A new FREE ebook is available! Vicarious Fate is another short story/flash fiction set in the world of The Necromancer’s Apprentice, which chronicles events preceding my award-winning novella.
A master of the dark arts is on the verge of making a groundbreaking discovery about death and undeath. But after another failed attempt at proving this theory, he goes out to gather a key ingredient to try again. During his trip, however, he finds not only the ingredient, but an ideal test subject who is perhaps the key to unlocking a new discovery. ... (Read more) »
I have the greatest honor of participating in StoryBundle, which is in the similar vein as the Humble Bundle. Firebrand is among the seven books featured in this great sci-fi/fantasy-themed bundle. What’s also great about all these books is that they were written during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). As you may or may not know, I am a strong advocate for NaNoWriMo, as it’s a great program for any aspiring writer to delve into if they want to challenge themselves.
I love these “Bundle” programs, because they support many great non-profit organizations, and you can help, too! I strongly believe in giving back to the community, because I’ve learned so much in my writing career from communities of other writers, and non-profit organizations like NaNoWriMo. ... (Read more) »
Today marks the day that I hit that ‘publish’ button on Amazon, and sent my very first book, The Necromancer’s Apprentice out to the world. It was very frightening as I came to realize that this was no longer a childhood dream. I had achieved one of my many goals in life, and it felt good.
Sales were slow at first, and I didn’t know what to expect. I advertised on social media sites and readers/writers forums. Of course, I was a new fish in this giant ocean, and I knew as an unknown author I wasn’t going to be the next Amanda Hocking, as much as I had secretly dreamed. I was writing in a very niche genre (gothic fantasy). It was discouraging at first because I didn’t see the results like everyone else around me had seen with their books, but that didn’t stop me from writing or promoting myself. I did book signings—lots of them. My very first book signing was at a local Starbucks in town. The owner there was very nice and welcoming of local authors. I was scared at first, sitting there all alone dressed up in my gothic dress, wondering if anyone will stop at my table. For a while, no one had, but then, little by little, people started to get curious about what was going on in my little corner. Then I had my first sale. After signing my name in my book for that first customer, I knew that I’d finally reached that point that I could call myself a real ‘author’. ... (Read more) »