I recently came down with a touch of that pernicious malady sweeping the globe. Not COVID-19, thank goodness, but Lockdown Languor. It’s not the social distancing that bothers me: for a disciplined moonlight novelist with a deeply introverted partner, the normal pattern is to avoid people and stay home. The problem is that we don’t... Continue Reading →
Gentle readers, I've been a lousy correspondent this month, but I assure you my excuses are unassailable. First off, my Laddie and I recently bought our first house! I never considered myself the rooted type, but it's a smart medium-term solution for us. As a result, I've spent the last few weeks schlepping boxes (at least I... Continue Reading →
I can't believe November is almost over! Is everyone frantically pounding the keys for the final week of NaNoWriMo? I thought about signing up this year, but I wanted to dedicate myself to Syzygy, and working with a manuscript that's already more than 20,000 words seemed like cheating! Admittedly, the draft should be much longer by... Continue Reading →
Indie authors face many challenges, but perhaps the greatest is getting their work recognized. One way of distinguishing your title among the flood of self-published material is through book awards. A shiny stamp on the cover immediately tells potential buyers that an objective institution reviewed your book (not just your cousin who gave you a five-star rating on Amazon) and deemed... Continue Reading →
Erika of "The Book's the Thing" was kind enough to accept an review copy of Blue Karma and posted her thoughts yesterday. Thanks, Erika! Be sure to browse the archives as well; her blog includes numerous genres and a lot of intriguing lesser-known titles. It might tip you off to your next engrossing read.
To all of you in the blogosphere who’ve suffered weeks of shameless teasers, and to people close to me who’ve endured a month of indecision and unedited draft chapters, I’m pleased to introduce…my next novel. Or should I say, my next three novels? Yes, the reason I hesitated about tackling this project is because it’s a trilogy.... Continue Reading →