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Trolling Gandalf – Turn One

Day One: Take Me to the River But in the wild lands beyond Bree there were mysterious wanderers, The Bree-folk called them Rangers, and know nothing of their origin. -The Fellowship of The Ring We launch our Journey Down the Anduin by setting the initial threat level — which is […]


Back to Business; Butt in Chair

After a year of questioning my desire and dedication to writing, it is time than to get back to the business.  I am launching the planning phase of a series of fantasy/steampunk series of novels.  The planning will consist of a) world building and b) detailed outlining.  I expect this planning […]


Book Trailer Reveal!

Lord Bart and the Leagues of SIP and ALE is just about ready to go. I’m hoping to have it ready in a variety of formats by mid-May. And — I am happy to offer free advance reader copies to anyone who believes they can a) put it at the […]


The Feds Have My Book

My four-years-in-the-making novel is finally ready to enter the gaping maw of eBook self-publishing, likely never to be heard from again.* Last week I completed one final round of minor edits and proclaimed the damn thing finished.  I’m not changing another word (barring undiscovered typos). Why did this take four […]


Out of Scout

My Kindle Scout campaign has wrapped up — and now I get to sit back and (anxiously) wait for an answer from Amazon editors.  But yea or nay, it was a great 30 days. The campaign culminated on Wednesday, 1/6/15, when the bloggers at Out of the Park Developments published […]


Now I Know How the Kardashians Feel

The Kindle Scout campaign for my novel has now entered its second week.  Week One was fairly successful because during most of that time my book was highlighted in the “Hot and Trending” category. I’ve never been hot and trending on the internet before.  In fact, I’ve never been hot and trending […]