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Super-Heroes in Allegan at Tardy’s Underground By Donald Talonen

Tardy’s Underground Comics & Collectibles is the perfect place for you if you’re a fan of new and classic comics or a toy collector looking for rare toys. With experienced staff and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, you’ll feel right at home. Located in Allegan, Kort Johnson is always available to help you find any

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Authors: Let high tops & hotels unlock your brand By Dan Klefstad

Marketing expert Seth Godin got me thinking about the difference between logo vs. brand. Most of us understand a logo as an identifier, like McDonald’s golden arches. You see it and know what they sell. Branding, on the other hand, goes beyond a transaction. It’s a promise that your life will be enhanced when you

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Southern Gothic Creations: Dan Klefstad: So, You want to be published? (Video)

This episode of Southern Gothic Creations (SGC) focuses on Dan Klefstad and his new book, DIY Book Promo.  Dan talks to SGC hosts, Joseph St John and Deneen Azzolino about the process needed to get your book out to the general public and increase sales. Dan is a longtime radio host and newscaster. His latest

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Get to know our Artist: Dan Klefstad

Dan Klefstad is a longtime radio host and newscaster. His latest book, DIY Book Promo, helps his fellow authors find readers without spending money. It’s based on lessons from the previous campaign for his novel, Fiona’s Guardians, plus his broadcasting career. Dan will speak about his unique approach to book marketing this July at the Imaginarium Convention in

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Classic Poetry: Christabel by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge is the premier poet-critic of modern English tradition, distinguished for the scope and influence of his thinking about literature as much as for his innovative verse. Active in the wake of the French Revolution as a dissenting pamphleteer and lay preacher, he inspired a brilliant generation of writers and attracted the patronage

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“DIY Book Promo” Scales Up for the Convention Hall by Dan Klefstad

Recently, I read a book by a friend who attended one of my sessions called, “DIY Book Promo: How to Get Your Book into Readers’ Hands Without Spending Money.” I was looking for new examples deserving all-out promotion and this novel ticked all the boxes. The prose? Brilliant. Compelling characters and airtight plot? Check and

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80s music and a whole lotta black: my meeting with The Louisville Revenant Appreciation Society By Dan Klefstad

The atmosphere was what you’d expect: muted lighting, clothes the color of a moonless night, and cocktails with fog rising from each glass. One pleasant surprise was a low fi recording of Siouxsie & the Banshees that I’d swear was from a cassette tape. “So, you’re that author.” Lilith Lamia, president of the LRAS, greeted

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3 in a row for Oklahoma Softball why are they so dominant? by Jon Benton

By Jon Benton Image by Cheryl Holt from Pixabay A couple of days ago, the University of Oklahoma Women’s Softball team became only the second team in NCAA DIVI Women’s College Softball to back to win back to back Women’s College World Series Championships. This is OU’s 7th overall softball championship and it matches the number

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Visit Our History

In August 2021, I had the opportunity to visit the Virginia War Museum in Newport News, VA. Founded in 1923 by the Braxton-Perkins Post #25 of the American Legion Museum, it was established as a World War I (WW1) gallery but, over the years, it has grown to become a full-fledged war museum, covering the

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