A new Zack Tolliver, FBI novel is now available at Amazon as an eBook. It is offered as a Pre-Order item. It will be offered in paperback later this summer. A paperback box set of the complete Zack Tolliver, FBI series (6 books) will be available at a special price later this summer as well … Continue reading Why Buy the New Zack Tolliver, FBI, Novel “Canaan’s Secret” on pre-order?
It is true the sand of the Mojave Desert hides treasures. There are storied treasure hoards, such as a ship laden with pearls, an underground river bed of black sand laced with gold, a shaft of gold ore behind an iron door, lost and never relocated. Then there are the real underground treasures … Continue reading Writing “SAND”
The free on-line conference for indie writers and publishers, Indie Fringe, is coming around again. It happens at ten Saturday morning March 18. This is one of the best resources you never heard of. Again, it's absolutely free. You do need to register, but that takes seconds. They just want your name and Email. Did … Continue reading A Conference just for Indie Writers
As the old year wanes, the time has come to evaluate my book sales and learn from the data, hopefully to improve sales in 2017. Many charts and graphs are available to authors through the auspices of various retailers and distributors. In part, because these businesses must keep the data for their own purposes, in … Continue reading Crunching The Numbers
IndieRecon (an independent publishing on-line conference) recently presented an interview with Mark Coker of Smashword. The topic, among other things; new marketing approaches for self publishing authors. He had five central thoughts: 1. Write a good, no, a great book 2. Forget Social Media - it won’t help 3. Write a lot of great … Continue reading Five Best Marketing Approaches for Self-Published Writers
I was intrigued by Penny Sansevieri’s latest bulletin post in which she suggests that The Emperor (read New York Publishers) Has No Clothes (still don’t realize that their existence is in jeopardy). And as she goes on to surmise; perhaps they won't go away altogether. To draw an analogy, when the automobile arrived, the horse … Continue reading The Automobile And The Horse
I write fiction. I've published mystery thrillers. I've created the characters with the hope that they will take on a life of their own. When that seems to happen, as described by my reviewers, I feel I have succeeded. Fictional characters necessarily are born of traits familiar to me, whether they are part of me … Continue reading The Value Of Research
Would anyone like to review my crime thriller, THE OTHER? This should be the cry of every author. The life sustenance of a writer is arguably reviews...good ones, that is. In the final analysis the author needs folks to read his/her book and then comment on it, pass it along, or in some way help it … Continue reading Reviews, Anyone?
In discussions about marketing your book the experts always mention Author Talks. Presentations of this type appeal to me because they are real; that is, I am in direct contact with the people I hope will read my book.Not only might the audience be persuaded during my talk, but there are the inevitable questions and … Continue reading Speaking Out
I've recently returned from attending the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. A topic that arose frequently was that of writers' ego. It usually came up in discussions about the sublimation of ego to editing. It is a necessary evil, true enough. At least to a degree. But a writer must have ego. When a writer sets words on … Continue reading A Writer’s Ego: Necessary Evil?