First bit of news: Forever Thirteen is 99 cents TODAY ONLY. Get it here ----> http://amzn.to/1o6hMwL A Symphony of Cicadas is too. ----> http://amzn.to/1bM5s2u You could totally download both of them today and be set for your weekend reading. I'm also posting new chapters of A Symphony of Cicadas for free over at Wattpad. … Continue reading 99 cent books, and more.
You must have thought I disappeared off the face of the planet. Or maybe you didn’t notice I was gone. In either way, I’ve been missing in action from my blog, my newsletter, and offering only random updates on social media. I blame it on several things. The first and foremost, my computer died a … Continue reading Back on the grid
This week I've been plugging away on the third and final installment of the "Forever After" series, the prelude to A Symphony of Cicadas and Forever Thirteen. This novel (working title is Prelude to Forever) will tell the story of John and Rachel, focusing on when they met and what it was like for them … Continue reading How I solved my computer dilemma
Every second Sunday of the month is the Redwood Writers meeting, our region's group for writers of all types. I look forward to them every single month, and always come away completely inspired - from rubbing elbows with a bunch of wonderful writers and authors, to hearing the wisdom and advice from our monthly speaker. … Continue reading What’s my frequency, Kenneth? (Musings on genre)
I've been a lazy writer. I admit it. I have not done any book writing since NaNoWriMo, or book editing since December. I keep seeing other authors I follow in blogs and on Facebook talking about their work-in-progress, and the green-eyed monster in me wants to be doing what they're doing. But I'm not. I … Continue reading Being a lazy writer
This week alone, I've been approached by a half dozen people who were curious about writing books - from the actual writing of the story, to how to get it into the hands of readers. To have people look at me for these answers is kind of incredible. I mean, I remember a year ago, … Continue reading So you’ve written a book. Now what?
A few months ago, I sent my book, A Symphony of Cicadas, to the "21st Annual Writer’s Digest Annual Self-Published Book Awards." I had high hopes of placing, but mostly I was anxious about the promised commentary from the judge. Well, I didn't place. And I'll admit, I was totally bummed out. I forgot all … Continue reading What the judge had to say about A Symphony of Cicadas
Today I feel all warm and gushy inside. It’s the last day of 2013, and I can’t help feeling like I really lucked out in the good year department. I entered this year as a newlywed, coming off the high of marrying my best friend and blending our smorgasbord family into one. Then I published … Continue reading End of a pretty dang good year
When I was 13, I used an actual paper diary. I have a bunch of old journals in my boxes from way back when, chronicling those awkward teenage years. But now? There are a ton of online alternatives for teenagers to record their innermost thoughts and feelings. This is something I had to mull over … Continue reading Do 13 year olds blog?
I became aware of the possibilities that lay before me as I floated free from my earthbound body. The space that Joey once described to me was out here, and I had the ability to see it all. Earth, in the far away distance, shone at me like a star in the sky. The giant … Continue reading So I’ll reach up to the sky and pretend that I’m a Spaceman