Thursday, February 11, 2016

Upcoming Appearances

It will be a bit of a quiet spring for me in that I have only two appearances scheduled so far.

On 1-3 April I'll be attending Spooky Mayhem at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. I'll have The Vampire Hunter trilogy back in publication and will also be selling the Rotter World series, and will have some special surprises in store. This year promises to be mayhem intensified because I'm sharing a table with Mitch Hyman, the writer of Vinnie and Mook: Hitmen in Paradise as well as the genius behind Bubba the Redneck Werewolf. Be sure to drop by. We'll have zombies and werewolves and vamps, oh my.

On 9 April I'll be a guest panelist at the Fandomonium ComicCon at the Alachua County Library located at 401 E University Avenue in Gainesville, Florida. I'll be on the Comics for Everyone panel (renamed from Comics: Not Just a Boyzone) at 2:30. My fellow panelists will be Shaun Duke, a PhD candidate in the Department of English at UF who is studying Sci-Fi, post-colonialism, and Caribbean literature; Erin Browning-Paine, a lifelong fan of comics, in particular X-Men and Sandman; Leela Corman, author of a number of graphic novels including Unterzakhn and Subway Stories as well as a co-founder of The Sequential Artists Workshop; Deon Durr, author, podcaster, and cosplayer; and Roxanne Palmer, a cartoonist studying at The Sequential Artists Workshop.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Apocalypse Monday


















I usually spend my Monday mornings destroying the northern hemisphere. Today I'll bring the apocalypse to Australia so my friends down under don't feel left out.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Apocalypse Monday























It's just as possible that our world will come to an end from outside influences rather than by our own hands.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

More Best of Writing-Related Memes

Back in September I did a blog in which I shared some of the better writing-related memes I have posted on Facebook and Twitter. I thought it was time for another posting like that.











Monday, January 25, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

Two of the Most Important Blog Posts on Writing I Have Ever Read

There are hundreds of articles and blog postings on the Internet offering advice on how to write, publish, and market your novels. Most of it is positive and encouraging, as it should be. However, once in a while every writer needs to take a cold hard look at his/her career and run it through a sanity check (or, being writers, an insanity check). The two postings I linked below do just that.

You have to respect a blog posting titled How To Keep Writing When No One Gives a Shit. Every writer at some point in their career feels this way. Jennifer Garam sums up those self doubts perfectly, and offers some very sound advice on how to not let the negativity eat away your career.

Over the years I've done a lot of research on marketing techniques, and everyone has a magic formula that they claim made them a best seller. Over the years, I've tried variations on many of these techniques, often with only limited success. I have never read an article on marketing that rings as true to me as Delilah S. Dawson's  Please Shut Up: Why Self Promotion as an Author Doesn't Work.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I'll Be Attending Spooky Mayhem in Orlando 1-3 April 2016

I just received confirmation that my table has been reserved for Spooky Mayhem at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida from 1-3 April 2016. By then I'll have The Vampire Hunter trilogy back in publication and will also be selling the Rotter World series, and will have some special surprises in store. This year promises to mayhem intensified because I'm sharing a table with Mitch Hyman, the writer of Vinnie and Mook: Hitmen in Paradise as well as the genius behind Bubba the Redneck Werewolf. Be sure to drop by. We'll have zombies and werewolves and vamps, oh my.