New blog, new tricks. And: a genre!

Posted on June 28, 2019 By

Yo! So, the thing is, I’ve been handling this whole “author web presence” thing horribly. No surprise there, I know. I started blogging in 2009, and those old posts are still around, but for the first few years they focused on my software company. Then I blogged about random things that amused me…then I focused…


Pen Names and Reader Targeting

Posted on June 4, 2019 By

So here’s where I’m at: I have some new stuff coming out soon, only I’m not sure where to put it. Or why. Or even how. Strangely, it’s not because I don’t know how to click “Publish” or the equivalent. I mean, that’s probably not it. Right? Thing is, there are trade-offs involved every step…


I know nothing about email!

Posted on May 30, 2019 By

Hi! So, here’s the thing. People subscribe to this blog, and I’ve just moved the list away from MailChimp. You guys may or may not receive the emails going forward…I hope you do, of course, as long as you want to. If not, there’s an “unsubscribe” link in every email. But, well, sheesh. I’ve been…


New cool stuff!

Posted on May 29, 2019 By

Oh boy oh boy oh boy. Where to start? The new novel is just about finished. I’ll be announcing a preorder on the “New Releases” list–but don’t sign up there yet! I mean, you can if you want to. But. I’ve recently seen hundreds of “new subscribers” to that list. I don’t know why, and…


Something I Happened to Notice

Posted on May 23, 2019 By

This here is a fairly random observation–but I’m hoping somebody out there can explain things to me. What I did: I forwarded all calls for my cell phone to a different number, purchased for one dollar/month from an online service. I set up a phone book with that service, with numbers divided into various categories…


Series woes? Not really.

Posted on March 6, 2019 By

Here’s what I did a while back: I wrote a book with two viewpoint characters, that was supposed to be the first in a series. Then the story went in a different direction. It was a fun direction, but either it needed a completely different ending or it needed to be a standalone novel. So…