Do you folks know I have a book coming out? I do! But you'd think it was a secret since I've been too busy to let anyone know. Ah, life. You know how it is. The Redemption Road is coming out in August, just days away! This is the third and final book in the … Continue reading Almost Here – The Third and Final Book!
The Broken Trail will be out on October 1st! Right now you can pre-order the digital version for a ridiculously low price. Click here for the linky-thing: The Broken Trail If this is the first you're hearing about it, there's lots more places to go to get extra content, book teasers, my deepest thoughts etc My Twitter … Continue reading Book News!
In the business world as well as the creative industries there's something called the 'elevator pitch'. It's a way to summarize your project for a prospective customer/agent/publisher/producer. The idea is to make the pitch concise enough to fit the length of a ride in an elevator from one floor to the next. It's something that writers have to develop … Continue reading A Pitch for Forgiveness
Hey folks! A little news. I have an author page up at Amazon! Right now it only has the short-story anthology I was published in, but coming soon will be The Broken Trail! You can follow me there to get a link to preorder the moment it's ready! How cool is that? Oh, and sequel … Continue reading Follow me. I have cookies.
The love story of Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe told through the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery is one of my all-time favorites. Gilbert's steadfast affection and then sacrificial love for Anne is a beautiful thing in both it's simplicity and faith. Sure he has his weak moments, but overall the … Continue reading A Love Like That
Actually, it's big news. The Broken Trail is going to be published! This November it's hitting the shelves published by Mountain Brook Ink. How'd this come about? Research. I was reading up on small presses and Christian publishers and came across Mountain Brook Ink. I knew almost immediately that this was a publisher I … Continue reading A Little News
Once again I have gotten lost down the rabbit hole with my manuscript, editing the bejabbers out of it. I'm much happier with it now and finally I can say I'm done. It's ready for a real editor who can polish it up. I hope to be putting up a summary soon for all those … Continue reading The Business of Publishing
The title is an answer to what I've been up to for the last some-odd weeks. I am doing a great workshop called From Pitch to Published. The book is now down to 90k words and they're all really fabulous! Actually, fixing your manuscript is the first order of business. Then comes the really hard … Continue reading Editing, Editing, Editing
November, three years ago I decided on a whim to try to write a novel in thirty days. I joined nanowrimo.org and after about ten false starts, I stopped hating everything I wrote. Instead of deleting a thousand words at a time, I was writing two thousand per sitting. Miraculously I finished on time and … Continue reading Firsts