Category Archives: Opinion

A great description of my writing style.

I couldn’t have said it any better.  🙂 Advertisements

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Five Questions

Here are five questions I get asked on (almost) a daily basis. Q: Where can I purchase your books? A: They are available at Amazon.com in the US and at all Amazon websites in your part of the world. If … Continue reading

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A Hypothetical Conversation

“Hey John, I just read your latest book, Tormented Heart and I really loved it.” “Thank you. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.” “As a matter of fact, it was so good that I even recommended it to a couple … Continue reading

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The Indie Writer’s Predicament

Sometimes in conversation people ask me what the most difficult thing is about being a self-published independent author. My reply doesn’t take much thought because I’ve already experienced the feeling several times since I began self-publishing my books. It might … Continue reading

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Some highs and lows of being an Independent Author

There are many great things about being an independent author and having the freedom to control and publish my own books, but there are also times when things aren’t so wonderful. Here are a few examples of my highs and … Continue reading

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Twists and Turns

I really enjoy keeping my readers guessing, so I like to add several twists and turns to many of my mystery stories in hopes that the ending will come as complete surprise. If I can get the reader to think … Continue reading

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The Future of Amazon Book (and Product) Reviews

I found an interesting article on the future of book and product reviews at Amazon.com This doesn’t effect me at the moment because I’m still trying to find my audence and get people to actually review my books, but it … Continue reading

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My first negative review.

I finally recieved my first negative review on Amazon and Goodreads. I guess it was only a matter of time before it happened, but I always wondered how I would react to reading a less than flattering review and I … Continue reading

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A Reality of Indie Publishing – Sometimes you just have to grin and bare it..

This weekend I participated in a mystery /thriller book promotion which, in terms of the number of downloads, was a huge success. During the promotion, readers downloaded 500+ copies of my book,  A Reason To Kill: Collected Mystery Stories absolutely … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Short Story Writer

I’ve been asked several times if I’ve ever considered writing a full-length novel. As a matter of fact, I’ve been asked so often that I’m beginning to feel like a failure every time I complete a short story. It’s not … Continue reading

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