Getting a Book to a Publisher

Knowing that getting a book from acceptance by a publisher to the market takes six to eight months, I pulled a manuscript tentative titled The Kurile Wedge Incident out of the “archives” of my computer. It is the sixth book in the Josh Haman series. And, as I opened...

Inner Look, My Fifth Book, Is Out – Finally!!!!

On March 7th, my fifth book – Inner Look – was finally released by Penmore Press. It started when I sent the manuscript to Penmore back in January, 2015 and got an offer for a contract. The initial targeted date to get the book out was the fall of that year. One thing...

Genesis of Inner Look’s Plot

Inner Look was released in the first week of March 2017 by Penmore Press. It’s a great read – I’m prejudiced – but it has one of the hairiest flying sequences I have ever written. It is, by the way, my fifth novel. Imagine trying to land on an aircraft carrier when...

Speaker Showcase

Last Friday, I did something that was new, important to me and a lot harder than I thought. As I’ve noted before, I’ve started doing public speaking events to publicize my books. Over the months, I decided to branch out and expand the topics on which I speak. Well, as...

Proofreading and Book Block Blues

It seems that something always happens during the last stage of converting an edited, proofread manuscript into finished/published book. At this point, the proofreader turns the book over to the author for one last read through. As the writer, I read it one more time...