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Money Talks – or Does It?

October 20, 2017


A long time ago I tried my hand at paid promotions on Facebook and got nowhere. Throwing $5 at it produced virtually zero results. The system was very different then, however, and after all the jazz about Russian meddling in the election for very small amounts of money on a per-meddle basis, I figured I’d […]

Kindle Pre-Orders Are Live!

August 11, 2017


Falstaff Books have put the first four volumes of The Withrow Chronicles up on Amazon for digital pre-order. These are, Amazon-wise, completely different books from the versions I published myself, meaning if you already have the books they will not automatically update to these editions. PERISHABLES is up for a pre-order price of 99 cents. It’s […]

Follow-Up to Last Post: Promoted Advertisements

August 9, 2017


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


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 […]

Quandaries & Opportunities

January 23, 2015


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


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 […]

WRAPPED IN BLACK Interview: Shenoa Carroll-Bradd, “She Makes My Skin Crawl”

November 11, 2014


Shenoa Carroll-Bradd is a very gifted writer with an absolute boatload of ideas, interests and ambition. She writes short fiction, screenplays, graphic novels – you name it. If words can make it happen, Shenoa is interested in making those words. She also has a tremendous sense of fun about her as a writer, perhaps best […]

WRAPPED IN BLACK Interview: Solomon Archer, “Into the Light”

November 9, 2014


I’m going to preface this interview by saying Solomon Archer – who once asked me to call him Archer – is absolutely one of the most interesting authors with whom I’ve shared a table of contents and I don’t mean that as a backhanded compliment: I mean there are ways in which he is genuinely mysterious and intriguing […]

WRAPPED IN BLACK Interview: Mike Lester, “Not This Time”

November 7, 2014


It’s my tremendous pleasure to interview Mike Lester, an accomplished author with work both long-form and short-form to his credit and who is a fellow contributor to Wrapped in Black: Thirteen Tales of Witches and the Occult! Michael: Wrapped in Black is an anthology of stories about witches and the occult so let’s get right down […]

WRAPPED IN BLACK Interview: Rose Blackthorn, “Beautiful, Broken Things”

November 5, 2014


Today I’m posting my interview with the incredibly talented and prolific Rose Blackthorn, whose story “Beautiful, Broken Things” in Wrapped in Black: Thirteen Tales of Witches and the Occult is absolutely captivating. Reading the first few paragraphs I knew I needed to read the rest of this story. Michael: Wrapped in Black is an anthology of stories about […]