Staggering the Revelations

Staggering the Revelations

What do I plan to do with my life? I plan on publishing at least one book every year, until I die. As such, I have started to think of publishing new titles as an annual tradition—a kind of yearly building up to an amazing event, like summer vacation used to be...
Title Reveal: New MG Novel

Title Reveal: New MG Novel

One of the most important tasks when publishing a book is to register it with an ISBN number. Of course, it’s not technically necessary for self-published works. But most indie authors get ISBNs anyway, as they provide a legal paper trail for their book’s...
When Books Were Illustrious

When Books Were Illustrious

Once upon a time, illustrations in books—all books—was standard practice. And why wouldn’t it be? Words and pictures go together like ramma-lamma-lamma-ka-dingity-da-dinga-dong. People have paired them for centuries. And as publishing modernized...
Fear and Tremble, for It Is at the Gate

Fear and Tremble, for It Is at the Gate

I am almost done. And I’ll be the first to admit I’m late. I wanted to be done in March. Yet it is safe to say that in the coming week I will win my prize. Seven days from now, I will have done what George R. R. Martin can no longer do: Finish a book. The...
It’s Starting to Click

It’s Starting to Click

In the past, I have vaunted the importance of catalysts—transformative moments that level up a person’s ability to do things. In chemistry, catalysts are agents of change that shatter the inertness of a stable molecule. The catalyst itself doesn’t...
I Guess That Makes Me a Hypnotist

I Guess That Makes Me a Hypnotist

I knew I was a hypnotist the moment I gave a woman amnesia. The woman was also a hypnotist. We were part of the same class, working to get our certification. And we were currently working on an assignment. The amnesia, however, was not part of the assignment. That was...