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Brain Dead or Realm Makers 2018 recap

Brain Dead or Realm Makers 2018 recap

Following close on the heels of my “What I’ve learned from Realm Makers” series was my time spent at Realm Makers 2018. I know I talk about this conference a lot, but this is my second family. These people get me, and not just “they’re nerds and like Star Wars.” They get my struggles, my […]

Cover reveal: Tales of the Phoenix

Cover reveal: Tales of the Phoenix

Some of you may remember the Medieval Mars anthology that came out in 2015. This shared-world project is the brainchild of Travis Perry at Bear Publications. The premise is that a thousand years in the future, after humans terraformed and colonized Mars, a societal collapse has thrown the planet back into a dark age in […]

What I learned from Realm Makers – part 1

What I learned from Realm Makers – part 1

I’ve posted before about my love for the Realm Makers conference. How it was my first foray into the writing world, and how much stepping onto the campus in St Louis in 2015 changed my perspective. Next week will be my fourth time attending Realm Makers, and I wanted to share some of the things […]

Join Tosca Lee and Other Realm Award Finalists at Facebook Party

Join Tosca Lee and Other Realm Award Finalists at Facebook Party

On June 15, eight of the finalists from the Realm Awards will present a Facebook Party. This will give you a chance to chat with me and some of the other finalists, including bestseller and former Realm Makers keynote speaker Tocsa Lee. Also, contests! Grand Prize: $50 Amazon Card Runner Up Prize: 8 featured books […]

New Books!!

New Books!!

I have this problem. I love buying books. I love buying books almost as much as I enjoy reading them. The problem is that I never seem to catch up on my “to be read” pile. I know I’m not the only one in this boat (looks at every other book fan) The good news […]

Interview with Keven Newsome

Interview with Keven Newsome

  Today, I’m interviewing Keven Newsome, founder of New Authors Fellowship. Celebrating the release of Mantle, Book 4 in his Winter series. Of course, I have to ask how the New Authors Fellowship came to be? Well, the story has been recounted many times here on the NAF website. But it doesn’t hurt to tell […]

Review: Failstate by John Otte

Review: Failstate by John Otte

I’m writing today’s blog post sitting in a third floor suite overlooking a beautiful, pine tree covered mountain. It’s ok to be a little jealous. I’m sure I will be after a few weeks of being back in the Missouri flatland. But for today, I have a beautiful view. My wife and I took turns […]

The Author Collector by Teddi Deppner

The Author Collector by Teddi Deppner

I love really thought-provoking short stories. Bonus points if there’s a creep factor. Think Ray Bradbury or “The Lottery. Teddi Deppner’s The Author Collector doesn’t disappoint. Andy is an author, a not terribly successful one. He has a wife and young son he needs to support. Knowing that being a writer isn’t going to cut it if […]