Scarlet Tears Cover Reveal

Today it is my privilege to host Elle Rossi, not only a great cover designer, but an author as well. She’s revealing the cover of her new work, Scarlet Tears. Check out the rest of the series, and watch for this one this fall. Check out her work, and enjoy some...

NetGalley Survey

Traditional publishers use NetGalley to distribute copies of their work to professional reviewers and others. But individual spots are expensive, and not as valuable. You can’t rotate books in and out of individual slots. But you can if you have a subscription,...

The Heaviest Things

A plumber taught me one of the most valuable lessons I’ve ever learned a couple of years ago. When clearing a rather significant clog in our plumbing, he said “Let’s do the double sink test.” He filled both of the kitchen sinks to the brim with water, and as he did,...

Peed There to Be There

Introducing a new blog, and blog thread. My girlfriend and I sometimes disagree over things of dubious importance, and the only fair way to settle the argument is to let you, the people decide. So we’ve started a blog, titled That’s What S(he) said. Find it here, and...

Sleepless

Eyes close. There is nothing to see. The room is dark, the ceiling above the same shade it was last time you looked. How long ago? Five minutes? Jesus, please let it be five minutes. A glance at the clock. Not five. Three. Why not two more? Eyes close. Where is the...
Broken Places

Broken Places

I’ve long been a follower of Rachel Thompson, a social media and book marketing queen who detests the word guru, is constantly learning, and posts some really great stuff for authors. She is also an author in her own right. She has written about her experiences in...

Because I’m an Asshole

I’ve been a bit open about my situation, and my divorce. And often such times are ones of deep self-examination. This isn’t meant to be a slam on myself, and I am not depressed, at least not overly so. But realistically, sometimes i just realize maybe I...

Anxiety and Dreams

“My anxiety ate my dreams.” A simple tweet. Spotted a tiny bit of the way down my news feed. But I didn’t favorite it, or retweet it. Because it didn’t happen to me, at least not permanently. Sure, I lived in fear for a number of years, writing off and on. And I lived...
Backwards Driving

Backwards Driving

I drove for Fed-Ex for a long time, and one of the first things they instruct you on is this: 75% of all accidents in the company occur when the driver is backing up. Three out of four. The course continues to explain that as a professional driver, you should only...