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Widows & Orphans


Some of the common problems I encounter whenever I'm formatting a book are widows and orphans. I've exchanged literally hundreds of emails and Facebook messages back and forth with clients on this topic, and so I'm writing this blog in hopes of simplifying my work in the future. What are [...]

Widows & Orphans2017-09-17T14:23:47-08:00

Dragon Awards


This morning, the 2017 Dragon Awards Ballot was released, and to my surprise, The Bleak December was nominated for Best Horror Novel. I'm not particularly good at mobilizing my following, but clearly at least a few of you nominated the book and for that I am deeply grateful. If you [...]

Dragon Awards2017-08-04T07:56:21-08:00

Literary Outlaw Manifesto


I've been mentally assembling these ideas for a while, and it occurred to me that I should set them down so that my readers will understand me better. And, perhaps, some other authors might find them beneficial as well. LITERARY OUTLAW MANIFESTO I will write the stories that I want [...]

Literary Outlaw Manifesto2017-06-26T18:07:22-08:00

And the winner is…


I tend not to give away anything for free because most people don't appreciate what you're giving them. Yes, I know that I just did a big book giveaway last week, but that's different because of reasons. But generally, giving someone an Audible code doesn't even warrant a thank you, [...]

And the winner is…2017-04-17T12:01:41-08:00

Essay Contest: What Book Changed Your Life?


I'm pleased to announce that I received 5 entries in my Audible Giveaway Essay Contest. The winner of this contest will receive 10 FREE Audible credits, and two runners up will each receive 1 FREE Audible credit. Please take a minute and read each of these essays, and then return [...]

Essay Contest: What Book Changed Your Life?2017-04-06T17:17:17-08:00



Our neighbor passed away in January.  He was 80 years old and went quickly, after a short illness. He was active right up until the end. As a matter of fact, he was out in the field making hay with us last summer. I wrote neighbor Bob’s obituary, and in [...]


SciFi Bridge


Some of my author pals have put together a cool new initiative called Sci-Fi Bridge, and I'm thrilled that they've asked me to be a part of it. Sci-Fi Bridge is dedicated to bringing you exclusive deals, new releases, and other exciting news from your favorite Sci-Fi authors straight to your inbox! In order to celebrate [...]

SciFi Bridge2017-03-21T10:14:17-08:00

Essay Contest & Audible Giveaway


I'm giving away 10 Free Audible Codes. In order to enter this giveaway, you need to submit to me an essay (1000 words or less) about a book that changed your life. Essays are due by Midnight EST, on March 31, 2017. Once I've received all of the essays I'm [...]

Essay Contest & Audible Giveaway2017-03-02T12:41:08-08:00
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