Some people are under the impression that I've written all three novels recently. Not at all. The fantasy took more than three years to write and was finished last summer. The thriller took over three years to write and was just finished last week. The mystery took six months to write and was just finished... Continue Reading →
Okay. A short note. I've just sent two manuscripts off to agents for consideration, and one is ready, willing, and able to go off to a publisher for a look-see. A psychological thriller, a mystery, and a fantasy quest. That means it's time.... to finish the next one, which is really the first one. The... Continue Reading →
I had hoped for a big weekend of writing but decided that naps were important, too. I managed to clear the 70,000-word hurdle, with 5 days left to reach 80,000, though. Yah. No problemo. One of the harder parts of writing the first draft of a mystery novel is fighting the temptation to go back... Continue Reading →
Most writers I know are on a limited budget for advertising and promotion, especially the self-published ones. Even the writers with traditional publishers may have to foot the bill for some or all promotional supplies. I, myself, am both self-published (4 books) and traditionally published. When I've done book signings in the past I had some... Continue Reading →
It is with great pleasure that I announce the acquisition of my somewhat romantic paranormal novel, "Waking Anastasia", by Tyche Books of Calgary, for release in 2016.
Okay, Kindle-owners (and app-users)... My urban fantasy eNovel is now free! Go get it! If you read it and don't like it, I will give you your money back, but only if you get it this weekend! Where else will you find a history-bending adventure in which the hero has MS, hangs out with a whistling pixie, and can compare Jesus Christ and Adolf Hitler and make sense? This is NOT satire. It's a story of the battle for our souls, with plenty of fighting, some humour, and warning about all those security cameras you see around you.
We delve into our own souls and the world around us to find depth and meaning which will give our characters and tales life and spark the imaginations of our readers
So, now I'm writing a novel that I am giddily excited about. Me, a 52-year-old grandfather is writing a fantasy novel for teenaged girls, because I think they are the ones who will best appreciate the characters and their tale of life and excitement. Wish me luck.
I refuse to do a serious photo with my chin on my fist --- that's intellectual cheesecake and smacks of lack of imagination. If we can write amazing stories, can we not imagine a photo which shows readers who we are (or as much as we're willing to reveal)?