Storycrafting Sessions

A Virtual Workshop Weeknight Writers, a social enterprise dedicated to creating accessible educational resources and events for fiction authors, is presenting a Horror Storycrafting Session, October 8, 2022. I’m pleased to be part of that by way of the panel: Crossroad Blues: Exploring the Boundary Between Life and Death. I’m pleased to share the panel with Barbara A Barnett, Jean M Hodges, and Bethany A Perry. The Full Details Hello writers! Our next virtual conference…

Short story publication

Spring 2022 Issue of Pulp Literature The great folks at Pulp Literature have released their Spring Issue No. 34. I’m really pleased to share the table of contents with JJ Lee, Megan W Shaw, Kimberley Aslett, Mel Anastasiou, Mitchell Shanklin, Michelle Barker, and Douglas Smith. My story, Would We Had Time, took inspiration from the true story of a chronometer, inventoried as Arnold 294, and made by the famous John Arnold of London. The chronometer…

Virtual Writing Workshop

Looking for inspiration? I’m happy to announce that once again I’m partnering with West Grey Public Library to offer a writing workshop. This time it’s virtual in order to address not only the real concerns regarding this new pandemic world in which we live, but also to allow participants to gather informally from the comfort of their homes. The workshops run as follows: Wednesdays from January 19 through March 9, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, via…

The Grim Reality

So, it’s year end. Financial statements have been run. And once again I look at the numbers and ask myself why I’m doing this. It’s not pretty, friend. Not pretty at all. How the numbers stack up in 2020 I have seven books in publication. Below is exactly how many copies I sold in 2020, whether print, ebook, audiobook or elibrary loan. And the Angels Sang: 2 Caliban: 1 From Mountains of Ice: 0 Memories,…

Writers’ Craft 13: Marketing and Promotion

A tricky subject There’s a reason I’ve left the subject of marketing and promotion to one of the last articles on the subject of writers’ craft: it’s a tricky and often highly individual decision, dependent on personal preference, budget, and influence. I don’t think there’s any one perfect strategy. Sure, there are alleged experts who are going to sell you their version of the holy grail of marketing. But I’ve been at this for 40…