Anatomical Gift?

I was a little surprised, a little queasy and a lot impressed when my uncle donated his body to science. I had never known anyone to donate their body to science before and I wasn’t sure what donating your body to science means. Is there a funeral? What happens to the remains once they have … Continue reading Anatomical Gift?

Writing Life: Progress on my 2nd novel

Now that my first novel, Deadlines Are Murder, has been out on and for a year and has sold about 650 copies, it's time to get cranking on my second novel, Weddings Are Murder.  While my intentions have been good, my progress has been slow. I can attribute some of this slowness to … Continue reading Writing Life: Progress on my 2nd novel

The Next Big Thing – Blog Hopping

Ready to be introduced to some new authors through a Blog Hop? Never heard of a Blog Hop? It's new to me too. I’m going to answer ten questions and at the bottom are links to blogs for several other authors I’d like you to meet. They’ll be guest-blogging next Wednesday, so please check back … Continue reading The Next Big Thing – Blog Hopping

Marketing Deadlines Are Murder, part 2

I self-published Deadlines Are Murder on December 15, 2011, and so far I have sold 325 copies. My main sales venues are Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo and Nook.  The most popular sales venue and the one that I have spent the most attention on is Kindle. the fact that I've sold more than … Continue reading Marketing Deadlines Are Murder, part 2

How I self-published my novel

My intention to write about how I approached e-publishing process got lost in the actual process of publishing my novel. It's funny how that happens. My intentions were good but, as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I started to look for a literary agent in earnest in January 2011 … Continue reading How I self-published my novel

my book cover

So, my plans to write about my e-publishing process have been thrown to the winds by a new job. In August I was offered a promotion in my day job and I took it. Life has been very hectic now and I need to refigure how I'm going to get time for my writing. Well, … Continue reading my book cover


So, I've decided to self-publish my first novel, DEADLINES ARE MURDER: A Sam Monroe Mystery. After querying and reading about small presses, reading up on the state of agents and the publishing industry today it seems to me that publishing industry is changing and has materially changed in the past two or more years. So, … Continue reading Next steps for DEADLINES ARE MURDER

Writing Life: What’s Next

I've submitted my novel to 52 agents and have been rejected by by 35. I assume I'm rejected by the others because I've never heard back from them. So, should I start looking at presses that don't go through agents or should I epublish on my own. The options are many for small presses and … Continue reading Writing Life: What’s Next