I've started a Telegram channel for my Babylon Tales writing. I'll use it kinda like an interactive email newsletter (comments enabled on Broadcast messages). Consider joining us in Telegram!

Update on things

Not real sure what this post is about. Just wanted to write a blog post. Didn't like that there was a gap from the last time I made one.  I've launched my book, Sweet Sixteen Killer, as of October 31. You can find it in ebook and paperback formats. I'm super excited about it, and I'm really challenging myself with this launch to do things I'd been too afraid to in the past or whatever.  One challenge was that I ordered 10 copies of the paperback, and have challenged myself to sell them all off locally. So far I've sold off half of them to folks I work with. I'm hoping I can get through them quick, and then do another 10. And if I get more comfortable from there, order 20 at some point and challenge myself to sell those off. It's been a fun challenge, if not anxiety inducing at times.  What have you all been up to? Talk more laters. --

You can pre-order Sweet Sixteen Killer now, release is Halloween!

I've been kinda mum on the blog lately. Not intentionally, just hard at work getting all the finishing touches and publishing nonsense out of the way for Sweet Sixteen Killer. I'm pleased to announce today that you can pre-order my book, Sweet Sixteen Killer, and that I have a cover for you to take a look at. Here's the book cover: It's been 4 years in the making. I started writing Sweet Sixteen Killer right before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and here I'm releasing it right before the 2020 U.S. presidential election. I'm excited to have it out there for ya'll to get your dirty paws on and read. I'm eager to hear what ya think. I hope you enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed bringning it to life.  --

Update on Sweet Sixteen Killer

Sweet Sixteen Killer is coming along nicely. This week I was able to get through the formatting of the manuscript. I was also able to start the product placements on all the retailers I'll be using, which is the same as we did for Gun last year. I'm also trying doing the paperback at the same time as well, so I've got that in the works too. The only thing really holding me back from publishing right now is having a complete cover. I'm hoping I can snap the last of the images I need within the next week or two. Fingers crossed. Question: Which would you rather buy/own of Sweet Sixteen Killer (the first in a series of books)? Ebook or paperback?

Let's get together yeah yeah yeah (in Telegram)

I'm trying something new today. I use Telegram messenger a lot, and have come to love it. And I've been thinking about new and exciting ways to market my work. Telegram has a thing called Channels, which work kinda like public Twitter accounts (nix the word count, though). So I started one. If you'd like to join, I'd love it, I'll be turning on comments for Broadcast messages (as they're called), so we can interact as well. Here's my first Broadcast in Telegram:

How is everyone doing?

Just sending out a hello. Checking in. How are y'all doing? 

Sweet Sixteen Killer is getting close to publication

Since 2016 I've been working on my first solo novel. I've done collaborative books with other authors, but I had never been able to write an entire novel on my own. I made a commitment in 2016 to do just that. But not only that, it was the start of a series of novels, so it is something I'll be doing for years.  As of today, I can proudly share that I am in the final stages of editing and working on a book cover. The final two steps before I publish.  Here is an image using photography from the photoshoot for the cover. I've been toying around trying to hone in on the fine details before creating the cover.

New contribution to Totally Novel on writing, update on Sweet Sixteen Killer

I've been pretty quiet lately on the blog, sorry about that. I've been laying mostly low, though I did recently begin contributing to a new website for writers and readers called Totally Novel . My first contribution for members of the site is a post I titled 3 things that prevented me from writing a novel . To read the post, sign up for a free trial. Take a look around and if you don't wanna stay, don't renew membership. That said, it's a pretty cool effort being put together by a former Google+ member like myself. As a matter of fact there are several members on the site from the old Google+ days. (Side note: there is a free membership option) I will be contributing to the Totally Novel blog bi-monthly for now. My next addition will be in August. I'm super excited for the site and I hope you can come join us and become a part of the groups, forums, blog, workshops, and more.  All that said, I haven't given up here. This is still my primary si