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

Kindle Scout and Beyond!

Wow, where has the time gone. My last entry here was at the end of August last year. I had just begun the seven episode publishing adventure for Borrowed Souls. I had full intentions of updating every two or three weeks through that process, but something didn’t quite work out. I know exactly what it was, and it was myself and my overindulgent publication schedule. My self-imposed deadline timetable dictated that I stay on a pretty rigorous three-week schedule for writing and editing each of … Read more

Free Ebook with every print book purchase

Today, I’ve made a big move on all of my print and ebook combinations. From the very beginning of my self-publishing journey, I’ve taken advantage of the “Match Book” feature on Amazon. If you are unfamiliar with the program, it’s like this: If you buy a print book on Amazon, you can get an ebook copy of the book for a discounted rate. Until today, I have typically reduced the cost of the ebook by around 50% of the retail price of the individual ebook. … Read more

Chronicles Week Celebration

  I’ve wanted to write fiction for quite some time, and I owe that desire to two people – Stephen King and Terry Brooks. Although The Stand was a looong book to start off on the journey through King’s back list, it was the first of his that I read. I remember being so engrossed in his dystopian world, I couldn’t get enough. That story alone set my love for anything dystopian. As for the credit I owe to Terry Brooks, I read Magic Kingdom … Read more

New Borrowed Souls Series

After more than a year since I first published Borrowed Souls, it’s now time to take the story to the next level! Beginning on August 18th, I will be re-releasing “Borrowed Souls” as “Borrowed Souls: Part 1: The Soul Collector”. Then, every two weeks after, I’ll publish another episode of the series. Each episode will be another story following Jack Duffy as he learns the in’s and out’s of soul collecting. The series will conclude on November 10th, with episode 7, which should be a … Read more

Linear Shift is LIVE on Amazon

After nearly 18 months since starting Linear Shift, Part 1, the complete novel is now available on Amazon. If you haven’t read any of it yet, now is the time, because you can read from start to finish, and not have to wait like the readers from the beginning had to to. For those fine folks, I thank you for your great patience. Without you all, I could not have done this. Now, if you have read all four parts, I will kindly ask that … Read more

Linear Shift Proof Approved!

I just approved the proof for the print version of Linear Shift! I cannot wait to hear what the readers have to say about it. The cover is absolutely beautiful. I may be a little biased though, because this book was so much a part of my life over the last year and a half. So, what does this mean with the launch date not until April 7th? Well, it means that readers can get a hold of the print copy early, that’s what. It’s … Read more