Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Be All That You Can Be

If you poke around the back alleys of publishing these days, you're going to find a discussion about marketing, about selling, about how to move more books, baby. But I, along with many other writers, worry that we are not paying enough attention to the craft of writing, to improving our writing, to making it the best it can be.
That being said, my pals at Grammarly ran a very cool experiment for National Novel Writing Month 2014- they crowdsourced a novel using nearly 500 writers from 54 countries. Grammarly analyzed the 40,000 words that were submitted and uncovered a series of writing mistakes that happen again and again.
Take a look at the attached infographic and see if any of these mistakes creep into your own writing - I know I'm guilty of some if not all of these. Pay attention to these and your writing will improve dramatically.
And check out Grammarly's cool website if you're interested in learning more about what they do.


Monday, May 18, 2015

The Immune Series is the Kindle Daily Deal!!

I should've posted this earlier, but there's still time.

Amazon has made all four parts of The Immune series the Science Fiction/Fantasy Kindle Daily Deal today. That means you can all four parts for 99 cents each. Even cheaper than the Omnibus, which is normally $4.99.

Click here to go to the Daily Deal page.

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Today I'm over at Chuck Wendig's blog, Terrible Minds, with a guest posted titled "Five Things I Learned Writing The Immune."

Chuck is a terrific author whose star is on the rise. In addition to his excellent Miriam Black urban fantasy series (about to be re-released), he's the author of the upcoming official Star Wars novel, Aftermath, set immediately after the events of Return of the Jedi and due out in September.

So hop over for a little discussion about the writing craft/life and some background as to how The Immune came to be. And then buy Chuck's books!


Monday, December 22, 2014

My New Novel! THE IMMUNE!

And now for the big news about my new book, THE IMMUNE.

The novel, about a man looking for his daughter in the wake of a catastrophic global pandemic, is ready to roll out.

It's long, like Stephen-King-long, so I split the e-book version into 4 parts and gave each its own very cool cover.

Part I (Unraveling)Part II (Void), and Part III (Evergreen) are available now. 

Citadel, the fourth and final installment, is up for pre-order now.   

You can order the first three parts here for automatic delivery to your Kindle or Kindle app (download the free Kindle app to your phone or tablet and link it to your Amazon account.)

It's been a very long road for this book, and I'm very excited to finally send it into to the world.

Thanks to all of you for your support as I make my way through the publishing jungle. And please do feel free to share the link - I am not at all above begging.