Good morning! Wait...scratch that. Good afternoon! T minus 36 days until BEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Watch out, Chicago! I'm heading your way!!!! Gotta get some books sent tomorrow. Things are really getting 'real' now. Plane tickets, hotel, rental car. Done. Once the books get shipped, even better. Because I know, the next time I see them, I'll be … Continue reading Counting days…and words
Everyone welcome Solstice author, Malay A. Upadhyay! 1. What’s the title of your latest release? Link? There have been several short stories that have released this Winter. Selfie Simulation, a SciFi story based in Switzerland’s St. Gallen’s & France’s Nice, released as part of Project 9 anthology. Meanwhile, the standout novellas were A Christmas in Barcelona and … Continue reading Last Monday with…Malay A. Upadhyay
Morning, everyone! It's spring! Which, around here, means it's raining. Still. Just a little warmer than it was last week. People often imagine the life of a published author as one filled with red carpet invites, cavernous offices where we sit in a comfy chair. A maid or butler bringing us lunch on a silver … Continue reading The hard work of being an author
Well, it's out. "Wielder of Tiren" is up for sale. Both the paperback and the ebook. Don't worry, I'll provide links at the end of this post. Arwenna's story is now over. I'm waiting for reviews (always) and hoping I didn't disappoint my readers with how her story ends. She's been with me in various … Continue reading Endings that aren’t really endings
Good morning! It's been a crazy one here. It's been super busy around the publishing house, which is a good thing! One of the things I've been trying to get a lot of new authors to understand is that a traditional publisher isn't your personal publicist. A publisher has to be concerned with the entire … Continue reading Your Publisher isn’t your Publicist
Happy leap day everyone! Be sure to give guest author Frederick Crook a warm welcome! 1. What’s the title of your latest release? Link? Of Knight & Devil (http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Devil-Frederick-H-Crook-ebook/dp/B0158XZXC8) is the latest, having been released in October. 2. Why do you like writing in this genre? My dystopian world is different from everyone else’s, as … Continue reading Last Monday with…Frederick Crook!
Good morning! Yes, it is still morning around this part of the world. For about another hour anyway. There's a misconception among new authors. And that is that it won't take long before Hollywood takes note of your book and comes knocking on your door. Stop that thinking right now. It's wrong. Hollywood doesn't care … Continue reading No, Hollywood doesn’t care about your book yet.
I'm soooo excited!!! I get to go to Book Expo America!!! Are you going? Do you live near Chicago? If so, come by the Solstice Publishing booth (#2320) and say hello! I'll be there the entire 4 days of the convention, and am so jazzed! I'm already plotting out my strategy. What booths I should … Continue reading So excited today! I’m going to BEA!!!
Okay, so last week was a strange one and I couldn't read a calendar. LOL. Everyone welcome author Ray Chilensky! 1. What’s the title of your latest release? Link? My short story ‘The Engineer’ appears in ‘Project 9’: a science Fiction anthology that is now available for pre-order, and will be available from Solstice Publishing on … Continue reading Last (?) Monday with…Ray Chilensky!
Morning, everyone! I know, it's Tuesday. I didn't post yesterday. There was a reason. Any post I would've made would've been whiny, petulant, and a pity party. You see, for all my preaching about staying upbeat in the face of bad sales, etc, even I fall off the wagon and have a bad day. Yesterday … Continue reading Finding my way once again