November FREE Short Story

Today is the last Friday of the month. What makes this Friday so special is that the last (for the year) of the FREE short stories has just gone out to my Readers Group! This blog post will be the companion for that short story in case anyone would like to leave a review of the story. This month’s story is titled: Tilted, and is a self-narration from the protagonist/hero, as he copes with too much shit on a stick, as he would say. Here’s … Read more

October FREE Short Story

It’s the last Friday of the month, and that means a new short story just went out to my newsletter subscribers. This blog post will be a companion to the newsletter. This month’s story is called My Sister’s Keeper. It’s a paranormal story about two siblings that have a much stronger connection than just their familial ties. Here’s the blurb: When Stuart discovers that his physical touch has far more implications than just the sensation of feeling, he goes to immeasurable lengths to save his … Read more

September FREE Short Story

It’s the end of September and that means a new short story just went out to my newsletter subscribers. This blog post will be a companion to the newsletter. This month’s story is called Words That Were Left Behind. It is a glimpse into the lives of Mick and Yvonne in the near future. Here is the blurb: Mick and Yvonne’s difficulty with communicating to each other spell for troubled waters on their relationship front. Frustration leads to anger—anger leads to abandonment in this mild … Read more

My Three Year Publishing Anniversary

Today is a special day. Three years ago, today, I published my first book. It was Linear Shift, Part 1, and although it was a short start to the overall novel, it was motivation enough for me to keep going. Now, today, I have a total of 18 independently published books and am included in 5 anthologies. One of which is an amazon #1 Best Seller. And if I have me way, the next three years will be even more impressive! So, without further ado, please … Read more

My Writing Pipeline

Hello, September! Ok, it’s ten days into my birth month (Happy Birthday, to me!), but things have been a bit busy as of late. After taking my daughter up to college at the end of August, my attention had shifted to Fantasy Football. I take my fantasy team (Meat Popsicles, thankyouverymuch) very seriously. Our draft was on Monday of this week, and I’d spent a fair bit of time preparing for it. It was a blast, and my top secret software (not really a secret) … Read more

Perplexia

No, it’s not a pill you take. It’s August’s FREE Short Story! Well, it’s FREE to those that are Subscribed to my Newsletter. Are you? Perplexia was something that I started writing many years ago but never finished. I remedied that through July and August, and now, it’s ready for some readers eyes. Here is the cover and short synopsis: Lost and disoriented, a man with questionable origins finds himself trapped in a most unusual place, and in an even more peculiar way. His identity … Read more

My Writing Future

Now that I’m two weeks past the launch of The Hunted Assassin, it’s time to start thinking about the future. What are my long and short term goal? What is the next writing project? I’m a big planner and very goal oriented, and I like to at least make an attempt at some realistic projections. As an example, I’ve set a goal to write every day this year (again-I’ve done it the last two years), regardless if I’m writing on a story or just laying … Read more

The Hunted Assassin is Live!

Finally, after more than five months of blood, sweat, and tears, The Hunted Assassin is ready to go! My trip through the halls of Kindle Scout (KS) was quite a learning experience and one that will stick with me for quite a while. My campaign ended on June 11th and had been in evaluation ever since. Today that all changed. I received an email from KS, telling me that they’ve chosen not to publish my novel. Obviously, I was let down, but I’m moving on without … Read more

My Appraoch to Kindle Scout

I’d first like to apologize for not updating on my latest novel progress. I first got into the rhythm of writing and shut everything else out. Sometimes you have to do hard things to reach the finish line. So, without further delay, here’s where things sit! I am through the first draft of The Hunted Assassin, a Spi-Fi novel, which I will be submitting to Kindle Scout next week! I already finished the first draft on April 9th and have been working through several rewrites ever … Read more

Engineering a Novel, Kohler Style

Welcome to my first of what will potentially become dozens of posts on all things indie. Author, that is. As I am embarking on the writing process of my third novel, I thought I’d document my work flow and the reasons behind each step that I take. My game plan is to touch at least once on each of the following: Initial story concept Idea development Story/world creation Establishing a writing schedule Story development Time management Completing the first draft First round of edits and rewrites … Read more