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Happy Labor Day

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Hello, SEers! It’s Labor Day in the US. From all of us here at Story Empire, we’d like to wish all of our hard working friends a happy and restful day.

Happy Labor Day

And now, we leave you with a few inspirational quotes about work:

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” —Confucius

“A man is not paid for having a head and hands,but for using them.” —Elbert Hubbard

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” —Aristotle

“Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.” —Maya Angelou

“Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love.” —Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn’t anything…

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Publishing Scammers are Proliferating like Tribbles: How to Stay Safe – by Anne R. Allen…

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On Friday morning at 7 AM a couple of weeks ago, the landline phone woke me with a call from a woman who wanted to know if I was the author of Food of Love. I said yes, it’s one of my titles, along with 14 other books. Why did she want to talk about a 20-year-old novel at 7 in the morning?

She hung up.

But the next Friday morning at 7 AM, the phone woke me again and it was the same number.


I knew what these people wanted because I’ve been targeted many times as the author of Food of Love. That title was originally published in the UK without my middle initial, so some versions of it appear to be written by somebody other than this Anne R. Allen.

I also knew why she was targeting the author of an apparent singleton title with low…

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