Choose CreateSpace over LSI

As I said in my Publishing & Marketing Realities book: Amazon is an author’s best friend. Hands down. I stick by that statement even two years later. Even though so much has changed in the publishing industry it’s hardly even recognizable from what it was two years ago. Amazon, although it’s had its own changes,…

Book Review: A Real Piece of Work

(Reblogged from O. M. Grey’s Caught in the Cogs) I quite enjoyed A Real Piece of Work up until about the halfway point. Once the redheaded bombshell who painted nude self-portraits was introduced, and objectified so heavily, my red flags went up. Although, for a hard-boiled detective story, the misogynistic commentary was quite light. Once…

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….

Book Review: A Shade of Vampire

(Reblogged from O. M. Grey’s blog: Caught in the Cogs) A Shade of Vampire is about a girl, Sofia Cleremont, who is kidnapped on her seventeenth birthday and put into a “harem” to be a (assumed, sexual) slave to the Prince of vampires, Derek Novak. Fortunately for Sofia, her beautiful blue eyes, soft red hair,…

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…

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…

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….

Writer’s Bloq

From their Kickstarter: Writer’s Bloq is taking on an enormous problem. Only .03% of manuscripts submitted to publishers are published, and the average self-published book sells under 20 copies. At the end of the day, it’s the same story; it is extremely difficult for writers to get discovered and publish successfully without the substantial backing…

iTunes Podcast Fixed

A few days ago, a new listener brought something very important to my attention: iTunes was only showing the last 10 episodes of the Rowan of the Wood podcast. Further research showed me at all 4 of my podcasts were only showing that last 10! Not okay! So, thanks to the great and speedy help…

Podcasts & Zephyr

Forgive my absence, friends. Starting in September, the Rowan of the Wood Podcasted fiction will return, and hopefully, so will the publishing & marketing podcast. Also, the 4th book in the Rowan of the Wood series, Power of the Zephyr is at the printers! We’re getting our final proof right after labor day, which means…