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First Two eBooks Now Available

My first two novels are now available for download on Smashwords.com.  No word yet if they’ve been accepted into the premium catalogs at Sony, Barnes & Noble, etc.  More to come!

Chatters on the Tide (free)

Ghilan ($4.99)


“Chatters” up on the lift so I can check the undercarriage

Today I took down Chatters on the Tide, my slip-stream novel from 2009.  It’s going into the shop for a quick overhaul, and will be re-released when Ghilan gets released soon.  The plan is for both books to be available through Smashwords next month, but that depends on what my trusted editors have to say when they’re finished pouring over the manuscript, and how long they take to finish their reviews.

Once I get their feedback, I will need to spend some time making any necessary changes, preparing the files of both novels, etc.  The goal is 8/15/12, but I set that in February, and novels just aren’t as easy to write as they seem at first glance (no matter how much outlining you do).

Update on Current Projects

Update 7/18/19:  My club still uses the flag but we’re now called Cabal Fang Temple, and we’re a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational charity.  Visit our website or purchase our 12-week personal growth program at Smashwords, Amazon, B&N, or wherever fine e-books are sold.


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Coffee and eyedrops. How else can you stay up till all hours writing?

As a martial artist I espouse the philosophy that you should throw your entire arsenal at the attacker until somebody drops.

I have now modified that philosophy and applied it to my writing productivity.  Write better, write more, and submit more.  Sooner or later something’s gotta give.

Toward that end…

The rough draft of my new book — entitled Ghilan — is finished.  Copies will be in the hands of my trusted allies shortly, followed by a quick re-write based on their comments, and then on to eventual release on Smashwords.  Look for a teaser coming soon, and also some supplemental material.

My short-story “Gabby & Mike” is also done, and has been submitted to OneTitle Magazine for consideration.

Here is a rundown of the other submissions I’ve made in the last couple of months:

5/3/12: Query letter to Outside Magazine pitching a profile of The Order of Seven Hills called “Martial Arts Alfresco”
5/8/12: Query letter to Black Belt Magazine pitching an article, “Going the Extra Mile: Tires for Martial Fitness”
5/22/12: Query letter to Muscle & Fitness pitching  “All Tired Out,” a 1,000 word piece about auto tires for fitness.
6/13/12:  Pitched the “Martial Arts Alfresco” article to Breathe Magazine
6/19/12:  Emailed query letter to Fighters only Magazine “Going the Extra Mile: Tires for Martial Fitness”

And let’s not forget that my short-story “A Sign of the Times” is still on the slate for inclusion in the Fall edition of Hulltown 360 Literary Journal.