November 4, 2019

In late August, 2019, I received a letter of interest from Evolved Publishing regarding a new novel, DEEP MUD, (magic/realism)

Here are the subsequent steps I took with David Lane, CEO, in order to get my novel ready for the market.

1. Dave asked to Skype with me. Imagin...

August 24, 2019

Recently I signed a contract with Evolved Publishing for my newest novel, DEEP MUD. The publisher, Dave Lane is an amazing hands-on guy who give attention to each detail in the publishing process. My editor is, Katherine McIntyre, and the artist will be, Kabir Shah. Ea...

August 4, 2019

I've been writing for a Long, long time. Times have certainly changed. I used to send queries with SASE's to addresses found in the Writers Market. Most of the time (many months later) I received a generic rejection. Once in a great while I published something in a sma...

August 17, 2018

I'm sixty two. For many of you that may sound pretty old, yet I can assure you that attitude holds the mallet that carves out the reality. I have exercised all my life, and the energy it gives me translates into my writing. At the risk of sounding preachy, if you're a...

May 18, 2018

I recently received a sad Facebook text from an ex-student. He was feeling as though his creative spirit were being crushed by a society that no longer seems to prize its artists. He was feeling lonely. I advised him that an artist's life can indeed be lonely, and yet...

February 15, 2018

Non-violence needs to be ingrained into children at a very early age. We must begin a new age that reflects our will to live. Given that we now live in the twenty-first century, it appears that we've taken two steps backward with regard to making our world a safe and s...

February 13, 2018

Since Trump was installed in the White House, I've spent a lot of energy trying to get him out...months of blogs, postings, tweets...and still...he's there. So, I've decided to use that energy to do what I do best...write and publish. My epiphany arrived last month, wh...

January 30, 2018

Patience. That's the most valuable tool that a writer has. We write with a mixture of blood and ink, and our essence makes it onto each page. Some of us go a very long time between acceptences, rejections pile up, and we begin doubting ourselves. We need what non-write...

November 3, 2017

Most artists that I know are the black sheep in their families, or in society for that matter. Some of them have gone through tough times trying to understand why they've been rejected...coming to grips with the fact that an artist's life can be lonely because few peop...

October 30, 2017

I have exercised almost all of my life. When I was a boy, I played baseball, went running, and began lifting weights so that other boys wouldn't bully me at school. By the time I was about twelve, I had already reached my maximum height of 6'4". 

      I was a pretty go...

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