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11 New Pennsylvania Stories from some of the top names in speculative fiction… At long last, we are very excited to offer you the Tales from Pennsylvania short story anthology. Edited by David Gatewood and Chris Pourteau, this collection offers you ten spectacular tales set in the same Pennsylvania world I featured in my bestsellingPennsylvania […]
**In keeping with my efforts to help new voices in publishing be heard, I’ve turned over the blog today to my friend Lucas Bale. Take it away, Lucas!** Publishing ain’t always fun. Kameron Hurley wrote, in We Have Always Fought, of the long con of being a successful writer; how important persistence was. She even […]
I was inspired to write fan fiction by a cow. Not just any cow, mind you. Her name was Iris, and she was a big, beautiful brown Jersey with dainty black hooves and eyes that could melt your heart. An Accidental Farmer In the 1970s, I was swept up in the Back to the Land […]
Satisfy Your Craving for More Pennsylvania Howdy, Michael Bunker fans! Michael asked me to write a guest blog about some exciting things that are happening in the land of New Pennsylvania. As a co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Tales from Pennsylvania, I’ve become a bit of an expert on the topic of Pennsylvania fan fiction. […]
There is one correction to this video. In the video I say that we are no long working on the TV deal because I turned it down. Minutes after I shot this the producers called and for now, the TV deal is still a maybe.
Well, we’re doing the webinar again, only this time the thing is super-sized with two added modules. And get this, if you paid to get the original webinar, you get the new stuff for free. It’s kind of crazy.
That title sounds ominous, doesn’t it? But there are some things I need to say, so I might as well be as ominous as possible… Yesterday, on my own private Facebook page I made several statements against author spam in Facebook groups. These statements were not new at all. I’ve made them over and over […]
Here are a few things that may or may not help you as you move forward in your publishing career. Feel free to graze, take what you like, and maybe just store the rest for later reflection or consideration.
One of the greatest tools used by those who would disparage Indie publishing is the “outlier” myth. The outlier myth (OM) goes like this: When discussing the merits of Indie publishing, you are not allowed to mention any successful Indie published authors. Why? Because anyone who is successful is an outlier.
Indie Authors are Independent Business Owners. They MUST monitor the market and have the flexibility to adapt to what readers want.
“I’m an accidental Amish Sci-Fi writer.” I said this during a recent NPR interview and got a good laugh out of my interviewer. “Explain that!” he said. I never intended to be a fiction author, though I knew I’d really enjoy writing fiction.