Important Changes to Star Guild

June 4th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Blog - (4 Comments)

My publisher, editor, and I have been in talks for months now about changing the way Star Guild has been published. We first thought that doing two episode Novellas in a fun, enterprising series would be an interesting venture. We crossed our fingers that the books would be a hit in this type of format. …
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Why Free eBooks are Well Worth the Read

March 6th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Blog - (2 Comments)

Never in my life would I think to write a book and then give it away for free. That would be insane and a waste of valuable time. That’s what I used to think. I published a book back in December of 2013 with the idea that I just wanted people to read it, enjoy …
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A Little Off Kilter from the Norm

February 28th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Blog - (0 Comments)

Usually I like to write about … well … writing. However, something grabbed a hold of me the other day and shook a little bit of rage in me. That something was, and is, snopes.com — a website created, according to their website, to be “the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, …
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How and Why Hugh Howey Became My Hero

January 27th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Blog - (0 Comments)

It was long ago that I decided to become an author. In fact, I had my first book published when I was in 8th grade. A fun little book called, Penguins on Pluto. It was published in a national school book that I forgot the name of. The last time I saw that book, the …
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Science Fiction or Sci Fi (Sy Fy) has not always had the best reputation. Yes, the books, short stories, tv series, movies, etc., have enticed us for more than fifty years, yet there is still a stigma surrounding Science Fiction. It’s known to be a genre where geeks, nerds, and gamers go. You see these …
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Need a Sci Fi Vacation?

January 11th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Blog - (0 Comments)

What is the concept of the ad below? To get more people to look at my book. If they like what they see, my next hope is that they download it. After all, it’s free. What do they have to lose? Well, you could say that they have “time” to lose, but truly, it takes …
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Survey Says! Which cover do you like better? A or B? A: B:

Yes, I’m an author of fiction books, so you may be thinking that I have no education or “right” to give advice on raising a child. You may be correct, but in the fourteen years of parenting, I’ve implemented one important trick that helps the process of parenting go a lot easier. I’m a father …
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A New Book = A New Website Name

December 28th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Blog - (2 Comments)

With a new book out, I’m searching for a new name for this website. I love “thepurelights.com”, however, my readership is growing and “thepurelights.com” is no longer viable, simply because I’m expanding my writing. I have the PureLights trilogy (book 3 is coming out soon) and Star Guild, the first episode of a two to …
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Book Progress Meter

October 27th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

One of my favorite authors, Hugh Howey, has a book meter widget that he puts on his website, which he grabbed from the NaNoWriMo website–a site that helps author’s write an entire book in a month. What I saw on Hugh Howey’s site was something that helped me a lot. I’m a writer that likes …
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