Update on S.N. Petro’s Book Series

Why is The Warrior’s Seed no longer on Wattpad? What’s up with the S.N. Petro series? Who is S.N. Petro? The video below has all the answers, and just might be the most boring video you’ll watch all 2016. Believe me, I tried to redo this video many times. This is the best I could do…

Go Ahead, Finish College — Please

The average degree holder can earn 84% more over a lifetime than someone with only a high school diploma or GED.

Yes, I’m Still on a Break — but I’m Not Gone!

I’m dedicating my time to furthering my education in writing. I’ve learned a lot from completing my first book, The Warrior’s Seed. My mission now is to reduce the amount of time I spend editing my works and worrying about what my audience or family may think if I say what I really want to…

My 2015 Blog in Review

Here are my blog stats for this past year. Not bad, but I hope for better in 2016! Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people….

Writers, If You Beta Read, Read Before You Comment

After completing my first manuscript in 2014, I joined a writer’s group via MeetUp.com. A book by public speaker and writer, Brian Tracy, motivated me to find a writer’s group in order to learn from other writers. That’s not a bad idea at all. However, I learned that many fellow writers can’t turn off the…

My Newest Query Letter Version

I’ve been grinding away at my query letter for over a year, but more intensely over the past month. I think I’ve achieved the goal of giving a general idea of the story, while managing to sprinkle some life into the sentences. I’m not really sure, but I hope so. Read on. The Warrior from Monde, complete…

Audio Interview for The Warrior from Monde

In this interview, James Flannigan,  asks me about how I came up with the plot for The Warrior from Monde (awaiting agent representation). We also discuss tips for other first-time writers. Click to listen

Fresh Link to Free Chapters – WFM

Hi readers. As promised, below is an excerpt from The Warrior from Monde and a fresh link to read the free chapters. Marquis Fabien Chevalier shouted commands as he and his men entered the eastern woodlands at the edge of Monde. With him were twelve soldiers of Monde’s Royal Army. They raced through the tall…

My Liebster Award Nomination

I’d like to thank Lucia, from Reading With Lucia, for my Liebster Award nomination. Thank you for acknowledging my existence! I have been a blogger since 2007, but I recently began engaging in social media. I’ll tell ya, blogging and utilizing social media at the same time is more fun (less crickets). I’m actually connecting with…

What is the Infantry? (Part III)

” The love of war stems from the union, deep in the core of our being between sex and destruction, beauty and horror, love and death.” I understood this without being a man or going to war. Funny, because in my book about a warrior, I said a very similar thing. I joined the military…

Movies + TV Shows I Like

I love books, but I also love movies. It would be great if IMDB had an easy to use and embed movie listing tool, but they lack that. So, I’ve just took a screenshot of my Facebook movie list. Below are a few movies that I’ve watched lately. Or just simply movies that I’ve watched,…

YA Book Obsession–I’m Not a Fan

  I wanted to share this post from Yahoo. Yeah, what’s up with all the YA books? Okay, I know trying to suck money out of the market is one thing. But I also think that, unfortunately, some people find adolescence to be a shining point in their lives. Maybe THE shining point of their…