2021-09-07

It has been nine months since Forgive Us was published, with Abandon Us steadily on the way. I always suggest for the people I give copies to leave their reviews and honest opinions. Most people love the tri-story setting of Forgive Us, while criticism varies. One of the criticisms I often receive is about my…

2021-08-22

6+ months and several intense weeks of editing are done. Abandon Us is ready for the editor! Mom gets the first printed copy of Abandon Us; dad helped with the edits. Edit Process The manuscript is provided in a specific format. See this Reedsy blog article. The printout is enormous! The editing process will involve…

2021-05-01

A reviewer asked me how a book gets published. I thought this was an interesting question so I decided to describe how Forgive Us hit the virtual bookshelves around the world. During the creation of the manuscript, I work with my father who gives me ongoing feedback. I write in Google docs so that it’s…

2021-04-03

The blurb. Books have been written about it, Facebook groups review and argue about it, and you better get it “right.” What is It? Per the dictionary, the blurb is a noun: “a short description of a book, movie, or other product written for promotional purposes and appearing on the cover of a book or…

2021-03-21

The wasteland began way before the fall of civilization. It started with the widespread use of Ignium in the 2050s, and its continued use through the 2060s and 2070s. Ignium, an energy similar to electricity and plasma, is easy to create and extremely malleable, therefore economically better than electricity. Its downfall was its slight toxicity….