Thanks 2020, You Can Stop Now

So this year is a mixed bag for me as far as things to be thankful for. Given the last 11ish months, sometimes it’s hard to remember that a lot of really amazing things have happened to me this year. My debut novel was published, I transitioned to working from home with only one panicContinue reading “Thanks 2020, You Can Stop Now”

Neener Neener

So here’s the thing. Sometimes shit happens. It’s inevitable. Like I said in a recent post, you’ve gotta dust yourself off and move on. But I feel like I didn’t emphasize enough how you only lose in that situation if you don’t find a way to grow from it. The way I grew from beingContinue reading “Neener Neener”

I Love You Too Australia!

So last month August 20-21 Amazon AUS (Australia) featured The Sword and Shield as part of a promotional discount program that they run. Not sure how I was chosen but I was just happy to be a part of it. In the 24 hours that this promotion was live I sold a whopping 163 books!Continue reading “I Love You Too Australia!”

Taking a Break

You know when you start to have so many balls in the air that you realize you need to set some to the side so you don’t drop all of them? That’s where I am right now. The puppy, the blog, work, a social life, getting healthy, editing a children’s book, writing the sequel toContinue reading “Taking a Break”

‘Another!’ They Say

So after a little over two months post-release I am averaging 4/5 stars on most of the sites where reviews are available. That being said, I need you guys to take 30 seconds to do a Google review as well! Apparently there’s only one and it isn’t good. But overwhelmingly the response has been positiveContinue reading “‘Another!’ They Say”

A Little Home Goes A Long Way

I may not look it, but I am of Middle Eastern descent. Palestine to be specific, on my Dad’s side. It’s something that usually comes as a shock to people as I am so pale that my skin is just about as bright as the Beacons of Gondor when I’m out and about on aContinue reading “A Little Home Goes A Long Way”

8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Sword & Shield a.k.a. Release Date!!!

Well it finally happened. After years of writing, months of querying, and more months of waiting, it’s here. My debut novel is officially available for purchase! While completing this list I came to an abrupt realization, that I didn’t know the answer to some of the questions I listed off here. It took some seriousContinue reading “8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Sword & Shield a.k.a. Release Date!!!”

The Kzoo St. Valentines Day Massacre Event

This Saturday I attended the Kalamazoo St. Valentines Day Massacre and Winter Tournament of Chivalry at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center. My wonderful friend Sam came with me and, per instructions from the event’s coordinator, we were dressed to the nines. It’s a bit like a mini-renaissance fair and I dressed appropriately (sans the usualContinue reading “The Kzoo St. Valentines Day Massacre Event”

GIVEAWAY (Twitter and Facebook)

Hello friends, family, and followers, You guys give me your attention every week and, while I return that time spent with continuous new content, I feel like giving a little bit more this week. Especially in honor of the fact that I’m on AMAZON! Not only that, but I am blessed with the ability toContinue reading “GIVEAWAY (Twitter and Facebook)”

A Holiday For Your Book

Holidays are a time of inspiration.  All you have to do is look at Christmas. There have to be hundreds, if not thousands of Christmas related/adjacent/affiliated movies. Everything from A Christmas Carol to Die Hard. So many stories inspired by an otherwise ordinary day of the year. But what happens when your novel is based in a fictionalContinue reading “A Holiday For Your Book”