Running Author

Running might seem a strange topic for a post on a crime fiction author’s blog, but that’s what I’ve decided to write about today. Frankly, I haven’t done any consistent running in quite a few years, however, in a time long ago in a galaxy far away, at least that’s how it seems, I was […]

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Come What May Novel Audiobook Available Soon

Producer Michael Hanko has completed the audiobook version of the Come What May novel, the first book in the Malone Mystery Novels series. The audiobook is now passing through ACX and Audible quality assurance checks. It should go on sale on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes in 10-14 business days. After reviewing the full audiobook, I […]

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Come What May Novel Featured by BookWorks

Gobsmacked but so honored best describes my feelings when I opened an email from BookWorks this morning and learned that my Come What May Novel had been featured by them. BookWorks.com, a Publishers Weekly partner, is an international community for self-publishing authors and the professionals and companies who serve them. They help their members prepare, […]

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My Take on the KDP Select Debate

To KDP Select or not to KDP Select? That is the question, for Indie publishers who choose to self-publish using the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform to publish and sell eBooks on Amazon. In a nutshell, KDP Select is a program where publishers give Amazon exclusive digital rights to their eBooks in exchange for a […]

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A Look at Novel Scenes

So what are novel scenes? Scenes are actions in a work of fiction that take place in a single location over a continuous time. Scenes build and maintain momentum by engaging the reader. Oddly enough, as a reader, I never had any real awareness of scenes or appreciation for the importance of scenes in a […]

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