“Her Name Was Abby” Sneak Peek!

As promised, here is an excerpt from my upcoming book Her Name Was Abby! I took a Twitter poll and found that most responders wanted something that gives an insight to the plot, so I selected a passage that, I believe, does this without giving away any spoilers (though I did redact a couple names). …

“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. …

Advice on Self-Publishing

Hello again, everyone! As most of you know, I am a self-published author, and lately people have told me they’d like to see more posts with insight into the writing process as well as advise for budding authors. So here we go! Today I’m going to share a few things I’ve learned in self-publishing books. …

3 Tips for Writing Dialogue

Dialogue is one of the most difficult parts of writing. On the one hand, you want the dialogue to feel organic, you want the reader to believe that this dialogue could very well be a genuine conversation. But on the other hand, real life conversations are full of pauses, filler words, and lots of slang, …

Listen up! Audiobooks may be coming!

I’m attempting to enter the audiobook game a bit later than most. I, for one, have precisely zero interest in audiobooks, so I never even considered that option. However, it appears to be a growing choice in the reading community, so I started to explore my options. But I unfortunately do not have the equipment …

FREE Books Tomorrow!

Do you like free stuff? Of course you do! Tomorrow only, October 19th, both my short story Abby: Alone and my debut novel His Name Was Zach will be FREE to download on Kindle! Just click the titles above to be taken to the Amazon page, where you can add both titles to your library …

Do you need an email list?

For many years, an email list has been considered an indispensable part of selling books. Read any advice column on publishing and it’s likely that before long you’ll be commanded to build an email list a mile long or face the wrath of zero book sales. Now buckle up, because I’m about to tell you …

The Story Behind the Characters: Part 4

Another of my favorite characters will be examined today, and this time the name is Edmund (some minor spoilers may be ahead). Edmund was very much a surprise for me in just how fun his character was to write. Edmund is a firebrand, unpredictable, so even I as the author am often surprised by the …

FREE to read until Oct. 21!

I’ll be honest: reads of His Name Was Zach on Kindle Unlimited have completely dried up, with only about 50 pages read since September 1. It’s weird since back in June I was pushing up towards 10,000 pages per month! But c’est la vie. However, if the Kindle Unlimited well truly has run dry, then …

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