Author Archives: Cy Wyss

Cy Wyss

About Cy Wyss

I am an author currently residing in the Indianapolis area. I write and review mysteries, thrillers, and science fiction.

review of Circumstantial Truth by Ian Welch

★★★★☆ reviewed by Cy Wyss Circumstantial Truth is the story of Zach Carmichael and, to a lesser extent, his dog Shadow. Shadow is the loyal friend who stick by Zach during some tough times, including betrayal by the people he … Continue reading

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review of Dream Faces by Steve Shanks

★★★☆☆ reviewed by Cy Wyss Dream Faces is the story of artist Mark Stephens, a man blessed (or cursed) with foresight as he dreams of missing girls and paints them, months before they’re declared missing. Both the police and the … Continue reading

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advertising your free book: a case study

In July, I took advantage of KDP Select and had three of my books free for 5 days each. I wanted to experiment with advertising these books, and here is what I found. I used three avenues of promotion: Facebook, … Continue reading

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review of Sasha: the ROE Chronicles Book I by Sean M. Campbell

★★★★☆ reviewed by Cy Wyss Sasha Malenkov is a stunningly powerful telepath as well as teleporter, empath, and seer. The first book of the ROE Chronicles is her story. Sasha was kidnapped at age 6 by unknown forces. Twenty years … Continue reading

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review of Augment by Heather Hayden

★★★★★ reviewed by Cy Wyss Vicissitude (Vicki) Wandel is a sixteen-year-old runner with a loving family and an unusual computer friend. Her government mandates that augmentation (by changing your genetic code) and upgrades (artificial implants) must be distinct: if you … Continue reading

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marketing: the impossible problem solved in 3 simple steps

Marketing is one subject of perennial interest to me. It also causes a lot of consternation. I don’t understand marketing. I’m not a sales mentality person. But, being a self-publisher, learning something about marketing is essential. I do have a … Continue reading

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review of Ogden by Cory Abernathy

★★★★☆ reviewed by Cy Wyss A lab assistant accidentally pricks herself with a syringe that contains an experimental drug. This seemingly harmless incident leads to a deadly infection that turns people into zombies bent on consuming human flesh. The infection … Continue reading

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review of Infernal by T. Joseph Browder

by Cy Wyss ★★★★★ Richard Farris is a seemingly ordinary man, living in Kansas with his dog Charlie. During one particularly nasty winter storm, he finds a woman in his back yard who has been shot. Nursing her back to … Continue reading

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the Indiana University Writer’s Conference was great!

This past week, from June 4 through the 8, I had the distinct privilege of attending the Indiana University Writer’s Conference (IUWC). You can find IUWC online at http://www.iuwc.indiana.edu. This was my 5th year attending (I’ve been going since 2011, … Continue reading

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review of Lunchtime Eavesdropper by Joanie Chevalier

★★★★★ reviewed by Cy Wyss Lunchtime Eavesdropper is an episode from Marlee’s life. She gets into eavesdropping on others at lunchtime, but regrets her knew habit when she overhears coworkers speaking badly of her. This “Tragic Event” leads to Marlee … Continue reading

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