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Context

I occasionally take flack for my attitude on twitter when it comes to the success of Lore and my thoughts on podcasting as an industry. But it’s easy to misunderstand someone when you only take in partial elements of their public life. Context is the key to a...

Words Count

Writers love to count their words, and that’s a good thing. Let’s just get that onto the table right away. I count my words. So does my friend Harry, and my friend Kelly, and my friend Rachel. If you spend a lot of time writing, sometimes it’s the only way to measure...

The Uncontrollables

I’m not one for end of the year posts, the kinds that summarize all of the things I might have succeeded or failed at. But I do use the end of a year as a chance to glance backward. Sometimes it’s just to take a moment to breath. Sometimes it’s all about saying...

How to Launch a Top 20 Podcast

My little podcast about true scary stories, called Lore, is currently ranked 11 out of all iTunes podcasts. That’s kind of a big deal, I think. There are some other shows doing better. Some guy named Stephen Colbert is sitting at the top, looking down at...

Why I Created Lore

My new podcast, Lore, is something that seems to make sense for me. I’ve had a lot of friends tell me that it fits really well with my other projects, namely my fiction writing. Surprisingly, it wasn’t an easy idea for me to arrive at. Originally, the stories that...

The Lore Podcast

Last week, I released the first episode of a new project called Lore. It’s a bi-weekly (twice a month) podcast that takes a high-production, narrative approach to the stories behind the things that frighten us. Each episode will be short and professional,...

Plotting Data

Anyone who knows me well knows that I like data. No, scratch that; I love data. The more I know about something quantitatively, the better focused I feel. I bring this passion to my fiction writing, which many people find surprising. Because of the odd juxtaposition...

New Release: Consumed

I’m excited to announce the release of my latest novel today. Consumed is a thriller with a supernatural flavor, and is one heck of a ride. You can read more about the novel here. Consumed is available in paperback and ebook format, on both Amazon’s Kindle...

The Magic Prefix

One of the items that jumped out at those who watched the big Apple event on Tuesday was a change in the naming of their new products. In the past, it was almost guaranteed that a new device, and certainly one that opened up a new product category for the company,...

Indian Summer: Week One Report

I wanted to check in and reflect on the first week of sales for my new novel, Indian Summer. I posted a Day One report, and it was amazing how many people found it informative, useful and even encouraging. In the spirit of transparency, here is my (humble and meager)...