Perishables - Book Cover 16 August, 2017
Perishables - Book Cover 11 August, 2017

Follow-Up to Last Post: Promoted Advertisements

August 9, 2017

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A little over a year ago I said I was going to try paying small amounts of money for promoted posts and positioning on Facebook and Amazon, and see what happened. The theory behind them is that your content or your books will show up in front of people who otherwise wouldn’t see it but […]

Back in the Saddle: Advertising, Brands, & Bookselling

June 9, 2016

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Photo Credit: Dushan Hanuska - CreativeCommons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

Back in the Saddle Wow, it’s kind of been a while since I really did the whole blogging thing, hasn’t it? It’s kind of been a stressful year. A lot of work stress is gone now, happily. I was on a major project that wrapped up a few weeks ago, giving me just enough time […]

Cover Reveal: ATTEMPTED IMMORTALITY (Withrow Chronicles #4)

May 22, 2016

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After soliciting feedback from followers of a couple of social media accounts, I’ve picked from the various covers I created for ATTEMPTED IMMORTALITY, the fourth novel in The Withrow Chronicles. Here it is!

WIP: Voistvanost – Atypical Vignette Fiction in a Fantasy World

July 8, 2015

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Photo by Doug Kline, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License (CC-BY-2.0)

This summer I’m working on fiction pieces large and small for a tabletop RPG setting. The piece below is one of the vignettes I’ve written to give a glimpse into one of the setting’s environments. By way of explanation, this is a setting for Pathfinder, a game that includes Gunslinger as a character class. Gunslingers […]

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“Do You Know Who This Person Is?” – I Don’t Do Boxes #3

June 9, 2015

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I am incredibly honored to be included in issue 3 of I Don’t Do Boxes, a zine of queer stories from the South, produced by QueerLab and Elsewhere Museum. The theme of this issue was “Act Out.” The essay below is entirely true and autobiographical. The story of how and why I was pseudonymously interviewed as […]

WIP: A Fall in Autumn

March 7, 2015

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Someone suggested I start posting excerpts from what I’m writing at the moment, so I’m throwing this out there. Does it sound to you like a good idea that I post what I just wrote – literally the last few paragraphs of the draft I’m currently drafting – every month or every two weeks or so? Please […]

Quandaries & Opportunities

January 23, 2015

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Print Room Beamish - photo by David Masters - available under Creative Commons 2.0, Attribution Generic

I have an interesting opportunity and a quandary, and I’d like to describe them to you. One of the goals I set for myself when I published PERISHABLES was to experiment with different means of promotion via The Perishables Project. As part of the project, with each novel I’ve set a goal of selling ten […]

WRAPPED IN BLACK Interview: Aaron Gudmunson, “Pig Roast”

November 13, 2014

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Aaron Gudmunson’s “Pig Roast,” which is the closing bookend for Wrapped in Black: Thirteen Tales of Witches and the Occult, is one of the most delightfully disturbing and creepy premises in the whole thing. I might or might not (spoilers: might!) have spent a huge amount of time in the ’90s reading and posting to alt.ketchup […]