First-Person Shenanigans

My new book, Follow the Crow, which is with the formatting and digitizing crew as we speak, is written in first-person present tense (FPP for the purposes of this blog). This was no accident. I crafted the story specifically so I could write it in first person, but it was a major departure for me…
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Take a Swim in the Deep End

I hit a personal milestone recently with the release of my Tournament Trilogy box set: it broke into the top 100 ebooks on Amazon, and the top 10 ebooks on Barnes & Noble. I’m overwhelmed with the response the series has received. It’s hard to put into words what it means to an author when…
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Things to do in 2014: Ignore the Facts

It has become something of an indie-author tradition at the end of/beginning of the year to opine about what happened and predict what is to come in the world of self-publishing. I was all excited to do a similar post, which I’m sure would have been quite pithy and witty and full of humorous anecdotes…
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Black Spring: Ready to Roll

Well I only shot past my deadline by just under two months. Believe it or not that is a personal record. The day I hit a publishing date on the money is the day I take out another mortgage and buy lotto tickets. Nonetheless, Black Spring is here. The Kindle edition was the first of…
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The Self-Publisher: A One Man Band

If you’ve been around here before you may notice that a few changes have been made to the site. First, I re-branded the Tournament series with new covers and a new look, which naturally had to be represented on the website. I revamped the mailing list signup and added another signup form on the main…
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Finishing a trilogy…and getting people to read it

I talk a lot about finishing things on this blog, so it’s only fitting that I honk my own horn when I actually follow through on my advice and finish something: Black Spring is slated for release in three weeks, and it marks the close of the Tournament Trilogy and seven or so years of…
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One Writer in a Crowd of Millions

I’m reminded of the stellar storyline in Arrested Development where Tobias meets another ‘never-nude’ and cries out joyously “There are literally DOZENS of us!” That’s how it used to be in the self-publishing world. Back when I started banging away at this blog it was June of 2011. Just over two years ago. And by the…
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