Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Hobbit

As a fantasy fan, I had mixed emotions about The Hobbit. I didn't like Beorn. I pictured him completely different. Smaug was awesome!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Jacqueline the Elven Queen

Jacqueline the Elven Queen will be available for $0.99 tomorrow, $1.99 on Tuesday, and will return to $2.99 on Wednesday.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Differernt Genres

I am writing several short stories. One is a horror story. I am not revealing the pen name I will be writing under. The short story will lead to an adult horror book when I have time. The short story is looking to be around 40,000 words (around 150 pages). I am hoping to have this one out by August 2014.

Have you ever thought what you would do with an unlimited amount of money? Where would you build your home? What would surround it? Theodore and his wife buy a secluded lot on the outskirts of town. They surround their house with trees not native to the area. Soon their mansion is preceded by a thick forest. The trees, despite needing a certain climate, florish and grow twice their normal rate. It isn't long before the trees dwarf the mansion.

Noises are heard throughout their property. Some are welcome, like that of the cooing of their new son. When he turns seven, strange things start happening. People from the town start disappearing. Theodore must solve the mystery before his family is next.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Where do you get your ideas?

I get ideas from everywhere. I get ideas from books. Sometimes ideas come from where I think a book could have gone with its story. I have gotten ideas from movies, real life, and even dreams. The ideas may take time to develop. I also keep a journal of ideas.

Are your characters real people?

I cannot do magic, but Turik is a part of me. I always thought it would be cool to be able to do some of the things Turik could do. Lighting my hands of fire (without getting hurt) would be a lot of fun. I tried to make Turik a realistic hero. He struggles with good and bad. He has to learn to control his anger, even when he is doing what is right.

More to be written later.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Saying Goodbye

This is not a spoiler. I was trying to decide if a character had to die. When I thought he/she had to, I played it out in my head. Below are the feelings I had when going through that thought.

It is hard to decide if a character has to die. You grow to like some of the characters, but their death serves as an important point in the book. It is a strange feeling to feel sad when a fictional character dies in your book.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Now if I could get the man with the greatest voice alive, Morgan Freeman, to read my book I could sell millions! I am planning to make my books into audiobooks. I will let you know when they are available.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Dover Area Community Library

Thank you to Dover Area Community Library for having me for a book talk and signing. It was nice to meet some new people! It was wonderful to see some of my old students. They appeared to be doing great things!

Now I am going to get ready to go to the library in Red Lion. Tonight at 6:00. I will be passing out bookmarks. I will be selling books and posters. I hope to see you there!

Monday, July 15, 2013


Dramala the Blood Queen is available at amazon.

The ebook should be availabe within a day!

Friday, July 12, 2013


I gave away 2,105 books in the US and 40 in other countries. I have sold enough copies since to pay for the promotion and am now making money. I have sold at least 1 book everyday since the end of the promotion. That isn't enough for me to quit my job (something I don't want to do anyway), but if it hold for a year it is a nice supplement for my income. Also, I only have 2 books out right now and am hoping for a spike in sales when the third one comes out next week.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


I recently tried ebookbooster to advertise my ebook. I gave away over 2,000 copies of Solerra so far with about ten hours left. I probably would have given away closer to 200 copies without this website. It is 2,000 people that probably wouldn't have found my book. I have already sold copied of Jacqueline the Elven Queen, the second book. I give the promotion full credit for these sales. I didn't make any money off the 2,000+ copies I gave away, but it was a thrill to see my rankings go down as low as 101 and all the way to first in two fantasy categories. It is also pretty cool to think those 2,000 people may read a book that I wrote.

There is also hope in selling the second book and the third book. It got my name out there.

I also gave away and sold some books overseas. I was downloaded in Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Yes, I know Canada isn't over a sea, but it is on a different amazon link, so I put it there.

Friday, July 5, 2013

A Hero! (Spoiler for new Superman Movie)

I read an article about the new Superman movie (it's awesome). It complained that Superman has never killed a bad guy before the new movie. The movie writers didn't give him a choice. While fighting they killed what had to be hundred, caused millions if not billions in damages to the city, and would have done even more. I had no problem with how the Superman movie ended.

I cannot wait for the next movie.

I am curious... Are you ok with Superman taking one life to spare dozens if not hundreds of others?

On a side note, I can't wait for the second installment of The Hobbit!

Solerra is FREE!!!

Solerra the Lost Woman is FREE for the next couple of days. Download your copy today! Jacqueline is only $2.99, and Dramala will be available in a few more days!

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Massive editing to begin soon! After editing, first round of publication. Then edited by 2-3 more people. Then PUBLISHED!

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Dramala the Blood Queen in nearly finished. The cover is nearly finished. Some final editing, a pre-read, some final final editing, and she will be printed.

I can't wait to see it in print!

When it is published book IV will begin. The cover is being designed again by Matt Kaler, who has done an amazing job with the covers!

If you want to meet me or want to see the books I will be at the library in Dover and Red Lion. I am sending in my registration for my appearance at the Bridgewater BookFest in September. If you are around stop by and say hello!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Free Books

I am giving away free books! If you are one of the first 20 people to email me and are willing to write  a review for my book, I will send you a free ebook. Email me at TURIK SAGA .

Sunday, June 2, 2013

It appears Dramala may be pushed back a bit. Probably early July. The fourth book cover is already in the works, as is the fourth book. Hoping it will be ready by December.

Finished On Writing by Stephen King. A great read for anyone who wants to write. Now I am reading Inferno by Dan Brown. I really enjoyed most of his books, but this one isn't working for me.

I will be using bookbub to advertise my books. I will start with Solerra the Lost Woman. It will be on sale for $0.99 near the release of Dramala the Blood Queen. I will post the results in case  you are interested.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I am looking at going to the Bridgewater Book Festival in September! Check out the website to see if you want to come.

Monday, May 6, 2013

I am currently reading Stephen King's On Writing, but I would already highly recommend it to anyone who wants to write. Or learn how to imagine.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Dramala the Blood Queen

This seems to be the favorite title from the fans. It is completely planned out and nearly finished. The next step is to get the cover art, make bookmarks and posters, and have it completed for the cover. I can't wait to see how it turned out.

If you want more and better information about self-publishing follow J.A. Konrath. Konrath's Newbie guide to publishing .

Brian Keene also gives good advice. I am not sure if he is still offering classes, but they were what helped me to finish my book!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Solerra and Jacqueline have been downloaded in at least 3 countries. Germany and the UK are only slightly behind the US! Thanks to all my readers.
After a short hiatus to catch up on work, I am back to writing the third book. Two possible titles are Dramala Queen of the Shades or Dramala the Blood Queen. The votes are pretty heavily in favor of one. Let me know if you have a preference.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Come visit me at the Dover Library July 23. I will be there signing books, selling copies, and answering questions. I will be at Kaltreider Library on July 25 doing the same. Dramala the Blood Queen will be available as well.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Library book signings

Check out the site for upcoming dates for local library book signings. I will have posters, bookmarks, and hopefully books. I believe they will all be over the summer months. I am hoping book III will be out. The cover should be available sometime in April! Check back to see a picture of Dramala, the Queen of the Shades.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Thank you to all those who have come out to the BAM book signing!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Just finished two Jack Reacher books and about to finish the third one this month. Lee Child writes exciting books that are hard to put down. One Shot, The Hard Way, and Bad Luck and Trouble are all great reads! I believe I will be reading Matched next.

Also, come out to BAM in York to meet me (and get a free bookmark or poster). It is February 16, from 2-4.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Come out to the York, Books-a-Million on February 16 between 2-4. I will be there signing books.