Interview with Palm Beach Happening

Had the pleasure of talking with Adam Sinclair, a writer for Palm Beach Happening and he asked me some pretty fun questions. I always feel a little silly when I read the interviews for the first time, but I do enjoy them. Hope you enjoy it, too. Palm Beach Happening interview Panhandlers is currently available for preorder on Amazon. Advertisements Continue reading Interview with Palm Beach Happening

Testimonial for back cover of Panhandlers

Getting testimonials for the back of a book is a strange task. I imagine if you have an agent that is what the agent helps with, but I wouldn’t know. I have had my share of rejections from them. Panhandlers will be my second novel published without one. I’ve decided with my third – yet-to-be-finished – novel, I will attempt to go that route again. … Continue reading Testimonial for back cover of Panhandlers

The Art of the Short Novel

I’m fascinated, obsessed may be a better term, with word count. I want to make sure I reach the magical number of 50,000 words when writing a novel. Native Moments is around 95,000 words. Perhaps a bit on the long side. As of now, Panhandlers is just above 58,000 words and I’m working on paring it down to get it as tight and precise as … Continue reading The Art of the Short Novel

Another Alternative Setting for a Book Signing

I set up a book signing at Waterboyz surf shop in Pensacola, FL for Saturday the 24th. Again, trying different settings as opposed to a book store for selling books. In these alternative settings – breweries, surf shops, etc – there isn’t direct competition like in a bookstore where people have thousands of other books to choose from. And books from authors they have heard … Continue reading Another Alternative Setting for a Book Signing

The Short-Story Cycle

The definition of the short-story cycle is something along the lines of “an interconnected collection of stories.” The definition is a bit vague and people can argue which works are considered a “short-story cycle,” but some of the ones that are usually agreed on are In Our Time, Dubliners, Go Down, Moses, and Winesburg, Ohio. I would include a few of my favorites: What We … Continue reading The Short-Story Cycle

How to Have a Successful Debut Book Launch and Signing

This is going to be a quick post because after having my first book launch this past weekend, I think I figured out the secret to having a good one and selling a lot of books.  Don’t have your book launch at a bookstore. Sure this seems counterintuitive, but have you ever walked into a book store and saw an author doing a book signing? … Continue reading How to Have a Successful Debut Book Launch and Signing