Amazon ads? Scam. Bookbub? Allauthor? Awesomegang? Scam. Scam. Scam! What about review sites like Goodreads? IndieReader? Kirkus? All scams. I have spent the past several years trying to game the indie scene, but it simply does NOT work. Having wasted God knows how much money, I've had to rationalize these expenditures, telling myself it's a long-term... Continue Reading →
In today's lighthearted episode of the Story Matters podcast, I read some of the ridiculous, absurd, frustrating, enlightening, and inspiring mail I've received over the past month. A guy who can't spell the word "you" wants to be a published author. Another person tells me he's going to write fan fiction based on Aenya, and... Continue Reading →
The Feral Girl: Gamer Edition is NOW!
Hey, Aenya fans! The long wait is over . . . The Feral Girl: Gamer Edition for your Kindle-enabled device is finally HERE. What you get: Included in The Feral Girl: Gamer Edition for Kindle, you get Thelana's heart-wrenching origin story and prequel to Ages of Aenya, over 30 beautiful illustrations with many new, full-color art... Continue Reading →
AENYA NEWSLETTER 9/14/2022
Greetings, Aenya fanatics, I'm back with more EXCITING news! And yes, there's quite a bit of interesting stuff to get through here today regarding all FOUR (count 'em four) of my books, so let's get right to it, shall we? Ages of Aenya Published by Hear Our Voices! As many of you know, I introduced... Continue Reading →
The Dark Tower, Part 2: Song of Susannah
In this second part of our three-part series, Heather and I get into the nitty-gritty of Stephen King's magnum opus, The Dark Tower, to discuss the many ups and downs of his sixth book, Song of Susannah. As always, King excels at literary technique, and his talent for making us feel for his characters remains... Continue Reading →
GET IT NOW: THE FERAL GIRL!!!
It's finally here!!! The long-awaited prequel to Ages of Aenya. Lost and alone, a young girl braves the jungles of Aenya armed only with her bow, becoming both predator and prey. When food in her homeland becomes scarce, Thelana is sent away to find civilization. The days that follow become a fight to stay alive as... Continue Reading →
Is the entire indie book industry a scam?
My two most popular posts involve scams. I've received thankful messages from hundreds of writers for steering them clear of Olympia Publishers. Yet, I feel I've done nothing but drive them into the bigger scam that is the independent book industry. Don't get me wrong. If you want to see your name in print or share... Continue Reading →
AENYA NEWSLETTER: 5/18/22
Greetings, Aenya fans! It's been a long while since my last update . . . and for good reason. I have been working for the past month, hammering away at my keyboard for 8-10 hour shifts, to get the latest Aenya release into your hands! And I think the results speak for themselves. My beta... Continue Reading →
Stephen King Kicks My Ass
Stephen King came to my house and kicked my ass. Yeah, you probably think I mean this in some sort of metaphorical way ... as in, his books are so much better than mine they put me to shame. But nope. Let me backtrack a little. My nights, as you may know, are filled with... Continue Reading →
My Literary Journey | PODCAST
If you've ever wondered, "Who's this Nick guy, anyway?" Well, this episode is for you! Learn all my dirty secrets as I reminisce about my long, winding, and sometimes harrowing literary journey, from my childhood days writing on the backs of pink pizza tickets to kind-of inventing Power Rangers to dragging my dad to NYC... Continue Reading →
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