News About “Vengeance” Banning Goes Viral
July 19, 2013
A few months ago, Scott DiMarco, library director at Mansfield University, asked if he could ban One Woman’s Vengeance to show the effects of censorship. I agreed. (Okay, I suggested it, never thinking he could actually do it).
He did. Scott formally banned it. There was an uproar on campus and around the country. Later, I wrote a Huffington Post blog about the experience. Scott wrote an article from his perspective. It was published in the July edition of College & Research Libraries. And then everything went crazy. Galley Cat picked it up. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund posted it. The Huffington Post made it their top story in the Books section. Then it rose to the first page on the Book section of Reddit.
From there, other bloggers grabbed it and it went viral. Within a day, Scott’s article exploded into a national discussion about book banning and censorship with Mansfield University as the center of the discussion.
And One Woman’s Vengeance was the holy child of censorship.
So, everyone’s talking about it. You need to read it and see what everyone’s talking about. Order it today and see if you agree that it should have been briefly banned or if Nora Hawks should be the new American Hero.
Banned Vengeance Goes Viral
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July 8, 2013
I’ve created a new gmail account to talk directly with Nora Hawks fans. If you have questions, ideas or comments, write me at
I look forward to talking with you.
Many thanks to Marc Rubin for creating the One Woman’s Vengeance CD cover for my new audio book version that will be available for download soon.
March 29, 2012
Cheryl Clarke of the Williamsport Sun Gazette has written a review of Vengeance that will appear this weekend. I’ll post a link when it appears. I’m also hearing rumors that Michael Capuzzo has a review in the April issue of the award-winning Mountain Home Magazine. Michael is the author of the 2010 best selling nonfiction book The Murder Room.
March 26, 2012
Created a Pinterest board of Writers Who Influenced Me to share my favorite authors and Strong and Independent Women in honor of Nora Hawks and women who helped change the world, sometimes under very adverse conditions.
Let me know what you think of them.
March 14, 2012
Made the jump to the Facebook Timeline using the title of the book cover for my header. Makes a nice tie-in with the blog. Check it out at DennisRMiller.
March 9, 2012
Did a really fun interview with Frank Akomb who does a live morning talk show on News Talk 1230 in Corning, NY. I had an idea this young guy was a pro when he tagged me yesterday on his Facebook page plugging the interview. Turns out he looked up my website, read the free first chapter and knew I liked classic country music. It helped that he loves westerns and a good five minutes of our interview was comparing favorite western movies. He was a good interviewer, giving the guest space to talk and then asking a relevant question as a follow up. Frank, thank you for a great experience.
March 1, 2012
Just sealed a deal with Barnes and Noble in Big Flats to do a book signing Saturday, May 12 from 2-4 p.m.
February 7, 2012
Why a Western? Who is Nora Hawks and how does a writer explore the depths of one woman’s fury? I explore all these questions and more during this Mansfield University podcast interview with Christie Martin. Let me know what you think of it.
January 30, 2012
Spent a a pleasant and invigorating hour with Michael Capuzzo this morning in the Native Bagel in Wellsboro. We talked about journalism, writing, the art of the story, One Woman’s Vengeance, and, of course, the beauty of our area which is in such a state of transition. Mike is the author of the bestseller The Murder Room. I interviewed him on my Conversations show when the book came out.
January 10, 2012
The ebook version of Vengeance is climbing up the Amazon charts. Not sure what it means but it can only be good, right?
A coworker stopped in my office at 1 p.m. “I started One Woman’s Vengeance at lunch and couldn’t believe it when I looked at my watch and an hour had gone by! I don’t want to stop reading.” That is truly music to a writer’s ears.
January 8, 2012
Mountain Home magazine has a new arts/events section and they kindly lead it off with a blurb about One Woman’s Vengeance, complete with a large photo of yours truly in a snow storm. The promo shot was taken by my son, Nathan. At the time, I didn’t think it was a good idea. I was, of course, wrong. I’m currently using the photo as my FB profile shot, which is where the Mountain Home editors saw it. Thanks, Nathan!
January 1, 2012
Needless to say, I hope this is the year of Nora Hawks. I’m doing everything I can to spread the word and hope all of you who’ve read and enjoyed One Woman’s Vengeance spread the Gospel of Hawks on your Facebook pages and other social network sites.
Vengeance is now available in the print edition on Amazon and I have my own Amazon Author page.
Happy new year everyone!
December 28, 2011
An interview with writer, arts supporter and friend Anthony Cardno about One Woman’s Vengeance. Check it out, and thank you, Anthony.
December 27, 2011
Doing a live interview on WLVY tomorrow morning on One Woman’s Vengeance. I think it is streamed from what I saw on their site and they will probably post it. Many thanks to John Gushue for arranging it.
December 17, 2011
Vengeance is in Elmira
For friends and fans in the Elmira area, One Woman’s Vengeance is now available at Cappy’s on Clinton St. Thanks to friend Jacob Burke for opening the door and to owner Amani Vlasic for her generosity. Cappy’s by the way, is a beautiful little independent with tons of unique gifts. Check them out and support our local businesses.
December 14, 2001
December 12, 2011
Just finished an interview with Anthony Cardno, a writer and tireless supporter of the arts and artists. They were intriguing questions that made me stop and consider a lot of aspects of One Woman’s Vengeance that I hadn’t thought of. Thanks, Anthony!
The book signings went well this weekend. Thanks to the folks at the MU Bookstore and From My Shelf Books.
December 8, 2011
Book signings tomorrow at the MU campus bookstore 10-2 and Saturday at From My Shelf Books in Wellsboro 11-2. I’d love to see you.
November 27, 2011
Rebecca Hazen of the Wellsboro Gazette wrote this really nice article. Thanks, Rebecca. Hope yours and Derek’s wedding plans are going well!
November 25, 2011
Mark your calendars. I’m doing a book signing at the From My Shelf Bookstore on Saturday, Dec. 10, tentatively set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanks Kasey and company for giving me the opportunity! If you’re not already a friend you can like them on Facebook and keep up with all the news.
Let me know what you think of the audio version of the first chapter listed below.
And stay away from those crazy pepper spray wielding Black Friday shoppers!
November 22, 2011
I mentioned in a previous post that I would record an audio version of the first chapter of One Woman’s Vengeance. Here it is. Let me know what you think.
November 19, 2011
For folks around Mansfield, One Woman’s Vengeance is available in the Mansfield University bookstore. Buying it at the bookstore does three good deeds. 1. The bookstore financially supports a lot of organizations on campus. 2. All my profits go toward a scholarship fund for future writers. 3. You treat yourself to an entertaining dose of Vengeance!
November 18, 2011
Rebecca Hazen from the Wellsboro Gazette interviewed me this morning about Vengeance. The story should appear in next week’s issue. Rebecca’s a good writer. I’m looking forward to seeing the story.
November 17, 2011
Copies of One Woman’s Vengeance are now available in From My Shelf Books in Wellsboro. Thank you, Kasey! I hope we do business with a vengeance.
November 17, 2011
One Woman’s Vengeance is now available on Barnes & Noble in the e-version in a variety of formats. And it’s just $2.99! Check it out. Share the news with your friends, and thanks, everyone, for your support.
November 13, 2011
Kris, a student at MU, jokingly said, “I’ll buy One Woman’s Vengeance if you read it to me while I have cookies and milk.” I took him up on it and recorded the first chapter. I sent it to him with the message that he had to get his cookies and milk before he listened to it. If you want to hear the audio version of the first chapter, let me know and I’ll post it here.
As Peter said to Nora in the last line, “Talk . . . or walk.”
November 6, 2011
One step at a time. One Woman’s Vengeance is now available on iBooks in the iTunes store for $2.99. Check it out. Let your friends know. I’m still waiting for Amazon and Barnes and Noble to pick it up. Shouldn’t be too long, now.
In the meantime, if you want an autographed copy (which I’d love to send you, let me know.) I’ll need your mailing address plus $17 for the book plus shipping. Great Christmas gift!
October 31, 2011
One Woman’s Vengeance is now available on Lulu for $15 for the print edition and $2.99 for the e-book edition. Check it out. Follow Nora Hawks’ all-out quest for revenge and let me know what you think.
October 31, 2011
Just added a post to my running Commentary, “A Barren Landscape for Lost Souls.” I talk about why I wrote a western in the first place. This is a running commentary so if you’ve been to the page before, just scroll down to where ever you haven’t been.
September 5, 2011
New post under On Writing, entitled “Fairy Dust and Three Wishes.” It’s fun and mostly true.
August 29, 2011
The proof copies of One Woman’s Vengeance arrived today. The book looks beautiful. One small change on the copyright page and we’re set! I’ll order them tomorrow.
The book will be available on Lulu.com in a day or so, and on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in about four weeks, just in time for fall reading and Christmas gifts. It will also be available as an ebook.
God, it feels good to actually feel and hold it in its final physical form.
August 28, 2011
New Post under the “On Writing” page with thanks to my friend Shelly Clark. Conversations, no matter how hurried or brief, can add to our lives.
August 25, 2011
Email from the publisher that the proof copies are on their way. The typesetter has done everything correctly. The cover artist did everything by the specs. I really hope it comes through clean and ready to go. Getting really anxious now.
August 23, 2011
One Woman’s Vengeance is at the publisher. I should have paperback copies in a couple weeks. The book should be available at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com in four weeks.
Right now I’m working on the e-book version for nook, Kindle and other ereaders.
August 15, 2011
The typesetter returns from vacation this week. There are a couple pages to finish. The cover is done. Hopefully, we can get both sent to the publisher by the end of the week. I’m really getting anxious now. This blog is in place. The Facebook Author Page is live.
It’s time for Nora to come to life outside me, to share her with the world.