A Russian Reference for Transient

Oddly enough, one of the most common questions I get about my novel Transient has nothing to do with the plot or characters. On a somewhat regular basis, I receive a message asking “What does [some Russian phrase] mean?” For anyone needing a non-spoiler...

The Music Industry Made Me a Better Writer

I often credit the music industry for making me a better writer, but not in the way you may think. Yes, I wrote a ton of music, but that didn’t do much for my penmanship. To be honest, I look back at the lyrics I wrote in my twenties and cringe. I thought I was...

Rethinking Editors and Critique Groups

I’m about to anger a lot of writers and editors, so strap in and enjoy the rage tornado. Are you ready for a horrifying admission? Here goes … I publish novels without using content editors or critique groups (dun dun duuuun). And, my novels are better off...