Read Self-Published!

April is Read Self-Published Month, meant to encourage readers to try indie authors and self-published books. It can be so difficult to break into this business, which is an odd thing to say since it’s easier than ever to publish a book. The hard part comes in getting anyone to read those books! That is…

IWSG: Too Much = Not Enough

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Read and support writers by clicking here, and if you’re a writer you can also join! I currently have three different writing projects in the works. Meanwhile, I’m also being slammed by one son’s baseball schedule and the other son’s physical therapy appointments as he learns…

“Winning”

I’ve told this story before, but I like to do it again periodically for new readers. My first publishing credits came from small magazines and literary journals. But after that I ran up against the wall of agents and publishers, and I eventually self-published. My goal wasn’t money or fame. I just wanted my work…

No Joke!

April is Read Self-Published Month! Many of my books are self-published, including my most recent novel Brynnde. (InD’Tale Magazine calls Brynnde “a highly recommended Regency read!”) All month long, blog tours and giveaways are happening. Check the Read Self-Published Facebook page to keep up with the goings on. First stop on the blog tour is…

Quarterly Check-In

The first quarter of 2017 is just about over. The writing goals I set for the year are below. Accomplished goals are in green. Publish Brynnde Finish and submit Changers: The Great Divide Finish Hamlette Write another Sherlock Holmes story I published Brynnde on February 9, and it’s been doing pretty well. Big blog tour…

No Questions Asked

Here’s a question for you: Which authors’ books do you buy—preorder, even—without question? You’ll pick up their next book no matter what? I have three at the moment. 1. Tana French I love her Dublin Murder Squad series and click “preorder” without hesitation whenever a new one is announced. 2. Ben Aaronovitch Yeah, the last…

Brynnde is FREE!

Today through this weekend, you can pick up Brynnde on Amazon Kindle for FREE! Remember that you don’t need to own a Kindle to read Kindle books; there’s a free app that will allow you to read them on your tablet or phone. If you do read Brynnde, please consider leaving a review on Amazon…

WIP Wednesday

A little more from The Great Divide (Changers 2): “I have faith in the people I know,” Arlon said. “And distrust for the people you don’t,” Annice finished. “By that logic, I have no reason to trust you.” Arlon looked at her again, this time startled. “You know me.” “Not really,” said Annice. “I know…

#trypod

I resisted podcasts for a very long time. I don’t generally like talk radio, and I can’t do audiobooks* so I didn’t think I’d like podcasts either. Turns out, I was wrong. After getting kind of sick of the songs on my iPod, I decided to try “Serial.” Remember when that was a big deal?…

That’s my handsome 11-year-old son. I know I don’t write a ton about my family—I’m private that way—but I just love this picture too much not to share it. I think the 80s have come back into style. You’ll see my son’s hair is pretty long, and I’ve noticed a number of his [male] classmates…