Hello everyone! Thank you to all the new subscribers who signed up during book release week. I know I’ve been quiet since release, but I’ve been working on super secret, awesome, 110,000+ word project that I’m going to finish drafting today. I will tell you all about it later. In the meantime, I’d like to… Continue reading Interview Down Under with PJ Byer
I am so thrilled about the release of The Neverland Wars, even if it is just the ebook and our beautiful print copies are still in-process. So far, the book has peaked today at #6 on the “runaways” category, and the sales rank is shooting up once again. It is a strange process, releasing the… Continue reading Release Day Descends
The holiday season is always hectic, and doubly so when you’re trying to catch up on all the life you ignored during NaNoWriMo. I have oodles of friends to see and holiday hubbub to take care of, but as the year winds down I thought I’d just talk a little bit about what projects I’m… Continue reading Irons in the Fire, Projects in the Hopper
Hello, all! My life has been insane, and the stress finally caught up to me. I came down sick this week and am only now recovering. Just in the knick of time too, because I’m leaving town this weekend to spend a little time out in the western Washington countryside, the tiny metropolis Portland, my… Continue reading A New Pet-Project and Travel Plans
I don’t review a lot of books on this blog, and the reason for that is mostly because I don’t want to feel obligated to write up reviews for everything I read. Reading is fun, but sometimes writing reviews still feels a bit like doing book reports for school. Also, many of the books I… Continue reading Beautiful Americans (Book Review)
I’m going to head out to Seattle tonight, hopefully in time to grab dinner with some old editors, but definitely in time to write with them at a little sci-fi themed coffee shop in North Seattle. It feels so strange to return to Seattle and not really be a resident anymore. When I wrote Dr.… Continue reading Dr. Derosa Boomerangs Back: Rights Revert!
Looking around as I attempt to establish myself as an author, I see a lot of people caught up in the dichotomy of, “To traditionally publish or not? That is the question.” Every corner of the literary internet has an opinion on whether self-publishing or traditional publishing is better, or who it is better for.… Continue reading Starting Small: Thinking Outside of Traditional and Self Publishing
With anxious, graceful steps, Susanne Dubois walked to the mirror in the hallway. She fidgeted with her hair as she paced, holding it in place with one hand while she attempted to reposition her bobby pins with the other. She had not pinned it well enough initially, and now she could feel her hair gradually… Continue reading Mirror: A Flash Fiction
Truth is a kind of moderation, the reality that lies in-between the impossible extremes of anything. Is it just me though, or does life seem to be made up of extremes that the truth never captures? The more I try to tell a true story, the more fictitious it becomes. That’s why, sometimes, the truest… Continue reading How To Tell A True Story
LAST MAN WAKING: a tale of sickness and sleep
Encephalitis Lethargica (from Wikipedia): “The disease attacks the brain, leaving some victims in a statue-like condition, speechless and motionless. Between 1915 and 1926, an epidemic of encephalitis lethargica spread around the world; no recurrence of the epidemic has since been reported, though isolated cases continue to occur.”
…until now. LAST MAN WAKING: my new short story has been published by Roar and Thunder in Australia and is free to read online!