The Briton and the Dane: Timeline – available on iTunes

Dr. Gwyneth Franger is a renowned expert in early medieval England who is set upon learning the truth about the death of Lord Erik, the last descendant of the powerful House of Wareham.  Her quest becomes an obsession, a condition that began with the discovery of a portrait of the tall and valiant warrior with…

Today’s Email from Amazon re Hachette

I received the following email today and thought I’d share it.  Neither party is acting in  authors’ best interests, and so this blogger has no opinion on the subject. Dear KDP Author, Just ahead of World War II, there was a radical invention that shook the foundations of book publishing. It was the paperback book….

Emprise Re-released

I have re-released Emprise, having tightened up the first few chapters. I really like the book, but was unhappy with the execution of the opening. To celebrate its release, the eBook will be free this weekend, starting at midnight pacific time (UTC -8). I hope you check Emprise out. If you don’t buy “fantasy” because…

If Thine Eye Offends Thee

Edit it. I started re-reading Emprise, in order to understand where I went awry. I quickly decided it would be impossible to tell, as my writing style has changed so dramatically in the last year to be unrecognizable as compared to my first three books. In a word, the opening to Emprise stinks. That left…

Fear Itself

Just to give you a taste of The Stream trilogy, of which 1/2 of the action takes place in dreams, here is a typical sequence from Book 1, Discovery. It’s Chapter 14, entitled, “Fear Itself.” Mary was in a deep but fitful slumber on the night of Charlie’s visit. In her mind, it was 1973,…

New Book Releases

The paperback version of The Juice and Other Stories will be available within the next week. I’ll post a link when I get the final date from the distributors. It features 15 stories, including two only featured here on this blog. I hope you’ll check it out. I only have 3 reviews thus far on…

If you like my stories

You might want to check out my short story collection, The Juice and Other Stories. I will be releasing it in paperback form in July 2013. So far, no one’s told me it sucks, so you might not think it sucks either. The Kindle version is available on Amazon now.

Begin the Emprise

I will be making my 3rd novel, Emprise, free for the Kindle for 3 days, starting at midnight Pacific time on Monday, April 29, 2013. The goal is to start generating some buzz, or at least reviews. The first two books were well-received, but I’ve gotten no reviews on this one. In my opinion, it…

Cheers!

As a thank you for helping me choose the cover art, I am offering the Kindle version of The Juice and Other Stories for free on Monday, 1 April 2013. It will be free from 12:00 a.m. PDT until midnight the following night, 2 April 2013. I hope you check it out. Thanks again!

Help Me Choose Cover Art!

While I was putting together my last post (as I indicated) I came up with an idea of how to do the cover art for the paperback version of my short story collection. I liked the idea enough that it prompted me to replace my current cover for the ebook version with new art. However,…

The Dea(r)th of Marketing

I’m not directly marketing my books anymore. Sure, I sell some, and I’d love to sell more, but I no longer try. In my opinion, the Great Internet experiment is over. Twitter marketing does nothing but fill up other authors’ streams with retweeted book notices that no one reads. Facebook is pretty much as useless….