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Free Book Giveaway: Day 2


I’m not really sure how to read this, but it looks like things are (on the surface at least) looking pretty depressing.  I have given away 78 copies so far, but each day it seems as if units moved are shrinking. I suppose I could get very depressed right now, but I won’t.  This Broken … Continue reading

Free Book Giveaway: Day 1 Report


  I am currently giving away the Kindle version of my newest novel Come Apart.  I have listed it with several online promotion sites who have massive Twitter followings and who, for the most part, will blast my book out to the internet for free.  Some of them are paid services, and have charged (at the … Continue reading

Free Kindle Promotion: Come Apart


Next week, from 4/21 through 4/25, my newest novel Come Apart will be available as an absolutely free Kindle book!  I am giving it away for one week, and after that the price goes back up to a measly $2.99. If you’re cheap, and want to read a good novel, then check back on Monday to … Continue reading

Books In Print: This Broken Earth and Come Apart


At last I can announce that my books are in print and on Amazon Kindle.  Here they are, and where to find them: This Broken Earth - The world has ended…sort of.  Wandering through the apocalypse are a band of people simply trying to survive, but their lives, like our own, have a greater destiny not … Continue reading

“Come Apart” Launches This Week!


I am waiting for the proof copy to arrive in the mail (should be tomorrow) and after I have a look at it, barring any major formatting issues, my new novel Come Apart will be hitting digital shelves and CreateSpace print-on-demand by Thursday or Friday. I will announce on this blog when it does. I … Continue reading

Cover Design: Come Apart


I have finished the initial cover design for my new novel Come Apart.  Note that I have not included any text because I was going to do that in the cover editor for CreateSpace, unless I could do it myself, and then I will use a font called “Digital Dream”. Feedback?

Cover Design: Three Blended Elements


I haven’t written much about cover design, but as an indie writer who is a complete do-it-yourselfer, I have designed the covers for the last two books I have written. In this quest to create a great cover, I have followed what I call the cardinal rules of great cover design as laid out by several professional cover … Continue reading

5 Tips for Finishing a Writing Project


How many writing projects have you started, but have not finished? This is an excellent question, but the answer for a writer should be a very small number.  Successful writers finish what they start, even if it takes years to get there. Elizabeth Bishop worked on her poem “The Moose” for a record 20 years. … Continue reading

An On The Cheap Self-Publishing Plan


Currently I do not have a print edition of This Broken Earth out there, and the reason was simple: I didn’t feel the need to publish in print because of the lack of interest from most readers.  Most of my readers are digital, and I sell around 10-15 books a month on Amazon as Kindle editions. … Continue reading