Writing a novel is fun and exciting. Editing a novel is usually tedious and headache inducing, at leas for me. And then there is the rewrite. I’ve been COMPLETELY rewriting my manuscript for my first SWTF book, changing a lot of stuff. Basically, what is left is the core story and the characters. It has … More The Authentic Author
I am working on the second manuscript of the SW Wyoming Task Files, which will be a series of stories focused on a small police force located in Evanston, Wyoming. Writing the first manuscript, I just sat down, and the words flowed out. I had came up with a creepy criminal, a sad victim, a … More Plotting or Pantsing?
I am going to my first writers conference in July (Squee!) and then my first mystery novel writers/readers conference in September (Double Squee!). When I decide to do something, I of course overdo it and throw myself into it 150%, get burned out, and then want to curl up in a tiny ball in my … More Three Top Tips to Prepare for a Writers Conference
I am stoked to read this anthology after stumbling across this excellent review. June 24! I was excited to read this upcoming release from Crystal Lake Publishing, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories. I was also fortunate to get an advanced reading copy of the anthology. Crystal Lake is making quite a name for itself in the … More Gutted: A Review
I recently noted my thoughts were dark, and my entertainment choices were morbid. And it is just to sunny outside for all that! So, I decided to return to reading my first love: Fantasy! I just finished Dawn of Wonder by the talented Jonathan Renshaw. Highly recommend it to any lovers of coming … More Lightening the Mood
This is a fascinating article for anyone that likes the morbid and the obscure.
In addition to being a voracious reader and writer, I am an avid tennis player. I play on local leagues and have I met many excellent friends playing tennis. I played an excellent game of singles about a month ago. While I won that match, it cost me a lot more than I realized at … More Tennis Injury
All of these appear to be small press publishers, but I think they are definitely worth checking out. And all of them accept submissions without an agent. 15 Publishers of Mystery Novels That Accept Submissions Without an Agent
My Facebook went BANANAS this weekend. And with damn good reason. I am careful what I speak about online because I think we have a real problem with outrage culture right now, but this is something that NEEDS to be addressed. Not just for authors, but for artists in general. Elizabeth York is a name you … More Elizabeth York, the Asshat Thief, and Why Every Artist Should Want to SCREAM Right Now