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#Humor Book – My First YouTube promo for Problem Child

Humor Book Looks At My #ADHD Childhood

photo of robb lightfoot graduating from kindergarten humorous book Problem Child

Hello all

All the advice I’ve been getting lately suggests that I need to have a variety of promotions in play, including a brief clip on YouTube. Today I took my first stab at doing just that, and so it’s up and running at this link

Let me know what you think. Karin says the audio could be a little crisper, but I was going for mellow. After all, one of the ideas I’m trying to get across is that people can chill out a bit when they grow up. But if the consensus is that it needs work, then I can redo it or just sharpen it up a bit in Audacity.

I rummage around and found some shots from the family album, and I think they work. I thought that would be better than pointing a camera at myself and just having a talking head. But… it might not be a bad idea to add in a contemporary image.

Thanks to all of you who have helped spread the word about my book. It helps, too, to encourage readers to go on Amazon and review either the print or Kindle versions.

Thanks. The book can be purchased at any number of places, including Barnes and Noble. At the moment, though, I am working on getting more attention and reviews on Amazon. Here’s that link.


Proofreading Weekend – Problem Child polishing

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Hello all

I’m doing one more round of revisions this weekend, and I have download information for beta readers. The book has been out since December, but I wanted to polish and proof it  it prior to sending it off to the Thurber judges.

The information on downloads is below.

I wanted to give a shout out to my proofreaders, Barry Hilchey and especially Venkat Raman. I’ve been over this book numerous times, but it’s a truism that you are blind to your own errors.

Karin, too, has spotted glitches Thanks.

I wanted to show off my other current writing activity,

This logo was designed by my late brother, Jim, and it makes me smile every time I look at it. The website will feature bios of humorists, book reviews, articles on the history of humor and stand-up.

So, if you know of talented, upcoming comics and humorists, please let me know. I’d love to interview them. It also helps to give me their contact information.

Stay tuned.

Click here to my see my Smashwords book. You’ll need to select “buy, and then enter the freebie code –  SF82A.(note – this code expires soon).




Problem Child – Project Update

Photo of Robb yelling - cover art for Problem Child - The View From The Principal's Office

Hello beta readers and helpers of all kinds…

I’ve been getting helpful feedback already, and I have spotted a typo in the acknowledgements. I have this fixed already in the print editions, but I’ll have to go back and touch up the electronic copies. This takes a while to do on the Kindle, and, unfortunately, unless a buyer asks for a fresh download, the correction don’t update automatically.

Over at Smashwords, I can do updates much faster, and you can re-download the file if you like.

That’s about all for now. You can reach me via email of you have questions, suggestions, or still need help getting a download.

I just finished the interior of the print volume, and now I have to assemble the cover art for the physical print book. I’ve got what I need, but I have to get a bar code and do the layout. (Should be studying for the GRE… but that’s another story. 🙂 )

I’ll keep you posted.

Above is the cover art for the eBooks. The print cover is a bit trickier. So, too, is the darn table of contents. Major headache, glad to be done.

If you haven’t been over to SmashWords yet, here’s the link:

Here’s the coupon code – MM47C



Thurber #Humor Award – My Entry

Illustration of Amanda Lightfoot-Wright by Amanda, all rights retained by the artist.

My Editor – Amanda Lightfoot-Wright

I wanted to thank my editor, Amanda Lightfoot-Wright, for doing a great job in getting my manuscript edited. She helped me spot inconsistencies, and had excellent developmental tips and continuity advice. I recommend her highly!

I had to release a Kindle version of the book back in December to meet a contest publication requirements, but it still needed some going over. Amanda did a great job. Next book, I want her to do some interior art, too. 🙂

So, I now have a much-improved version up, and I’m happy to share it out with beta readers. I’d like it to be as polished as I can manage by the contest deadline. I’ll be sending this out via my email list. If you’d like to help me give it one more going-over, looking for typos or glitches, I’m happy to send you a free ebook copy. Just get on my mailing list at my author website,, or email me at robb AT

I’ll get this right out to you and I need your feedback by March 26th.

Also, I’m currently working on the paper version, which will be available on Amazon and in Barnes and Noble, too. My goal is to have this book, my 4th, available in ebook outlets and bookstores.


Robb Lightfoot

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Palo Cedro, CA 96073

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