A Blog for Readers & Writers Alike Really? Yes, and here's why. As an indie author, I realize readers are the lifeblood of what I do. Recently, I also discovered how much I enjoy connecting with people who enjoy reading, especially when they enjoy reading my books. And while not all readers are [...]

By | 2016-02-15T18:25:35+00:00 February 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

OJB’s supernatural thriller, Babble, selected for Kindle Scout

Kindle Scout - American Idol for Indie Authors Will you help me be discovered? Yep, my dog, Argos, and I are doing our happy dance today. Why? Because my newest supernatural thriller, Babble, has just been accepted into Kindle Scout! This book has been a joy to write in collaboration with many awesome Launch Team [...]

By | 2016-08-10T04:29:42+00:00 August 10th, 2016|The Writer's Life, Visionary Fiction|2 Comments

Blood Ivory (My Research Continues)

I'm resuming my research and "pre-writing" for book #3 of the Zak Bates Eco-adventure series with the working title of Ivory (also considering Blood Ivory). Still trying to come up with a palatable way to share about the terrible crime of ivory poaching that is endangering the elephant populations of the world in a way [...]

By | 2016-04-07T15:43:17+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Ivory|0 Comments

NaNoWriMo – Update #1: 20K+ & Counting

Here's a short and sweet update #1 as I and some 300,000+ writers from around the world enter week 2 of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I'm pleased to report that I'm ahead of schedule (see graph below) for reaching the 50,000-word count before the end of the month as well as on schedule to [...]

By | 2016-02-13T14:16:58+00:00 November 9th, 2015|NaNoWriMo|1 Comment

Track Your Way to a NaNoWriMo Win

Okay, tonight is Halloween, but for hundreds of thousands of writers across the globe, it's also NaNoWriMo Eve. That's right, tomorrow, November 1 kicks off National Novel Writing Month when those hundreds of thousands of writers will start to write their 50,000+ novel from scratch. I'll be one of them, and my plan is to [...]

By | 2015-10-31T15:24:12+00:00 October 31st, 2015|NaNoWriMo, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NaNoWriMo Prep: Starting with the Ending

In my last blog post, I ended with: But there’s one question I need to answer before I’m ready to start turning the raw material on my whiteboard into scene files in Scrivener. What's is the question that I've found helps me prepare to write the next great novel? It goes something like this: What's [...]

By | 2015-10-26T22:33:18+00:00 October 26th, 2015|NaNoWriMo|0 Comments