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The trials and tribulations of getting a new book cover!

As I've mentioned before, I've started writing a middle grade series of books for my daughters in between the more mature apocalyptic stories that I normally write. They are a fun break between the bigger, crazier, scarier books and I love writing stories that they...

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Quote from today’s writing…

I looked over my shoulder and fear shocked me like I’d shuffled around in wool socks on shag carpet for a whole month and then licked my finger and touched a metal door knob.

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Quote from today’s writing…

“We would look so fab glam with first place gold medals draped around our necks. Like here’s your passport,” she made a stamping motion with one hand, “and now you’re in Paris walking down a runway with a giant purple hat that looks like an octopus made out of ping...

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Episode 27: Nicholas Sansbury Smith

EPISODE 27 NICHOLAS SANSBURY SMITH We chat with Nicholas Sansbury Smith, the grandfather of the post-apocalyptic genre! (I call him that, at least.) We discuss his experiences as a hybrid author and how that works with his numerous and successful series. He talks...

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Quote from today’s writing…

Mom and Dad said the news was sensationalized to push our lizard brain’s buttons. That it brainwashed people into thinking the world was a terrible place and so you should be scared all the time. That sounded like a lot to do in just thirty...

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Quote from today’s writing…

“Fine.” He ripped a ten note out of his stack and handed it over to the bank, which was the kid. He should’ve been the bank. Lesson one in Monopoly and life. You never let someone else control the money. His ex-wife had taught him that expensive...

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Sole Survivor is out and only $0.99 for a limited time!

If you enjoy a thrilling ride, you're going to love this book! Here's what early readers are saying... “This story is simply amazing! I could not put it down!” … “This was a fun fun ride!” … “An exciting, what's-going-to-happen-next? extravaganza.” … “Exciting and...

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Update on the Recovering Eden series

Sole Survivor, Book 1 in the Recovering Eden series is almost ready for release! Wahoo! Early comments on it range from OMG Amazing! to WTF Wow! Hehe. I'm having the covers reworked for everything already in that series to better fit the content. So far, the prequel...

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Episode 26: Wayne Stinnett

EPISODE 26 WAYNE STINNETT We chat with Wayne Stinnett, bestselling author of the Jesse McDermitt series. Wayne tells us how driving trucks led to writing books and how that led to a life he's always dreamed of. We hear why Fallen Pride was the hardest book he's ever...

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Quote from today’s writing…

I asked Uncle Albert one time if he ever got bored of wearing the exact same thing all the time. He said he figured out a long time ago what he liked, and he wasn’t very much interested in trying out other things to see if what he liked maybe wasn’t good...

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A book I wrote for my daughters…

I've wanted to write a book for my daughters to read for a long time. They're eight and ten so nothing like my usual adult apocalyptic stories. Think of the children! Anyhow, the paperback finally came in and I couldn't be happier! Here's the blurb... Twelve-year-old...

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Episode 25: Craig Martelle

EPISODE 25 CRAIG MARTELLE We chat with rock star of indie publishing, Craig Martelle, bestselling author of the Terry Henry Walton Chronicles. He swears he hasn't demolished a hotel room... yet! Craig tells us about what his sister did to the very first book he ever...

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Quote from today’s writing…

Getting older sucked. Sure, it was better than the alternative. But that was just choosing a shit sandwich over a shittier sandwich. Anyone who told you otherwise was just trying to sell you something. Probably a medication that you were supposed to ask your doctor...

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Episode 24: J Thorn & Zach Bohannon

EPISODE 24 J THORN & ZACH BOHANNON We chat with J Thorn and Zach Bohannon, bestselling authors of the Barren series. In the interview, we discuss how their co-writing process works and how it got started. We also discuss collaboration in general and guidelines that...

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