NEWS, OPINIONS, AND VIEWS

Just finalized the edits for Deep Background

I just emailed my publisher’s design director and gave my final approval on the pages of Deep Background! If I understand the process correctly, I will get an e-proof to look for cosmetic changes. After that gets approved, my debut novel will […]

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Newspaper editing versus novel editing

I’ve heard it said that journalists are the prostitutes of the literary world, turning quick tricks for low pay. I have a stronger appreciation for that joke having completed my first novel and got it about five yards away from the end […]

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‘Deep Background’ is available for pre-order!

  We’ll still have to wait until December 6 to hold it in our hands, but physical copies of my debut novel, Deep Background, is now available for pre-order through my publisher, Black Rose Writing! And, if you use the promo code […]

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Recommended: My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

I have recommended, and will continue to recommend, My Sister’s Grave to everyone I know who reads novels. The novel introduces the world to Tracy Crosswhite, a sharpshooting Seattle detective whose kid sister was murdered in their youth. As many procedurals do, […]

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Inching closer to publication with the finalized cover!

Other than the retail price, which I don’t know yet, this is the approved cover for my debut novel, Deep Background, which is set for release in early December. Next, after a final, thorough edit by one of the best copy editors […]

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‘Deep Background’ early cover reveal and release date

Hot off the digital press, here is the cover design from David King and the team at Black Rose Writing! While I signed the publishing contract a while ago now, the concept of my manuscript becoming a physical book has been a bit […]

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Finally finished that final, final, final draft

I am sick of reading my novel. I still love the story I wrote, and I think readers will, too. But when you’ve written 70,000 words, rewritten those words, rewritten those words again, line edited those words, and copy edited those words […]

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Review: ‘Sharp Objects’ Episode 2, ‘Dirt’

*** WARNING, SPOILERS BELOW *** HBO’s limited series, “Sharp Objects,” is starting to drift a bit farther away from the novel. Whether or not that’s a bad thing (to those who read Gillian Flynn’s debut work) will be in the eyes of […]

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