Everlasting: Da Eb’Bulastin Book Tour

I’ll be helping R. Prioleau promote her book Everlasting: Da Eb’Bulastin tomorrow, October 6th. Read more below.   Everlasting: Da Eb’Bulastin A Gullah Horror Story After another incident of sleepwalking, Aiyana Gamelle wakes up lying under the stars on the Beach of Sa’Fyre Island, an island off the cost of South Carolina with a rich Gullah and Native…

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…

Top 5 Biggest Mistakes Amature Writers Make

Video from independent editor Ellen Brock: 1.) Unclear point of view & “head-hopping” – This mistake can scare off agents/editors/publishers 2.) Too much voice (overly poetic or descriptive) 3.) Not enough voice (robotic writing and not enough description) 4.) Too much telling 5.) Not enough conflict and/or no clear goal for protag  

Now Reading: The Eye of the World

One of my favorite book settings is in a time of kings, knights, and battles over power. I also love myth and fantasy. Robert Jordan brought all this together in one novel. I’m currently on page twenty five. So far, so good. I’ll soon find out if I like it the whole way through.    …

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…

Social Tags for Writers

When I opened a Twitter account about six months ago, I had no idea how to tweet, much less use a hastag. I’m sure this is not a unique situation for most Twitter newcomers. Recently, it clicked for me when I saw that the majority of established authors use hastags in nearly ever post, and also…

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,…

Why This Story?

Why The Warrior from Monde? What motivated me to write such a story? Well, I won’t spoil the novel by going into details, but I’ll hint at things through covering the themes I used to guide my writing. These themes inspired me to write the story in the first place, and they’re the road map…

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…

Recent Reads

I read an average of three books per month, most non-fiction. Listed below are all the books I have read this year, and those I can remember reading from years past. Fiction: A short list, but growing. I often find myself a bit disappointing in fiction books. The story gets dull or drags out for…