#1 Bestseller

Small accomplishment, but it means a lot to me in my writing journey. On this day, 03/06/2020, Native Moments reached #1 bestseller status in the Central and South American Travel and Tourism category on Amazon. I think what’s really surprising to me is that this happened nearly 2.5 years after it was published, which lets me know that it is surviving in an era of … Continue reading #1 Bestseller

New write up for Panhandlers

Really pleased with this review that came out today in Emerald Coast Magazine. Nearly a year after its release, Panhandlers still finding readers. Read the review here: https://issuu.com/rowlandpublishing/docs/linked_19econ_final_web/70 Purchase a copy or three of Panhandlers here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1641368608/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_1641368608 Continue reading New write up for Panhandlers

Advanced Readers needed for Panhandlers

In six months my second novel, Panhandlers will be published. I’m really proud of this one. I was really proud of Native Moments, too, but I feel I’ve grown as a writer since then and I really look forward to sharing this new story with you. I’m looking for advanced readers that will share their review of it on their blogs or on Amazon and … Continue reading Advanced Readers needed for Panhandlers

Godless and Cormac McCarthy

***This contains some spoilers*** Decided to check out the Netflix show Godless after hearing great things about it and finding out the writer/director, Scott Frank, is from Ft Walton Beach, which always makes it a bit more special when it’s someone from so close to your home town. I live in Pensacola, Florida for anyone reading this who might not know me. And I love … Continue reading Godless and Cormac McCarthy

The Art of the Short Novel

I’m fascinated, obsessed may be a better term, with word count. I want to make sure I reach the magical number of 50,000 words when writing a novel. Native Moments is around 95,000 words. Perhaps a bit on the long side. As of now, Panhandlers is just above 58,000 words and I’m working on paring it down to get it as tight and precise as … Continue reading The Art of the Short Novel

Costa Rica – Twenty Years Later

Just bought tickets to visit Costa Rica in January. Almost twenty years later…Seventeen to be exact, but what’s three year? Yes, that is still a long time from now, but I’m older now and I plan ahead. I’ve got a business to run even while I’m out of the country. Much different than when I was twenty and a buddy of mine mentioned that Costa Rica … Continue reading Costa Rica – Twenty Years Later

Seeing Your Hometown in Novels

For some reason every time I see Pensacola in a book I’m reading, a sense of hometown pride swells in me. For instance, I’m currently reading Tom Robbins’s Another Roadside Attraction and came across this line on page 61: “Despite his silly grin. He was accepted for pilot’s training and was graduated from the Pensacola air school, third in his class.” This line is from Barry … Continue reading Seeing Your Hometown in Novels