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First Concert with Book Signing: A Great Success!!!, Roland Colton, @rolandccolton

First Concert with Book Signing: A Great Success!!!

My First Book Signing with Piano Concert  On November 13, 2016, I had my first combination book signing and concert at the Carlsbad City Library, in Carlsbad, California, sponsored by the Amateur Pianists of San Diego. We had an excellent turnout, estimated at between 60 and 70 people in attendance; some who had traveled a […]

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1 Destination: Loire, France. Arrived in Paradise!, Roland Colton, travel, writing

Destination: Loire, France. Arrived in Paradise!

Traveling to France The summer countdown had finally come to an end—Paris was now in view as our plane descended. For me, the eleven-hour flight had been a breeze (I can sleep anywhere, even on a plane, despite my 6’2” frame). It wasn’t long before we were navigating through Paris’ périphérique extérieur in late afternoon […]

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2 Steps to Creating the Perfect Book Cover, Roland Colton, Books, Forever Gentleman

In Search of the Perfect Cover

I have already written about the travails of finding the “perfect title” for my new book, Forever Gentleman—a process that took several years. Thankfully, obtaining the “perfect cover” for my book didn’t take near as long, but still, the process was far from simple. To begin, I had in mind what I wanted to see […]

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6 Writing Music Into Fiction by @RolandCColton

Learning Chopin’s Quatrieme Ballade

When the Publisher learned that I am an amateur pianist, with an emphasis on classical music, it was proposed that I combine concertizing with book tours, where possible. The Publisher believed that it would be unique and entertaining to combine reading book excerpts with key compositions that Nathan Sinclair (the protagonist in the book) plays.   I thought it […]

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15 roland c colton, writing, book review

Anticipating the First Book Review

In this, my inaugural post, I thought I might share some of my thoughts and impressions in submitting my first novel, “Forever Gentleman” to book reviewers. I suppose most authors have some insecurity about how others will perceive their story and their writing style. There is naturally some trepidation among new authors about how the book will […]

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Midwest Book Review of Forever Gentleman

Forever Gentleman gets its first official review courtesy of Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review. Read the entire review in the April 2016 issue of Midwest Book Review (Donovan’s Bookshelf) or on my Amazon Author Central  page! My historical fiction novel, Forever Gentleman, is available now by pre-order on Amazon. Read more about it […]

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