Save the Date for My Debut Novel Book Launch Celebration

You are cordially invited to attend a “Book Launch Celebration” for my début suspense novel, Castle Danger, on Thursday, June 2, 2016, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The party will take place at The Perfect Day Cakes & Bakery, 324 North Cedar Avenue, Continue reading Save the Date for My Debut Novel Book Launch Celebration

Celebrating Milestones

Hello, loyal followers, When I started this blog six (!) years ago, I did so because all the writing experts at the time claimed that having a blog was necessary for writing success. The world of platform-building was largely unexplored Continue reading Celebrating Milestones

Rant about Quicken

Quicken, the financial software from Intuit, is the only electronic application (whether software, hardware, in-between-ware, or cabana wear), with which I have a love-hate relationship. I love Quicken because it allows me to still prepare my own income tax return. Continue reading Rant about Quicken

Attention to Details

I’m on the cusp of publishing my first novel. I’ve reached the final stages: book cover design, formatting for the various eBook readers, prepping my new website, and planning my marketing strategy. One of the key steps is approving the Continue reading Attention to Details

Letting Go

(I recently shared this post on Trail Baboon, a fine community of bloggers.) I’ve had it! Enough is enough! I can’t change one more word! While working on the final draft of my suspense novel, Castle Danger, those thoughts built Continue reading Letting Go

My Favorite Book of 2015

(for my wife, a huge Paul Newman fan) One of my jobs as a writer is to read. A lot. I’ve set a goal in the past few years of reading at least one book per week (audio books count) Continue reading My Favorite Book of 2015

… One Giant Leap for an Author

Neo-Renaissance practitioners are always looking for new experiences, new insights, new knowledge, and pushing their own limits. As an aspiring polymath, some years ago I took up the creative endeavor of writing fiction, particularly the novel. At first, it was Continue reading … One Giant Leap for an Author

A Call for Beta Readers

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/5/2/8/0/12081853671253380741Selanit_Man_Reading_to_Cat.svg.hi.png All the experts seem to agree that the best way to find a beta reader for a nearly finished novel manuscript is to ask for interested volunteers. So here I am, asking for your help. My work in progress, Continue reading A Call for Beta Readers

On the Generosity and Community Spirit of Writers

I’ve been writing seriously, attempting to publish a book, for more than seven years. I am a piddlingly small fish in the big pond of humans who call themselves writers, authors, scribes, journalists, scribblers, or any other name for someone Continue reading On the Generosity and Community Spirit of Writers

Top Five Things I Learned at the 2015 UW-Madison Writers’ Institute

  Highlights: The recurring theme at the 2015 UWWI was the ever-changing publishing landscape. Quality is more important than ever. Writers must become business owners/entrepreneurs in order to hope to make a living. But a quality book is the keystone. Continue reading Top Five Things I Learned at the 2015 UW-Madison Writers’ Institute