Reading Is Not Dead

The sky is falling, the sky is falling. I need to be working on edit, so this will be short, but I wanted to share it. As you all know, I’ve been getting acquainted with public transportation. One thing that amazes me is the amount of reading on the bus. One woman, a few weeks […]

Scenes from Iraq

Will and some of the others had to go to Baghdad on business. While they were there, they got a tour of one of the palaces. I wasn’t crazy about him going to Baghdad, but I’m glad he got to see something besides sand. Three of the pictures are from the base. Can you find […]

Et Cetera

It was winding up to be a pretty good night. I’m sad the weekend is already over, but I went through three more chapters and I broke the 138,000 word mark. That means 27,000 words have met their bitter end. Plus, chapter twenty-nine has the magic back and I still hacked some words. That was […]


As I’ve stated a time or two, I rather like being alone. I just putter around and sleep when I want, write when I want and do nothing if I want. But I also treasure my friendships. Perhaps I have a split personality, I don’t know. At Surrey, I reveled in the chances to get […]

The Request

First off, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the query process, I’m going to line out what I do. This is, of course, after the manuscript is finished and polished, query letter is honed, synopsis and cover letter are done. I got the agents for DANCING HORSES without it being done, but that […]

It’s Hard To Be Humble

It’s Hard To Be Humble-Mac Davis I’ve learned a lot about myself in the recent edit frenzy. Some parts of Paladin are pretty good. Some parts aren’t. Some parts are pure drivel wrapped around the bones of what could be good. I’ve known all along a famous military commander is the pirate’s father and why […]

Query Letter Secrets

I once made a comment on Books and Writers about the chances of actually being published given the amount of talent out there. One of the mods responded, “What you see here is not what normally crosses an agent’s desk. Most of the people here are very dedicated, talented writers.” I had to take her […]