Whose Fantasy Is This Anyway? Part 1

Whose Fantasy Is This Anyway? Part 1: The Challenge This is the first of a five part series about authors navigating fantasy’s many overlapping subgenres. Fantasy authors face a challenge: ensuring that potential readers know which subgenre(s) their work fits into. For better or worse, book buyers’ purchasing decisions, particularly for lesser-known authors, are driven … Continue reading Whose Fantasy Is This Anyway? Part 1

Using Author’s Notes to Pique Readers’ Interest and Promote Your Book

Author’s notes are short passages deployed in both fiction and non-fiction books to add information that doesn’t fit into the main text about the book’s contents or to expound on the author’s intent. Sometimes these notes show off how much research the writer did in creating the book. Readers, if they bother to check the … Continue reading Using Author’s Notes to Pique Readers’ Interest and Promote Your Book

Advance Praise for THE LORDS OF POWDER

“Intensely felt, ravishingly decorative and movingly personal . . . the motifs ring with authenticity and heat . . . an authorial feat both timeless and transient.” ModernUrbanFantasyFanzine.com “Though a swashbuckling, action-packed read with literary pretensions that may accurately render some of South Florida in the late ’70s, The Lords of Powder should in no way be construed as a true … Continue reading Advance Praise for THE LORDS OF POWDER

Book Marketing – Impressions About Amazon Kindle Unlimited’s Value for Indie Authors

Introduction One of the two central challenges authors, independent or traditionally published, face is writing quality stories. Marketing your books is the second challenge – particularly for indie authors with little name recognition. In a book publishing business ever more dominated by Amazon (WSJ cite), one option to reach a larger number of potential readers … Continue reading Book Marketing – Impressions About Amazon Kindle Unlimited’s Value for Indie Authors

THE LORDS OF POWDER – Evolution of a Book Cover

In finalizing my new novel, THE LORDS OF POWDER (  https://amzn.to/2HqdqU5  ), I had the pleasure of collaborating with a talented book cover designer (who also designed the cover for my first novel, THE LORDS OF OBLIVION). Below is a link to a series of four draft covers that were considered. Ultimately, the bottom image among … Continue reading THE LORDS OF POWDER – Evolution of a Book Cover