Category Archives: Young Adult Fiction

Back Cover Text & Illustrated Cover

I am pleased to present to you here, for the first time anywhere, the currently slated back cover text for my next book, Bobby Ether and the Temple of Eternity. Note – the cover illustration is also in the works. … Continue reading

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Writing Short

One of the comments I get frequently when I tell people I’ve written two novels is that they can’t believe I wrote so much. To them, the act of writing an entire book undoubtedly dregs up painful memories of college … Continue reading

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How Writing Taught Me to be a Better Friend

Like everyone else on this planet, I’m not perfect. One of my biggest flaws is that I tend to get so absorbed in my own life that I sometimes forget about those around me. Especially when I’m in a writer’s groove, … Continue reading

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The Fault In Our Stars

For anyone who enjoyed The Fault In Our Stars and is a fan of John Green, here is a great interview with Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report. I’m not sure I agree with Colbert’s quip about YA being ‘ghettoized’, … Continue reading

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How (Not) To Edit A Book

Following is an article by Brian Grove about the process of editing. Given that I just finished editing my second book, Bobby Ether and the Temple of Eternity, two days ago, I can relate to what he has to say on the subject. … Continue reading

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Building A Series (Using Locations as Characters)

At some point during the process of writing my first two books, I struck upon a surprisingly simple, yet potent idea: to use a famous and/or legendary location as a major character in each story. Almost by accident, I set up Bobby … Continue reading

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Editing and Discipline

Hello everyone. It’s been a while since my last post, so I thought I’d take a moment to be in touch with all my wonderful readers and give you an update. I am currently in the middle of editing book … Continue reading

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