Changes

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2016 is off to a flying start. My friend Sheenah Freitas, who was the heart and soul of Paper Crane Books, has moved on to other occupying endeavors and has closed or greatly transformed the press as we know it. That left my books without a home press for a brief time. In the last few years I have made …

Guest Interview with Author Morgan Straughan Comnick

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Today I’d like you to meet a fellow author in Paper Crane Books. I met Morgan when she joined the press a couple of years ago. She is a lovely, creative person, a spinner of tales and a teacher.  It is a delightful combination. She agreed to sit down with me for an interview. Please welcome my friend Morgan. (*applause from the audience*) #1. …

The Chain-Letter Blog Tour

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A while ago I was tagged by my friend and fellow indie author Jade Kerrion to participate in a chain letter / ongoing blog tour. The idea was to have fun and to pass that convivial moment forward. So without further ado… What am I working on? Just a few days ago I finished Sunstone. It is a sci-fi / …

I Try With A Little Help From My Friends

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This week brought another “first”. My series of five books was combined into one e-unit… a boxed set. It’s a neat idea. As one book is finished you turn the digital page and start the next part of the story. How cool is that?! A further surprise was the boxed set actually hit the top 100 list in one of …

The Reweaving joins the series!

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Reweaving is out, joining The Founders, Divergent Paths and The Unraveling in the series! This is a big step and I think you as a reader will appreciate it the work that went into it. When I was first picked up by a boutique press the publisher decided to start with book three:The Unraveling. There was a logic to the …

Two Week Memorial Charity-Give Away-Promo

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Those of us from Paper Crane Books wanted to do something extra for this Memorial Day. We’ve put four e-books on special and we’re pledging 10% of our sales to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. This charity helps the severely wounded soldiers and their families. They’ve built rehab facilities and are currently are building nine centers across the country to …

A New Story Emerging

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Two years ago I started a book that was unrelated to the current series. I had written four books in the Sage Seed story in ten months and needed to step away from it. So I started Sunstone. It takes place on a habitable moon of a gas giant planet and is a high technology world. I had written about …

Where Did 2012 Go? A Retrospective.

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It was a year of change and progress. January 1st of 2012 found my second ebook hatching and saying hello to the world. February brought the news that my publisher was closing the fiction arm of his business. OH? WELL..THAT WAS A SHORT RUN! I started to talking to a fellow author who was in the same situation. She decided …

Editing

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No learning is wasted and if we are striving to perfect our craft we learn everyday. I don’t believe we ever have all of the answers though over time, as we learn, we make fewer errors. As long as we realize this we are progressing. My first agent didn’t do me any favors by telling me that “no edits were …