Welcome to the second Episode of “Indie Writing Life,” my sort of weekly series about what I work on each week as a writer, i.e. – somebody running a business writing and selling books.
I often do a Cast of Characters cheat sheet for my stories. Here’s the one for my upcoming novella, “Invisible” (this is a working title, so it will probably change later). This helps me keep some of the details of my characters straight.
This is the inaugural episode of a new feature I’ve decided to call “Indie Writing Life,” which is basically a (hopefully) weekly account of the trials and tribulations of being an indie writer.
Honestly, most business cards are boring. They really are. But I keep ending up in situations where I need them to hand out…and it sucks to not have them. The way I figure it, though, as a writer…I’m in the entertainment business. If I’m going to have cards, I want them to be memorable. Check it out now!
Here’s what’s coming up in 2024 in terms of stories. You’ll see new entries in both my “Thousand Kingdoms” and “Inflection Point” series, plus other works.
I was invited to present a workshop thanks to the Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) system here in Northern Virginia. My workshop, “Strong Heroes for Strong Stories,” will be held on November 14th, at the Cascades Library, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
The Forever Inn is a magical establishment that travels throughout the multiverse, staying in each milieu for a few days or a week before moving on. It’s also a shared setting for an upcoming anthology called…you guessed it…The Forever Inn. In this post, you’ll find the “pages” of a faux brochure created to advertise the benefits of the Forever Inn as a tourist destination. It’s also a good introduction to the setting.
I had a wonderful time selling books at the Bluemont Fair, an event that I only heard about for the first time about a month ago. This, despite the fact that this is the 53rd annual running of the event and I’ve been living in this general area since 1996. I sold LOTS of books, as did fellow authors Martin Wilsey and S. C. Megale, who shared the booth with me.
So, I’ve been publishing my stories for 6 years now. This is a picture of every publication I’ve been in, from anthologies to my solo books that have been published through Tannhauser Press.
I’ll be at Capclave 2023, our local DC-MD-VA literary SF convention, from Sep 29 – Oct 1. In addition to helping to man the Tannhauser Press table in the Dealer’s Room, I’m participating in two panels, as well as running my “Occupational Hazard” workshop.