Hello everyone! What a mad, mad world. I just finished and printed draft three of a super-secret-sci-fi project last night, and keep your ears to the ground because *THERE IS A BOOK RELEASE NEXT WEEK* If you’re on the mailing list you already know what I’m talking about. Otherwise, I guess you’re just going to… Continue reading The Piper’s Price Pre-Order Plot + Giveaway
What a crazy end to summer! September was a wild month, especially after all the chaos and (wonderful) intensity of the 99 cent special we ran on the ebook when we announced The Piper’s Price. The book rocketed up into the top #200 of all the millions of Kindle Books on Amazon, and we got… Continue reading Islands, Murders, and More in September
Greetings one and all! I’ve been AWOL online lately, first due to the mad rush of finishing edits to The Piper’s Price (the book is now with the editor!) then the mad rush of getting my seventh annual murder mystery party invitations out, and finally with the sweet slowness of camping on Patos Island, relaxing… Continue reading So Far Along and Yet So Far off Track
Hello, hello, hello! It is with great pleasure that I announce THE NEVERLAND WARS II: THE PIPER’S PRICE is set for release in February 2017. I’ve been working like crazy on it, and thanks to the support and effort of my publisher, we’re going to be able to bring this book into being less than… Continue reading How to Celebrate a Sequel? A 99¢ Ebook!
Hello, hello! I’m typing this with sticky BBQ sauced fingers which means only one thing… I’m back in Washington, at Third Place Commons, working on my writing, and eating Burney Brother’s pulled pork, as I have for some eight years now. I’m going to be in Washington for a while. Among other things, summer break… Continue reading A Case of the Sequel Blues
There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. If writing is opening a vein, editing is the part where you have to scrub your desk and carpet of all the blood. There’s nothing to writing, once you take the leap and decide to pour your heart… Continue reading Writing for Catharsis and Editing for Deadlines
I forget the actual name of this motel, but if you’re ever in Grants Pass and need to spend the night, drive down 6th Street until you see a bear playing a bright blue bass. This is the best motel ever (except, perhaps, the Fernwood motel in Big Sur, but that is in a class… Continue reading Greetings From The Jazz Bear Motel!
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 must say, this is going along much better than I thought it would. I spent the last week doing my first read-through of the manuscript, and I was pleasantly surprised at how often it had me in stitches. Sometimes I forget that I’m writing these books for my own amusement as much as anything… Continue reading Editing & Ready for a Vacation