For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know that I’ve been reading Kevin Sands’ BLACKTHORN KEY series. Although his books are Middle Grade and mine tends more toward the Young Adult sector, there are a lot of similarities, and I think that’s what’s drawing me to that awesome series of books. One … Continue reading The Pair of Protagonist Partners
The “Trick” to Naming Characters
I need advice. I wrote the start of a very short story that takes place in a remote region of the world in the near future. I worry that the names I used don’t reveal enough about the characters. Anyone have opinions on the names I used for these folks? Here goes… The gathering promised … Continue reading The “Trick” to Naming Characters
Is Your Book in Bookstores?
Nope. It is not. I would love for it to be in stores, but alas, that is WAY more complicated than it seems. Might I remind you that my original tongue-in-cheek goal for publishing was to see the hardcover book on the shelf (okay, actually for sale) at Target. In a nutshell... my book is … Continue reading Is Your Book in Bookstores?
It’s a Flashback!
I have for you today, ladies and gentlemen, somewhat of a surprise. While on a bit of an information scavenger hunt the other day, I came across the Carroll County Commuter, a blog I started several years ago while riding the MARC train and the DC Metro to work. There are some similarities to the … Continue reading It’s a Flashback!
Decisions, Decisions. . .
It’s been four years. That’s when I first put the proverbial pen to paper on a book that I have called from the very beginning, SubAqua. The first thing I did at that time back in June of 2014 was to write an extensive outline for where I wanted this story to go. The next … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions. . .