Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dragon Fate rated as one of the "Top 5 Indie-published Books People Haven't Read, But Should"

Dragon Fate has been  named one of the Top 5 Indie Published Books You Haven't Read, But Should, by columnist and reviewer Erin Eymard, who writes the New Orleans Books column on Examiner.com, and also reviews books for The New Podler Review of Books and The Bookworm's Fancy. She says it's:
"a well written story that has everything a reader could want in a good fantasy: Dragons, romance, magic, and lots of fights."

I'm still in shock. It's an unexpected honor.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

I'm on "Interviewing the Indies" from Examiner.com

May is "Interviewing the Indies Month" with Rachel Desilets on Examiner.com, and she decided to brave the task of interviewing an old curmudgeon like me. You can read the results that she felt safe sharing here.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I'm a Featured Author for April over on Bookloads

+Dawn Husted from Bookloads interviewed me about Dragon Fate, Dragon Blade, what makes a good story, my new books coming out this year, and more. You can see the full interview at this link.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Indie Review magazine gives 5 stars, calls Dragon Fate "A Wonderful Read"

I was pleased and surprised to hear that Indie Review magazine was reviewing Dragon Fate in their March issue. I was even more pleased when I saw that they thought Dragon Fate
...masterfully blends traditional fantasy with a somewhat more modern writing style. The worlds, the characters, and the plots were well defined, well developed, and creatively imagined. It was a wonderful read that you’re not going to want to miss!

You can read the full review on page 22 of the magazine.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Authors for Wounded Warriors

I'm happy to be a member of Authors for Wounded Warriors.

If you're an author or reader or just a person interested in doing something for the Wounded Warrior project, you can find out more about how you can help by following the link.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pirates! Arrr!

I found my books for "free" download on an unauthorized site today, as the incentive to complete one of several "offers" that required signing up and giving out credit card information.

I am not associated with any such program, and I don't receive anything for those downloads.

I guess it is a sign of having arrived as an author in some small way that my books are now desirable enough to steal and to use as an incentive to get people to part with their credit card numbers. That doesn't make me any less angry that someone else is trying to use the books to promote things that I would never voluntarily be associated with and to profit from my work without permission or compensation.

I want to emphasize that anyone who wants a free review copy of one of my books can get one by emailing me or commenting here and asking nicely, without having to put any credit card information at risk.

I'd like to thank all of the readers who are making the effort to support authors and get authorized, legal copies of their books.


Friday, February 1, 2013

February Fun With the Goodreads Book Junkies

Dragon Fate has been chosen as the February Indie Group Read over at the Book Junkies group on Goodreads, so I'll be hanging out monitoring the discussion thread there all month to answer questions and talk about the book.

I enjoyed the last Dragon Fate Goodreads book club discussion I was involved in immensely, and I'm looking forward to this one.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Well, it is done. I finally stopped tinkering with Dragon Home and sent it off to my editor. Time to bask in the sense of accomplishment, at least until I get the first round of edits back.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Fancy That

+Erin Eymard over at The Bookworm's Fancy graciously invited me to talk about my writing. Little did she know what she was in for. The full interview is here.