New Book: Your Questions Answered

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Last year, after getting dropped by my publisher, I struggled with writing for a while. Now, I’m finally back at it with the first book I’ve written since GAUNTLET, the sequel to my debut ARENA. This new book is set in a completely different universe than my ARENA series, and now that I can see the end of this book in sight, I thought I’d let some of my readers ask what they want to know most about it.

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Writing and Life: What I’ve been doing for the last year

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Now that I’ve fully transferred my site over to a new server and have re-posted all my old blogs, I thought I’d give you an update about what’s been going on with me for the last several months.

This post will probably be a little all over the place because I’m summing up nearly 12 months of crazy events and life changes. Bear with me.

It’s been more than a year now since my latest novel Gauntlet was released and I found out the publisher was discontinuing the series. I wrote about that here and here in more detail, if you haven’t read those posts already.

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Arena 3: A Follow-up Message to my Readers

*This post was originally published on August 29, 2017.

It’s been a little over a month since I released the post about all the changes in my life, how I nearly gave up on writing, and about the Arena series getting dropped by my publisher. If you haven’t read it yet, here’s the link.

Since then, I’ve felt compelled to write a follow-up but wanted to give it some time so I could also give you an update about what’s going on with me and my writing.

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Arena 3: A Message to My Readers

*This post was originally published on July 14, 2017.

So, I’ve been off the grid for a few weeks and I feel like I should explain what’s going on with me, my writing, and the Arena series.

Okay, painful part first.

I hate to have to tell you this, but my publisher has decided to discontinue the Arena series. Additionally, a┬ánew series I was developing was also rejected and I’m now without a publisher. I know it might be disappointing for some of you to hear, but please don’t blame the publisher for their decision. Continue reading

New Host, New Site

I finally got fed up with my former web host and moved my site over to something much more manageable. Actually, I’ve been fed up for a long time but I kept putting it off. Now, my annual subscription was coming up and no way was I going to dump another year’s worth of time and money into my old host. Nothing like the threat of a credit card charge to get me motivated.

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So far, I’ve moved everything over except some of my blog posts. Those will be migrating over soon. That was the biggest issue I had with my former host: it was terrible for blogging, and it’s something I’ve been wanting to do more often for a while now. A few years ago I wrote a few posts about query letters and other writing advice, and they drove traffic to my site in tsunami waves. However, the blogging capabilities were so poor that few people could find their way to other posts or to the rest of my site after landing there from google or a twitter link. Continue reading