Merger stuns world of popular fiction | Lawrence Block

With Hugh Howey's launch of AuthorEarnings.com and the loud bang that followed, I failed to notice this bit of news: James Patterson and Clive Cussler have formed some kind of merger. The deal will include all rights--film, electronic, and audio. Publishing circles were apparently abuzz with the news (and again, I can't believe I missed … Continue reading Merger stuns world of popular fiction | Lawrence Block

In Which I Humbly Stand Before You, Hat in Hand…

My first entry for 2014 and it's long overdue. I've been so inundated with daddy chores I scarcely had time to complete the editing on the second book. It continues to float in purgatory while being ravaged endlessly by revisions. But there's news. A splinter of light is piercing the dark of the tunnel. Being … Continue reading In Which I Humbly Stand Before You, Hat in Hand…

Seals of Abgal is Free for 24 Hours

I've gone and done it. In a rush of madness I went ahead and made Seals free for 24 hours. This is against my policy as I think Free is evil. It would seem Free is a necessary evil. The way Amazon is set up, if you want attention from the algorithm bots on there, … Continue reading Seals of Abgal is Free for 24 Hours

Another Awesome Review For The Seals of Abgal

Today was a beautiful day. I woke up to a spike in my sales and this review. It still amazes me how praise for my work can affect me so deeply on so many levels. A lot of work and emotion went into writing Seals and in creating the concept for this series. But when … Continue reading Another Awesome Review For The Seals of Abgal

Supernatural Obstructions and a Price Reduction

These last two weeks have been crazy. My wife, who is seven months pregnant, hurt her back while trying to stop our son from running with a sharp object. At 20 months, he's faster than the Flash. The object in his hand turned out to be a plastic brush. Those can be dangerous too, you … Continue reading Supernatural Obstructions and a Price Reduction

A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Dealing with Bad Reviews

You will have noticed I've registered this blog in my name. It makes it easier for people to find me (I hope) and it looks more professional--if that sort of thing really matters. I don't know if it does, but it sure looks neat seeing my name dot-commed (Did I invent a new verb here?). For … Continue reading A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Dealing with Bad Reviews