Category: Writing

Aldicus Vescard Audiobook Available Now

Magic, mayhem, and maniacal madmen! The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard audiobook is available now at Audbile.com. Detective Vescard knows all too well the monsters and madmen who prowl the fog-veiled streets of Corradon. He is, after all, a monster himself. But crime ever turns in the Clockwork City, and...

Sanderson’s Record Breaking Kickstarter

Brandon Sanderson’s Kickstarter is certainly one for the record books. Not only was it the biggest Kickstarter of all time, but it blew away the next highest one by light-years. Bringing in a whopping $41.7 million dollars, the numbers are absolutely shocking — especially since he expected a “mere” $1...

Aldicus Vescard Audiobook Release Date

I am happy to announce The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard audiobook has a release date! Produced by Podium Audio and narrated by the fantastic voice talent Phil Thron, The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard will be released to Audible (and through Amazon) on April 26th, 2022. Preorders are being...

How Does Print-On-Demand Work?

Have you ever wondered how print-on-demand works? No? Well, be that as it may, I’ve found a pretty nice video showing how Amazon fulfilment prints books on demand. They call it “make-on-demand,” but whatever. The most surprising thing for me was how many manual steps are actually involved. Truth be...

An Update for the Year Ahead

The year 2021 has passed and 2022 now lies ahead. For those of you reading this who have been following me or who have been reading my books, this update is for you! In 2020, I published the six novellas of the Siege Chronicles series. In January 2021, I released...

Review of “The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard”

I had not even realized it, but Readers’ Favorite book review site has a five-star review up for The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard. That’s exciting! Just to quote a few points from the review: The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard has strong echoes of Sherlock Holmes, mixed with magic...

Preorder “The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard”

My new book, The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Preorder is only available for the eBook, but a print version will also become available. Detective Aldicus Vescard knows all too well the monsters and madmen who prowl the fog-veiled streets of Corradon. He...

Book Reviews for Siege Chronicles

For anyone looking to read some reviews for Siege Chronicles, I’ve put together a short list. Of course, you can always read the reviews on Amazon, but these are 3rd party reviews, put together by professional reviewers. ⇨ Reader’s Favorite review for Siege Chronicles ⇨ BlueInk Review for Siege Chronicles...

“He Said, She Said,” I Screamed

Some of the worst writing advice I keep hearing is along the lines of “Don’t use any dialogue tags other than ‘said’.” I believe this originates from “Elmore Leonard Rules of Good (aka bland) Writing”. I fully intend to write an article addressing Elmore Leonard’s terrible rules, but the one...

Write What You Know? No!

One of the most common pieces of writing advice you are likely to hear is “write what you know.” In fact, “write what you know” and “show don’t tell” are parroted by English teachers so often as to reduce the advice to mere hackney adages with about as much weight...