Pitching to a Literary Agent Live: What It’s Really Like

A couple years ago, I attended the last annual Longview Literary Festival in Lee’s Summit, MO. It was an incredibly fun experience as always, but different from previous years in that, for the first time ever, I got to pitch a novel series to a literary agency in person! Here I am going to tellContinue reading “Pitching to a Literary Agent Live: What It’s Really Like”

Agents: What Are They Good For?

Love them or hate them, literary agents are a force to be reckoned with in the publishing world. Just about all the big-name authors have one, and any online search you do for book publishers will likely bring up some agency names as well. So, who are these mysterious entities who do so much behind-the-scenesContinue reading “Agents: What Are They Good For?”

!!!Book Release: ‘Sauragia: Journey to the Red Mountain’!!!

I am pleased to announce the official release of my new novel, Sauragia: Journey to the Red Mountain! For those of you who have pre-ordered already, my sincerest thanks. For those who have not but want to know more, go check it out here.

Plans for August

July was a bit of a whirlwind month. I had plans and goals, some of which I met: many of which I did not. However, I think it has demonstrated what my priorities are, and what I need to focus on henceforth. This August, I am hoping to oversee the release of my next bookContinue reading “Plans for August”

Making a Writer’s Resume

If you’ve ever been employed (or if you’re a student soon to be seeking employment), you’re already familiar with what a resume is. Whenever you write one, you want to tailor and tweak it as much as possible to suit the individual employer and profession you’re seeking (see last week’s “How to Write a Resume“).Continue reading “Making a Writer’s Resume”

‘Sauragia 2’ + E-Book Sale!

I am pleased to announce that my new book, Sauragia: Journey to the Red Mountain, is now on pre-order! Additionally, for those who prefer e-books, this may be as good a time as any to catch up on any books you may have missed, because from now through August 1st, all e-books will be halfContinue reading “‘Sauragia 2’ + E-Book Sale!”

Plans for July

June was a much busier month than I had anticipated! Between continuing research for nonfiction projects, correcting previous publications, creating illustrations for future volumes, and making new submissions, there was hardly any time left for actual writing! This month should (I hope) be a little less strenuous and a little more exciting. For starters, IContinue reading “Plans for July”

Plans for June

May was a fine month. It saw not only the release of my new middle grade anthology, Woodland Tales, but also the completion of one novel rough draft, the final review of another book, several drawings to accompany them both, and a few extra improvements to other works and the beginnings of my research processContinue reading “Plans for June”

!!! Book Release: ‘Woodland Tales’ !!!

After three weeks of being on pre-order, I am pleased to announce the official release of my new short story anthology, Woodland Tales! For those of you who have pre-ordered already, my sincerest thanks. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, go check it out here.

Formatting a Fiction Manuscript

This one’s been done to death I know, but there’s no harm in going over it one more time. When you give your work to a publisher, the editor will almost always expect you to follow certain conventions regarding the format of your manuscript, and in some cases it can make the difference between acceptanceContinue reading “Formatting a Fiction Manuscript”