The Last Child | Excerpt From a Companion Story to The Last Zombie Series

THE LAST CHILD excerpt from a companion story to The Last Zombie Series Her parents never came home after the electricity went out, and now thirteen-year-old Phoebe Davis must evade the undead and navigate the apocalyptic landscape of her street if she’s ever going to find a familiar face again. 1. ALL HER life—thirteen years … Continue reading The Last Child | Excerpt From a Companion Story to The Last Zombie Series

Self-Publishing Series Part One | Preparing for Book Launch

This is the first in a series of posts in which WB Welch and I will be chronicling our self-publishing journey for our upcoming post-apocalyptic trilogy The Last Zombie Series. The purpose of this post is to show other self-published authors exactly what we’re doing to prepare for our book launch, our efforts to build … Continue reading Self-Publishing Series Part One | Preparing for Book Launch

The Last Zombie | A Zombie Apocalypse Book Series

If you've followed me for a while, you may know that last year WB Welch and I co-wrote a zombie novella titled The Last Letter (available on Amazon). Heck, you might have even read it. We've sold a couple hundred copies, though both of us disappeared from the internet for months right after its release … Continue reading The Last Zombie | A Zombie Apocalypse Book Series

Children’s Book Christmas Gift Recommendation | THE DREAMER by Micah Chaim Thomas

If you're looking for a children's book to gift to a little one for Christmas, I recommend The Dreamer by Micah Chaim Thomas. With beautiful illustrations to accompany its poem, The Dreamer will take your child on a sleepy adventure through a dream that evolves from page to page as they imagine being a frog, … Continue reading Children’s Book Christmas Gift Recommendation | THE DREAMER by Micah Chaim Thomas

Looking for Story Inspiration and Overcoming Writer’s Block

The ever-elusive story idea. What’s gonna hit? What’s worth exploring? For some, story ideas flow like a never-ending stream, while for others, new ideas are as hard to come by as toilet paper in a pandemic. I’ve occasionally found myself on both sides of this coin and am here to share some tips on how … Continue reading Looking for Story Inspiration and Overcoming Writer’s Block

PitMad Tips and Strategies | Twitter Pitch Events

With the last PitMad of 2020 coming up on December 3rd, I thought I’d share my latest tips, tricks, strategies, magic spells, and general thoughts on how to get results for this and other Twitter pitch events--and things you can take away from PitMad even if you don’t get that coveted agent like. What is … Continue reading PitMad Tips and Strategies | Twitter Pitch Events

Black Friday Sale | Editing Services

Happy holidays! Now is the time to book your manuscript critique, developmental edit, or query package critique with these today-only Black Friday deals! 25% off a full manuscript critique 25% a developmental edit $50 query package critique To learn more about these services, go here. Use the form below to book and lock in these … Continue reading Black Friday Sale | Editing Services

A Penguin Eats a Boy Named Simon | Also, Free Stuff

Well, it looks like the Big Five might soon be the Big Four. I woke up to the not-so-awesome news that I’m sure you’ve heard about already: Penguin Random House is slated to acquire Simon & Schuster. Rather, its parent company Bertelsmann, which bought S&S for $2.2 billion. As far as I know, there's no … Continue reading A Penguin Eats a Boy Named Simon | Also, Free Stuff

Tory’s 300 Word New Year’s Eve Writing Contest

I just wanted to make a quick post to let my blog subscribers know I've created a new Contests page, and the first writing contest is now live! Submit 300 words of your best prose and win one of many prizes, including random drawings. All genres accepted! Click here for submission guidelines, prize details, and … Continue reading Tory’s 300 Word New Year’s Eve Writing Contest

2021 Market Trends in Book Publishing | My Unqualified Speculation

IT GOES without saying that this has been a tumultuous, tragic, and terrifying year, and to writers hoping for a publishing contract, or book lovers looking for their ravenous thirst to be quenched, it begs the question: What will publishing trends look like in 2021? Will it be a year of rom-coms, slapstick comedy, and … Continue reading 2021 Market Trends in Book Publishing | My Unqualified Speculation