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    • How to Write a Novel in Ten Days

    • WMG Writer's Guides Book 6
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Phil Baker
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    In a series of blog posts, Smith chronicled his process toward ghost writing a 70,000-word novel for a traditional publisher in just 10 days. He wrote about his progress, his feelings about the writing, and how he approached and overcame obstacles. This book takes readers on a journey that demonstrates that writing fast, and writing well, comes from motivation and practice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good for what it is

    • By SDH on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Kill Game

    • Cold Poker Gang, Book 1
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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    Retired Detective Bayard Lott hosts the weekly poker games at his home. The group calls themselves the Cold Poker Gang. And they succeed at closing old cases. Lott's very first homicide case as a brand-new detective had gone cold more than 20 years earlier. But retired Reno detective Julia Rogers, new to the Cold Poker Gang, suggests they look at that case again for personal reasons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kill Game

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Cold Call

    • A Cold Poker Gang Mystery Volume 2
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    When retired detective Bayard Lott offers to help Julia Rogers search for her lost friend near a remote Idaho lake, they find clues that might lead them directly to the most dangerous serial killer in Las Vegas history. Set in the rugged mountains of Idaho, this twisted mystery pits the Cold Poker Gang against a master criminal.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The First Tee Panic

    • And Other Very Real Golf Stories
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Former PGA Golf Professional and USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith walks you step-by-step, club-by-club from your car to the first tee and beyond in a laugh-out-loud style that not only teaches, but entertains. Any golfer recognizes the fears, the patterns, the downright horrors of the first shot of a round. Ever topped that first shot just off the front edge of the tee box? Or worse yet, whiffed it completely? Come on, admit it. It happened.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Thunder Mountain

    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    A science fiction tale of love and survival of two modern professors dealing with the past they both love and study. Offered a free trip into a remote Idaho wilderness that she loves and studies, Professor Dawn Edwards can't refuse. On the trip she meets Professor Madison Rogers, and they fall for each other before they even reach their destination. But living in the Old West proves to be a brutal task at times. Somehow, Dawn must survive to rescue herself, her friends, and the man she loves. A science fiction novel of the old west and true love

    Regular price: $17.99

    • The Songs of Memory

    • A Jukebox Story
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: TJ Jones
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    As the owner of the Garden Lounge and the time-traveling jukebox, Stout faces a critical decision when the love of his life comes to visit him and the regulars of the Garden. Many lives hang in the balance, including his, and the future of the Garden Lounge. And only a trip through the jukebox might save everything.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing

    • WMG Writer's Guide, Volume 5
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Jim Tedder
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    The publishing world continues to evolve, but myths about who can make a living as a fiction writer maintain a life of their own. Whether you pursue traditional or indie publishing success, you need to know the pitfalls and traps that undermine many writers' careers. In this WMG Writer's Guide, USA Today best-selling author and former publisher Dean Wesley Smith addresses the ten most damaging myths that writers believe in modern publishing.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing

    • WMG Writer's Guide, Volume 6
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Jim Tedder
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    As indie publishing flourishes, many, many myths form around this new booming area of publishing. USA Today best-selling author and major indie blogger Dean Wesley Smith takes a cut at killing some of the myths before they can take root. From the myth that indie writers can't get books into bookstores (they can) to the idea that indie publishing must be easy (it is and it isn't), Dean knocks 10 myths down one after another and might just save you years of wasted time.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Fiction River: Hex in the City

    • An Original Anthology Magazine, Volume 5
    • By: Seanan McGuire, Kerrie L. Hughes(editor), Dean Wesley Smith, and others
    • Narrated by: Dean Wesley Smith, Jerimy Colbert, Barton Grover Howe, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    Urban fantasy offers a diverse playground for some extremely powerful stories. Professional writer and editor Kerrie L. Hughes pulled some fantastic tales out of 14 top writers for this fifth installment of Fiction River. Set in urban lands from modern Portland, to a future Detroit, to a wild Washington, D.C., and ending the tour in London, these top writers take the idea of "Hex" and stretch and twist it into stories with a magickal grip on the imagination.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Ghost of the Garden Lounge

    • A Jukebox Story
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: TJ Jones
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The special jukebox inside the Garden Lounge takes a listener back through time to the memory from a song. But sometimes that memory can be deadly for the timetraveler. And time-loops do exist, even in the Garden Lounge. A twisted-through-time love story by USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. Bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has written more than one hundred popular novels and hundreds of published short stories.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • How to Save the World

    • Fiction River, #2
    • By: David Gerrold, William H. Keith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and others
    • Narrated by: Matthew Buchman, Jerimy Colbert, Kristine Rusch, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    How to Save the World brings together 11 of today's brightest authors, presenting their answers to solve a pressing problem facing the human race. From the growing energy crisis to women's rights to overpopulation to the survival of humanity in the future, the stories in this anthology examine the issues facing our planet today - and offer hope for our survival tomorrow.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Black Betsy

    • A Jukebox Story
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: TJ Jones
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Shoeless Joe Jackson made a mistake and was banned from baseball for life. Sometimes, in the Garden Lounge, the special jukebox lets a customer go back in time to a mistake and fix it. Shoeless Joe never had a chance to let the jukebox help him fix his mistake, but instead it allowed Shoeless Joe to do something even more important: Help a child become a better adult. Black Betsy first appeared in the anthology Alternate Outlaws from TOR Books edited by Mike Resnick.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Dead Money

    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Poker: a high-stakes, deadly serious professional sport. Doc Hill knows all too well the risks involved. Or so he thinks. But when one of the greatest poker players of all time dies, the stakes rise even higher. Doc must solve an increasingly frightening series of murders - and win the biggest tournament of his career - before he finds himself forced to fold his cards for good.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great find

    • By Sherron E. Allen-woods on 05-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Wages of the Moment

    • A Jukebox Story
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: TJ Jones
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Stout watches himself appear and dissappear a bunch of times right in front of his own jukebox, he knows his time machine needs some repairs. And in doing so, he finally gets to meet the inventors of the jukebox. But first he must deal with himself, in more ways than one.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • He Could Have Coped with Dragons

    • A Jukebox Story
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: TJ Jones
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you had made a different decision? A bar napkin with a strange saying and a dragon gives Richard Cone just that: a second chance. Bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith returns to his popular Jukebox series with the origin story of the new owner of the Garden Lounge.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • A Golden Dream

    • A Jukebox Story
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: TJ Jones
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sometimes very special friends, even friends you can't remember, give you a chance to change your past by following the memory of a special song. Should you take the special Christmas gift, take the trip, and change your own history? Or maybe take a look at tomorrow and change that instead.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • She Arrived Without a Song

    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: TJ Jones
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Stout, the owner of the Garden Lounge always thought he could control the time machine disguised as a jukebox by keeping it unplugged. Then one day the jukebox started up without power and a visitor from the future asked a very important favor. A favor that would not only save lives, but maybe everyone.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Against Time

    • Seeders Universe, Book 2
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Paleontologist Callie Sheridan spent a few days deep in the Oregon Caves on a dig with three students from the University of Oregon. When they emerged, they found almost everyone in the world dead. Survival became her only thought. Mathematician and galactic explorer Vardis Fisher dropped into orbit over a planet where almost all of the human life had been recently killed for no obvious reason. Suddenly, hundreds of other ships, all human, appear in orbit and start working to save the planet's remaining population.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite a Novel

    • By Hugh on 06-28-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Monumental Summit

    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Bonnie and Duster Kendal, two of the world's great mathematicians, hire historical interior designer April Buckley and architect Ryan Knott to design and furnish a huge lodge to the year 1900 standards. Only problem: The lodge can't be built. It can't exist. Yet, somehow it does because they've built it before. And fell in love in the process.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Last Car For This Time

    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    When men start getting run over by slow-moving train cars in a gold rush town in the mountains of Idaho, Marshal Duster Kendal must solve the murders. But there might not be a motive besides the fact that Duster Kendal lives. Duster knows exactly what to do about that. And he needs to do it fast before things get much, much worse.

    Regular price: $3.95

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