Book reviews are very important, especially to the independent writer. To all writers, I suppose, but us guys without the sweet publishing contract live and die by them. I further suppose that I should clarify a bit. I'm not going to lie and tell you that certain reviews don't make you feel really good. Nor … Continue reading Reviews
Early Reflections This year. This insane year. I find myself at a level of reflection that I generally reserve for New Years Eve sorts of posts. "Oh, what a zany year it's been! The kids are all fine, but Pops has taken up hemp farming..." That sort of thing. But, to quote the band Genesis, … Continue reading 2020. Amiright?
Did you ever get the scoop? Were you ever the first to know what everyone else would soon be talking about? Well, if not and if this is something that appeals to you - being in the vanguard, being the first to know... I'm sorry. You aren't in this case. Yeah, this is kind of … Continue reading The Scoop
If anyone truly follows this blog, then you'll probably realize that my latest novel, The Count of Carolina, was released on September 4, with pretty much no peeps from me. There were a number of reasons for this non-peepitude, not the least of which was the fact that the first book in the series, the venerable Beauty … Continue reading Whew!
I almost never write blog posts two days in a row, especially about the same thing, but I'm making an exception. Because for a brief shining moment today, The Beauty of Bucharest was officially a best seller on Amazon, coming in at #94 in the Espionage category. But I don't expect you to take my … Continue reading Something I Never Do
It seems like April 10 took forever to get here, but it's arrived at last, and that means that both the print and eBook versions of The Beauty of Bucharest are now available for purchase. My publisher, Northern Lake Publishing, announced today that the electronic version of TBoB will be moving to Kindle Unlimited in … Continue reading Release Day!
You may have heard the name Craig A. Hart mentioned once or twice in the confines of this blog. If so, you're about to hear it mentioned again. If you've never heard the name, go ahead and crawl out from under your rock. I'll wait. All out? Good. Let's continue. Not too long ago, Craig released … Continue reading New Release from a Favorite Author
Although my writing over the past several months has taken me in new directions, my thoughts have been recently drifting back to my first two novels, collectively the Cerah of Quadar series, and I've been dealing with the fact that I have never really been happy with the cover design. I was talking with a … Continue reading Cerah of Quadar Cover Redesigns
There's a thing that happens sometimes when you go to a bar on open mic night. In general, the guys in the band standing behind that open mic are not super excited. It's a gig, and it pays, but there's a very good chance that they're going to spend the entire night backing up people … Continue reading The Joy of Sittin’ In – A Black Friday Announcement
One of the hats you wear when you are an independently published author is that of a publicist. I find it an odd, ill-fitting hat that makes my head itch a bit, and when I wear it, I feel a little like this is how I look: But I understand it is necessary that I … Continue reading Promotional Considerations Provided By…