Sharing imaginary friends since 1985

Sharing imaginary friends since 1985

My name is Chuck Waldron, and I’m a writer. I love to write. Previously, a professional mountain climber, if you view work as climbing mountains, I now spend most of my time trying to make sense of what to do when the plot bunny bites with story ideas. Luckily, when the plot bunny bites, I have many imaginary friends, and yours truly is not afraid to use them. They allow me to tell their stories, on many occasions, even demanding it. Who can ignore their shouting? Not me. My imaginary friends whisper stories that turn into thrillers mixed with mystery…

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Giving in to the characters in my head

Sometimes when writing a sequel, or the first installment of a planned series, I like to take a break and write about the other characters that are floating around in my head. Please enjoy my various short stories that feature characters just as important as those in my core novels. https://www.chuckwaldronauthor.com/stories/

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Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

  Is an apology in order? For all the Facebook post, all the tweets marketing The CleanSweep Conspiracy as a holiday gift? I know it comes under the heading for shameless self-promotion, but — hey — why not fill someone’s need for a 99 cent ebook. The clock is ticking, there may be a second book in the series coming out this next summer. Matt Tremain and his friends once again have their hands full. And, once again they are having a hard time convincing those in charge. So, don’t wait. Order the ebook now for only 99 cents (until December…

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It’s Hard to Beat Free, eh?

Marketing The CleanSweep Conspiracy and breaking through the “noise” of the millions of book titles on Amazon alone is a challenge for the Indie author. Putting myself in a reader’s place, I look for individual authors as well as genre. So, who would pick a book by Chuck Waldron? I tried an experiment. Kindle Direct Publishing, KDP, offers promotion and ad campaigns. One choice was a free book promotion. Who wants to give inventory away for free? Me, for one. I ran a free book promotion from June 24th through the 29th. Then, the waiting game to see who might…

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The Thin Black Line – Part two

I overheard the woman say “he was her all and her everything” to the waitress when she brought over the cherry pie. I wanted to look, but she was in the booth in front of me, and I didn’t want to stare. I’d noticed someone sitting there when I walked in, but I was a little preoccupied with the fact I was dripping mud and water everywhere. “Where did you come from?” asked the waitress. She wore blue jeans and a big, pink, crew neck sweatshirt with horses running on it that said, “Be Wild and Free.” “My car. It…

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The Thin Black Line ~ Part one, by M. Brogan

The phone call about her heart came while I ate canned peaches and contemplated the grocery list. I had not heard my land line in over a year and for a second, I thought it was some kind of alarm. Avalanche or tornado randomly went through my head for some reason, neither of which occurs in New York City. While I thought of what natural disaster the sound signified, Simon came into the kitchen and answered it. He stood and listened to someone in silence and then abruptly handed me the phone. It was my father. We hadn’t spoken in…

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Coming Soon. The Thin Black Line, a short story in three parts

I’m excited about a new writer that will be joining me. Her story, The Thin Black Line, will appear in three parts, the first starting tomorrow, April 22. It will continue for the following two Fridays.Brogan knows discipline, from a young Tae Kwan Do student working through the forms, to tours as an MP in Iraq and Afghanistan. She applied the same discipline earning a Master’s degree. She’s gifted with an imagination that allows her to create thought-provoking stories. Brogan now lives and works in the District of Columbia. If you have a short story you would like to submit, send…

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The CleanSweep Conspiracy

How many civil rights are you willing to give up for safety? In the aftermath of devastating riots, investigative blogger Matt Tremain thinks his city may have surrendered too much.     Chapter 1 UNEXPECTED EVENTS   So far, it had been an ordinary day. It was a Thursday morning, his least favorite day of the week, when he walked into Le Rôti Français, a popular coffeehouse in Yorkville. A caffeinated menu filled an entire wall. He tried to ignore the TV mounted on the wall behind the service counter. Ever since the riots, there had been little news other…

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