Books, fantasy

An April Fool

  My best prank ever!  You can have a good laugh along with me, if you buy and read  The Case of the Perambulating Hatrack Available now in ebook, paperback and hardback coming soon…  She was trouble, and from the moment she sailed into his office in search of a PI, Soldagh Dennessey was caught… Read More An April Fool

Books, Publishing

Snow has Fallen!

My latest title, Snow in Her Eyes, is available for sale! The cover is a clickable link to buy (or borrow with Kindle Unlimited) Detective Amaya Lombard is a witch hunter and a damn good one. Hated by the magical because she works with cops, feared by cops because she works with magic, she walks… Read More Snow has Fallen!


In the Shadows

September 2015 Author Earnings report is out!  Indie self-published books: And then at the top of the graph, in various shades of blue, we have indie self-published books. For simplicity, in this series of charts, we’ve included uncategorized single-author-publishers (who are basically all unconfirmed, low-selling indies) in the indie category. In 2015, we began tracking in our reports which… Read More In the Shadows

Promotion, writing

Choices for Readers

It’s a fresh bright shiny new week… so why do I feel like I’ve been dragged through a keyhole backwards? I’m facing a week of abnormal schedule, and heavy homework and… So what do I decide to do? Looks back at the words she’s written. Abuse the ellipsis, it seems. Seriously, though. I have two… Read More Choices for Readers


Lawrence Block

If you are interested in the publishing world, how it is changing, and what a popular, well-known author has to say about it, you must read this. All Changed, Changed Utterly I don’t know where all of this is going—which gives me something in common with everybody else in the world. The publishing landscape is… Read More Lawrence Block


The Monks Vs Gutenberg

The Monks Vs Gutenberg Publishing: it’s always been a hard business. If you aren’t with the establishment, you’re against them. Then, it was lavishly hand-illustrated manuscripts (ever watch Name of the Rose? No? Go, do it! You won’t be sorry, even though most of Eco’s work is unreadable). Now, it’s ebooks and indie publishers against… Read More The Monks Vs Gutenberg


A History of Contracts

I am proud to present a guest post by an old friend and very intelligent man. I hope you all enjoy this foray into the long history of the publishing contract and glimpses of the evolution of the industry. Quilly Mammoth: Owner and Despot of Just Barking Mad. A former enlisted man of Mr. Carter’s… Read More A History of Contracts