Coming up on the end to the first month of the 2018 season and I can't even remember the last time I wrote in here. As a writer, this makes me look piss-poor... But, hey, I put the pro in procrastination! One thing that made me want to get a post out was a message … Continue reading January Wrap-up
As much as I try to stay to a certain day a week to post, I will inevitably have one or two of "these" weeks. Going from so much involvement and interaction with my cover reveal last week, wrapping up two giveaways from Goodreads and getting an updated proofing of my book had me going … Continue reading Balance
Today is the last day you can register on Goodreads for 1 of 2 copies of A Time to Reap! Almost 1200 people have signed up for the chance and the window closes at midnight tonight. It means a lot to see that number higher than any of my previous giveaways I've ever done so … Continue reading Last Chance Giveaway
The pun in the title is on purpose. I'm not slacking at proofreading just yet. I was able to sit down with L.R.W. Lee and participate in her YouTube channel, Book Nerd Paradise. She has new and experienced authors alike give a brief synopsis of our book, tell one of our favorite quotes and pose a … Continue reading A Time to Read…
First and foremost, it's almost Halloween!! My favorite time of year filled with masks, spooky stuff, fall at its peak, pumpkin flavored everything and the distant glimpse of Christmas. Since it is my most favorite time of the year, why not give something away?? So, a free, signed copy of my first book is available … Continue reading Happy All Hallow’s Eve-Eve
I've had exactly two moments of interacting with book-goers while being an author. One was at my own signing at a local coffee house. The other was at the South Dakota Book Festival a couple of weeks ago. When I thought of it, initially, I was more than a little nervous. As far as extroverted … Continue reading Fair Enough… (pun intended)
My very first novel, A Time to Reap, turns one-year old today! In the words of Carter Gabel, "Crapdamnit!" That went by super fast. In a single year, I've learned more about writing, publishing and turning out a novel on my own than I ever thought I wanted. Along the way, I also made some … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Jeffrey!!
So, I opened a letter I received in the mail recently from a distribution company I sent my book to. I went through their request guidelines hoping I could make it into their chain stores. Well, the letter was extremely thin and before I opened it I knew it was a curt, formal platitude for … Continue reading An Interesting Gift
As an author, November has by far been my worst month. A steady flat-line has plagued my sales report all month. From the last sale on Halloween to today, not a thing. It's distressing and humbling, making me question a lot of what I'm doing right and what I'm doing wrong. Mainly, my largest fault … Continue reading Dream a Little Dream
In my state, whenever snow touches the ground again for the first few days, it seems like everyone. As much as I'd love to give each idiot a physics lesson on what happens to water when it freezes, acceleration versus velocity, viscosity and all of that, I just hope that mother natures plan to thin … Continue reading Who Forgets How to Drive?