Come Find Me At Crypticon Seattle 2016 This Weekend!

Come Find Me At Crypticon Seattle 2016 This Weekend!

Another Crypticon is upon us! In fact, it is this weekend, May 27th-29th at the Sea-Tac Hilton Hotel here in Seattle! (I swear to God that I’m going to get better at posting these things with a little more advance notice….

The ONLY Book Promotion You Should Ever Do

The ONLY Book Promotion You Should Ever Do

You might wanna go grab a cup of coffee — this is kind of a long one. I’m going to get to the subject of the title of this post in a minute, but first, I want to talk about…

Emerald City Dreamer: Getting Artwork For Your Indie Book Cover

If there’s anything I like better than a compliment, it’s a random, unexpected compliment.  That’s just what I got yesterday when I fired up my Twitter client and saw this: Started “Slices” by @montoure – Indy writers take note: Great…

Seriously? “If Stephen King Had Read This Book …. ”

Now, I’ll admit, I’m as big an advocate of the self-publishing revolution as the next guy.  And a little hyperbole in support of The Cause doesn’t really phase me — I tend to just smile at the writer’s enthusiasm and…

Late Books and Crowdfunding

I think most people are pretty clear on this concept — art takes as long as it takes, and if it takes a writer a little longer than expected to come out with their next book, well, so be it. …

The Great Kindle Swindle

…. Holy yikes.  Just saw this posted at Making Light: “S.K.S. Perry is a Canadian writer. He had a hard time getting an agent interested in his novel, Darkside, so he posted it on his web page. A couple of weeks…

One Foot in the Other World

Remember a few posts back, when I wrote about writers and depression? Well, when I saw a post from Joe Konrath entitled “Depression and Writers”, I thought it was going to be along the same lines, talking about the phenomenon…

Saying No to Ninety-Nine

I’m getting Slices ready to put up on the Kindle store — fixing the typos I’d missed, re-writing the introduction, putting together a new cover because I’m not happy enough with the old one — and something I’ve been thinking…