Why I left KDP Select … For Now

In the beginning, I was a big fan of KDP Select and Kindle Unlimited (KU). My books were being downloaded by KU subscribers like crazy. And, for a while, I was making as much or more in royalties with books then priced at $2.99 each. Then two things happened after Amazon changed […]

Why I Chose KDP Select

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  I love Amazon.  I also love KDP Select.  I’m just coming off of an incredibly successful  Kindle Countdown Deal (KCD) promotion.  I spent a little money on Facebook advertising and pimped my books to over a hundred Facebook sites almost daily (sometimes twice); plus I have […]

Mailing List Sign Up

I have decided to include a mailing list sign up on my website, and I already have some early subscribers!  Emails to mailing list subscribers will focus strictly on my books (past, present, and future), and I will be sending out teasers, excerpts, early alerts for giveaways, and that sort […]

Amazon Verified Purchase Review. What Does It Really Mean?

I love Amazon.  I really do.  They have a seemingly infinite supply of products, great prices, efficient distribution, and speedy delivery.  As an author, I also enjoy the benefits of their KDP Select program.  They have made self-publishing easier and more profitable than ever.  And Amazon continues to roll out innovative programs for […]

Emotional Writing

I just read a fantastic article about emotional writing and the importance of it to readers.  That statement may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s not always as easy as it sounds.  I know I love a story that pulls my emotions into the mix and invests me personally in not only the ultimate conclusion […]

Chain Gang Street Team

Did you read CHAIN of TITLE? Did you love it? Do you want to be the first to know when there will be a sequel? Do you want to talk about Sean Parker and put your two cents in about what you’d like to see in a sequel? Would you […]

HOT-BLOODED Cover Reveal (Kendall Grey)

If Robert Rodriquez (Sin City), Tony Soprano, and David Lynch (Twin Peaks) made sweet love to a Hawaiian version of The Bride (Uma Thurman’s character from Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill), the resulting spawn might look like Kendall Grey’s upcoming mystery/suspense/supernatural thriller, HOT-BLOODED. The first installment in the Ohana series, HOT-BLOODED […]

Promotional Opportunity for Authors

We are all on a budget and looking for ways to promote our books.  Well, here’s one from Mallory Rock.  She’s a graphic artist, interior formatter and so much more.  I’ve worked with her on my last two book covers and cannot speak highly enough of her.  So, check out this […]

Majors Not the Minors

I really enjoy Chuck Wendig’s take-no-prisoner blog style.  His delivery can be quite entertaining and educational.  My favorite way to learn anything! I particularly enjoyed today’s rant; I mean perspective, about the self-publishing industry and the stigma that still surrounds it to varying degrees.  As an author-publisher, I don’t waste time worrying about it.  […]

Saying Goodbye…

It’s always hard for me to let go of the characters I create when I finish writing a story. Continually promoting (and thinking about promoting) those same books doesn’t help the process either! I don’t want to say goodbye. We spent so much time together….  Nevertheless, at some point, room […]