Coronavirus and the Writing Life

As the planet battles the latent new virus known as COVID-19, I sit here wondering what the future holds. But, as a writer I am already accustomed to this anomalous feeling. Writing itself is an unpredictable animal, and the current pandemic gripping the planet is a situation most newly-published writers find themselves at odds with.Continue reading “Coronavirus and the Writing Life”

Independent vs. Traditional Publishing

The other day on twitter a fellow writer was tweeting about how one of his co-workers was critical of his writing status. “When are you going to become a real writer?” he had asked. Implying that independent publishing was an also-ran in the publishing world. I responded by telling him to ignore such an ignorantContinue reading “Independent vs. Traditional Publishing”

Pre-order stage begins!

Ok. Let me apologize first before beginning this post. Yes. It’s shameless promotion of THE LEOPARD APOCALYPSE. But dear audience, it has to be done. Last week I put the book on sale for the November 5th release date. It was the culmination of an odyssey I had begun in 2012. Now it’s done! JustContinue reading “Pre-order stage begins!”

Formatting Stage underway

I recently submitted the pre-edited manuscript for THE LEOPARD APOCALYPSE to my formatter before the Beta-Reading stage commences. I’ve lined up a half-dozen folks to Beta-Read for me. For all you budding writers out there, this is the most critical part of publishing. Beta-Readers help weed out typos, grammatical errors, and most importantly, give feedbackContinue reading “Formatting Stage underway”

Update on The Leopard Apocalypse

After many months of editing I’ve finally completed the editing stage for The Leopard Apocalypse. The only thing left is to insert some quotes and the book will now be turned over to my editor, after which Beta Readers will have a chance to comment on the story and make suggestions. The release date isContinue reading “Update on The Leopard Apocalypse”

What influences you?

As a writer I get asked this question a lot: “What influences you?” Well many things actually: family, upbringing, favorite shows, etc. In my experiences, most of the writers I know were influenced the most during their childhood. These experiences, combined with other occurrences along the way helped shape their writing skills. I would sayContinue reading “What influences you?”

Beta-readers needed!

As many of you know, I’ve been working on my latest creation, the Third Book in my Leopard King Saga to be titled, THE LEOPARD VANGUARD. Well I’m winding down the first wave of edits before the beta-reading stage begins. This is where I let the readers help out. So I’m looking for folks whoContinue reading “Beta-readers needed!”

When adversity strikes Authors

As many of you know, I’ve been working on my latest novel, The Leopard Apocalypse, which is the 3rd and penultimate novel in the Leopard King Saga, my flagship Historical Fantasy series. I’m coming to the very end of editing, and nearing the stage where I send the book out for beta-reading before sending theContinue reading “When adversity strikes Authors”