Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I've been nominated for Author of the Year!

I am VERY excited to share with you that I have been nominated as a candidate for 2014 Science Fiction Author of the Year with Double Decker Books. Voting has begun, and goes through February 28th with winners being announced in early March.

Many thanks to Double Decker Books for the nomination, and please head on over to their site to vote for all of your favorite authors today. Click the image below to be taken to their polling page.

Wooohoo!

 Double Decker Books 2014 Author of the Year

Friday, January 16, 2015

Read Me for FREE

This weekend, A Giraffe in the Room is FREE for download on your Kindle and other Amazon reader apps!


A Giraffe in the Room has been slowly climbing the Free e-books charts over on Amazon. As of this writing, it is ranked #22 in Medical Fiction and #77 in Family Life genres on Kindle. :)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Maybe I'll Keep This Readerlution

Hey, I've already finished two books this year. That's pretty impressive since I typically only manage a book a month. I figure as long as I'm going to Goodreads and Amazon to review as I read, I may as well update the 2015 reading challenge list here as well. Why not?

This week I finished This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper, and Scavenger by David Morell. Want to know what I thought of them? Check out my reviews here: This is Where I Leave You and here: Scavenger.

And heck, while we're at it, I've even marked them off my reading list:



Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Years (Part Two) Readerlutions

I have my writing goals set, but it occurs to me that I should probably have some reading goals as well. A good friend of mine shared this 2015 reading challenge. Let's see how many of these I can accomplish this year:
 Reading Challenge 2015
Thank you to the writerly Keith C. for posting this to the book of Faces.

New Years Writerlutions

2014 has come and gone. Due to a bushel of family trauma I am glad to see the it go, hoping that this next year will bring new growth and opportunity.

I never seem to know just how I feel about New Years Resolutions. In theory, I feel like they are useless because most of the time we fail to follow through with them. If we are inebriated with New Year's Eve fervor, we might not even remember them the next day. Sober, our resolve is long gone by the time February appears. On the other hand, the start of a new year seems to be the perfect time to roll over into a new set of goals and so despite the feeling that resolutions as a whole are a waste of time I find myself making my own.

I have been pondering my writing goals for the next year since early September. Now that they have been firmly pressed into the sand for a couple of months I guess it's time to officially announce them to the world. Here are my 2015 Writerlutions:


  • Complete the first draft of 2 novels. 
    • I have three in the works right now, so this should be attainable as long as I don't get too distracted.
  • Fully edit and release 1 novel.
  • Update each of my blogs at least 13 times this year.
I can't quite decide if my list is not enough, or if it is way too agressive. Keeping in mind that I also work more than full time and I've got a family to take care of I think that I'll be over the moon if I can get all of these things done before this time next year. 

What are your Writerlutions?