Little do most readers know, that there are two ways they can pay the author for the story that they read. First, there is the obvious: pony up some shekels and pay the old fashioned way. But in this new age of social networks, authors depend more and more on word of mouth to sell … More Payback from Readers. Or Not.
This is graduation weekend, and this morning I sat on the stage, looking out on students I have been teaching (and trying to teach) for the past four years, as well as their parents. In addition, I am bumping into recent graduates who are here because younger siblings are finally getting their diplomas. Some are … More It’s Not About How Good You Are
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” –John 15:13 NIV I’ve come to the conclusion that the essence of a writer’s life is seeing how otherwise disparate elements in your life come together to make sense. We look for patterns that other people can’t see, and then … More Hero Worship
Tesla’s Ghost is now available on Amazon. Technically, the paperback’s been available for about a week, and the ebook’s been available for pre-order for about the same amount of time. But my book (#22 if you’re keeping count) is unencumbered by any constraints and is out there, for better or for worse, to purchase and … More A “Ghost” of a Chance
I have this little thing, called a book launch, happening tomorrow. It’s for a book I like to call Tesla’s Ghost. For those of you who are interested in science fiction, mystery, suspense, steampunk, aliens, or just good writing, there’s probably something in there for you somewhere. Interesting thing about this book is that I … More Just In Case You Haven’t Heard…
We’re down to the last few days before the official launch of Tesla’s Ghost on Feb. 28, and I am once reminded of how stories like this really come down to long stretches of dialogue, regardless of whether it’s intended or not. Shelly and I have been watching The Man in the Iron Castle on … More His Words, Her Words…My Words
I’ve never been the kind who can keep a secret very well. Our usual Christmas routine is that Shelly tells me what she wants and I get it for her. OR, more likely, she says, “let me go pick it out,” and I agree. Boring, I know. Well, I’m sitting on a secret that’s driving … More Upwrapping a New Cover