Admittedly, the Venn diagram of people who care about Syrian orphans, tarot-card reading junkies and how to do Skype meetings is fairly small, but this will be the place for all of that
As you may have noticed if you’ve been poking your head in from time to time, things are changing pretty quickly in my writing world. In fewer than five years I’ve gone from having a few self-published business books, to writing my first novel, to co-writing a business best-seller and three more novels. Plus a bunch of short stories plus… well, it’s been a lot.
And, as I look back, not much has changed on this site since then. It’s been interviews with fellow indie historical fiction writers, the occasional update on a book signing, and that’s about it. Well, I need to make some adjustments, and here’s why:
- My new book isn’t historical fiction. How do you feel about werewolf detectives? The novel I’ve finished writing (and there may be publication news on this very soon) is not historical fiction. I have dropped huge hints before now but it won’t be the third book in the Lucca le Peu series. It is an urban fantasy series of three projected novels, the first being “Johnny Lycan and the Anubis Disk.” Trust me, you’ll hear all about it in the coming months.
- I’ll be expanding who I interview on the blog to authors in Urban Fantasy and other genres. Just as I greatly expanded my network of writers with historical fiction books, I’m going to be reaching out to those who write Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, and all the other niche genres of weird stuff. I’ll still include historical authors, but there’ll be more of a mix. Watch for the first new interview in a couple of weeks.
- I’ll include more updates on my business writing and other efforts. Since my ego won’t let me write under a pseudonym, I may as well just come to grips with the fact that I write pretty good business and non-fiction work as well as my novels. Admittedly, the Venn diagram of people who care about Syrian orphans, tarot-card reading junkies and how to do Skype meetings is fairly small, but this will be the place for all of that, with lots of links to whichever direction you want to go from there.
- This is all about selling more books. You got a problem with that? I am not ashamed to admit that I need to do a better job of marketing and selling my books. While I’ve worked hard, it hasn’t been (from a book marketing perspective) particularly smart or successful. Plus, the Duchess is about to retire and I need the bread. I need to get better and I’m going to work smarter. This will look fairly crass, but a brother’s got to eat. If you enjoy something here, please share it with your friends. If you hate it, tell me.
This is going to start right now, and it’s going to start with an attempt to build up my mailing list. I promise, no spam and only occasional updates but this is the year 2020 and this is how it’s done. In a couple of weeks I”m going to make a special FREE offer of content to those who sign up for my newsletter list. You can get a jump on that by clicking here. Otherwise, watch for updates to my website and the chance to get free stuff by getting on my contact list.
For those of you around the world who follow me on Twitter and Facebook, thank you and please tell your friends. I’m excited about where all this is going. Hopefully, you’ll come along for the ride.