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Greetings:

Here is an introductory post that will allow me to set up my profile, apparently.  That said, best to use it to provide an introduction of a useful nature.

My name is Darwin A. Garrison.  I am a science fiction and fantasy author (as so very many are) with several published short stories to my credit, three of which qualified me for membership in SFWA.  I have not yet completed a novel but (as so many also are) I am working on correcting that deficiency.  I currently have a series of short stories being released by Naked Reader Press in e-book format.

I am also the chief dogcatcher for a start up small press called Evolutions Publishing which releases under the imprint of Darwin's Evolutions.  We will be releasing our first e-book short stories starting this June followed by anthology collections in both e-book and hard copy in September.  Novels will be along as soon as I find one worth publishing in my slush pile.

Beyond that, I'm a middle-aged engineer who likes model airplanes, photography, anime and manga, bicycling (on occasion and in moderation), the odd strum of my guitar, and the occasional trip to the shooting range.  I have a standard American family with children and pets but sans divorce and mostly sans drama.  From an external perspective, I'm sure that it all appears very dry and boring.  Truth be told, boring is underrated.  As someone once said, "Adventure is someone else in a great deal of trouble far, far away."  Stories are good for that.  For daily life, boring is the absence of panic.  I'll take it.

I'm here on the boards to keep my eyes and ears open to learn some things, get a feel for readers and writers who love their Kindles, and to see if it's worth hanging around on a regular basis from the social perspective.  I'm cautiously optimistic that this will be a positive experience.

And that'll do for now.
 

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Greetings and Welcome, Darwin!! We are so glad you found KindleBoards! We have many areas that you probably will like. Have you been to The Book Corner yet? That's the area for discussions about books (naturally :D ). That's also where you will find threads about books Recommended by our Members and a list of additional sites for Book Lovers.
Then there is the Book Bazaar where our member/authors post about their books and the Writers' Cafe that has discussions about writing, publishing and many other topics. Here is a link to all the KindleBoards authors:Unofficial master list of Kindleboards Authors. That is also where you will locate Bargain Books and even Free Books threads where you can get reading material at low or no cost! Here is a link to get you started: Master list of free & under $1 titles available from Amazon.
If you have a question about your Kindle or it's usage, check out the FAQ or the forum about Tips, Tricks and Trouble Shooting . Or, just ask your question. We have many helpful and knowledgeable people here at KB and we feel there is no such thing as a "dumb" question. Questions about KindleBoards may be answered at Your guide to Forum Speak! linked from Forum tips. If not, once again, ask away! To keep everything running smoothly, we ask that everyone read Forum decorum. There are a few points there particularly for authors. Need help setting up your signature line or avatar? This will be just what you need: Creating Signatures - An Updated tutorial.
Another popular place is Let's Talk Kindle, where all things in the Kindle world are posted about. Be sure and check out the Photo Gallery, where pictures of members, pets, flowers, landscapes or just almost anything interesting can be found.
Have you been to the Accessories area? There you will see information about covers, skins, lights, bags, stands and many other items to allow you to personalize your Kindle.
Looking to just kill some time while you are waiting for your Kindle or if you have your kindle, want to try something different? Try INFINITY Game - Word Association or The "INFINITY" Thread: KEEP POSTING...Ready, Set,... GO!!! in the Not Quite Kindle area.
Sorry for the long post, but there is just so much to do, learn and like about KindleBoards that I just get carried away. :)
 

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Welcome! You'll probably find that you'll stumble upon some great tips here, so it's not a bad idea to frequent the boards. Sounds like you have lots to keep you building a presence in the indie publishing world!
Bailey Bristol
 

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You have a very interesting lifestyle, Darwin. (Ha! Love that name, as a fan of good ol' Chuck's work and science.) As a fellow fantasy/ science fiction/ manga lover, I welcome you to the boards.

Also, I took a look at your site. Very interesting! Couldn't help but notice your Art Submission guidelines. I might be sending my portfolio for consideration. Good luck with your projects!
 

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Great Introduction !!

Welcome to the KB...you will find lot of friendly folks around here.

Good Luck with your projects
 

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Azchen said:
You have a very interesting lifestyle, Darwin. (Ha! Love that name, as a fan of good ol' Chuck's work and science.) As a fellow fantasy/ science fiction/ manga lover, I welcome you to the boards.

Also, I took a look at your site. Very interesting! Couldn't help but notice your Art Submission guidelines. I might be sending my portfolio for consideration. Good luck with your projects!
Great news, Azchen. Always looking for more interested artists.
 
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