Eric Pulsifer

Biography

Writer, journalist, blogger, author, publisher, musician, troublemaker nonpareil, and generally a hill of fun.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started in the womb. Seriously! The doc found some very interesting scribbling on the wall when he did Mom's hysterectomy.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I find the whole idea of waiting around for some agent or publisher to be a repugnant one. With a previous work I pitched it to 40 or 50 agents -- I lost count -- and eventually figured it out. With or without an agent or publisher, I still need a platform, I'm told. This means I'm still promoting my work. With that in mind, just exactly what does an agent or publishing house do?
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Where to find Eric Pulsifer online


Books

Playing Harmonica Like a Real Musician
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 18,780. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Theory, Nonfiction » Music » Instruments - General
Geared toward intermediate and advanced harp players, Playing Harmonica Like a Real Musician takes you from random blowing to playing with purpose. Accomplished musician Eric Pulsifer presents some of the stuff they don't teach you. Other instrumentalists and singers can also benefit from this work.
Ink Stained Wretch: A collection of thoughts, musings and caffeinated prose from an old journalist
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,100. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
What happens to old journalists when they die? Today's newsroom is so different that a true ink-stained wretch wouldn't recognize it. No loud typewriters. No clouds of smoke. No pica poles, no paste pots. You'd have to hunt around to even find any ink. But still, the stories must be told. In this book, a true ink-stained wretch shares plenty of them.
Desert Vendetta
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,010. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The Arizona/Nevada desert is a mysterious place. Secrets get uncovered all the time … like, say, bodies. When that happens, other forces try to cover the evidence. It takes a pair of misfit reporters and two casino employees to dig it right back up again. What they find puts everyone in danger.
Will Work For Exposure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,870. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Negotiating, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Industries / entertainment
Dealing with the scammers, scummers and bottom feeders who want a piece of you
Don’t Find Your Passion ... Build It!
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Why finding your passion is a crock, why you can't be anything you want, and some other myths explained.
Damage Control
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 109,760. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A contest gone awry. A corporate executive who stops at nothing to save his company. A reporter with a chip on his shoulder. A retired homicide cop with a mission. A secretary who knows too much. Result: A wild ride into murder and chaotic attempts at damage control.
Meditations I: Brain Candy From Creative & Dangerous
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Creative? Got that inner fire and you don't know what to do about it? Stuck? Don't know where to start? Don't know what to do next? Eric Pulsifer, a writer/musician who spent years trying to evade his gifts, learned a few things the hard way about the creative process and shares his observations in a series of short, to-the-point meditations.
Hard Reboot: Recapturing That Old Mojo
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
So you were outrageously talented once and forgot about it. Life happened. Time to grow up. Got to make a living. But you sure miss it. How does someone get back into it, recapture the mojo after burying it for so long?
B.I.C. Cartel* (*Butt In Chair)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 124,320. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Literary
If you already gave up, can you really start again? Braden, Karen and Robert, our outrageously talented friends, spend a few years eating their young. Murdering their darlings. Inventing new ways to sabotage themselves. When will they get tired of it? Finally they do something about it in this story of wild adventures, battle scars, dysfunction, redemption and sheer guts.

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