Author Archives: Vaughn Hardacker

About Vaughn Hardacker

Vaughn Hardacker is the author of three published crime/thriller novels,(SNIPER, THE FISHERMAN, and THE BLACK ORCHID) published by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. and his next novel (WENDIGO) is scheduled for release in July 2017. His fifth (MY BROTHER'S KEEPER--the second installment in the Ed Traynor series) is under contract for future publication. He is a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He lives in Stockholm, Maine.

What Platform Do You Write On?

I am nearing the completion of a novel in a new series and my desktop computer crashed (not to worry, I worked in hi-tech for more than thirty years and I leave nothing of any importance on a hard drive) … Continue reading

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How Do You Proofread?

Last month I received the advance reader copy of my novel, WENDIGO, slated for release on July 17 (or earlier depending on what Amazon does–more on that in a future blog) as well as the .pdf file for me to proofread. I … Continue reading

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Is The 1st Amendment In Jeopardy?

After reading Lea’s post of March 17, I have been giving a lot of thought to the question: “Where do you get your ideas?” We always respond that there are many sources from the media to our life experiences. It … Continue reading

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Social Media for Writers

For the past few years when asked for marketing or PR assistance from my publisher and (yes) my former agent , “Use social media,” seems to be the mantra. I fully understand the importance of Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Of … Continue reading

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HOW AROOSTOOK COUNTY VETERANS TOOK ON THE VA—And WON!

Last year the Marine Corps League Detachment in which I am the second in command (officially the Senior Vice-Commandant) in conjunction with Cary Medical Center in Caribou began a quest. We wanted to establish two things: (1) an advisory committee … Continue reading

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