Where to get my books….

All seven books - bestIf you want to support my writing in the way I like best– by buying and reading my work– here’s where you start.

What you’re supporting I’m a writer with (as I type this it’s too early in the morning to count) at least a dozen different fiction and nonfiction titles that are available in both print and e-book editions, so if you want to read my work, it’s AVAILABLE!!! You can start by reading excerpts of both my published works and works in progress here

…and here’s where you can buy it!!! (All links open in a new browser window.)

Selz – I sell my books direct-to-the-reader on Selz.com. The ebooks here are PDF editions; I opted for that format because whatever the limitations might be compared to other ebook formats, a PDF will look the same on any device. It’s also printable. I also sell signed copies of the print editions of my books on Selz. 

Amazon – If you have a Kindle reader, all of my titles are available for Kindle reader on Amazon, the home of Kindle. You can get the print editions, too…

Brick and Mortar bookshops – ….although why not order the print editions from your local bookseller (like Whistlestop Books in my hometown, Carlisle, PA) or request them from your local library (like Bosler Memorial Library in my hometown, Carlisle PA)? All titles are available for order from Ingram and other book distributors.

What should you read first? – Where to start reading is up to you. As I explain in this blog post, my fiction follows a core group of characters  from their childhood years in the 1960s up through the present day, and it’s always nice to read a unified set of works in “timeline order.” So here’s the timeline. 

Facebook – Of course, I post liberally on my Facebook page, on my characters’ Facebook pages, and on a Neville Goddard page– Neville From My Notebook— and group–Neville Goddard Lecture Discussion Group— that I admin.

Buy me a cuppo coffee – If you read my work or see my videos on YouTube, there will always be a link to my Kofi page, which enables you to “buy me a cup of coffee” via Paypal. Three bucks, as many times as you want, just to pitch in for the time and energy and expense I put out in creating otherwise “free” work (like the Neville Facebook posts, the character Facebook posts, my Youtube videos, etc).

Other venues – I’m in the process of investigating other social media and online artist/writerly venues like Patreon, MeWe, etc, and I’ll certainly update here on my blog as I delve in and create. But for now…

…if you want to support me in the way I like best– by buying and reading my work– this post gives you the GPS.

Thank you! –Max

Anyone wanna buy a shit mug?

OK, word people. Realizing that it COULD be just me, but… you tell me.
One of the things about having multiple fictional characters on Facebook is that I get to see a LOT of peoples’ posts that I wouldn’t see otherwise, and in my character Maura‘s news feed today, there was a reposted ad with a picture of this mug, and as a writer, someone who works with words and takes them seriously, the word choice on the mug made me think, and since I was logged into “her” account, I wrote it in her words, as the married mom of two kids (one six and one two).
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Again, though: you tell me. Is it just ME (and her) or is there something really telling and weird and wrong about the word usage discussed in this post?

Facebook Friday

One of my current writing projects has been ongoing since 2008: I created Facebook pages for the core characters in my fiction. My two novels (Meeting Dennis Wilson and You Don’t Think She Is) are both set in the 1970s. The characters’ Facebook pages, as with several other stories and projects I’ve written, bring this core group of characters into the present day and middle age.

Note that these pages are “live” on Facebook, and people can interact with them. While some of the people on the characters’ friends lists are readers, many of them are people who, I’m pretty certain, are not aware that they are interacting with fictional characters (this in spite of a disclaimer on each characters’ page that they are, in fact, fictional characters).

When you see pixelated names or profile photos, these are REAL people whose names and faces I’ve obscured.

Each Friday, I will present a few screenshots from the previous week’s Facebook character activity. I hope you enjoy FACEBOOK FRIDAY!

Since this week’s FACEBOOK FRIDAY is the first ever, I am using this week’s posts as an introduction.

From my novels, Margo, Christy, Brian, Marty and Kathy are on Facebook. Joining them is Christy’s grown daughter Maura, Brian’s grown “little sister” Rita, a former student of Brian’s named Rae, and (most recently) Maura’s five-year-old daughter Eva.

Margo is now married to Brian…

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…while Christy is married to Marty, with an 11-year-old daughter, Marguerite Katherine (Maggie Kay).

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Kathy is single and works as a nurse for a holistic healthcare clinic…

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…Brian is a music professor at a central PA college…

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…and Christy’s daughter Maura lives in Stowe, Vermont, where she is married to a woman attorney named Tanya Henderson, and has two kids: Eva and Mikey.

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Oh. Did I mention that Margo has a son whom she raised as a single mom (Tony), and that Brian and Margo have a daughter, Rebecca Christine Pressley, aka Becca, who’s 15 years old (16 in May 2016, so learner’s permit time is coming soon).

Becca is musical like her dad, and plays drums in a punk band called Cherry Spill…

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Margo recently left a long-time job in the counseling office of a central Pennsylvania high school to work as a counselor in a private psychology practice…

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Kathy’s fiance Richie sells advertising on restaurant placemats. This job enables him to work two out of seven days of the week, and also to write off meals in diners…

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In some fundamental ways, parenthood has changed neither Brian nor Margo…

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This past week, Maura and her family added another child: a shelter cat named Spot.

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I should also mention that Kathy and Richie live right across the mountain from Margo and Brian…

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Check this blog every Friday for Facebook Friday! And…

Want to join in ? Become a member of the Facebook group WELCOME TO QUAKER VALLEY, PA. 

Facebook cover QV PA group 01Interact with the characters and become part of the story!

What could be more exciting? A lot of things.

But come join in anyway!

Click here for more information.