Author & Technologist

This is a book review video by vlogger Lilly Allman. In this group of reviews, at the 3:55 mark, she gives her review of Air Born. I love that she said it reminds her of one of her most favorite books of all time, "Jurassic Park." Of course, Air Born is not a dino disaster story, but the similarity is due to the sciency aspects and that each chapter starts with a brief snip of something to help set the tone of the chapter. I won't give away the rest - you'll just have to watch it. 

 

Be sure to subscribe to her Youtube vlog while you're watching and please give it a thumbs up. 

 

 

One of my IG followers (TY @sakasharen) was kind enough to tag me in a post by the actress Helen Rule, who was looking for book material to read on a streaming radio program called Do the Write Thing. I contacted Helen and she agreed to read from the first chapter of Air Born. I'm very happy to say that she did an amazing job! And the commentary by Sue was very special. 

 

I recorded directly to my iPhone during the broadcast, so you will hear a couple mouse clicks and some seagulls above my skylight. (Ah the joys of working at the beach.) Thanks to iMovie, I threw together a bunch of book selfies and related pictures to the recording. Enjoy.

 

 

Now that I'm diving into freelancing I'll be adding more videos on a regular basis. Mostly for other writers, but also some videos to show my life as a independent publisher and writer. Check it out and let me know what you think. Thanks for watching. 

It has been an extra ten days of waiting, but now the 2nd proof copy has arrived. What a difference! This time the proof cost was only $10. Having quality work is far worth the extra wait and minimal cost. 

 

Is it just me or do I look entirely too happy in this thumbnail shot?

Yes, I'm catching up with the current technologies and starting to do some videos. Keep checking back. There's more to come.  

As is my tradition, I have released the printed proof copy of UNDISCOVERED into the wild via a randomly selected Little Library. I'm still learning this entire process of video recording and editing. I'm sure I'll get better as I do more, but I also don't mind showing my rough cuts. The outtakes are at the end of the video. Enjoy. 

UNDISCOVERED is now available in print! This is the unboxing of my first shipment of books. Both the Special and the Standard editions are in this box. After showing the books I read one of the stories from the book - Touched. 

As an author, one of the most important things you can do for your new book is to make sure it is a quality piece of work. Find out why this is so important from this video.

I did it! You can too! I discuss how I was able to write a full-length novel while working a full-time job, taking care of family, friends, and do volunteer work. I also give a shout out to one of my favorite writing tools - Scrivener. 

Many readers ask me how I map out my stories. In this video I discus outlining for laying out my stories and novels.

What goes into writing a scene in a story? Find out here.

I finally got around to creating my first author's video. Many of my writing friends have been telling me for years that I need to have a presence on YouTupe or some other video platform for getting my brand out there. So, here's the very first one. Feel free to subscribe, give it a thumbs up, and let me know what you think. Thank you for watching. 

 

 

Where do I get my character ideas? I discuss this in this video and talk about how to develope background information about story characters.