DISEASE IS ON PRESALE!

Wow! I can’t begin to explain how excited I am to announce that after a long wait, my novel DISEASE is finally on presale! It officially releases March 9th, 2018, but you don’t want to wait until then. I have a special treat for those who pre-order either the eBook or the paperback: a free story! Yes! That’s right! Exclusively, when you pre-order DISEASE, you get my novelette Maximutt.

Maximutt is a is brand-spanking new and utterly heart-wrenching story that ties into DISEASE. You won’t be able to get your hands on it for free after the presale ends . This two-for-one is just for those folks who pre-order. Read more below about how to redeem the offer.

You can head on over to my Novels page to learn more about DISEASE, watch the fabulous book trailer and even read the first chapter for free.

And of course, you can swing by Amazon to preorder DISEASE now.


HOW TO GET YOUR FREE PRESALE STORY, MAXIMUTT, RIGHT AWAY!

Step 1: Take a screenshot of your pre-order confirmation

Step 2: In the email specify your ebook format preference (PDF/epub/mobi) and send the screenshot to: DISEASEpresale(at)gmail(dot)com

Step 3: You will be automatically added to my mailing list and receive your free story within 24 hours!

That’s it! Easy peasy!

**If for some reason you don’t receive your free story please check your spam folder and if it’s still not there feel free to email DISEASEpresale(at)gmail(dot)com about the problem.
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DISEASE COVER RELEASE!!!!

It seems I have a wealth of exciting things happening, not the least of which is the re-release of my novel DISEASE. For those of you that have been with me from the beginning of this journey, it’s seemed like a long time coming. I originally self-published back in October of 2014. Now, just over four years later (wow! has it really been that long??) I have a second edition ready to go through Stitched Smile Publications. Continue reading

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DISEASE HAS A RELEASE DATE!

It’s been a long time coming but I can finally announce that Disease has a release date through my publisher Stitched Smile Publications! Disease was a #1 Wattpad featured book and this will be a second edition. If you’ve read it before you’ll find it’s been cleaned up beyond the self-published stage and finally shines as brightly as it can. I’m so excited.  Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS HERE AND THERE!

bloodskullI know it’s been quiet for a while over here, but that’s been because I’ve been working on lots of big, bad things just for you. As such, I have lots of great news to share with you!

Firstly, as you may know already, Diseasewas picked up by publisher Stitched Smile Publications. Stitched Smile is well known in the horror community as a purveyor of fine horror writing. I’m both honored and excited to be a part of their team, where I’m now a “VIP” author.

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AVOIDING EDITORIAL SCAMS

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HandsYou’ve worked hard on your manuscript and, like a juicy red apple you’re about to leave on your favourite teacher’s desk, you want it to be polished to perfection. Now that it’s time to relinquish the fruits of your labour to a professional editor, how do you avoid getting ripped off? How do you know the editor you’re about to rely on closely is sufficiently qualified?
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A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

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RoseNom de plume, haigō, takhallus… Maybe you know it simply as a pen name. Call it what you will, it is a time-honoured tradition within the writing world. In fact, not only writers, but artists and even actors use pseudonyms in their craft. This is no secret. Many famous authors, from J.K. Rowling and Stephen King, to Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (“Lewis Carroll”) and even Pauline Phillips (“Abigail Van Buren” of Dear Abby), have used a pen name.

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How to Get Great Cover Art for Your Book

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booksIf you’re a self-publisher like me you’ve likely done the research on what it takes to sell your books. You’ve spent aeons crafting the perfect story and now you want it to land in the hand of readers instead of drowning in the sea of other work out there. The undeniable fact is that readers do judge a book by its cover.

Take a moment to scroll through the books available on Amazon. The first few pages mostly contain books with artwork that, while clean and professional, is generally uninspired. Most covers are just stock images and text. Sure, the author’s name is big and bold, but the cover does nothing to separate the book from the pack. Now dig a little deeper and Google “bad e-book covers”. You’ll come across some pretty hilarious threads and some awful covers that should serve as a warning. Continue reading

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Unlocking the Search Ranking Gate with Amazon Keywords

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booksAmazon keywords: they can be the bane of a writer’s existence. By virtue of the word they seem as though mastering them would unlock the secret to getting your book on the first page of an Amazon search. The cold hard truth is that only high sales can boost your book to the top of the list, but without the proper use of keywords you’re doomed. Knowing what keywords to use and how to use them can boost your unknown, low-sale book from search page 1,000 to search page 15. Screwing up your keywords will leave you mired in the deep dark swamp of other books. The best thing you can do to prevent this is to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible before committing to these little nuggets of information.

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Social Media for the Introverted Self-Publisher

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ReadBookYou’ve poured your blood, sweat, and tears into your writing and you’re finally ready to unleash it onto the world. It’s a nerve-wracking experience, offering up your work to the volatile public masses. You never know how someone is going to like what you’ve done, or how mean they’ll be if they give it the thumbs down. On the flip side, receiving those gushing e-mails professing love for everything you set pen to is a true writer’s high.

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DISEASE PLAYLIST

Music plays a big part in my life and as a writer I often find inspiration in what I listen to. When working on a project I try to listen to music that encompass the situation I’m writing about. While sitting at my computer and typing out the fate of my characters I usually listen to non-lyrical tracks that just embody a mood. This helps me avoid distraction. But when I’m chasing the muse away from the office I listen to anything I think might stimulate my imagination.

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