Leveraging the Setting to Add Drama to THE LORDS OF POWDER

The Lords of Powder is a mashup of modern fantasy, historical fiction and action/adventure (  https://amzn.to/2HqdqU5 ) Below, I describe how the novel's settings supported created drama in the story. Part of the fun of The Lords of Powder’s 1,500-year-old protagonist is that the author can plunder history for exciting times and places to deploy in … Continue reading Leveraging the Setting to Add Drama to THE LORDS OF POWDER

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 – Advertising Challenges (part 3 of 3)

“To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is to swear off having ideas.” - Leo Burnett Creating good ads is complicated – Initially, an indie author’s digital advertisements may not be very good. However, working to understand the platforms’ sometimes abstruse logic for ad deployment allows the writer to … Continue reading Book Marketing – Advertising Challenges (part 3 of 3)

Book Marketing – Advertising Challenges (part 2 of 3)

“…one of the greatest dangers of advertising is not that of misleading people, but that of boring them to death.” - Leo Burnett Hostility to ads – People have developed filters that render them partly immune to torrents of promotions - including book ads. Indeed, perhaps a tad hypocritically, the author of this very post … Continue reading Book Marketing – Advertising Challenges (part 2 of 3)

Small Press Bookwatch Review – THE LORDS OF OBLIVION

I’m pleased to post a review of The Lords of Oblivion, my literary fantasy novel, from The Small Press Bookwatch (February, 2018). This is one of the Midwest Book Review’s monthly on-line journals critiquing self-published, small press, or print-on-demand titles. Founded in 1976 and edited by James A Cox, Midwest Book Review is a well-established … Continue reading Small Press Bookwatch Review – THE LORDS OF OBLIVION