Wow, that is not a catchy headline for this blog post. Sorry, guys. I guess I've been a bit of a downer IRL lately. Online? I haven't been as present, as you've probably noticed from my lack of posts. I really want to be positive on here, so I'm going to deviate a minute from… Continue reading Sales: The Cold, Hard Truth
Recently, a friend posed this question on Facebook, and I decided to post my answer here on this blog: Q: How do you know what errors/typos you have [when you edit]? – Christopher A: That’s an excellent question. There are different style guides that a publisher will go by. Or, if you’re self-publishing, there’s The… Continue reading A Q&A: Christopher’s Question
Circus in a Shot Glass is now available for pre-order from Amazon! If you pre-order before next Tuesday (the book's release date) and email proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org, I will send you a FREE preview of my novelette Things Heard in a Graveyard, due out this November. Order here. Offer ends 9/4/18.
Here's the cover for Circus in a Shot Glass (I couldn't wait 'til next Friday to reveal it): Thanks to Cora at Cora Graphics for doing such a superb job! Circus in a Shot Glass is slated to released September 9, 2018 from Clean Reads. It'll be available in e-book from Amazon.com.
Tea is a yummy beverage with a rich history and cool customs. “I like tea. Tea doesn’t make me sad.” – Circus in a Shot Glass (Clean Reads 2018) Everyone has a preferred beverage or two. My brother’s is diet Mountain Dew. My niece’s is chocolate milk (or Olive Garden’s berry smoothie, depending on what… Continue reading Tea: This Writer’s Beverage of Choice
I know I've been quiet lately, and I might go back to being that way for a little while. Just a heads up 🙂 (Isn't he adorable? ❤ ❤ ❤ ) Some things coming up: Fall 2018: Circus in a Shot Glass comes out (Clean Reads) Things Heard in a Graveyard comes out (indie) My newsletter… Continue reading Miscellany
Here's the cover for my novelette Things Heard in a Graveyard (releasing in November):
The lengths we'll go for someone we love, am I right? My cat Chester (2003 - 2016--almost 2017) had had renal failure for almost six years when he died. To take care of him and to keep his life happy and comfortable, we had to mix Epakitin in moist food twice a day, gave him… Continue reading Love = Feeding
There's been a lot of negativity in online communities as of late. And while it's important to keep up with politics (to a point); and be a social activist, standing up against the lions of injustice...it's also so very, very much needed to be kind and focus on positive things. Here, for all our sakes,… Continue reading Kindness in Literature
No need to sing Beastie Boys at me. Please don't. Now that we've gotten that out of the way... Today I'm going to talk about sabotage. More specifically, SELF-sabotage. A friend once asked me if I was my own saboteur. I think I replied around the lines of "I don't know." Because I didn't. But… Continue reading (Self) Sabotage!