Prepping a Pre-Order Despite Finn’s Flamenco

Here's the deal...I did have a terrific post planned all about Finn McSpool's recent adventures in my kitchen (the room will never be the same, I swear). Unfortunately, the vagaries of Amazon.com shipping means the final tool needed for the project he began weeks ago STILL hasn't arrived. However, Finn wasn't going to miss out … Continue reading Prepping a Pre-Order Despite Finn’s Flamenco

What Are You Doing to Me, Smashwords?!!!

I know Release Day for The Maze: Book Three of the Osteria Chronicles is less than a week away (squeeee!!!) and I should be using this blog space to cajole/guilt you into pre-ordering the book, but something is frustrating me and, rather than bang my head on the wall, I thought I'd share my irritation … Continue reading What Are You Doing to Me, Smashwords?!!!

Okay Pirates, You Win

This week I learned my recent release, The Trials of Hercules, has been pirated. Initially I thought only a couple illegal download sites had it and that the wound could be staunched, but I've since learned that old Herc is bleeding out through his femoral artery because the book is on at least 20 pirating … Continue reading Okay Pirates, You Win

How Long Does It Take to Write A Book?

  Many writers jumping into the literary world, ask themselves this. Perhaps they even search online for the answer. Writers' magazines, when spotlighting new authors list how long it took them to complete their book. The answers, wherever you find them, range from seven weeks to seven years. Not helpful. It's like saying your next … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Write A Book?