Book Review: “His Name Was Zach” by Peter Martuneac

Check out this wonderful and insightful review for His Name Was Zach from Berthold Gambrel! 😃 This is a post-apocalyptic zombie book. I should state up front: I’ve never really cared for the whole zombie genre. I saw Night of the Living Dead … Book Review: “His Name Was Zach” by Peter Martuneac

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, …

Behind the Characters, part 3: The Raiders

Welcome back to Behind the Characters! We’ve taken a more in-depth look now at the two main characters of Their Names Were Many, Abby and Hiamovi. Today we’ll be getting a glimpse of their supporting cast and comrades: the Marine Raiders. The premise of Their Names Were Many is different from the first two books …

New Book Available Now!!!

Twenty-two year old Abby moved to the desert to escape her past, but falling off the grid isn’t so easy for a war hero… On this quest to heal the nation and find forgiveness for herself, Abby will confront memories darker than a moonless night. Old enemies, the savage undead, and a former lover stand …

It’s Coming…

I have an exciting announcement for you today, readers! Very soon, the third and final act in my His Name Was Zach series will be available on Amazon Kindle!!! The cover art is being finished as we speak. In fact, I even have a sample of how it will look 😱 Check it out below! …

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. …

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 …

“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. …

Behind the Characters: Derrick

Welcome to the next segment of Behind the Characters! Today, I’ll be taking you for a closer look at the complicated role of Derrick. Big spoilers ahead, so stop here if you haven’t yet read Her Name Was Abby! Derrick was a surprisingly fun character to write and get to know. The son of the …

Behind the Characters: The Bad Guys

Welcome back to Behind the Characters, where I talk a bit about the cast of Her Name Was Abby and give you some insight into the characters. On the menu today: the bad guys. Spoilers ahead, read at your own peril. Just like in His Name Was Zach, we have two main bad guys this …

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