Monday Meanderings

And now, to spice up this blog … controversy!Oh, don’t worry, I’m not going to talk politics or, even worse, the use of a double space after a period.  (You can have my double space when you take it out of my cold, dead, and Oxford-comma-laden h…

Song Styles

Today is July 2nd, which as far as I’m concerned, is real Independence Day:  it’s when the delegates of the Continental Congress voted for freedom from Britain.  The 4th was when the final version of the Declaration was signed and released to…

Just Keep Swimming

Time for a(nother) quick writer’s block rant. There is a fair amount of wisdom in Finding Nemo, believe it or not. As a new father confronting the world of hyper-protective parenting and we-don’t-keep-score-at-games-so-nobody-ever-has-to-lose mentality, etc, I’ve given a little thought to Dory: Marlin: I promised I’d never let anything happen to him. Dory: Hmm. That’s […]

DIY Book Cover

There is nothing funnier on the internet than bad independent book covers. Here’s an example:Really? NYT Best-selling author? The prevailing advice for anyone going the self-publishing route is to get a professional to do it for you. I don’t neces…

Monday Meanderings

I’m currently thinking ahead for Unnatural Causes and coming to the realization that I need beta readers.  I’ve been asking my writer friends for some tips and advice in that department, but there’s one barrier:Critiques dial my nerves up to …

Beautiful Corpse (A Jubal Van Zandt Novel Book 2)

Hey folks, I know I just announced a book release yesterday, but our Publishing Company, Shadow Alley Press, released another amazing title today: Beautiful Corpse, A Jubal Van Zandt Novel by the awesomely-talented eden Hudson. This is the follow-up title to Revenge of the Bloodslinger (with another book, Soul Jar, coming out in about a […]