Until We See You Again, Zoey …

zoey_loveIt was time to say goodbye to a so … so … so … special, loving, family member today. She had a wonderful life—one full of adventure and the kind of affection that you wish for such an amazing little being. Zoey, a rescue dog, came into my life at a time when things were tuff … probably tuff for her too. This was back in Thousand Oaks, CA, and my son and I found her in a shelter … she’d been Read more

Creative Editor’s Checklist – A Must Have!

proofreading-copyAs an indie author, I use three different editors for my books. I start with what is referred to as a Creative Editor, then a Developmental Editor, and then a Line Editor. Readers today are sophisticated and will not tolerate sloppy editing. They want reading material that is on par with what traditional publisher’s provide.

I’ve spoken about this before, my first round of editing comes from Lura Genz, my creative Editor and she’s also my 84-year old mother. Read more

Star Watch – Now Available!

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Here you go – the new scrapyard ship spin-off series book, Star Watch. At 93,000 words, it’s the longest of my books and, I think, the best. It’s available now on amazon.com – enjoy!

Here’s the Blurb:

Join the Star Watch crew on their first mission to the planet of Trom, where hostile Pharlom invaders have appropriated high altitude cloud-ports as prisoner of war camps. As a Read more

A Writer’s Necessary Diversion

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We all need to get away from our computers—take a break from hours of writing—clear our heads. I’m usually home alone during the day so I can get a lot done. But it’s uncanny how one of our three dogs, the 1-year old Golden Retriever, knows when it’s time for Dad to get up and do something else for while … like play! Read more

What’s Better Than Free?

IMG_1657Just a quick FYI … on July 14th, 15th and 16th there’s a BookBub.com promo going on and my Mad Powers book is Free!!! One of the first books i wrote, I still love it – a lot of fun to write and still a great read. Grab it on Amazon 🙂

The Ground Shifts – Authors Stumble – KDP/KU

kdp shiftThe name of the game now is to entertain, excite, and captivate the reader—for as many pages as possible – all the way to the very last page.  And that’s a good thing. 

Amazon’s new KDP / Kindle Unlimited (2.0),  is now paying out to authors based on total percentage of a given ebook’s pages being read, vs. the old system (1.0) where authors were paid for any book that got read above the 10% mark. It’s a dramatic change and, although some authors are fine with it, even thrilled that the playing field has Read more