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Will your next fiction novel be computer-written?

We’re living through one of the greatest changes to civilization since the industrial revolution. Technological infiltration into almost every aspect of society is faster and more pervasive than many people realize. Computers will continue to make our lives simpler by...

Why I Self-Publish

Once an author finishes writing their novel, how do they sell it? For established writers like John Grisham, a close working relationship with their publisher, including the provision of editing and marketing resources begins well before the work is complete. Many of...

A Tribute to Belle

New Book Launch (Soon!) This blog has three purposes. First, I’m very excited that The Assignments (my fourth novel in six years) is probably two weeks away from launch. The last steps include final proofreading and cover design. For the first part, as long and hard...

Headed Down the Self-Publishing Road

This blog has two purposes: 1) To announce that I am self-publishing book four called The Assignments and 2) to review my experiences with the process. I’ll touch on what I’ve come across going DIY however I’m no expert. The internet is full of self-publishing...

How I Create my Characters

When I’m speaking with someone about my novels, they often ask me, “How do you choose your characters?” I imagine many writers get the same question. A reader’s emotional response to the novel’s heroes and villains determines their perceived quality of the work. One...

Why I became a Writer

My path to writing novels was less traditional than you might think. The journey began after my official MS diagnosis at age forty-nine. I’m sixty-five now but had my first glimpse into the disease (unknowingly at the time) in 1993 at age forty. What I now know as an...

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