To understand my logo - - It's a book, both writing and reading for me, I'm always doing one or the other - it's the pen for writing, for making notes - I actually do a better job with hand writing or hand editing than I do on the computer. But also the feather pen indicates historical, that's not the kind of inkwell pen we use anymore, but I'm a historian, and this indicates that. And then if you can see the glasses, because for some reason the glasses don't seem to show up above, they indicate intensity. Vision. The need to see the truth, and to report it.
As a historian, to find the people and attitudes that created historical events.
New on 6/1/19: DO NOT purchase Saving Boone: Legend of the Half-White Son. I am negotiating with ATTMP for a new cover, or a new edit with new cover. Not that I need to tell you. This book has done very poorly in the marketplace, and they are the reason why. If they don't negotiate, then this book is a throwaway until I can cancel the contract. I have more info on publishing a nonfiction myself on the CWBP page. And YES, I am going to Crete! Very excited, plan to do some research and work on my Greek vampire while there. Updated my Media Press Kit and the Novels tab.
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Janesville Performing Arts Center, performances in October, 2018, and yes, as a guy! I'm hoping to convince director to let me wear hat and moustache.
After seeing myself as simply a fiction writer for so many years, I'm now focusing on scripts, and getting into film. I also see my copper database as "moving pictures" because my goal is to track a major trade network with these pieces. Hoping to get some movement with movie scripts!
See several rough video drafts at YouTube. Here's the first one:
5/8/19: Added to "Nonfiction, the "Civil War & Bloody Peace" Introduction. See for yourself if this book might appeal to you. I have begun editing the text, and I also sent pieces of this book out to get the permission for one very important photo. Fingers crossed
4-30-19: Note the new Wittry is available under CAMD.
4/28/19: I have made the monumental decision to self-publish my major nonfiction "Civil War and Bloody Peace: Following Orders." See the nonfiction tab so you can follow this journey and get tips on how its done.
8/2/18: This is not a good trend, only every other week in my retirement here? I'll have to make a weekly appointment. For Senator Dave Hansen and others interested, here's a link to STATE PLATE: WISCONSIN with our booyah feature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pl7A1RGO3w&t=182s. Still want it as our state soup, but got to get a party going here in Beloit first, so people love it outside of Green Bay! (Had to remove the Booyah PDF file though, more on that later.) Oh, and for my copper friends who wonder why I'm not longer on the copper FB page, it's because the moderator there got mad I wouldn't give her complete access to my CAMD, a collection worth well over $6,000.00.
6/25/18: Retired as of tomorrow! Watch this website explode! I have a new link to share, this one is on an interview I did on my novel "Saving Boone." I chatted with a Native American Indian on it and he thanked me for not using "Half-Breed" on the cover, but this is a historical novel and it is about the "half-breed" experience. Give it a try. The link to learn more is https://nancywoodbooks.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/meet-monette-bebow-reinhard/. Also the new CAN on the CAMD is available so email for a copy of that, and I just finished a great new edit of my script Graveyard, which is now in the hands of a publisher who first requested it back in February and liked the new pitch. I'm getting soooo much information on what created the assassination environment of the 60s, too. Amazes me we never saw these things before.
6/20/18: See me having some fun with the various myths of the vampire at https://arimeghlen.co.uk/2018/06/20/gp-around-the-world-with-a-vampire-researcher/ as a guest blog. And don't miss the other exciting links and free downloads, below. NEW "Copper Artifact News" coming on 6/23!
6/13/18: New links to share! Here's my adapted novel script under contract: https://www.robertjsmithproductions.com/product-page/adapted-screenplay-the-chain - in case you're in the market for an interesting and unusual historical movie project. Also I am honored to share this link for any interested in copper artifacts and the CAMD: http://fourdirectionpoetry.wixsite.com/turtleisland - this one is on my research of the Serpent Mound in Ohio. And the new issue of the newsletter is coming along nicely - if you're not a subscriber yet, contact me! It's scheduled to go out on 6/23.
6/10/18: Whether you hate what I'm doing or agree with it, please take a moment to read my research blog on the killing of RFK. I've been asleep for the last 50 years--maybe afraid of knowing the truth. I don't think we can afford to be afraid anymore.
I am a professional proofreader/editor with years of experience. If your novel is as good as you can make it, but you're not comfortable with your sentence structure, spelling grammar, punctuation, metaphors and similes, and the like, send it to me. I will edit the first 10% of your book FREE so you can see if I do what you want. After that, the editing will only cost you $1 a page. I'm cheap because I enjoy it.