Our best wishes for your Holiday Season! The December issue of Tolliver Tales is published. Here are some hi-lights: ☞ THE OTHER is now available as an audio book and you can get one free! ☞ WESTERN JUSTICE - three novellas by three Western authors including this author's prequel to the Zack Tolliver, FBI series in … Continue reading Tolliver Tales News Bulletin December
I am moved to write this brief caution in reaction to the disappointment some reviewers express when my novels take an unexpected (to them) turn at the end. On my author page at Amazon, in my bio and description I have tried to make it clear that the evil Zack Tolliver and Eagle Feather encounter … Continue reading A Cautionary Tail
If you write books, sooner or later you will be asked how you came to write them, in essence why have you written what you have written the way you have written it? I have been asked such questions. I have even been asked, “Do you use a formula or something?” Well, yes. The genesis of … Continue reading How I Write
Up to this moment in time, I have thought that I am writing a series. I have written two novels linked by common characters - my Zack Tolliver and Eagle Feather adventure mysteries. I am 220 pages along on the third novel with the same protagonists. But when is a series not a series? This question … Continue reading To Series, or Not to Series (It’s a Serious Question)
With the Holiday Season there comes an urge to give thanks. In the Rolodex of my brain I can flip through many names of those who reach out regularly to help make my life and those of others better. As an author, I am particularly beholden to my reviewers. For readers, this is a brave … Continue reading It’s Time to Thank My Reviewers
I've embarked upon a series of books. Not intentionally, but in response to my readers. When I read reviews asking "What's next?" for Zack Tolliver (my protagonist) I am buoyed by such enthusiasm and charged to respond to it. As a writer I am flattered when the characters I create take on a life of their … Continue reading For Whom Do I Write?
Yes, from Google and others of the same ilk comes the sales concept of "free". Give away meaningful things in a forthright manner and people will remember; you will store up their good will, excite their curiosity, and eventually, there will be a payday. It works. Everything about the publication and marketing of my novel … Continue reading Free for a Fee
Here's a tip - stay local to get started in your book marketing. Consider: out there on the worldwide social media you are one among billions of authors. Where's your edge? On Amazon, and other retail sites, you are one in millions. Even in magazines and newspapers in your country you are one in hundreds … Continue reading Launch Book in your Home Town