My Fiction


Pen Names and Reader Targeting

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!

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!

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

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.

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…


The Perfect Writing Environment

An impossible goal? Maybe. But I don’t think so. I mean, what’s involved here? It should be distraction-free. It should provide potentially inspiring distractions. Writing equipment (phone, laptop, voice recorder, whatever) should be well-suited to the space. Right. No problem. What I’m getting at: for me at least, everything needs to be portable. And swappable!…