Okay, let me begin (as I often do) by saying that these are just my opinions. Feel free to disagree, argue, or toss my thoughts out the window like twice-used bacon grease. I can only speak from personal experience. And my personal experience is this: I once spent a great deal of time—a disturbingly immense […]Read more "Writing Advice #3: The Time-Sucking Query Letter (or The Importance of Speaking Portuguese)"
By now you know I love my wife and kids. You know I love Stephen King. But here are some things you might not know that I love… George Strait The Brothers Karamazov The smell of Iams Weight Control cat food Jimmy Stewart The change of seasons Patricia Arquette in True Romance (especially her imperfect […]Read more "Some Things You Might Not Know That I Love"
Last week, after making the foolhardy decision to open my mouth and share some advice about writing and publishing, I wrote this post about The Danger of Knowing Everything. While my intent is never to discourage, I want these posts to match my personality and my mindset. I’ve always been an optimistic realist. I have a […]Read more "Writing Advice #2: Some Wisdom from RATATOUILLE"
I’ve read two or three articles about this in the past week and, being someone who has never shown his face on his own blog, I’m curious about it. So in the Comments area, I’d love to hear your feedback. Would you like Stephen King‘s work as much if you didn’t know what he looked […]Read more "Question: Do you want to know what an author looks like?"
All right, folks, if you haven’t checked out my brand-spankin-new novella, you can pick up a copy for a buck-fifty. It’s actually a long short story or a very short novella, depending on your definition, but I still think the price is fair. Before I tell you a quick tale about it, here’s the cover […]Read more "The Clearing of Travis Coble is LIVE (and a quick anecdote)"
And now… Courtesy of the amazing artist Angela Waters and Samhain Horror, here’s the cover of my fourth novel: Yep. You’re looking at the main cover art for Savage Species. The formal announcement will come soon (probably tomorrow night), but for now, I thought y’all might like to see this baby (there will be six […]Read more "Unveiling New Cover Art: SAVAGE SPECIES"
Okay. Confession time. Are you ready for this one? *takes deep breath…swallows the lump of nerves in his throat…exhales* Okay. Here it goes. I like country music. Okay?! There, I said it! Now before you all run screaming from the blog, let me clarify that statement. I like certain country singers and certain country songs […]Read more "Musical Wisdom: “Time Is Love”"