National Novel Writing Month 2018

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The worldwide creative writing event returns The National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo is an annual event for writers around the world. Starting on November 1, participants work towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. After having written and published 19 books in 6 years, clearly I don’t have a problem with …

Minotaurs, Manticores, and More

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As my readers know, I write the stories that would captivate me. So, I finished Book One of my Fabled Quest Chronicles: Through Titan’s Trail and I said, “Don’t stop the story yet! What happens next?” If that was my reaction, I knew it would be yours. The book’s initial reviews also reflect that. REVIEWS Fantastic Start to a Fun …

Hello 2018!

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Welcome back. It’s 2018! I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year’s holiday! I start Year 6 as an indie author with 15 (yes, I can’t believe it either) books in three different genres. As I’ve said in the past, I don’t make New Years’ resolutions in January. I always plan out everything in the November and December …

National Novel Writing Month 2017

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The fun, seat-of-your-pants creative writing event across the world returns The National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, is an annual event for writers around the globe. Starting on November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Clearly, having written and published 15 books in 5 years (the …

Austin’s Writing Madness. What’s Next?

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With half the year gone, my VIP Readers’ Club Members got the full rundown of current and future writing projects. I did something similar last year, so maybe it’ll be an annual email. So what is next? This is my 5th year as a published author and I already have 15 unique book titles—and the year isn’t even over yet. …

Liquid Cool Release Explosion: The Electric Sheep Massacre!

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I loved Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. The classic sci-fi movie Blade Runner is loosely based on the story, but they are both great works in their own separate mediums. You can always tell when something has an impact on the culture. In this case, we have all heard of the term “electric sheep.” So that …

Liquid Cool Release Explosion: NeuroDancer!

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This month’s three-part blog post continues with the scoop on the next Liquid Cool series release of Book Three: NeuroDancer! I have a confession to make. I have never read the William Gibson novel, Neuromancer, considered to be the classic that launched the sci-fi genre, cyberpunk. I tried to read it twice, but like Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, I couldn’t get …

Liquid Cool Release Explosion: Blade Gunner!

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My Liquid Cool new release explosion is next month! Liquid Cool Book Two: Blade Gunner will be here! The response to my sci-fi/cyberpunk, private detective series has been phenomenal and I haven’t even begun the real promotion for the series. The simple reason was I only had the debut novel. But in March 2017, there will be four novels! Yes, it’s …

Hello 2017! The Joy of Writing Madness

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It’s 2017! Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year’s holiday! It’s also the beginning of Year 5 for me as an independent author, with 11 published titles. So what’s the plan for 2017? To better answer that question, I had to review what my main push was for 2016—build up my author business in preparation for this year. …

And the Winner Is? (My Next New Series)

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Last month, I had asked my readers and fans by email and in (my previous) blog post to help me pick the project that would be my next series. I have three now: The After Eden Series (sci-fi), The Sleepy Hollow Horrors (classic horror/paranormal), and Liquid Cool (cyberpunk/detective thriller). Overwhelming, the choice was for…fantasy! I was surprised but one respondent …