Authors Directory

Looking for some good Indie reads? Well, there’s an easy way to find them. Click over to the AuthorsdB and discover some new, in your favorite genres. While you’re there, stop by my or the other author’s profiles to see what we have to offer. Currently, 3 of my colleagues and myself are in the…

Dragon Love

I wrote the first two books of The Stream in 2009 and published them in 2011, before I knew anything about marketing. I’ve been told what I’ve long known, that the titles are terrible and the marketing campaign wrong. At some point in the near future, after I’ve put the first draft of my current…

angels wanted

I still haven’t moved off of my desire to stop marketing my books and dealing with all of the crap that goes with publishing books. However, I did want to thank those of you who took the time to offer words of support, and especially to those who put up positive reviews on Amazon in…

Profiles in Moi

The gracious Ngaire Elder has profiled me with the Police  on her blog. Stop by and check it out if you’re not too stuck up so inclined. Just click on the picture to be magically teleported to her blog, like a Leprechaun Boss. Thanks! (It’s the weekend. I need a nap, some whine wine, and…

Free

It isn’t something smart business people do often. In fact, some of us downright hate the idea. Yet, again, I find myself giving away books to people who may or may not read them. It is marketing, they say, and necessary. The people who encourage me tell me that it takes a while to build…

Help Me Pick a Title

Okay, I’ve decided Skip Tracer sucks as a title. Actually, I decided that long ago; I just never did anything about it. What finally convinced me is the fact that there’s been a TV movie (2008) and Canadian theatrical release (1977) of the same name. Now, I’m not worried about confusing people. It’s that when…

I’m an Indie Author, Yo

The Independent Author Index is now featuring my profile for Hard as Roxx. I hope you check it, and the book out. Reviews from gay-haters aside, it’s straight-up Sci Fi and a lot of fun.

If You Read, Your Voice Matters

For a long time, there was debate regarding whether reviews lead to sales of movies and books. However, recently,it has become more apparent that is the case. In fact, in one empirical study, “Do online reviews matter? — An empirical investigation of panel data,” by Wenjing Duana,Bin Gu, and Andrew B. Whinston, researchers found that…

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….

Defining Success

Trying to find a bit of peace for myself. I sent book 2 to my beta readers a few weeks back. I heard quickly from one, who loved the book, and nothing from the others. I’ve decided to move ahead, on faith. Want to get this one out, and move to Hard as Roxx. Getting…

The Books thus Far

Well, Discovery is out for the Kindle, and has been for a number of months. I figure it’s time for an update on all my books to date. The Stream Series (Urban Fantasy Adventure) Discovery – The ebook is available, and is free for Amazon Prime customers. For everyone else, it’s a measly $2.99. I…