Wednesday, August 6, 2014

State of Mind

I haven't written anything for about a year now, and honestly writing has started to become something I used to do when it comes up in conversation. I'll be blunt here - I'd rather not write anything until I feel passionate about it again than "power through" like some authors do and produce crap.

I have a new Kirch book and a new Marked Clan sequel plotted out - it's just a matter of sitting down and conjuring flesh for the bones. My literary necromancy is weak due to personal matters I won't discuss. Suffice to say I can't give an ETA on anything in flight. I want to know what happens to these characters just as badly as you - but I won't put out a sub-par adventure just to keep relevant. They'll happen when they happen and you'll be the first to know.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Spinal Tap Moment

I recently tried to add a little flair to my roleplaying experience by purchasing a dice tower. Yes, I'm that kind of geek. So at the behest of a friend I happened upon a reasonably-priced tower from FRP Games (link). It was less than ten dollars shipped, so I wasn't expecting the Cadillac model (those would be purchased here) but I did expect it to actually, you know, work. Instead this is what I received.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Update for November - Kirch Boxed Set!

Hi everyone, long time no see! It was recently brought to my attention that the Kindle editions of most of my books weren't available, so I've spent the last week getting things kosher with Amazon. Long story short - it was my mistake and it should be rectified soon if it hasn't been already. I've been working on several new things but none of them are far enough along to share with you yet. In the meantime if there's anyone you know who is interested in my series but doesn't want to have to buy the books individually, I have a solution for that. Introducing the Nelson Kirch Series Found in Blood Boxed Set!

This isn't a physical boxed set - though I'm open to the idea if there's interest - it's a Kindle-exclusive compilation of the first three Nelson Kirch books, weighing in at 825 pages. The holidays are coming up, so if you or a friend want a good long vacation read, it's available today for just $9.99!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Red is Now Available!

It's been a long time coming, but those of you who just couldn't wait to see more about Dreama, PJ, and the wolves can sink your teeth into the full-length sequel - Red. Blurb and download links after the break.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Formatting for What's Not There

Whitespace - most of us don't think about it, unless there's too much or too little in a book we're reading. However just like font faces, sizes and kerning there are about as many opinions on it as there are people selling books. With the second edition of my Kirch books, I wanted to examine everything and see if there were opportunities to improve the books over and above just running them by another editor.

"There's so much empty space," a friend of mine said after looking at one of my paperbacks for the first time. "And it looks like the large print edition." As soon as she said it, I noticed. She was absolutely right - I had far too much space and far too large a font in my books. They looked like I was trying to pad my page count. This had to be rectified.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Blood of the Father, Now Available!

The third installment of the Nelson Kirch books is available TODAY in paperback and ebook! Teaser after the break.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Taekwondo - The Wrath of Sasha

I don't remember how old I was when I started taking Taekwondo classes. I was in fourth or fifth grade, so by my math this would be around 1990-1991. I remember we lived in Burkeville, a tiny town on the far-east edge of Texas that was closer to the Sabine River and Louisiana than most places in-state, so consequently we ended up shopping in the next state more often than not. This was the town where I met Mr. Bennett, my first creative writing teacher and namesake of the beloved priest in Found in Blood - but that's another story.

When my dad approached me with the idea of learning a martial art, I remember being simultaneously excited and terrified. The potential to be able to defend myself was appealing - I realized at a very early age that I'd be bullied for the rest of my school years for being intelligent - but the idea of standing in front of a large group of people and having to demonstrate my skills was scary.