ISBN Numbers and New Beginnings

Happy Easter to all my friends who celebrate! My your day be filled with joy and chocolate. I’m ironing out the last few wrinkles with getting Lightning Scarred set up as a paperback book. It’s surprising how much easier ebooks are than real printed books. I’m glad I waited to do this until I had…

Magpie Musings

My book launch went better than my wildest dreams. At one point the book was listed as number ten in Amazon’s Top Releases, which was just breathtaking. I’m so beyond grateful I cannot express it. The buzz is settled down a bit, but the book is still doing quite well. I set up a Facebook…

Lightning Scarred and Other Stories

My first book, Lightning Scarred and Other Stories launched this morning on Amazon through their Kindle Unlimited program, which means any KU subscribers can read it for free. It’s met with overwhelming kindness so far, for which I am deeply grateful. It is a beautiful book filled short stories, original eddas, and Viking-inspired interior art….

Shipwreck on the Amazonian Rocks

When you hit Publish, Amazon reviews the book and then has to agree that you can publish it on their site. Amazon didn’t agree. They sent an email letting me know that they rejected me for one of the reasons on a long list, leaving me to guess which ones. I think I’ve guessed right…

One Ship Sails, Another Hull is Built

Last night I realized that the changes I was making to Thule were reaching the point where I was making the book different rather than better. It looks pretty good to me, now. Undoubtedly it still could be better, but it is time for the book to sail away and for me to start on…

Steve Jackson Games Kickstarter

Steve Jackson Games started their Pyramid Schemes Kickstarter this morning and it has already blown through its base and is now into stretch goal territory. The Kickstarter is for 3 brand new issues of Pyramid Magazine. One of our articles has a featured place on one of their graphics. Here is their description of the…

Exciting Publishing News

One of the projects we wrote for this year is coming out on Kickstarter on Monday. Steve Jackson Games has announced its upcoming GURPS Pyramid Scheme: three brand new issues of Pyramid Magazine. We have articles in two of the issues. Even more exciting, when they shared the enticing image, it was our article they…

Upcoming Publications

I met a couple of people I know from FedEx on a walk this morning and one of them asked me, “When can we read your published work?” That’s always a question that strikes fear into my heart, but I know my family and friends honestly want to know and that they ask from a…

Secret Progress

I spent today working on my secret steamy romance project. I made significant progress. I mocked up covers and incorporated edits from my editor. Two more stories have come in from a friend in the same universe. They are in different stages of edits. I also plan to write another story in this universe. Next…

Swirling Chaos & the Writing World

I follow Kris Rusch pretty closely to learn  as much as I can about the writing business. I also support her on Patreon where she posts most of her blog entries prior to posting them publicly. A few are only available on Patreon. I read her latest post on the effect of large events on…