Plans for May

April was another busy month, with progress slow but steady. I have made some editing progress, but mostly I have been busy trying to revamp my publishing company. And I am pleased to say, that Ash Tree Media is now up and running! There is still quite a bit of work to do, but I am confident it will become a worthy endeavor. For those interested in viewing the skeleton website, click here. All my books will henceforth be published by various imprints of this new company, including the old ones.

This month, I am looking to return to normal, though there are inevitably many wrinkles left to iron out. I am pleased to say that I have had several more pieces accepted for publication to be released at a later date. I am also excited to announce that I will be sitting for my first ever author interview on the 14th! When the interview is released, I will be sure to post the link. And then of course, there are still preparations to make for my appearance at Free Fur All in July.

All that aside, I do hope to finish up some editing/revising this month, progress on my rough draft, and maybe finally continue with that recording project for Woodland Tales. But as always, we will see.

Guest Post: Moving Your Business the Disruption-Free and Pain-Free Way

This week’s post is provided by Christopher Haymon from Adulting Digest, a site dedicated to helping folks make the most of their financial situation. It will deal with how you can move your business with minimal cost and hassle, which can be useful to publishers both large and small, as well as to others looking to take their businesses to the next level. If you like this post, go check out some more of his work at www.adultingdigest.com.Continue reading “Guest Post: Moving Your Business the Disruption-Free and Pain-Free Way”

Plans for April

March has been a long, exhausting month. Progress has been made, and it has been hard won. Nevertheless, I have managed to make a number of revisions and edits to books both old and new, as well as to get another short article written. I have also made some very big plans for April.Continue reading “Plans for April”

My Ten Favorite Women Authors

In case you weren’t aware (I wasn’t until a couple years ago), March is Women’s History Month. So, in honor of the occasion, here are ten ladies of literature I think deserve some attention for their contributions to the written word in order, and with web links where applicable:Continue reading “My Ten Favorite Women Authors”

Five More Problems with the ‘Redwall’ Series

As you probably know, I am quite an admirer of Brian Jacques and his work. It has been a major source of inspiration for me in my own writing without a doubt. However, sometimes it is good as a writer to step back and take an objective view of the books etc. that we like, as it can help us identify what makes a story work as well as what to avoid.Continue reading “Five More Problems with the ‘Redwall’ Series”

Impression or Edition?

If you are like me, you’ve probably examined every page of some books up down and all around. One of the most interesting pages, of course, is that one with all the tiny print on it: the copyright page. Now, there is a lot to examine on that page, but in particular, I’m going to focus on the portion–usually toward the bottom–that talks about edition and impression. What is the difference, and why does it matter?Continue reading “Impression or Edition?”

Plans for March

February has been a very interesting month indeed, and fairly productive as well. I finally began recording my first audiobook, worked a bit on a rough draft, reviewed a couple of manuscripts, and made a few tweaks here and there to older works. Finally, and perhaps most exciting of all, I will officially be vending in the Dealer’s Den area at Free Fur All 2022!

This month, I hope to finish recording an audiobook, continue my rough draft of the next Sauragia book, and review a couple more older manuscripts. And of course, there are the preparations for my upcoming live appearance at the end of July. It has been a mild winter overall, but hopefully the weather will continue to see some improvement in March.

Illustrating Your Book

Last month, I elaborated on cover design, and how to go about finding someone who can help you out when it comes to making cover art for your book. But what about interior design? What happens when you write a book, but feel it could use a little extra something on the inside to grab and hold the reader’s attention? That is what I’ll try to discuss here today.Continue reading “Illustrating Your Book”

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