Category Archives: Perseverance

2014: The List and the Lessons

I’ve made a pleasurable habit of reviewing the list of books I’ve read during the year and looking back over the biggest writing lessons I grokked along the way. If 2013 was the year of the short story, 2014 (for … Continue reading

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The Learning Never Ends

In 2009, when I started writing fiction full-time, I expected I’d get that big fat publishing contract in 3, maybe 4 years tops. I planned to learn everything I could from the best teachers I could find. Most small businesses … Continue reading

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And So It Begins…

Time to start a new novel. Every new novel feels like the beginning of a whole new life, and in some ways, it is. I’ve got new people to discover, new adventures to plot, new risks to take. And while … Continue reading

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Cold Shoulders

The big chill is on. For this past week, we’ve been in the throes of a deep freeze here in Oregon. Today is a bit too nippy even to walk  the dogs.  I lived in Rochester, New York for seven … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

I’ve been on a bit of a high since making my first professional sale in May and seeing my short story published in August.  Recently, I’ve begin to experience the letdown that comes with a return to regularly scheduled programming. … Continue reading

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DESTINY BLUES – Launch Announcement

Today is the official launch of my urban fantasy novel, DESTINY BLUES. Amazon:                    Paperback hardcopy Amazon:                    Kindle Edition Barnes & Noble:         Nook Edition Kobo:                        Kobo Edition Smashwords:             Smashwords Edition It’s the story of Shore Haven’s favorite meter maid, Mattie … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: DESTINY BLUES

For those of you who have been with me a while, one of my early urban fantasy novels (working title FATE) is about to be published.  I just got a proof of the hard copy, and I confess I got … Continue reading

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