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So Gentle Reader, nothing is worse (for an author) than being at an event where no one knows you and you are faced with the inevitable question… So, what is it do you do? PANIC! Do I lie? Do I tell the truth? So many possible ways this could go badly badly wrong. But you […]
When the Book Surprises the Author, How Gail Decides What To Write Next & Sneaky Hints on Future Projects (Video Q&A)
My darlings a new chatty video for you. I got silly and excited about the Soulless Illustrated HC, new nonfiction book Girl Squads, and seeing a performance of queer Oklahoma! Questions Answered Will there be more illustrated editions of the Parasol Protectorate Series? How does Gail feel about the style of the illustrations? How does […]
This blog originally written for and posted at Fiction University. If you are an author or a soon to be author, it’s a great blog to follow. I highly recommend it. 10 Best Packing Tips For Authors I used to be an archaeologist. Now I write fiction for a living. Biggest surprise when I switched […]
Going Deep on Books Sizes: Trade Paperback, Hardcover, B-format! Why do Competence & Reticence Have 2 Covers?
Competence and Reticence each have two difference overs, Gentle Reader. TWO! 2! TOOOOOOOOoooooooooo. Competence Covers Print Editions? You can call or visit your favorite local bookstore! Ask them to “Order it from Ingram.“ Borderlands offers signed editions of the USA Hardcover. They will ship worldwide. Use the SIGNED button under the book’s image on my website: Competence […]
So for those of you who missed it, I’ve started a podcast with my author friend Piper J Drake! It’s called 20 Minute Delay and in it Piper and I give away all our secrets on travel hacking. We cover everything from how to pack, to how to tip, to how to get yourself into […]
My dear Gentle Reader, This one if for authors/writers who are interested in publishing & marketing their books. Below I list the blogs and podcasts I find most useful as a hybrid author (traditional publishing, yes but also those related to indie & self publishing). No matter your path, it’s a good idea to pay attention to things […]
Why have a pseudonym? Why would an author who already has name recognition write under a new pen name? In this blog post I’m going to discuss why a bestselling author might chose a new pen name. It’s not for the reasons you think. On Pseudonyms, Cover Art & Reader Betrayal You may or may […]
Is has been a long time, Gentle Reader, since I worked a cubicle job. Yes I did. Once. A long time ago. I worked gaming Q&A for an education and entertainment company. Let me see, over 15 years or so. Then I returned to academia and never looked back. In case you think me a […]
This is one of those I searched the web and couldn’t find the answer. Then figured out how to do it, and feel like I must pay it forward to save other authors the pain and agony of trying to figure it out. It may not apply to you, Gentle Reader, for which I appologize. This […]