A lot of people believe that they have a novel inside of them. A lot of people are right. However, it isn’t just enough to say you have a great idea for a book to make a book happen.Read More
I want to talk about Hot Mess.
Hot Mess, as you’ll know if you’re a reader of our books, is a series of spec fic anthologies. They feature short stories from our partner authors, as well as from Tina and myself.Read More
I can’t write, I’m too… (fill in the blank)
Busy, right? That’s the most common answer. And that’s the right answer for a lot of people. Parents of newborns are at the top of this category. CEO’s of massive corporations also fit here. Some people should be too busy to write a book. That’s okay.Read More
The book cover is probably my favorite part of putting out a book.
I don't make the book covers, oh god no. I rely on the experts for that kind of thing. But getting the book covers from my designer... oh that is magic.Read More
There is a movie out that does a fantastic job of using Magical Realism to heighten the story. It’s called Now You See Me, so spoiler alert. But not major spoilers, just overarching story ones. It’s been out for three years, guys.Read More
The process of making books is an odd one. I think when I started out, I thought of the writing part, but not much about the actual process of turning that writing into something that you can buy and read.Read More
A good story has obvious components – character, setting, plot to name a few. Every story is a dash of characters against a backdrop of setting, with just enough plot to set things in motion.Read More
Recently I’ve been watching old shows on Netflix with my son. The Magician’s Secrets (or something of the kind) is one we’ve been enjoying. My son has been learning how magicians use choreography, hidden pockets, rubber cement, mirrors, and pretty girls to distract, confuse, and misdirect attention to create illusionsRead More
So as someone with a lot of irons in the fire, I've found that personal organization is key to making sure that things get done on time. This is a challenge for me, as personal organization has never been a strong point of mine.Read More
For twenty years I functioned off of a high school education. I had gone to college for my freshman year, and I did do some trade school stuff later, so it’s not as though I completely stopped learning. However...Read More
So if you've decided to pursue this weird life, you're going to end up making friends who are also writers.
And if you make friends who are also writers, you're going to end up working with them to some extent.Read More
Second to the question, “Where do you get the time to write?” is the question, “Where do you get your ideas?”
I’m not going to lie; I am one of these people who can’t seem to get away from my ideas.Read More
Publishing a book that you've written can be seen as an act of audacious confidence.
I mean, you're asserting that whatever ideas, themes, and narratives contained within the book are of such value to the culture that they deserve to be enshrined and distributed. And it's something you made!Read More
Hi there. You’re probably reading this because you have a newfound obsession with Deadpool, thanks to Ryan Reynolds being his power animal. This is going to be a review of some length, so I’m guessing there’s going to be bad language, references to violence, and worst of all, spoilers ahead.Read More