Taking Umbrage With the N-Word

There’s an interesting article on Salon this morning from Mary Elizabeth Williams on how white people shouldn’t use the N-word under any circumstance.  Ignoring for a moment that most of MEW’s articles tend to be reactionary and designed to cause people to get upset over mundane things that they wouldn’t normally pay much attention to, the points she brings up … Read More

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Why I Never Quit Writing

There’s an interesting post from Konrath’s site, in which he explains why he never quit writing. Basically, years ago, he was making about 25k a year from writing and felt it wasn’t enough, and now he’s making a ton of money from writing, but felt that if you can’t hack the writing challenges, you might be better off just quitting. … Read More

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The Teddy Bear Conspiracy giveaway and other little news….

My novel, The Teddy Bear Conspiracy, which is going to be released in December, is available for free as a contest giveaway on Goodreads. To enter, go here.           Destiny, my science fiction/fantasy novel, which takes place mostly on the planet Reagul (which might be recognized from the upcoming series The Tales of Reagul, which will … Read More

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Drinking

During the late 1980s, going into the 1990s, I was in the U.S. Army, and all things considered, I probably had somewhat of a drinking problem. This was the latter part of the era of drinking before people started getting serious about the ramifications of the problem, meaning that we started enforcing drunk driving laws (unlike the past where we … Read More

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The Ameriad available for free on Amazon Kindle this week

From September 21 to September 25, The Ameriad is available free on Amazon Kindle. This will be the last time it goes free as I will be removing it from Kindle Select after this promotion (so I can sell it on the Nook and other e-readers). If you like it, please leave an Amazon review. It would be greatly appreciated … Read More

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When Best Friends Aren’t Best Friends Any More

I’m sure my story isn’t that different from everyone else’s story. Most of us grew up with a best friend or two (over the years) and then life may or may not kept us together. If you watch a lot of the movies that get released starring the usual suspects of male friends, you get the impression that these friends … Read More

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All Roads Lead To Pine Bush free on Amazon for the week

My novella, All Roads Lead to Pine Bush, will be free on Amazon for the next few days (until Friday). So visit Amazon and get the book free. The book goes free tomorrow morning and then on Saturday goes back to the regular price.

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Book giveaway for Thompson’s Bounty is live on Goodreads

Book Giveaway The book giveaway for my science fiction, time traveling novel Thompson’s Bounty is active on Goodreads. Sign up for it, and you can get a free paperback copy of the book.

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The Evolution of Sales for a Self-Publishing Author

I recently spent some time analyzing how many sales I’ve had through Amazon. Keep in mind, this doesn’t count sales through other services (just Amazon). But what I discovered was kind of fascinating, because if you haven’t been paying attention to it, the information kind of sneaks up on you and tries to stab you in the back. Or at … Read More

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