Writer Tip: Tired Plots, or Stories to Avoid

For the past two years, I’ve been utilizing the wonderful service of Duotrope to find markets for my short fiction and to keep track of what I sent where. All my short fiction is published under my pen name, O. M. Grey, and I’ve had a considerable amount published since 2011. While researching one of…

Valentine’s Day Love & Horror Stories to Share

This blog, I’m ashamed to admit, has been very much on and off for the past year, expressly against my own advice! This is what happens when an author tries to maintain two separate author personae. Not enough time. Not enough energy. I’m working on merging the two, over time. My alter ego, O. M….

P&MR Second Edition Coming Soon!

Coming very soon, like in March, the new, improved, updated Publishing & Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author, Second Edition. So much has changed in the past two years since I wrote this book, that it’s high time for an update. In the second edition, MAJOR CHANGES to LSI and CreateSpace as viable publishing options….

Bitten by Books & a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Today I’m over at Bitten by Books, chatting with readers and giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card! You can also watch some silly videos from a few years back, much to my embarrassment, and read an excerpt from Power of the Zephyr. Come join us!   You can still read the Top Ten Gift…

Straight from Hel and the Top 10 Best Gifts for Writers

Today over at Straight From Hel, the fabulous Helen Ginger posted my Top Ten Gifts for Writers along with Chapter 1 of Rowan of the Wood via podcast and an excerpt from Witch on the Water. Here is a sneak peak… #8 Keep Calm and Write On T-Shirt I love this. Perhaps the only think…

Blog Tour: Free Books & Amazon Gift Cards!

Please join me, December 10-December 15th for my 2012 Blog Tour! Readers and fans might’ve noticed that I’ve been more or less MIA over the past year or so due to illness, but this blog tour kicks off an entire new year! I’ve got great things planned for 2013, including a 2nd edition of Publishing…

Emerging Author Spotlight: Rickey Pittman

Guest post by emerging author Rickey Pittman… The Stories Left Out of the History Books I am a storyteller and I search for the stories that have been lost, forgotten, or neglected, the stories that have been left out of the history books.  Sometimes I search for them–sometimes they come to me while I’m searching…

Emerging Author Spotlight: O. M. Grey 2012 Blog Tour!

Please join me as my alter ego, O. M. Grey, embarks on a blog tour next week for her (our/my :-D) YA paranormal romance novel The Zombies of Mesmer! There will be guest posts and poetry and giveaways, like books, gift cards, amigurumi, and A KINDLE! Stay tuned…and look for a blog tour of my…

Publishing & Marketing Realities: 2nd Edition!

In the coming weeks, I’m going to be revising my popular Publishing and Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author for a second edition release. There have been many, many changes over the past 18 months, and I’d like to incorporate at least some of those changes in publishing as well as marketing in my book….