How to Publish a Novel

Step One: Write your book. Step Two: Criticize your book and tell yourself it will never be good enough. Step Three: Fight back the crippling self-doubt, and edit the crap out of your book. Step Four: Publish the book you’ve slaved days, months, years of your...

Loss, Grief, and Endings

    In the middle of July, 2015, I was invited to stay at a friend’s summer property on the shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont for a week. It was a much needed retreat from the world and a place where I could find the solitude and space to mourn my...

ITHAKA RISING: By the Numbers

So it’s been just over 3 weeks since I published ITHAKA RISING, book 2 of the Halcyone Space series that began last year with the very successful DERELICT. Since I am very much a realist when it comes to the publishing business, I knew the chance of a...

New Book: Old Emotions

This is not my first rodeo.   ITHAKA RISING is the 11th book I’ve completed since I started writing novels in 2004. It’s my 5th published novel. So this is a process I’ve been through multiple times. I would have thought it would become routine...