Some words *   *   * In instances such as this, with a book that is seriously the biggest mindfuck EVER, I struggle to even wrap my head around what I just got done reading…. *   *   * I have been rendered speechless many times after reading a book for a whole…

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How to write a good sex scene I made my debut today as a contributor to the Huffington Post with an article on How to write a good sex scene.  Give it a read! Incidentally the rest of the title was supposed to be “(or how not to write a bad sex scene)” which is really a…

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Direct from the publisher We are four weeks away from Fixer‘s official debut, which means you’re four weeks away from having the book you can pre-order right now sent to you! Okay, that’s probably the worst pitch I’ve ever written, but it’s the middle of the day, on a Friday, and I’m hitting an afternoon food…

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Tracking sales ranking I’ve been confusing my friends and family a lot lately due to my addiction to Amazon.  I don’t mean shopping, I mean watching other people buy my books.  It’s unhealthy, and I understand that it’s unhealthy, and I can’t seem to stop.  Or make any sense. “Okay but what does that mean?”…

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That sound you hear is me holding my breath I am slowly going insane.  This insanity is due to the following facts: Immortal and Hellenic Immortal are both doing very well, both in terms of sales and reviews, however… …there is more press coverage coming. Eventually. The press in question is of the sort I can’t…

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New publisher As I explained here, Immortal is changing publishing houses, and Hellenic Immortal is on board with the same publisher.  That publisher?  The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House, henceforth known as TWCS because that’s a mouthful of a name. I met some folks from TWCS at the Indie Book Event over the summer, and honestly I…

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Birthday wishes “I don’t want everything.  Where would I put it?” —Stephen Wright As today is my birthday, I have decided to be obnoxious, which I admit is not a large step for me but here it goes. Read Immortal That’s what I want from you, on this, the occasion of my forty-third birthday.  I…

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Blog tour! I kind of buried the lede, but: I’m hosting my first official blog tour for Immortal!  And I need your help!  See the bottom for details. But first… Planning the future I had the opportunity on Saturday to sit down with a couple of New York-based editors.  I was at a convention called…

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It has been quite a year I have a bad habit of focusing on things that haven’t happened yet rather than stepping back and looking behind me at what has been accomplished.  This tunnel vision quality is sometimes very useful, such as when I’m writing a novel, but maybe less useful in other settings, such…

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Ebook challenges part two Yesterday I dove back into the Ebook fray for two reasons: Immortal was still not set up on the Kindle; and we’d gotten back feedback from Smashwords on the ebook version we’d uploaded that required addressing. As you know, I had issues reformatting Immortal to accommodate the Smashwords Style Guide, but…

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