contest’s complete
A gift on your Kindle
Oh boy! What a treat!
But ‘til mid-September
We’re on the edge of our seat

Alas, we must wait
Until the voting is through
Only then will we have
Any hint, any clue
On Five Spot’s success
In this contest so new
Either way, I give thanks
Where they are due
I’d be nowhere at all
Without, dear reader, you!

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/32F95ZQHQMJ52

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The Dreaded Blurb

I can write a poem
And include a rhyme
Or produce a novel
If given the time

But ask me to
Compose a blurb
Discuss my book
In a few short words

Keep it simple
And make it pithy
So potential readers
See how it’s spiffy

Oh, how I wish
The task were so easy
But this dreaded job
Makes me quite queasy

I feel like saying
Just read the book
Then I won’t have to
Write you a hook

But instead I brainstorm
Over syntax I fret
And after 200 tries
A blurb I’ll beget

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Emmy or Oscar?

I’d love to put Jessie
Onto a screen
Whether TV or silver
Has yet to be seen

I may be biased
But I really do know
The Cue Ball Mysteries
Would make a great show

The characters are quirky
The dialogue snappy
Many LOL moments
To make people happy

A Cue Ball mini-series
Wouldn’t that be neat?
It would keep every viewer
Glued right to their seat

So hey, TV directors
Why not discover me?
This show will win Emmys
Just wait and see

Or if anyone knows anyone
In movie production
I’d give my right arm
For a friendly introduction

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