I wrote recently about the feelings that come about after I've sent a book off to the publisher, about how it was a mixed bag and whatnot. All of that is true of course because I wouldn't lie to you. But now that a little time has passed I wanted to revisit the subject because … Continue reading The Inter-Book Agenda
As I reported briefly yesterday, I have sent The Count of Carolina off to my publisher, which means that for all intents and purposes, my part of the process is done. I don't know what that experience is like for other writers, but I know for me it is an odd and slightly unsettling one. I'm … Continue reading Life After Hitting “Send”
The Count of Carolina has been sent off to the publisher. Think I'll take a few days off. Then I'll start book three.
I’m starting to understand that sometimes we can learn the most important lessons without even knowing school is in session. This is the story of how I learned for certain that I was a writer. It happened this past Monday and Tuesday. Anyone who has followed my work at all will probably (hopefully) know that … Continue reading I Quit Writing on June 25, 2018
I didn't anticipate writing this. Certainly not tonight/this early morning, and probably not at all. I've been working on my new book, The Count of Carolina, for a while now. I'd have to open the file and check it's original creation date to tell you exactly how long, and I'm feeling rather lazy. It is 2:15 … Continue reading Unexpected Progress
...sometimes begins with a trip home. Let me clarify. I live in Central New York, but for eight of the worst years of my life, I lived in (and around) Potsdam, NY. For those that don't know, (which I feel includes most of you), Potsdam is a college town in Northern New York, (or The … Continue reading The Journey of a Thousand Miles…
It's hard to believe that it's already release day for the first volume of my epic fantasy series, Cerah of Quadar, but it's true! A Dark Clock is now available from Northern Lake Publishing and can be purchased from Amazon.com in either Kindle or paperback format. And, because I'm a big sweety, I've even provided a way … Continue reading It’s Release Day!
I am just about as happy as a boy can be. On April 27, Northern Lake Publishing announced that my fantasy series Cerah of Quadar will be released under the NLP imprint. The first volume, entitled A Dark Clock, will be released on May 8, (yes... just eight days from today). Volumes 2 and 3 are slated to … Continue reading Say Hello to Cerah…Again!
I gave this blog entry a title which many people will recognize immediately as a quote from one of the great philosophers of our time, Mr. Willy Wonka. I did that because I'm talking about fixing things, about making them right. When I write a book, before even my advance readers get their hands on … Continue reading “Strike that… reverse it.”
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