An Aqueduct, General Patton, and Modern Healthcare in the desert
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by Markus McDowell
3d ago
Markus McDowell An Aqueduct, General Patton, and Modern Healthcare in the desert Markus McDowell Having gone back to do more historical research for my upcoming historical novel about Desert Steve, I’ve learned a lot more details about three important historical events that happened right in Desert Steve’s backyard. Desert Steve was a preacher from Missouri who gave up the pastorate to farm cotton on the border between California and Arizona. When World War I caused cotton prices to drop, he turned over the farm to the tax collector, and went out to the middle of the Colorado Desert and the Ch ..read more
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Behind the Scenes: Ulysses is the best app for writing historical fiction
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by Markus McDowell
2w ago
Markus McDowell Behind the Scenes: Ulysses is the best app for writing historical fiction Markus McDowell As I have mentioned in other posts, my current work-in-progress is an historical novel about Steve “Desert Steve” Ragsdale, a preacher and cotton farmer who set out to found a town in the middle of the Colorado Desert, 50 miles (ca. 80 km) from any settlement. For all my writing, I use Ulysses app. I’ve used many writing apps over the decades, but Ulysses is by far the best for how I work. Ulysses organize writings in “groups” and “sheets.” Sheets are where you do the actual writing, and i ..read more
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“Behind The Scenes: Timelines, Research, And Writing Historical Novels”
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by Markus McDowell
3w ago
Markus McDowell “Behind The Scenes: Timelines, Research, And Writing Historical Novels” Markus McDowell I had the idea for a historical novel based on the life of Steve “Desert Steve” Ragsdale in 2020. He was a preacher from Coffeyville in the late 1800s, who gave up the pulpit (out of frustrations with the church) to go farm cotton in California near the Arizona border. When cotton prices dropped due to World War I, he turned the farm over to the tax collector and set out to found a town in the middle of the Colorado desert between Phoenix and Los Angeles. In those days, the route was merely ..read more
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Audiobook available — So Deep in Shadow: Short Stories
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by Markus McDowell
1M ago
Markus McDowell Audiobook available — So Deep in Shadow: Short Stories Markus McDowell Markus Mcdowell, author https://markusmcdowell.com Veronica@markusmcdowell.com +1 310 494 6264 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The audio version of McDowell’s new book now available. AuDible Apple Audio Books A collection of short stories about the extremes we often find ourselves in—sometimes of our own making. Each story uses the adverb “so” in its title, emphasizing the extreme function of the following adjectives (tired, snowy, long, alive, dense, rude…). McDowell uses fantasy, literary fiction, historical ficti ..read more
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Murder, homeless, and political intrigue – review of Veteran
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by Markus McDowell
1M ago
Markus McDowell Murder, homeless, and political intrigue – review of Veteran Markus McDowell #attachment_caption Amazon Kindle Apple Books This is book two in the City Streets Trilogy by Susanne Perry. The other books are Runaway and Gutter Punk. The series deals with police detectives, the homeless population, and are crime dramas. Plot, Character, Setting of Veteran The novel begins with a man named Dylan, who is attacked in his office. A wonderful introduction that captures the reader’s attention quickly. Who is Dylan? Why was he killed? Who is the killer? The story then switches to the ..read more
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Buy now! So Deep in Shadow: Short Stories by Markus McDowell
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by Markus McDowell
1M ago
Markus McDowell Buy now! So Deep in Shadow: Short Stories by Markus McDowell Markus McDowell Markus Mcdowell, author https://markusmcdowell.com Veronica@markusmcdowell.com +1 310 494 6264 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE McDowell’s new volume of short stories now available A collection of short stories about the extremes we often find ourselves in—sometimes of our own making. Each story uses the adverb “so” in its title, emphasizing the extreme function of the following adjectives (tired, snowy, long, alive, dense, rude…). McDowell uses fantasy, literary fiction, historical fiction, speculative fiction g ..read more
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So Deep in Shadow: Short Stories by Markus McDowell – preorder now
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by Markus McDowell
2M ago
Markus McDowell So Deep in Shadow: Short Stories by Markus McDowell – preorder now Markus McDowell FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A new collection of unique short stories from Markus McDowell This second collection of short stories by Markus McDowell continues his fascination with loss, grief, chaos, and the human reaction to it—good and bad. Do you see yourself in these stories? What would you do in these situation? Includes a special Christmas story. Audiobook coming soon. A collection of short stories about the extremes we often find ourselves in—sometimes of our own making. Each story uses the ad ..read more
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So What? A sneak peek into my latest book
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by Markus McDowell
2M ago
Markus McDowell So What? A sneak peek into my latest book Markus McDowell The idea for this collection of short stories came from my love of languages. I was doing some reading of an ancient Greek manuscript, and became fascinated by the use of adverbs, and how they were employed. It got me to thinking about adverbs in English, and how English grammar can be perplexing: “English is not a language, it is three languages wearing a trench coat pretending to be one.”1 The word “so” came to my mind. I knew from teaching languages that this tiny word causes many problems for new English speakers, as ..read more
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Black Friday sale! $.99 for Mortals As They Walk by Markus McDowell
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by Markus McDowell
2M ago
Markus McDowell Black Friday sale! $.99 for Mortals As They Walk by Markus McDowell Markus McDowell Markus Mcdowell, author https://markusmcdowell.com Veronica@markusmcdowell.com +1 310 494 6264 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE .99 cent Black Friday Sale! Markus McDowell’s third novel, Mortals As They Walk, is available for $.99 for black Friday. Purchase and download between now and Sunday, November 27, 2022. Markus McDowell. So Deep in Shadow: Short Stories. Riversong Books, 2022. ISBN: 978-1-958139-12-7. eISBN: 978-1-958139-11-0. pp. $11.99 (pbk). $9.99 (eBook). McDowell’s third novel is set in the ..read more
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Tickle your tastebuds with authentic country French Cuisine (review)
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by Markus McDowell
3M ago
Markus McDowell Tickle your tastebuds with authentic country French Cuisine (review) Markus McDowell Le Petit Café 1591 Spinnaker Drive Ventura, California https://lepetitcafebakery.com/ Menu About Le Petit Café The interior dining room Le Petit Café is owned and operated by Wendy and Jean-Luc (Jean-Luc is the Executive Chef and Pastry Chef). The restaurant boasts fresh ingredients from local farmers. The menu is quite full, including extensive breakfast dishes, appetizers, salads, chips, sandwiches, how’s specialties, dinner, entrées, beer, wine, and desserts. Cocktails can be ordered fro ..read more
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