Fury: A Fantasy Collection

My short story Blaze is in an instaFreebie boxset. It’s a fantasy collection featuring 9 other authors and over 2,000 pages long.

Special thanks to AJ Chaudhury who organized the group and put this together & Amir Lane who designed the stunning cover. The goal was to get this into as many readers hands as possible. Right now we’ve exceeded 1,500 downloads so it looks like we’re on the right track.

It’s available for a limited time so grab the collection while you still can!


C is for Camp NaNoWRiMo #AtoZChallenge

This April I’m participating in my first Camp NaNoWRiMo. I joined a cabin with other fellow KBoard members after I saw Evenstar’s Kboards thread.

My goal is to write 120,000 words this month. As of today I have 6,632 words down. I’m going to be traveling on Thursday for 3 days so that’s going to eat up some of my time as well but I’m fairly confident I’ll meet my target.

Camp has been great so far. I enjoy the company of the other authors and it’s nice to see everyone updating their word counts. It’s certainly motivational watching the great Amanda M. Lee reach hers day in and day out.

Have you ever joined Camp NaNoWRiMo? Leave a comment & let me know!

The Number 1 Rule of Self-Publishing

As an aspiring author I routinely search for self-publishing advice. Today, I stumbled across a Kboards post asking, “What is the #1 rule of self publishing?”

While most of the things stated seem to be common sense it was interesting to see what each person thought the #1 rule was. There are many components to creating a successful self-publishing career. Each one plays a vital part in building an author platform.

Start somewhere:

Have an objective of what you want to achieve, and then make a plan that will get you there.

-Ava Red

If you do nothing, nothing will happen.

-Keith Soares

Don’t talk about it, do it.

-Patty Jansen


Focus on creating a quality product:

Write a good story.

-H.C. Harrington

Hooky book.

-Rosalind James

Write a good book.

Without that, no other advice matters.

-Elizabeth S.


Approach the whole endeavor as a business.

-Patrick Urban

Effective habits and hard work matter more than talent.

-David VanDyke

To make it, you need to persist over the long haul.

-Eric Thomson

And when it comes to your work, remember:

Develop a thick skin – reviewers can be merciless.

-Jan Hurst-Nicholson


What do you think is the #1 rule of self-publishing?