GoIndieNow

26 Nov

           It’s always time to Go Indie Now.

Joe Compton very kindly interviewed me a month ago. Joe runs/owns/publishes/creates/”does magic” over at the GoIndieNow website. His YouTube channel now has the “Time to GoIndieNow Episode 21” up for viewing. It is a wonderful video that features Independent Writers and artists.

Here is his blurb for the latest video:

“Welcome to “Time to GoIndieNow”. This is Episode 21 of the flagship show but the first with it’s brand new more “grown up” title. 21 is a number synomas with upping the stakes but also maturing into roles that don’t always allow your creative energy to be focused in one area. In some sense we are all part timers, while we may give everything to our art we do have a sense to live our lives and enjoy moments that aren’t always about art. That is an important distinction and a line we all must and need to draw.” Joe Compton, 2017.

If you check out the video description, you will find Joe links to all the indie artists’ media sites and provides all their contact details. How wonderful is that? The Indie community is such an amazing support group. Thanks, Joe.

If you are impressed with Joe then please reach out and tell him. You can find him here (see that? I’m copying Joe):

  • Twitter: @JoeDream73
  • Website: http://goindienow.com/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoIndieNow/
  • YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC3l1LtjS3M7ogb9IyKZHZg

If you want to skip right to my interview then click here but the entire video is worth viewing. The video quality of my interview is my fault for using such a cheap-bum video camera thing-me-bob. Joe does a wonderful job hiding me, lol. I should invest in a new video camera…


In other news, I should hit 50K in NaNoWriMo today. Another shout out to the MLs for the Ottawa NaNoWriMo gang!

Author Services

8 Aug

Editing to Perfection

For the first time, for my third novel, I have enlisted the help of a woman who delivers author services. Her name is C.L. Cannon and her website is here. She is also an author and her website is here. I found her through another author, Melissa E. Beckwith that I converse with every now and then. Her website is here. I recommend her fantasy books. They are available on Amazon here. She has two books in her series available.

Author services provide a means for authors to get their latest book out and noticed more. I will be providing her with Advanced Reader Copies (ARC) mid-August. This is my deadline for getting Stoc finalised. I am currently pouring through the second draft. This is a lot of work people!  The first draft is relatively easy. Moving toward final draft is where you decide which of your children get in the life raft. Not really as harsh as that but sometimes it is difficult to cut and slash. My dialogue tends to drift toward banter and I need to tighten that up. And confirm continuity and that I don’t break/change anything from the first two novels.

Stoc

Stoc: Volume Three

The release date for Stoc remains August 31st, 2017. 

I have the week off work to get myself situated. So wish me luck. And mourn for the parts I shred…lol.

Ciao!

Canadian Military Family Magazine

20 Mar

I am pleased to report that the Canadian Military Family Magazine (cmfmag.ca) has done a piece on me under their Avid Reader section. It’s a lovely two paged glossy write up with a section on me and a section where I got to recommend novels that inspire me. I have no idea where you can get the magazine if you are interested – especially outside of Canada. I do know in Barrhaven you can pick it up at the Sobey’s Grocery Store for free by the door. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen the latest issue there yet.

Here’s a pic of the inside. Sure hope this is legal to post here!

GOLD winner of the Dan Poytner’s Global eBook Awards 2016

14 Aug

GEbA_GoldI admit to some degree of surprise but I am very honoured to have been recognised as the winner of GOLD in the category of Fantasy/Other Worlds in the Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards 2016 for Duilleog. Duilleog was my first novel in the New Druids series and a novel I wrote to fulfil a long-held desire to see my name on a novel. Now having published book two, and working on number three, I can only wonder how writing has become such a passion. If you haven’t read my two novels, please do so. And leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads!

I wrote Duilleog sometime ago and went through all the pain indie writers go through. Writing the novel was the easy part – it was the formatting, rules, publishing challenges, etc that plagued me. It took me nearly half a year to simply figure out the how of publishing. Craobh took me only nine months start to finish. Stoc will be about the same.

Thanks to the judges over at Dan Poynter’s. You honour me.