2. You retain greater creative control.
3. You receive a higher percentage in royalties.
4. You can write what you want to write, not what is currently popular.
5. You can build a stronger, more loyal fan base by marketing directly to readers of your c... Read more of this blog post »
So what's on the release schedule? I'm glad you asked that, hypothetical re... Read more of this blog post »
We are the authors of our own destruction. This much has been evident since the beginning of time. Most of what ultimately takes life we have created. We have endowed such events like kings presiding over great courts. Sometimes such things are accidental; the unavoidable product of fate. But som...Read more of this blog post »
The revised and remastered print edition of Sunslinger: Riders of the Silences is now live right here on Amazon. I’m still blown away by the quality of the paperback. Maybe this is just of interest to people that write, but when I submitted the book for review it took less than 24 hours to get a... Read more of this blog post »
If you live in a small town, everyone knows whether you take cream or sugar in your coffee as well as the names of your last two or three girl friends.
And you know who are the best carpenters, electricians and plumbers to call on in an emergency.
You have decent doctors and dentists because medio... Read more of this blog post »
The first, on the power of inspiration, appeared on August 8. The next one, about lessons I've learned in the whole writing, submitting and self-publishing process, will come out on September 19.
You can read about the ra... Read more of this blog post »
Audiobooks (Hearts Anonymous & Hide the Elephant) and ebooks @ .99c!
AUDIOBOOKS read by me, 99c!
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I've written a new novel, titled Dragon Moon which is a Young Adult fantasy. I've submitted it into the Amazon Kindle Scout program and today it's gone live. If you're unsure what that's about, Kindle Scout is a program where you can submit a new book, have peeps nominate for a publishi... Read more of this blog post »
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What would you do without Transatlantic
iTunes: http://apple.co/2bj1ylM... Read more of this blog post »
the human dream
god’s attempt at a short story
/ the elephant
in its ruin
yeah, it rains here
/ tell your sister
imagine how long god must’ve been left alone to be named aft... Read more of this blog post »
Today I will visit her grave. We share the headstone a... Read more of this blog post »
Today I am super happy to reveal the cover of The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine!!!.
For huge fans of The Shadow Queen like me, I am sure you are super excited. After that epic first book, I so can't wait to read the sequel!!!.
Without further ado, Here it is :
Breathtaking isn't it?? I l... Read more of this blog post »
And also, my entire back catalog is on sale or free all weekend! Find them all here:
Please check them out and I hope you enjoy! Read more of this blog post »
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy Romance
Two years after her husband’s death, Kelly believes her romantic life is done. Until she reconnects with her girlhood crush on social media, and as fate would have it, he lives across the street.
I finally got my account reinstated after ten years of exile, and things have been going good. I run three YouTube channels: my author channel,... Read more of this blog post »
After careful consideration–wait for it!–I’ve decided that waiting is bad for me. Why am I always waiting? And why am I sometimes unaware of what exactly I’m waiting for?
As a poet, my waiting habit has been fed and nurtured. I write a first draft, second, third, and on up the abacus of practice...Read more of this blog post »
To celebrate the release of Chasing Impossible in the UK, I'm giving away to one of my readers their choice of one of my print books (Pushing the Limits, Dare You To, Crash Into You, Take Me On, Breaking the Rules, Nowhere But Here, or Walk the Edge).
There are two ways to enter. You c... Read more of this blog post »
I'm 35,000 words deep into book 5 and they companions now seem to have found a way of entering Votrex's locked Holt.
That's nearly half a book by my normal standards, so what else is going on?
Well, Lindi... Read more of this blog post »
Years ago, here in Oregon, there was a terrible event: A young mother, out driving with her children in Springfield, saw a curly-haired stranger on the side of the road trying to flag her down, so she pulled over, and he tried to carjack her. Wound up shooting her three children and her. Killed... Read more of this blog post »
But are Hillary voters themselves so morally bankrupt that they don't even care their nominee is thoroughly corrupt, and will continue to support her?
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said in an interview last night with Fox News that "his team was 'working around the clock' on 'a lot of material'...Read more of this blog post »
Ethaniel, the main character in my novel, Fidelyon, has taken it upon himself to introduce you to his world by going through an alphabet of terms and names. Be is a short one…
Blue and silver! No, using a color isn’t cheating, at least that is what I was told. Blue and silver are the royal colo...Read more of this blog post »
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I just finished reading JAZZ MOON by Joe Okonkwo, a student who was in my graduate Children's Writing and Literature class last year, and I was totally blown away-far over the moon. This captivating first novel explores the artistic, sexual and cult... Read more of this blog post »
By Harold Klemp
One Saturday morning a woman and her husband decided to go shopping at an expensive home-furnishings store. The company was having a warehouse sale that began at 10:00 a.m. Right next to the warehouse was the regular store, which opened at 9:00 a.m.
The couple arrived about fifteen...Read more of this blog post »
The Hearts Journey Home by Natalie Ducey.
Poetry for the soul. The Heart’s Journey Home is a collection of 23 poems that capture the essence of the fragility and the resiliency of our hearts – the brilliant beauty of life’s journey. We all love/loved deeply and most likely have been on both sides... Read more of this blog post »
Everyone wants everything done as quickly as possible. It’s human nature. Be healed now. Be ready now.
But if you let events spin you — if you become a creature of reaction — things end up taking more time and resource. Instead, go slowly be methodical, and pay attention. Rushing does...Read more of this blog post »
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