Edward Hancock II

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Weird life

Posted by EHancock2 on November 14, 2018 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

So, my last two blogs mysteriously disappeared. Don't know that there was necessarily anything groundbreaking in them, but it is weird that they would just up and disappear like that. Oh well.

Anyway, a lot has happened since I last wrote. A month ago, Twitter decided (in the infinite stupidity) to ban me. Not just ban me for a day, or a week or even a month. Apparently, twitter has decided to ban me PERMANENTLY. I tried creating a new account...

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How to choose your events

Posted by EHancock2 on July 2, 2018 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Fair Warning! This entire concept just came to me in a flash of what I hope to be brilliance, but I haven't planned anything out. As with most of my blogs, I keep the ideas fresh, raw and unfiltered.  I hope the message is as helpful to you as the idea is logical to me.

People often ask me how do I choose what events to do and which to avoid. The answer is mostly trial and error, but  it's also a matter of knowing myself, my books and my audience.

Now, if you've known ...

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Two Updates

Posted by EHancock2 on June 14, 2018 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

So, for this post, we have comic con updates and site updates. There's really more than 2 updates all together, but the focus is in those two areas, hence the admittedly misleading title. LOL!

Site updates: I've gone through my links and deleted (I think) all of the dead links on the page. I'm also in the process of adding a few things to the page that will help me in a goal of being more cyber-friendly to my readers and fans. I want to add a store to my page for one. That'll be coming...

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Fan Expo Wrap-up

Posted by EHancock2 on April 11, 2018 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (1)

Life has been very busy the last couple of months. Fact is, if you're a writer that's not busy doing something, you're probably doing it wrong. You can be busy writing, busy promoting, busy researching, busy reading, or just busy living life, so as to refill the well of experience from which to draw. But you better be busy.

For the last several weeks, I've been writing. I've also been prepping for what was to be the biggest stage I've ever attempted. The biggest mountain I've ever clim...

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The Mystery of Success

Posted by EHancock2 on February 11, 2018 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

There can be no victory without sacrifice and a lot a lot a lot a LOTTTTTT of effort. This past weekend, the efforts I've been making for the last several years really began to pay off.

Thanks to my sister and her husband -- owners of Davill Kitchens -- I was able to get booth space at the Home Show event at the Maude Cobb Activity Center in Longview, Texas. Honestly, I didn't expect much. A home show? Who goes to a home show to buy books? Well, nobody. Let's be honest. Nobody goes to ...

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Goodbye, Hello...

Posted by EHancock2 on December 29, 2017 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Goodbye, 2017.

With only 2 days left in the year, I find myself looking back over my accomplishments, failures, dreams, hopes and tragedies and triumphs. I also want to look forward to the coming year. I've made a great list of comic cons and events, many of which I hope to attend in 2018. My books have enjoyed marked success and the next books will be released in reasonably quick succession. That is, assuming I get them done like I hope to! LOL!

The next book is almost done....

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End of the year... well, sort of

Posted by EHancock2 on December 13, 2017 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

So, this past weekend, I wrapped up my touring year at ShreveCon in Shreveport, LA. It was a small con, compared to Dallas or San Diego CC, but it has grown a lot over the last couple of years. This year, they expanded from one day to two. That expansion allowed for a lot of people to come out and see the event that couldn't have otherwise made it out on Saturday. While I don't have any numbers to reference, I personally believe the crowd looked bigger on Sunday than on Saturday. But, it is d...

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Tyler Comic Con wrap-up.

Posted by EHancock2 on November 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, you know the year is winding down when the East Texas Rose City Comic Con is in the rearview mirror. I'm both elated by the experience and really sad to have it end for the year. The ETRCCC is truly a family. There are people who are from every walk of life in that group. There are gay, straight, able and disabled, black, white, brown, yellow and red, male and female, married, single, dating, divorced and "complicated". There are Christians like me as well as agnostics, atheists and eve...

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October Update

Posted by EHancock2 on October 19, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Yeah, I know, I'm usually better about my titles, aren't I?

Well, actually, that one is pretty creative too, given the subject matter. I finally got around to updating the website with the NEW covers and information for Mourning Reign and Heart Beatings. All of my books are home again. That is to say, I own the rights to all of them and am fully a self-published author now. After the less than ideal experience in traditional publishing, I am so glad to now say I can control the works. ...

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Retro... We need more Retro!

Posted by EHancock2 on September 25, 2017 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

More people need to watch the shows I grew up on. Or the shows my parents grew up on....The shows I shared with my grandpa in the years prior to his death..... We need to get back to watching Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, Welcome Back Kotter, Dukes of Hazzard, Good Times, The Jeffersons, Archie Bunker/All in the Family, Eight Is Enough, Diff'rent Strokes, A-Team, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Cheers, Magnum P.I., Knight Rider, Three's Company, Perfect Strangers, Punky Brewster,...

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Why, Amazon? Why?

Posted by EHancock2 on September 14, 2017 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, I wouldn't call this "More Disciplined" but at least I didn't wait 47 months before my next blog, right?

Anyway, I decided to write this afternoon about a topic that has really been bothering me for years. In a nutshell, it's Amazon's practice of deleting VALID reviews while leaving reviews that contain personal attacks and NOTHING about the product being sold via Amazon's platform.

For years, I've been an outspoken conservative. I do NOT apologize for that. I never have. ...

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Weird year

Posted by EHancock2 on September 5, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, we've reached September. In 6 days, we will mark another year since the tragic events of 2001 that saw our country put aside political divides and sing "God Bless America" on the steps of our government's capitol.

Why does it always take a tragedy for Americans to cast aside partisan bickering and just be Americans for once? As seen in the recent Hurricane Harvey, tragic events often bring us out of our political foxholes under a flag of truce in order to rebuild what God, Nature...

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Really Think About It.

Posted by EHancock2 on July 22, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Daniel J. Nations was my 2nd cousin 6 times removed. He was born around 1835 and died in 1863. He died as a prisoner of war, following an attempt to capture a fort in Louisiana during the Civil War. One report has him dying unmarried and childless. (Though another suggests he may have been married and possibly had children.)

 

Got me to thinking. Many young men have gone off to war in this country. Think about the thousands of 18 and 19 year olds that stormed the beach...

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Time to speak

Posted by EHancock2 on July 1, 2017 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I didn't do a single update in June. Wow! Well, it wasn't from laziness, I can tell you that. Neither was it for lack of trying. There have been a lot of projects going on recently. While that's good, the bad side is it's taken me away from blogging to let people know what's going on.

First, I've decided on my schedule for the rest of the year. I'll update more as it gets closer, but my next event will be scheduled in September. For now, I'll just stick with that.

When not writi...

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The Wages of Faith....

Posted by EHancock2 on May 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Recently, I have had several people (mostly strangers) tell me that prayer doesn't work. That it's garbage. That it's just talking to yourself, etc. That prayer is pointless. This is not new. I've heard this my whole life. Over the years, I've responded in many different ways. Most recently, I've noticed a new answer departing my lips, when someone tells me prayer doesn't work or is ineffective. The last several times this has happened, I've said, "No, prayer is ineffective for YOU. Prayer do...

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On The Road Again!

Posted by EHancock2 on May 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This past weekend, I attended Porch Fest in Kilgore. The event was nice. It was the second weekend in a row that I was able to get back out there and sell books since my back injury. The previous weekend, I attended Kilgore Geekend. You talk about a blast! I sold so many books that weekend that I almost didn't have enough for Porch Fest! But it worked out and I had enough. If only just.


I have to say I was a bit surprised that I held out. Yes I was dog tired after Geekend but I he...

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Who was Jesus? Is He that still?

Posted by EHancock2 on April 29, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

So, it's been a while since I last wrote. Been busily promoting the re-release of Mourning Reign and the paperback release of Heart Beatings. It's been fun, actually. But it's been busy! Also, I started back to physical therapy for the first time in years. I hurt so bad most days. But I'm using muscles I haven't used in a while, so that's good.

Now, I wanted to discuss something today that makes me curious. As many of you know, if you read my blog, like ever, I'm a Christian. But unlik...

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A goodbye and a new chapter

Posted by EHancock2 on April 11, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Last night, I received news that an old high school friend was tragically killed in an automobile accident. As of the writing of this blog, her 5 year old daughter is undergoing what will likely be multiple surguries to repair broken bones and such. If you're a praying person, please keep her in your prayers. I've long wrestled with the right words to say to memorialize my friend, Marion Collins. Ultimately, I posted this on Facebook:

Sickened to learn that my friend Marion Edw...

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Something New To Talk About

Posted by EHancock2 on March 27, 2017 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The last few blogs of mine have been somewhat dark in tone. Focused on death and on your purpose to live out while you're still alive, etc etc etc. There are many reasons for this -- more than I care to go into -- but the simple fact is it's what's been on my mind.


Today, we switch gears a little to talk about something else that is very near and dear to my heart. Passion. Now, before I go any further, I want to clarify that I'm not talking about lusty, sexual passion betwe...

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Perfect Imperfection

Posted by EHancock2 on March 25, 2017 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

When I created this page, I named my blog "The imperfect blog." I decided that, for the most part, I would not really edit my blogs much, when I posted them. That this would be raw, unfiltered and filled with mistakes. Well, in all honestly, I've changed that somewhat. Oh, mistakes still seep through, but I've noticed that I do tend to get a bit "editorial" with my more recent blogs. (I've made about 12 just typing that. I went back and changed those that I caught before continuing.)

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