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Chaos Reborn

Out With the Old

For those of you close to the inner circle, the prolonged downtime is of no surprise, as 2020 started our family on a journey that reached its zenith in the year 2022. I attempted to be as active on here and in the writing circles as possible but accomplished a sporadic presence at best. I can officially say now that […]

From the Writer’s Desk

Just a Quick Update …   There has been a long hiatus since any activity on the site. For those who follow me on social media, you are aware this is due to an extensive health issue. I will not go into detail here, but you can find the information you seek on social media if you need to know […]

Thursday Quotes

Publishing a book is like stuffing a note into a bottle and hurling it into the sea. Some bottles drown, some come safe to land, where the notes are read and then possibly cherished, or else misinterpreted, or else understood all too well by those who hate the message. You never know who your readers might be. ― Margaret Atwood

Promo Tuesday

We are adding a newsletter. To kick this off and promote my debut novel, HENRY, we are giveaway a signed paperback. The contest ends Midnight Friday night, February 4, 2022. Click on the Newsletter banner above. Enter your name and email to subscribe to the newsletter. The winner will be randomly drawn from everyone signed up before the deadline. Twitter […]

From the Writer’s Desk

Marketing On this Monday morning, let’s talk marketing. Like many of you, I have been consumed with the writing, editing, publishing(querying, indie, whatever) phase. What about the next phase? Marketing. I had slipped into the false conception that it would be easy sailing once I had reached the published phase. I could drop that novel on cruise control and return […]