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NEWS, OPINIONS, AND VIEWS

Big news about a major author/publishing event, plus a way to win a free book

Read on for big news about:
– A major event I’ll be participating in this summer
– How you can win a free signed book or bookmark
– Where you can find me in person this weekend

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Recommended: Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

Something in the Water has one of the best opening chapters of any book I’ve ever read. The story starts with Erin digging her husband’s grave. It describes the ritual in brutal, what I can only assume is authentic detail. As readers […]

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Recommended: Girl in Snow by Danya Kakufka

Girl in Snow drew me in with its premise and beautiful writing and did not disappoint. Unlike some suspense novels, I felt myself caring about and searching for the answers to all of the mysterious plots, both main and sub. And there […]

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Big news this week, plus a look at what’s coming next

I have been working as a welder’s helper to research my next novel (not a sequel to Deep Background) Two big things have already happened this week for me. First, on Sunday, I realized that Deep Background was listed on publishing behemoth […]

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I finally get to hold my words (and so can you!)

As a first-time author, I had dreamed about getting the first copies of my debut novel, Deep Background. Thought about finally getting to hold it in my hands. Imagined what it would be like to flip through the pages. I finally got […]

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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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