So I self-published: What that journey was like

I self-published my first full-length novel, Heritage Lost, Dec. 6, 2019. Technically, the paperback on Amazon went live in late November after I was overzealous with my clicking . . . oops. It has definitely been a learning experience that was a lot different from my experience of publishing short stories via KDP — for oneContinue reading “So I self-published: What that journey was like”

Obligatory 2019 Recap & Here’s To 2020

Well, we’re already a month into 2020, so this blog is off to a terrific start in the new year. But I still wanted to get this post of reflection done. Part of me believes I was an incredibly lazy year, but then I sit and really think about all that I accomplished during it.Continue reading “Obligatory 2019 Recap & Here’s To 2020”

Meet Heritage Lost’s Cast: Mina

Mina, 16, may or may not have been named after a popular Reznic singer — she’ll never tell (think of the embarrassing band your parents adore). Truthfully, she won’t say much about her early life before she came into Katya’s orbit. Her parents are a topic strictly off the table. Having been born on theContinue reading “Meet Heritage Lost’s Cast: Mina”

Heritage Lost Release Week

Heritage Lost officially arrives this Friday, Dec. 6.  And running up to its release, a lot of fun activities are planned, including the conclusion of my ongoing prequel short story, The Promise; a few e-book giveaways; and a release day party on my author Facebook page. The e-book version is still available for preorder on AmazonContinue reading “Heritage Lost Release Week”

December 1: NaNoWriMo Recap

Hello, Dec. 1, you arrived pretty fast there. Like seriously. Way too fast. Needless to say, I didn’t hit the 50K marker, but I kind of figured I wouldn’t. November is a horrible month for me personally with a ton of life events packed into it, from my dad’s birthday to hosting a GIFF eventContinue reading “December 1: NaNoWriMo Recap”

Meet the ‘Heritage Lost’ Cast: Katya Cassius

Helming The Maelstrom, much of Heritage Lost is told from the perspective of Katya Cassius. A career military officer in the Res Publica De Magistratus, she has found her career stalled at the rank of captain, but at least, she’s finally received her long-dreamed-of space-faring post with her own ship. The Maelstrom may not be glamorous,Continue reading “Meet the ‘Heritage Lost’ Cast: Katya Cassius”

Heritage Lost Cover Reveal And Artist Spotlight

Without further ado, I’m happy to share Heritage Lost‘s cover, which features lead character Katya Cassius and the Oneiroi toddler she rescues, Sotiris Sarris. Maria Freed aka MissChibiArtist is the artist behind this beautiful cover. I had the good fortune to meet Maria during last year’s Hall of Heroes Comic Con, which occurs annually inContinue reading “Heritage Lost Cover Reveal And Artist Spotlight”

National Read A Book Day: What Are You Reading?

Did you know that today is National Read a Book Day? It is observed annually on Sept. 6. According to the National Day Calendar, “Reading improves memory and concentration as well as reduces stress. Older adults who spend time reading show a slower cognitive decline and tend to participate in more mentally stimulating activities over their lifetime.  Books are an inexpensive entertainment, educational tool and time machine too!”

Book Review: ‘Write Smart, Write Happy’

Sometimes the right book finds you at the right time of your life. It’s happened before with How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets by Dana K. White. Something as simple as “just do the dishes” has broken through a funk that has been crippling forContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Write Smart, Write Happy’”

Announcement: ‘Heritage Lost’ Release Planned For Dec. 6

If you’ve been around long enough, you’ve likely heard me mention my sci-fi novel, Heritage Lost. Admittedly, I’ve held quite a few details close to my chest, but that’s changing now! Having grown tired of brick walls standing in my way, I’m breaking through like the Kool-Aid man — complete with an “Oh, Yeah!” —Continue reading “Announcement: ‘Heritage Lost’ Release Planned For Dec. 6”