Favorite Characters

As a consumer of media, I feel rather certain when I say that there's always that one character who just works better than others. The character that has chemistry with everyone. The character who has the best lines - be they funny, poignant, or realistic. For the casual fan, these characters are their favorites. When... Continue Reading →

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Book Signing

Sorry I've been MIA the last week and a day. Things have gotten a bit hectic as I'm finalizing book 3 in the Warlock of Rochester series, books 1 & 2 are out in paperback (and available in several libraries), and my first round of book signings have started. As a small press author, I... Continue Reading →

WARLOCK OF ROCHESTER: Book 3

Writing a series that isn't a serial can be difficult. Books become formulaic, and to some degree, the same characters in either an overarching battle facing minor bosses to reach the final big boss is necessary. However, with detective novels, a writer can risk doing the same case with a different cast over and over... Continue Reading →

Pitch Contests

A lot of people like things that make their lives easier. For agents and editors, this can be pitch contests. They get hundreds of emails from potential authors a day. The time it takes to read and sort through them (considering the number with incorrect formats, genres that aren’t represented, or big warning signs) –... Continue Reading →

Releases, Marketing, and Tours

April has been intense. I took my comprehensive doctoral exams, released my second book, and reinforced a book tour. Despite what some PR or marketing companies would tell you, blog / book tours don't run themselves. The PR/marketing folks also aren't 100% going to run them for you. Ultimate Fantasy Books (UFB) are a favorite... Continue Reading →

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