(This is my third year of posting a summary of my writing and word counts, so part three.) So … Another year under the belt. In terms of word production, 2022 was my worst year since 2019. I ended up penning around 280K new words this year, so lemme break it down: Tales of Bleakwater … Continue reading Excelsior! Part 3
So … New book day! My second book in the Tales of Bleakwater, series, The Burnt Ends of Bad Ideas, is now live and in the wild. This volume focuses on Kayla’s sister Mara as she struggles to find her purpose after the events of No Rest for Wicked Thieves. Links on the book page. … Continue reading Book Day! And onto the future!
(With apologies to Jimmy Buffet for paraphrasing the title of one of his hit songs.) So … Birthday today. Fifty years. Half a century on this ball of mud, and I kicked around a good part of in my time as a military brat and military member. In those decades and travels, I’ve learned a … Continue reading A Writer Looks at Fifty
Hey, all. Sorry I have not been very active lately. It has been a busy, busy spring. I have a few ideas for posts here, that I will try to get to in coming days. But a few things before I get to that. First, the newest version of Pilgrimage to Skara is up and … Continue reading Just a Brief Catch-Up
All right, to start with, I have a set date for my first novella in my new series, Tales of Bleakwater . The opening book, No Rest for Wicked Thieves (Amazon link) features Kayla Tanglebrush, a world-weary burglar caught between her past and her present. First book is available for e-book pre-order, with the paperback … Continue reading So, Book News!
(Part 1 was my last post of last year.) So … It’s been a wild year, writing-wise and otherwise. Writing was tough, and touch-and-go at times. I ran into some stress late in the year when things went wrong, and for the first time in five years, I did not complete my NaNoWriMo project (to … Continue reading Excelsior! Part 2
So … I spent some time this year (local pandemic restrictions permitting) at a handful of live events (craft fairs, holiday markets, etc), where I had a chance to do a little book selling. I’d not done it very much before; I mean, getting out and trying to sell your products live, not from behind … Continue reading The Hidden Lessons of Moving Product
So … I’m involved in a local writing group. Even in the backwoods of the high Arizona desert, we’ve managed to stitch together enough interested writers to have some peer reviews, writing exercises, and moral support. Our membership and numbers have fluctuated and we’ve had to make some adjustments during the pandemic but we’ve been … Continue reading Finish Something
Hey readers! So, starting today (23 Aug) through Friday (27 Aug), my series The Holly Sisters is on sale. Book 1, Rumble in Woodhollow can be downloaded from Amazon for FREE. The other two e-books (The Mauler and Sylvan Valley Aflame) are marked down to $0.99 for the week. So if you want to read … Continue reading Books on Sale!!
So … I was recently on the podcast over at Ben’s Book Shack to talk with Ben Kushner about family dynamics in fantasy writing and why it’s such a powerful source of material. Links below. The whole thing is about 50 minutes. Two caveats: one, Ben sounds great but my mic is not the best … Continue reading Podcast! Me on One!