So, it's been months since I posted. I'd like to say I was backpacking or researching or been hammering out novels one after another. No, I've just been living life and getting caught up with it at every turn. And who wakes up and stretches their arms out all refreshed?! I'm more like this kid: … Continue reading Back From Hibernation
Cover Reveal by Shannon A Thompson
Fellow author and friend, Shannon A Thompson, is revealing her new series covers today. Please have a look and a read and help her out if you can. Bad Bloods Cover Reveal Bad Bloods in 35 words or less: 17-year-old Serena is the only bad blood to escape execution. Now symbolized for an election, she … Continue reading Cover Reveal by Shannon A Thompson
Well, I must say, 2015 was quite a year. Released a book in the first month, coached softball (a lot), participated in my first signing event, went to my first book fair... THEN, I became totally immersed in trying to figure out what I need to do. I'm sure each and every author taking the … Continue reading Re-Animation
New Author ALERT!
Before I get to it, today marks my second WordPress anniversary! Woohoo!! Where's the confetti and cake?? And... as far as presents, I have one for you instead. I sat down with author of the newly released Steampunk Dystopian novel, The Cogsmith's Daughter, Kate M. Colby. We had a little talk about her processes, ideas … Continue reading New Author ALERT!
The Cogsmith’s Daughter (Desertera #1) Cover Reveal
A friend of mine is approaching the birth of her first book baby. This is as close to a gender surprise most authors will experience, BUT cover reveals are sacred and I am glad to be a part of it! Please go have a look and let her know how many copies you plan on … Continue reading The Cogsmith’s Daughter (Desertera #1) Cover Reveal
What Am I Doing?
Over the summer, I have been attempting to find my way (author-wise) and in the midst of doing so I realized something. I can be better. Falling back on the notion of "why does nobody like my book?" first has me over-analyzing my abilities. And anyone who knows me is fully aware of my pension … Continue reading What Am I Doing?
The 777 Challenge
Kate M. Colby has graciously tagged me in the 777 Challenge. The point of the challenge is to share seven lines from the seventh page of your current work-in-progress then tag seven writers to do the same. I’m sharing a portion of A Time to Die, the final chapter in my very first series. It's … Continue reading The 777 Challenge
Tempting the Ocean
In June, I was on vacation with my family. There is one scene I recall and thought I'd share. Sitting on the beach outside our resort with my wife, the sun was setting and the sky was ablaze with shades of the blue east to the crimson west. My daughter was on the edge of … Continue reading Tempting the Ocean
The Person in the Author
I think if you were to go to a majority of my classmates, workmates and people I have met casually along the way, you'd have no real scope as to my personality. I'm not trying to be shy or pious in any way, it's just who I am. It's who a lot of us are, … Continue reading The Person in the Author
Allergic to E Challenge
So, this wonderful (former) friend of mine, Kate, decided to hit me up with a challenge. While this is perfect, because I had nothing planned for today, it also squeezed at my brain. The Allergic to E challenge pits a writer to construct a paragraph (4 to 6 sentences) without using the letter "E". Sounds … Continue reading Allergic to E Challenge