A New Book and a New Outlook

This was a rough 2017 for me.  I dealt with a number of issues – Family issues, career issues and like most of us money issues, but the hardest part of 2017 was taking a stroll down memory lane.  With more time on my hands than I would care to admit, I began cleaning out some old boxes and stumbled across a couple of journals I thought I had lost.  Some of you may remember my first book (Am I Still the Victim) that I eventually removed from publication.  That…

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Writing is more about patience than creativity

I had a few new readers reach out to me and it was strange that they had questions that were very similar.  They asked me about my inspiration and thought process when writing. Normally, it’s a feeling I think all authors get that triggers the writing “itch” that we all feel the need to scratch.  I heard someone I respect say that we are driven by passion, educated by experience and defined by choice.  I truly believe this but our passion can sometimes drive us to make rash choices. It…

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US… UK? and Beyond – What is the issue with eBooks outside the US

I am growing increasingly frustrated with Amazon right now.  So much so that I putout a feeler on social media to see where readers were getting their ebooks from (Kindle or iBooks).  The unanimous response was Amazon Kindle – which frustrated me even more because of the problems I was having. I recently got wind of something I was ignorant about and maybe I still am.  I friend from Canada reached out to me not too long ago informing me about one of my books not being available in Canada.…

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Self Publishing Can Be Self Aggravating

I started publishing my short stories and books a little over a year ago and while I have been very happy with the interest and feedback I have received, I have to admit the process is a pain in the ass sometimes.  What I should say is the process is fairly simple, but the waiting and the support is what can be frustrating. There are a lot of tools and other writers who have their own tips and tricks to self publishing – ALL HAVE  VALUE and you should consider…

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