“It is difficult to say anything without saying too much…”

“It is difficult to say anything without saying too much: the attempt to say a few words opens a floodgate of excitement, the egoist and artist at once desires to say how the stuff has grown, what it is like, and what (he thinks) he means or is trying to represent by it all.” -J. …

Back to the Grind

I took a brief hiatus from writing this month. Once I had Their Names Were Many ready to publish about four weeks ago (and available here for just $2.99!), I put my Creed series on hold for a bit. Bringing a book to market is a long, exhausting effort. Beyond the mere writing there’s the …

Advice for Authors: Is Your Story Predictable?

“All your bad guys die, the good guys survive. We can tell what’s gonna happen by page and age five!” There’s a popular YouTube series dubbed “Epic Rap Battles of History”, in which famous people from all corners of the world and throughout time are pitted against each other in a battle of wits. The …

Facing Rejection…Again

Well, I finally heard back from the publisher I’d queried and they’re going to pass on my His Name Was Zach series Not gonna lie, I was pretty disappointed about this one. I thought it was a great fit for what this publisher wanted, and they even requested the full manuscript, but in the end …

Advice for Budding Authors

I’ve been wanting to write a blog post like this for a while, offering some advice to new authors. Because it’s hard to write a book. Fiction or non-fiction, YA or Adult, it’s a daunting task to enthrall a reader with little more than the written word, especially with the tremendous capability of other mediums …

Writing Updates: A Slugfest

Hello everyone! I’d like to apologize quickly for my unannounced hiatus. I occasionally lose all motivation to blog due to working full-time, parenting, and writing. But I try to keep these occurrences few and far between! Speaking of writing, I’m making some slow progress on my new book series, tentatively titled Creed. It’s a treasure …

New App for Reading!

If you haven’t heard, there’s a brand new app out there called Book Sniffer! It’s like a library on your phone that lets you find new authors or some old favorites! (Like yours truly, perhaps?) It’s also a great way to hear about book releases or new deals, as authors can send out messages directly …

New Blog Series: Military Advice!

I’ll be starting a new series of blog posts soon! In addition to my more general Writing Advice posts, I’ll focus on advice for writing about the military! In case you don’t know, I spent 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. That’s me and the legendary Gunny R. Lee Ermey in the title …

New App for Readers!!

I’m so excited to tell you folks about BookSniffer! It’s a new app to connect readers with their favorite authors, and you can now find my profile there! This app lets you see what books I and other authors have published , and allows me to tell readers when I have new releases 😃 And …

Author Interview with Joshua Lee Ronin

Welcome back to another Author Interview! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, and today’s guest is Joshua Lee Ronin. I ran into Josh in the Writing Community on Twitter and he’s been a super positive, supportive voice there and I really appreciate his presence, so conducting an interview with him just …

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