New Podcast Up: Everybody Was Kung Fu Farming

Richard Kutz and I absolutely love AMC’s Into the Badlands.  If you aren’t watching it right now, you should.  The writing is excellent, the world building is amazing and who doesn’t love farmers who know kung fu?  We also discuss a little known film that is close to our heart entitled Hunter/Prey.  The writing in this film … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: Checking Out Demon Sharks

New Podcast Up: Checking Out Demon Sharks

In this episode, Richard and I discuss the amazing writing of Bates Motel, and how we think the departures from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho were smart and well-written.  We also discuss Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga and Nestor Carbonell, three actors who pulled off Emmy winning performances in this series.  We are sad to finally check out of the … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why I Wound My Characters

3 Reasons Why I Wound My Characters

I’m currently working on the third book in a space opera trilogy. One thing I learned early on is that characters must be believable and that readers must have a stake in them if you are going to get very far. …Especially if you plan to write a multi-part book series with them…. One trick … Continue reading

Conventioning: A Promotion Idea

Conventioning: A Promotion Idea

This summer I will attend SoonerCon 2017 as a media guest. I attended two years ago in this capacity, and I had a pretty good time, but I don’t think I utilized my market potential very well.  My appearance this year will be a bit more useful to building a brand because I’ve hit on … Continue reading

On Using Memes to Market Books

For self-published authors, one of the most difficult hurdles is marketing that new book.  Most of us use the go-to of the Kindle freebie or the .99 cent mark down, and using one of those services that will tweet out your book details to their army of tweeps can be useful most of the time. … Continue reading