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#AuthorHelp

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As you all know, my wife (Desirée Lee) and myself are both authors. Both of us are award-winning, critically-acclaimed, bestselling authors. Authors can’t do what we do without the support of our fans and readers. All of you mean the world to us!

Often, we’re asked what someone can do to help support our work. The list above is a great starting place. Do those things, and you’ll be helping us out tremendously!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Ectoplasm and Orbs” by Eldritch Thorn

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Eldritch Thorn is a good friend whom I had the pleasure of meeting during the 14 years I lived in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Like me, he is an award-winning, bestselling author. He works in hardcore erotica, and pagan subjects. Check out his critically acclaimed horror/erotica novella “Ectoplasm and Orbs” here. It’s $2.99 for Kindle!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Plagiarism

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A recent debate and lawsuit going on between two New York Time’s bestselling authors has a lot of writers keeping the issue of plagiarism in mind right now. The aforementioned issue is between Sherrilyn Keyon and Cassandra Clare over Clare’s “Mortal Instruments” series of book, for those who haven’t heard that news yet. If you haven’t, read about it here. I truly hope that Clare isn’t guilty of this; I’m quite enjoying “Shadowhunters” as a television series. Alas, I’ve not had the pleasure of reading the books as yet, though I look forward to doing so.

Anyway…

As an author, plagiarism is always a threat. It’s something that we’ve probably all encountered, or at least suspected. Years ago I made the mistake of talking openly about some major plot points in a book I was working on, doing so in an open, on-line forum. Very stupid move on my part, I know. Not long after, those same plot points ran in a then-in-production major television series. It’s hard to find a writer these days who has made any sort of a name for themselves who hasn’t had to deal with plagiarism, or at least had cause to strongly suspect it.

So, a question to other writers – how do you protect yourself from plagiarism; what’s your best/favorite method?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Book Research

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For some time now – the past few years – I’ve been slowly putting together ideas for a science fiction novel. Though the project would be a work of fiction, it would be based on a lot of real-life UFO sightings, accounts, reports supposedly leaked from the US government, etc. This project gets set aside for a while, and then I go back to it for a bit, before setting it aside once more.

Part of me really wants to write this book, and is very excited about it. Part of me isn’t sure that I should write it because of the can of worms it may open. If I ever do write the book, I doubt anyone from the US government, the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, US Coast Guard, or any other branch of the military or government will be happy with the book’s content.

What do you all think? Should I keep this project in mind, and write it someday despite the reactions it’s apt to bring from certain fronts?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Desirée Lee’s “Money Laundering”

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As all of you know, I’m very happily married to bestselling, critically-acclaimed, award-winning paranormal author Desirée Lee. Haven’t checked out her work yet? You’re depriving yourself of a great experience, and a fantastic read! Might I suggest “Money Laundering” on your Kindle?

For dry cleaning clerk Iina Whitmer, life in Lunaville is rife with odd coincidences. It only gets stranger when a handsome attorney, missing socks, and $50,000 are involved!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Desirée Lee’s “Last Chance upon a Murder”

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As all of you know, I’m very happily married to bestselling, critically-acclaimed, award-winning paranormal author Desirée Lee. Haven’t checked out her work yet? You’re depriving yourself of a great experience, and a fantastic read! Might I suggest “Last Chance upon a Murder” on your Kindle?

An ancient rite performed in modern times. A lone woman unaware of her destiny. A preternatural creature hunts for one soul to claim for his own. What havoc will be wrought when the three intertwine? Can two beings from vastly different worlds find peace together, or are they doomed to walk between worlds forever?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Desirée Lee’s “All Hallow’s Haunting”

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As all of you know, I’m very happily married to bestselling, critically-acclaimed, award-winning paranormal author Desirée Lee. Haven’t checked out her work yet? You’re depriving yourself of a great experience, and a fantastic read! Might I suggest “All Hallow’s Haunting” on your Kindle?

Teenagers Dane Grissinger and Kit Eisley never meant for things to go so far when they snuck into the Coulbourne cemetery on Halloween night. Dane’s idea of a seance to contact the wife and son that Silas Coulbourne had murdered seemed like a scary, but thrilling prospect for the night. When Dane disappeared during the ceremony, nobody believed Kit’s story that a ghost took him. Now, 10 years later, Kit is visited by an apparition claiming to be Dane. Kit must bring herself to deal with her ghosts from the past and find the truth about what happened to Dane on that fateful night. Some secrets, however, do not want to be unburied.

Enjoy!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Out For Review

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Well, work has wrapped up on the final round of edits for “Hidden Tribe“. “Hidden Tribe” being, of course, the sasquatch novel that Desirée Lee and I have been so hard at work on for the past while.

All along the plan has been to get some reviews on the book from people in the sasquatch research community. The plan is to include those reviews, at least in part, in the book when it goes to print. Currently, “Hidden Tribe” is out to some names that we think all of you will instantly recognize. When those reviews come in, a publication date for “Hidden Tribe” can be figured out.

If anyone out there in my fanbase is involved with the sasquatch research community, and would like the chance to do an advance review on “Hidden Tribe”, too, please let me know via the “Contact” page of my website.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Frozen” & “Winter’s Rite”

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This is something I first posted about roughly two years ago when we watched the Walt Disney film “Frozen” for the first time. Since then “Frozen” has become the favorite movie of our daughter, who is now 2 1/2-years-old. We’ve watched “Frozen” many, many, many times. The disc is in the Blu-ray player almost daily. Sometimes she insists on watching it twice in a single day. I think we all have the movie memorized by now!

I can’t help but draw some parallels between the film and my first novel—”Winter’s Rite” which was released on February 13, 2006.

“Frozen” is “loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen”” according to the film’s credits and Wikipedia. Sorry to say, I’ve never read that piece of classic literature. If my novel “Winter’s Rite” is really so close in a few details to “The Snow Queen”, I’m amazed. The part that really stuck out to me was ***SPOILER ALERT!*** the scenes with the creature Elsa had outside of her castle of ice – Marshmallow. It bears a marked resemblance to the Ice Phantoms in “Winter’s Rite”. Other details were eerily similar, too.

Maybe I’ve simply had too many ideas stolen from me over the years. Maybe I’m paranoid. Maybe it’s purely coincidence. If so, let’s explore this option—many fans have told me, after reading the book, that “Winter’s Rite” would make an excellent film. Several have specifically remarked on how suited they think the book is to a CGI film.

Who out there is interested in seeing “Winter’s Rite” adapted as an animated film, CGI, or otherwise?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Freemasons

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For quite a while now, many years, really, I’ve been interested in the Freemasons. Not just as historical figures, or the rich story plot elements that the order could represent. As a bestselling author, everything gets filtered through that lens of “how could this be used in a story?” in my mind. My interest in Freemasons is more than that, though. I’d truly like to learn about them.

Research done on-line really hasn’t turned up a whole lot along these lines for me. Most of what I find are the same bits of information, taken almost verbatim, from one site to another. And I have no idea how accurate that information even is.

So, are any of my readers/fans Freemasons? If so, please get hold of me through the “Contact” page of my website. If you’re willing, I’d very much like to get a dialogue going with you, and learn about the Freemasons.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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