Learning from the past, Looking to the future

First, I want to thank everyone who bought The Inheritance.  Many of you have sent me messages of encouragement and support, which mean the world to me.  I’m sorry to have to tell you, though, that the book has pretty much flopped.  The two reviews I got were scathing and, in retrospect, the critics who…

A Mea Culpa

Here’s the short version:  I screwed up, big time. I have just finished uploading revised versions of The Inheritance. These versions, I hope, remove the many grammatical and other errors that seem to have found their way into the book despite our best efforts to submit a clean manuscript.  I feel awful for all those…

An apology…

Hello, everyone.  This journey of writing and publishing The Inheritance has been an eye-opening experience.  Based on some advice I got early on, I have been really pushing the book on social media, especially Facebook.  In doing that, I imagine that I’ve irritated offended some or all of my FB friends.  It didn’t occur to…

A learning experience

I’ve mentioned more than a few times that I wouldn’t self-publish directly to Amazon for the Kindle because they wanted exclusive distribution rights.  Well, it would help if I’d read the fine print a little more closely.  That little clause only applied to books enrolled in something called Kindle Select.  When I discovered this yesterday…

The next book

The Inheritance has only been out a couple of weeks but I’m already looking to the future. On this blog I’ve mentioned the title of my next book, The Leviticus Enforcer, but haven’t said much else about it. First, I’m a little leery about discussing my stories while I’m writing them. The only person I…

Creating My Own City

Several years ago while working on the initial concepts for what will be my next book, The Leviticus Enforcer, I hit upon the idea of setting my stories in a fictional city ‘somewhere in America.’ The idea was not exactly my own, I admit. I got it after reading a Scott Turow novel (I don’t…