I've been writing long enough to remember how it was when I had to write a cover letter, print up a copy of my manuscript, stuff it all in an envelope, then apply postage, mail, and wait. And wait. And wait to hear back from a magazine or publisher. I've also worked on the other… Continue reading Lost in the Shuffle
If you follow my blog, or my social media accounts, you'll know that I self-published my first short story collection, Dark Journeys, late last year. It was a big deal for me. Sure, I've had stories and poems published in magazines over the years and I wrote a non-fiction book (as a contract writer), but… Continue reading Breaking the Seal on Publishing
I'm not a fan of new year resolutions. In my opinion, why wait for a calendar event to do something positive in your life? It's like saying, "I'll start that new project on Monday" or "I'll stop drinking on Friday." Why not do it right now? Why wait? With that said, I'm not against setting… Continue reading Plans for the New Year
I'm curious if anyone else has ever run into artistic jealousy. What I mean is finding that another creative person is jealous of your accomplishments. The reason I ask is that I think I've just experienced it with someone I know, an artist who up until now had been encouraging and supportive of my endeavors.… Continue reading Artistic Jealousy
Just a friendly reminder that my collection of short stories, Dark Journeys, is available as an ebook through both Amazon and Barnes & Noble for only $.99 US! The paperback version will be available in a couple of weeks, and I'll also be recording an audiobook version for those of you who prefer to have… Continue reading Dark Journeys Update
My short story collection, Dark Journeys, is now available at the Barnes & Noble website. I'm hoping to have it uploaded to the Apple bookstore later this coming week (more hoops to jump through). I'll also have a paperback version available in the next few weeks (just in time for the gift-buying season...hint, hint!). And… Continue reading Dark Journeys is now on Barnes & Noble!
So I’ve published my first book, a collection of short stories that I’ve written over the past fifteen years. A few of them were previously published in magazines and anthologies, but the majority of them were never submitted or published. I’ve found the "submit and wait" game was becoming tiresome. I’d send out a story… Continue reading An Interesting Self-Publishing Experience
I've finally published my short story collection, Dark Journeys. It's an eclectic selection of horror, sci-fi, and weird/surreal speculative fiction. It isn't mainstream fiction by any stretch of the imagination, so it won't be for everyone. But if you're interested in fiction that's outside the norm, then please pick up a copy. It's only $.99!… Continue reading Dark Journeys is Now Available!
This episode focuses on the topic of fear - the little fears that hinder us as writers and artists. Fear of rejection, of making mistakes, of not being taken seriously. These are fears we all deal with on some level, but we can overcome them. You can find it on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and… Continue reading The Prometheus Project Podcast – Ep 17, is available!
I love libraries. Growing up, I spent hours in my local libraries, roaming the aisles between the shelves, inhaling that comfortable old-book smell, pulling titles that caught my eye. I researched school papers (this was before the internet, of course) and topics for stories I wanted to write. I learned how to read the Dewey… Continue reading E-Book Drama