The Music Industry Needs A Black Box…So Does Publishing

Hey, the music industry operates a lotΒ like the Big Six. A really thoughtful article about the state of the music industry now, and the changes needed to grow it. Chief among them--transparency. Particularly about who pays who for what, and how much. Sounds like the very thing authors--new and old--have been asking for from the … Continue reading The Music Industry Needs A Black Box…So Does Publishing

Excerpt: The Nightward – The Lady Gretchen Sees Things Clearly

Here's a bit more from The Nightward. Our little Queen and her protector have arrived at a Seat where they hope they will be safe. Lady Gretchen stood a few feet from a torch as tall as Viyella herself, with Dagen on her right and the guard on her left.Β  None of them made a … Continue reading Excerpt: The Nightward – The Lady Gretchen Sees Things Clearly

Excerpt from LEX TALIONIS Sequel: Iacta Alea Est – Analise Mentions An Old Friend

I allowed myself to become completely distracted by "So You Think You Can Dance" so my post is late today. And because I'm being lazy, I've decided to give you a little excerpt from my other Work In Progress. This is from the sequel to LEX TALIONIS, which I'm calling IACTA ALEA EST (The Die … Continue reading Excerpt from LEX TALIONIS Sequel: Iacta Alea Est – Analise Mentions An Old Friend

Excerpt: The Nightward – Farain the Cat

Another snippet from Viyella's story. In truth, I'm well past these bits, but I don't let myself post unless I've done lots of fresh work. Just keeping myself honest πŸ˜‰ Hope you like it! He stood and sent out one more thought.Β  Yowls filled the courtyard, punctuated by screams.Β  Seconds later, his cat Farain rounded … Continue reading Excerpt: The Nightward – Farain the Cat

Writers Write Different

A while back, there was a conversation on one of my email lists about an award-winning author who had announced her intention to quite the publishing game. I can't remember her name (it was QUITE a while ago) but I remember she was a British literary writer who had won awards. Her problem, as far … Continue reading Writers Write Different

LEX TALIONIS Has Won An IPPY Award!

I've been sitting on this for a few days, ever since my last day at the BOCAS Lit Fest actually, and I still can hardly believe it myself. But the proof is right here. LEX TALIONIS, my debut novel, was just awarded the Silver Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook by the Independent Publishers Book … Continue reading LEX TALIONIS Has Won An IPPY Award!

Luc – An Excerpt From The Sequel To LEX TALIONIS

Yeah, you read that right. I'm in a good mood because the writing is flowing these days, so you get another little peek. Luc is a small but important character in IACTA ALEA EST (The Die is Cast). Here's the introduction to him. Extra points if you can guess who he's waiting for. The man … Continue reading Luc – An Excerpt From The Sequel To LEX TALIONIS

Kameron Hurley Gets Real With Writers

I read this piece today at Chuck Wendig's blog. It said what I believe about the writing business, but in a much more elegant way. There is, for example, a reason I called it a business. But when award-winning writer Kameron Hurley says it, it sounds so much better. Must be that whole 'award-winning writer' … Continue reading Kameron Hurley Gets Real With Writers

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Lawrence M. Schoen--who needs to teach me the Klingon language some day--graciously invited me to partake of his unusual feature, 'Eating Authors', in which various authors recall their most memorable meal. Find out what was my favourite meal ever and why. Just click here. And if you came here because you found me through Dr. … Continue reading The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Amazon

Really, Amazon, really? This is what we've come to? I won't even bother to talk about the absurdity of trying to rope indie and self-publishers into your argument with a publisher they have NOTHING TO DO WITH. Smarter people than I have already done that. And this is a reader's perspective on this. If you … Continue reading Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Amazon