Friday, October 30, 2020

Why Reviews are Important

Because they help retailers decide to recommend and feature the book more. It takes a whopping 30 reviews for most of them to even take notice of your book. Part of the reason for that is there are over 3,000 books published every single day of the year. Because of that getting noticed is harder than it has ever been. Most books fall into obscurity and barely sell enough copies to pay for a few coffees for their authors each month. That starving author thing, sadly is not a myth. 

Which leads me to: The reincarnation of Once Bitten has released! In it's new life it is titled Bitten & Beholden. It is with a new publisher now, and not only has a new cover, but new material that includes a new ending! I'm so excited about what my new publisher has done with the novel that I hope you'll check it out. I really, really hope you'll consider leaving a review at online retailers, because reviews from the old version don't carry over to the new one. 

If you read and loved Once Bitten, you don't have to read Bitten & Beholden. It is the same great story, just enhanced a wee bit. The original is pictured above along with the reincarnation. Bitten & Beholden is now called book two because my new publisher has published a little novella of mine called Clawed & Cornered that they are calling book one. Book "three", the re-vamped Twice Turned will be re-releasing as well with a new name (Tempered & Turned) and new material in March of 2021, and a brand new third full length novel in the series is coming next fall!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

New Novella and Re-Vamped Novel Released!

Clawed & Cornered             Bitten & Beholden

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Goodreads                                  Goodreads

Clawed & Cornered the brand new little novella in my Children of Fenrir series it out! Read the story of the fateful meeting that started it all. 

Next week read Bitten & Beholden the revamped version of what was once Once Bitten, now with new material, new ending, a new publisher, and of course a new cover!

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Double Cover Reveal


Coming, this October, a brand new novella based on my Hemlock Hollow series, Clawed & Cornered. And re-releasing with my new publisher, including new material, and a new extended ending, Bitten & Beholden (originally published as Once Bitten)! Both are coming this October, within a week of each other! I am so excited to share this new novella, and new version of Once Bitten with you. 

If you already read Once Bitten, you don't need to read Bitten & Beholden because the core of the story has remained the same. But it has just been freshly edited, some deleted material has been added back in, along with an extended ending, so if you are a big fan, you may want to give it a read! If you are a new reader to the series, I hope you'll enjoy both the novella and the first full length novel in the series. Add them both to your Goodreads "to read" list below:

Bitten & Beholden (formerly published as Once Bitten)

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Double Cover Reveal Coming Next Week!


This Wednesday is the double cover reveal for my brand new upcoming novella, Clawed & Cornered, and my re-vamped (or should that be re-wolfed?) Once Bitten, now Bitten & Beholden with new material and new ending! Sign up and help share the excitement and spread the word! Details at THIS LINK

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Changed Plans & News

Unfortunately, like so many of you, my plans for travel have been cancelled. These are crazy, uncertain times we are living in and I'm just trying to roll with it and learn from it as best I can. No trip to Montana for the Special Ops con for me this summer. Hopefully, they will hold it next year, and if so I will definitely attend then.

A good thing for me that is coming out of all this down time is lots and lots of time to write and edit. My Hemlock Hollow series is re-releasing with new titles, new content (on previously published books one and two), new covers, under a new publisher. And, you will finally get the third novel in the series that has been written and steeping on the back burner for two years!!! The re-release of book one will be this October (baring a worldly tragedy, which normally I wouldn't expect, but now days, you never know), the re-release of book two will be shortly after, and the release of the all new book three will be shortly after that.

Newsletters with more details will be forth-coming when the time draws closer. And of course I will let you know as soon as I get the new cover!

How have you been coping with this crazy new world we're living in? Writing, reading, something else?

Saturday, March 7, 2020

A Very Special Conference

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Do you write about police, military, special operations peeps, or characters who can kick butt ? Then you don't want to miss this...

This June I have the pleasure of teaching a workshop and taking pitches for City Owl Press at a very unique conference in Bozeman, Montana. Bestselling author Danica Winters has teamed up with some other amazing people to bring a unique, hands-on experience to writers, actors, and entertainment industry people. Attendees will have the opportunity to pitch their novels, hone their writing skills, learn about publishing, and get special insight into the world of military and special ops to enrich their writing.

Hands-on workshops include: self-defense, elicitation (spy-fare), K-9, night ops, publishing, editing, and writing, to name a few. I am told there may actually be a chance to interact with a real grizzly. 

Among the presenters and workshop teachers are: World class agents and editors from around the U.S, Joseph Elliot consultant of the Netflix show Mindhunter, special operation members from the FBI, FBI Task Force, Army (E.O.D.), Navy (Seals), Marine Corp (Scout Sniper & Small Boat Ops), military contractors, and law enforcement special operations guys (S.W.A.T., K9 Units, & Divers). 

I mean, wow, right?! Whether you are a reader who enjoys action-packed books, an author who loves writing them, or just someone who wants to hone their survival skills, this will be an amazing conference. Hope to see you there!