Blog Tour End

All good things come to an end, don’t they? ~ N. E. White (Yes, I just quoted myself.) I am now closing out my promotional push for The End – Visions of Apocalypse (TEVA). This is the last you’ll have to read my harping about the “little anthology that could”. We may do another round when our … More Blog Tour End

The End

Is here! Announcing the release of The End: Visions of Apocalypse, an anthology presented by members. Including twelve stories that detail various depictions of the end of the world, the anthology features the work of Michael J. Sullivan, Hugh Howey, Tristis Ward, and nine other writers, all with their own apocalyptic visions. From grim destruction … More The End

Publishing Wars

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a war on. Okay, maybe I shouldn’t use the word ‘war’. It is hyperbole, antagonistic, and divisive when publishing shouldn’t be. (And there really is a war going on.) Anyway, recently, Hugh Howey responded to an interview of Sue Grafton posted on the website. For those of you who … More Publishing Wars


Though I am not a cartographer, I do create maps for my work. I’ve acquired an eye for good proportions and I’ve learned the importance of fonts. That doesn’t mean I make the best decisions, but it does mean I feel confident enough to dabble in book cover design. To be clear, I have absolutely no graphic design … More Covers

Writing Update 2012-2

Happy Monday! So how’s it going? Did you get a lot done this weekend? Finish off your magus opus? I did not get much writing done this past week, but I did learn something new: [EA] That stands for Editor Asks… Meaning, your editor was confused by whatever it was you wrote and has a question. … More Writing Update 2012-2

The Self

Twenty years ago, I would never have thought I could write a book.  Talented writers write for a living.  They reached into their souls to show us truths that shine bright enough to compete with the sun.  Not everyone can write a masterpiece.  That is self-evident.  Another thing that was made clear, if you can’t … More The Self

Throwing it out there

I didn’t really want to enter the fray, but here I go. Have you seen all the hoopla about Book Country?  Do you even know what it is? Book Country is an off-shoot of a rather large publishing house (Penguin).  Basically, it is another venue to workshop your book.  The difference between Book Country and … More Throwing it out there