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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)...

Launch Day Results

I released a new novel yesterday, and I thought I would share how the process went and what my numbers looked like. The voyeuristic nature in many people might find this bit of the self-publishing adventure especially enlightening. First, let’s start with what I...

Announcing Indian Summer

I’m very excited to announce that my new novel, Indian Summer, is finally available. The advance reviews have already been humbling to read: “This book had me hooked from the first page of chapter 1. I couldn’t put it down. It was the perfect pace...

Good-bye

My maternal grandmother, Jean, passed away about an hour ago. She was a strong woman. After raising five daughters and helping my grandfather build his own successful business, she became a widow at the young age of fifty. When my grandfather passed away, she sold his...

Self-Publishing 101 Resources

More and more writers are turning to self-publishing as a way to get their creative projects into the marketplace. Say what you want about self-publishing, if your book project is done right and held to the same standards as traditionally published work, there’s...

The New Book Is Done…Almost!

I wrapped up the final portion of the first draft of my new novel this past Friday afternoon. What a relief! Of course, the work isn’t done yet. I made a huge mistake with my first two novels by only putting them in front of just two proofreading “beta...

Should You Plot Your Novel, or Pants It?

Here’s a great post from by pal Harry Marks, discussing the difference between writing a novel by the seat of your pants and plotting it out in-detail before beginning. Both methods have created amazing results. For example, Marks mentions how J.K. Rowling...