This Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, I'll be reading a story from "Briefs" at the Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, NH at 6:30. Stop by and get your copy signed! Or buy a book from one of the other great author's who will also be reading.
Reading at Toadstool Bookshop
My latest publication is out now! Briefs is a collection of 18 short stories in a variety of different genres. Get yourself a copy on Amazon or ask for it at your local book store!
This Saturday, August 23, at 2:00 p.m., I'll be giving a talk and signing books at the Toadstool Bookstore in Keene, NH.
Stop by for a visit!
New England Authors Expo
I'll be at the New England Authors Expo in Davers, MA on July 30. If you're in the area, stop by and say hello!
Open and free to the public from 4 pm - 9 pm.
8/5/2014 - The expo went well and I met a lot of nice people there.
This photo of me was taken by Joey Walker who was seated at the next table.
I'm excited to announce that I've started putting together a collection of my short stories and hope to have it done and published by July. Some of them are stories I've posted here on my website, but there are a lot of new ones too. Keep your eyes out for it and I'll post again when it's ready for the public.
Starting February 1, the Kindle version of Hashimoto Blues will go on sale for $.99, 67% off the regular price! This is a countdown promotion so the price will go up to $1.99 on February 4, still a deal at 34% off. The sale ends on February 7.
Indie novel of the Day
This morning I got a message from Syd Smith at Impressive Indies letting me know that they read and enjoyed Hashimoto Blues and had picked it for today's Indie Novel of the Day! What a great way to wake up!
Read the review here:
Last week, I got a great review from Courtney Bauman at Bauman Book Reviews. Five out of five stars!
Read her review here:
Most Popular Names in 2013
I was looking for names for new characters when I found this site listing the most popular names of 2013. I looked it over and was VERY surprised to see #34 for both male and female names. I thought it was pretty cool!
It’s interesting what brings inspiration. Sometimes it’s an object or a song. Sometimes, it’s something you want to write about. Other times, it’s someone you want to write for. It can be fleeting, disappearing when you want it most and sneaking up behind you when you when you least expect it.
I’ve abandoned the fairy tales - my inspiration for those left me back in January and I haven’t had interest in working on them since. Maybe someday I’ll pick them up again. Or if not, I’ll publish the ones I have as a series on my website. For now, they’re tucked away, lost with my thoughts in the darkest corner of my imagination.
That project may have stalled, but the writing hasn’t. Norman is still in the works, first draft almost done.
I’ve started something new, possibly a novel. I found inspiration in my own job at the library. My main character is also a librarian - he’s quiet and shy and about to find himself in a heap of trouble!
Now, if I can just harness that inspiration monster...