A Great PNWA Conference Was Had

I know it’s cliche, but what a difference a year makes! When I attended the annual PNWA (Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association) writer’s conference last summer, I did so not knowing anyone, unaware of the literary contest, and eons away from telling an agent about my book. This go-around, I could hardly walk into a room Read More …

A Contest Announcement

I interrupt my blogging hiatus to bring word that Tailwinds Past Florence has been selected as a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s annual Literary Contest. But wait, there’s more! This is but only a fragment of the exciting (and slightly disappointing) news I want to share with you today. So read on for Read More …

Friday Links #28: Beyond Memoir

I gave a talk to the South Jersey Writer’s Group last Thursday night about my transition from wannabe travel writer to novelist. The presentation, Beyond Memoir: Let Travel Inspire Your Fiction, was a natural topic for me to wax knowledgeable on, and I was happy to see people taking notes and asking plenty of questions — Read More …

Strategy Guide Q&A and a Contest

I recently sat down with sci-fi/fantasy author Michael Munz for an interview about my years authoring videogame strategy guides. I met Michael, a fellow gamer, at the PNWA conference in Seattle earlier this year and sometime between happy hour cocktails and my second third glass of table wine, I agreed to spill the beans on my little niche. Munz is the Read More …

Strategy Guide Giveaway

When not working on my novel this year, I was hard at work writing the strategy guides for DOOM, The Bioshock Collection, and a soon-to-be-released title that rhymes with Beers and Gore, More! Which, by the way, sounds like a pretty awesome game. Anyway, the time has come to hold one final video game strategy guide giveaway. I’ve got copies of Read More …