Category: Indie Publishing

  • Short story: Solid as a Rock

    Short story: Solid as a Rock

    Looking for a short read? My short story “Solid as a Rock” is available on Amazon now! It’s a lighthearted story of Luke, a homeless veteran, and what happens after his mentor dies unexpectedly. Special note: This is your first introduction to Luke, but it’s not the last you’ll see of him. He’s going to be […]

  • BrainstormATX: The Little Conference that Could

    BrainstormATX: The Little Conference that Could

    Austin is the “Live Music Capitol of the World.” However, I’m convinced we have more writers in this city than we have musicians. The problem is, authors aren’t as visible as musicians, and we tend to be more introverted, so people don’t realize how many writers there actually are in Austin. Making matters worse, for a city as […]

  • Public Reading – and a Discount!

    Public Reading – and a Discount!

    A public reading! Oh my! On January 23, from 3-5pm at Malvern Books in Austin, TX, I’ll be one of three authors giving a public reading of my novel By Moonrise. Joining me are Matt Herron, author of the sci-fi thriller The Auriga Project and Kate Baray, author of several urban fantasy novels including the Lost […]

  • Dreams Really Do Come True!

    Dreams Really Do Come True!

    My first novel, By Moonrise, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Wow, did I really write those words? I need to stop and pinch myself. I can’t really believe this is happening to me.

  • The Agony of Writing a Book Blurb

    The Agony of Writing a Book Blurb

    My book (By Moonrise) is done. The cover is done. All that’s left is a final review of the galleys (the pages as laid out for printing), writing up the acknowledgments, and the back of the cover book blurb. The blurb. The ever-so-important summary that is meant to tease and inspire, describing just enough that it piques a buyer’s interest. It’s […]

  • How I Rewired My Brain & Made My Writing Career Possible

    How I Rewired My Brain & Made My Writing Career Possible

    Check out my latest post on Medium (for a change of pace): “How I Rewired My Brain & Made My Writing Career Possible“

  • Standing on the Edge of Publishing

    Standing on the Edge of Publishing

    Once upon a time, I stood at the edge of Jumping Rock at Waimea Bay in Hawaii. My friend and I had watched dozens of kids climbing up and jumping into water below. I laughed, thinking they were crazy. Then my friend said he was going to do it too, and for some reason, I didn’t want […]

  • Tales of Androids and Gunslingers

    Tales of Androids and Gunslingers

    Authors without readers are like house plants without water. While at first they are filled with life and promise, if they go unnoticed long enough, they will wither and fade away. So it’s important that excellent books get the attention they deserve. Independent authors, who cannot rely on the marketing departments of traditionally-published authors, depend heavily on […]