Book News: Thanksgiving Freebies! a.k.a. Get Them While You Can!

So I do have a little time this happy Thanksgiving to not only wish all of you who celebrate (and those who don’t) a joyful and loving day!  Also to tell you that you can get two of my books for free right now!


The Opening Bell FINAL COVER

Get The Opening Bell, my premiere book with California Times Publishing, for FREE on!

Indomitable 2nd edition (cover)

Also, you can get Indomitable, the first book of The Push Chronicles for FREE on Smashwords!

Grab them while you can, because you can never know when things change!


Monday Musings: One Step After the Other a.k.a. My Future Writing

So, I’ve spent the weekend working at the side job and absorbing some keen advice from a cluster of my authorial friends.  Quick shout outs to J. A. Cipriano, Michelle Knight, and Lori Alden Holuta for their support and insights!  What that advice has helped me do is start to formulate a more concrete plan for the future.


Book News: The Opening Bell Now Available in Hardcover!

Wow, this is a first.  I mean, I feel like it’s a (possibly insignificant) milestone to have one of my books released in hardback format but I’m pleased as punch either way!

You can get The Opening Bell in e-book, softcover, and hardcover through Amazon KDP and, if Amazon doesn’t please you, you can get the e-book through Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and other outlets!

Monday Musings: Sometimes Looks Matter! a.ka. E-Book Formatting Made Easier

I’ve talked about formatting a plenty in some of my recent articles, both writing and reviews.  I’ve talked about why good formatting and editing are important and we’ve seen poor formatting impact review scores, an unfortunate but real factor when it comes to the enjoyment of a book.  It’s something so obvious, yet so easy not to understand as a starting author.  Heck, I only really grasped it completely myself until a few months as a reviewer and certainly made my own share of mistakes in this regard, as you can see by the multiple editions I’ve put out of my own novels in such a short time.

However, so far, I’ve offered only critique without any real advice or assistance.  Let’s fix that.


Book News: Incorruptible should be out …

… tomorrow!

Well, give or take 8 to 24 hours.

If you remember back from my first and only attempt at coordinating a preorder release, I discovered that Amazon, Smashwords, and what not all release at a different ‘midnight’, not to mention each having their own wrinkles to the ‘preorder’ and ‘release on a schedule’ thing.  For that reason, for the rest of my books, I’m just uploading and running the usual approval process.

So, yes, Incorruptible, the last book in The Push Chronicles (for now, at least), will likely be available tomorrow later in the day, but most definitely by Wednesday, featuring another beautiful piece of cover art by Felipe de Barros, as show below:

Incorruptible Cover

Also, expect the next Starving Review by mid-week!  Enjoy and have a good day!

Tomorrow: Indefatigable goes on sale!

On Smashwords, Amazon, and a variety of other channels, you’ll be able to purchase the sequel to Indomitable, the second of three novels in The Push Chronicles, Indefatigable.

Tomorrow, I’ll post up the final sales links and the official blurb.  I hope folks who read the first book and enjoyed it will get themselves a copy of the second.  There’s still quite a tale to tell!

Pre-Orders of Indefatigable are now available!


Three months ago, the Whiteout changed the very nature of reality across the globe, spawning in its wake superhuman beings, both good and evil. For every day since then, Irene Roman, armed only with a strange immunity from the powers of the ‘Pushed’, has donned the guise of Indomitable to try to reverse that change and protect the normal people from the worst excesses of the Pushed. She may never have wanted to be a hero, but she had no choice in the mater.

Unfortunately, Irene is still only mortal. Her never-ending duties have pushed her to a breaking point. Now, what began as a simple kidnapping investigation catalyzes overnight into the worst threat the city of Atlanta has had to face. An unholy plague, old enemies, and new challenges are coincide at once, landing squarely on Indomitable’s shoulders, despite the help of her small cadre of allies.

How much burden can any one person carry and how much strain can she take? Will Irene crumble or will she prove to be indefatigable?

You can now pre-order a copy of Indefatigable, the sequel to Indomitable and second novel in The Push Chronicles, now, for $2.99, at Smashwords and!

The Opening Bell 2nd edition is done!

The Opening Bell (2nd edition)

You can get it now on Smashwords for FREE!  It will also be live on within a day or two and then spread out from there through the Smashwords Premium distribution to a vast array of e-book vendors.

With the second editions finished, art work is now being prepared for The Tale of the Tape  and Indefatigable.  Expect them to hit the virtual shelves at the end of September!

Indomitable 2nd edition is done!

You can get it now on Smashwords for FREE!  It will also be live on within a day or two and then spread out from there through the Smashwords Premium distribution to a vast array of e-book vendors.

Felipe de Barros is now at work on the cover to the second edition of The Opening Bell, so that should be published near week’s end.  Stay tuned!