Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Words Words Words

Just a quick peek at My latest on Medium. 

"There’s only one prerequisite for writing that’s universal. You must read as well. The best writers are often born of voracious readers. I don’t claim to be one of the best writers, yet, after all there’s always hope, but reading? It’s been my salvation. Anything is possible in a book. I don’t read for technique. I don’t read for style. I don’t read for self-improvement. I read to fill my soul with possibility. The rest is a byproduct."

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Monday, January 20, 2020

New Year New Cover

Yes. Annie has evolved. My debut novel, All About Annie, needed a lift. Some cosmetic surgery if you will. While some readers loved the cover, it seems too many thought the book was, shall we say, for the young adult market. Certainly it can be, but it's not my target audience. And I made the classic mistake every author makes their first time out self-publishing. And I thought well, what's done is done.

Nope. I rethought that. I have several copies of certain novels I love, each looks entirely different. What's inside remains the same. Wonderful stories. It's only the cover that changes.
I know, never judge a book by it's cover. Well, that's all fine and dandy, except readers most certainly do judge by the cover. I know this because I do it. I admit it. How shallow of me. To be clear, I don't judge people this way. The metaphor for me only applies to things.

So I am of course much happier with the new design. It speaks to me. It reflects the book in a unique way. And if you pay close attention to detail, you'll notice a little surprise on the cover for readers to smile knowingly and nod their head.

Haven't read it yet? Now's a good time to get your copy, and cozy up to a really fun read.

Friday, January 10, 2020

When I'm not working or writing or sleeping...

I've been quite busy lately. Never enough hours in the day. There's work... there's novels and stories to write... and then I've got websites I'm building and groups I'm organizing and politics I'm debating and well, there's always more.

I decided to try my hand at Medium. A website for those who simply love words. Reading. Writing. Educating. Sharing. Finding an audience to share all those crazy whirlwinds traveling through my mind.
So I started with a bit of a mind share. About daydreaming.
Click here to read my very first post on Medium.
And if you enjoy it, share it. If you enjoy the site, join. It's ad-free. Now stay tuned as there is so much more to come.

Happy reading, happy writing and Happy New Year.

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