Showing posts from July, 2013

Artwork for Paper Dragons

Here's a sample cover I created for my fantasy noir story...

Some thoughts and plans

For anyone who might be interested, I thought I might post a little about my plans for the future, at least as far as my writing is concerned.

As you may know, I posted the final chapter of The Sixth Seal at JukePop Serials a few weeks ago. It will remain on the site under the completed serials category for as long as JukePop would like to keep it there. As far as I know, you will still be able to read it for free in its entirety for the forseeable future. My experience with JukePop has been wonderful and continues to be. In fact, I credit them with giving me the motivation to complete the Sixth Seal. The positive feedback I received, as well as the modest monetary rewards, went a long way in keeping me moving forward with the story. I also find it easier to stay invigorated when writing in regular installments.

Having said all that, my plan for the Sixth Seal has always been to publish it as a complete novel. Now that the serial is complete, I hope to edit and revise the work as a co…

Some research that's right up my alley

I'm doing some research for a short story I'm writing, tentatively titled Paper Dragons. The story is set in 1930s Los Angeles, so I wanted to be as faithful to the locations and street names as possible for the period. Since I love maps, one of my first stops is always the Library of Congress. They have some fantastic historical map collections, including some fascinating panoramic maps. The best part is they're all free to download.

I found this little gem there, and I think it's the perfect map to give me a good reference for the area.

Of course I'll need more details on the actual locations that the story takes place in, so I purchased this book on Amazon, Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Los Angeles. From what I've seen so far, it's packed full of the kind of rich detail that I'm after. Now if I can just make myself write and quit researching so much, I might actually get this story on paper.

If you haven't checked out the…

Big drawing and virtual book tour

Hey folks, just wanted to let you know about the big drawing my friend Mysti Parker is having to go along with her virtual book tour for her latest book, Hearts in Exile. For anyone who buys a copy and forwards their receipt to her at, she'll enter you into a drawing to win a really nice pack of prizes valued at ~$50. 

To see photos of the prizes, you can click on this Facebook Event Page:
You can buy Hearts in Exile at these links: 
Melange Books (Print, PDF, & HTML):

Amazon (Kindle):

B&N (Nook):

Smashwords (all e-formats):

All Romance E-Books (PDF & HTML):…