New Podcast Up: Some Monkeying Around With Kiefer

We talk “12 Monkeys” the series and how it stacks up against the Terry Gilliam film. We also discuss the film “Forsaken” where father and son Sutherland show us that the old west is still pretty cool. And Roger makes a case for Kiefer running for president. You can find the episode here.

How to Set Up an Amazon Giveaway to Drive People to Your Amazon Author Page

I can’t take credit for finding out about this cheap little marketing gimmick.  That credit goes to my awesome podcast partner Richard Kutz.  We host a weekly podcast together called “Three Cylinder Stardrive”, a geek-out fun-fest where we break down current pop culture often from a writer’s perspective and also note a “Dollar Rental ofContinue reading “How to Set Up an Amazon Giveaway to Drive People to Your Amazon Author Page”

New Podcast Up: Send the Executives to Hollows Grove

We spend some considerable time in this episode ranting about Sony specifically, but basically we discuss the problems of executives side-lining writers on film projects. We also discuss the film “Hollows Grove”, a film not even Lance Henrikson could save. Find the episode here.

The New Podcast: 3 Cylinder Stardrive

I haven’t posted in a while. Like…a while. The fact is that life has been keeping me quite busy lately, and I haven’t had the time to do much other than be a full time teacher and a full time dad to four teenage kids.  I am still writing (off and on) and plan onContinue reading “The New Podcast: 3 Cylinder Stardrive”

Conventioning: A Promotion Idea

This summer I will attend SoonerCon 2017 as a media guest. I attended two years ago in this capacity, and I had a pretty good time, but I don’t think I utilized my market potential very well.  My appearance this year will be a bit more useful to building a brand because I’ve hit onContinue reading “Conventioning: A Promotion Idea”

Warring Villains as Plot Device

Unlike many Americans, I’m watching NBC’s Timeless. I say this because it has been announced that the show will not be renewed for a second season. But, folks, you need to watch it.  It’s really good. If you do not watch the show, and want to watch it, the following contains spoilers but it taught meContinue reading “Warring Villains as Plot Device”

Use Everything to Promote Everything

There is a solid reason I haven’t released my short story compilation recently.  In fact, I’m brushing on some finishing touches before it is released very soon. The fact is, I was ready over a week ago to release it, but after talking to a friend who had one of his brilliant ideas I realizedContinue reading “Use Everything to Promote Everything”

Cover Reveal: The Headless White Horse

Sometime after Christmas I will be releasing a collection of 10 short stories in the vein of Creepy Pasta.  I am working with the most fantastic cover designer who has created the following cover for the compilation.  The picture below is the full wrap-around cover with the author blurb on the back. His name isContinue reading “Cover Reveal: The Headless White Horse”

School Started, So…

It’s been a busy month.  I haven’t posted in nearly three weeks, and that is really a record for me.  I usually post something about writing or at least something about my writing journey every week. I’ve been slacking. Actually, I’ve been insanely busy.  I’m in the middle of working on the third book inContinue reading “School Started, So…”