The Truth About Authors and Downloading

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged anything, and my apologies for the hiatus. I have been editing and proofing two novels as of late, Empyreal Illusions and Awakening the Fire, and am steadily working on my next one.   This board, though, isn’t about my writing. It’s about something that is hurting the community as a whole … Continue reading

Cover Reveal – A Whisper of Hope by Amanda Keeney

Title: A Whisper of Hope Series: Book One in the Kingston Hearts Series Author: Amanda Keeney Cover Designer: Tiffany Kae Wilson from Photographer: CC’s Photography Expected Release Date: October 1, 2013 Book Synopsis Sage Collins is finally about to become an adult after spending most of her life in the foster care system. Graduation … Continue reading

Of Hindsight, Foresight, and Writing Wisdom.

After having done countless rereads, proofreads, edits, and rewrites of Empyreal Illusions for its May 29, 2013 release, I’ve learned a few things:   1) Make sure to NOT overwrite the 2-3x edited over version of the novel on your Mac with the unedited, OLD version on the PC. Yeah. Talk about a clean-up headache. … Continue reading

The Truth About Independent Writers and the Indie Community….

Indie Writers. There are lots of mixed opinions on this one floating out there. I thought I’d share mine from real experience. Here’s one truth, and I’ll explain why: As you may or may not know, I have spent the last five to six years working on Empyreal Illusions and Awakening the Fire: The Inferno … Continue reading

A Little Late? Maybe. Too Late? Nah.

I’m talking about Harry Potter, of course. This may come as a surprise to everyone, especially those that know me well, but I never really had the chance to read any of the books. I know it is pretty mainstream and the hype around them is uncanny. but for one reason or another I found … Continue reading

A New Day, A New Project

Writing is very much like chess. You make one move while trying to concurrently plan the next ten ahead of you. That feeling is all the more true when you start a new project. I can vouch for that. To that end, I’ve finally started my next novel. It’s odd, really, how you can plan … Continue reading

A Weekend’s Thoughts

I began to read Crown of Vengeance by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory this weekend. It takes place around a millennium before The Obsidian Mountain trilogy (quite amazing series, I must add in). I also caved and purchased a new laptop on Sunday. It’s a small yet very efficient Asus Q200e model. It has an 11.6″ screen with Windows … Continue reading

The Muse of Music

It’s funny sometimes, really, how inspirational music can be to a writer. No, maybe funny isn’t the right word. It’s more like…awesome, convenient, and very relieving. All in one. I’ve been writing for years now and a single line in a song or just the overall feel of one has sparked some of my best … Continue reading

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