Looking for Early Readers for Reviews

Apparently Amazon and Goodreads will allow reviews to be posted prior to the release date as long as the reviewer states “I received this book free from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.”  That being said, I’m looking for readers who would interested in reading Native Moments prior to the release date. Unfortunately, I do not have physical copies available but if you … Continue reading Looking for Early Readers for Reviews

Who is the next heavyweight of American Literature?

Hemingway said, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There was nothing before.” Melville was before that, but you could arguing although Melville was American what he was doing wasn’t really American writing. It was more English than American, right? American writing is the terse, hard sentences. The absence of adjectives. Melville used … Continue reading Who is the next heavyweight of American Literature?

First Time at Book Expo America

When I found out I was going to Chicago for Book Expo America, the first thing I did was google “what do writers do at book expo america” and different variations of that. I didn’t find too much out there to tell new writers what to expect. I read a really good blog post called “Don’t Pay Money for BEA Book Promotion.” After attending, I agree … Continue reading First Time at Book Expo America

Two new press write ups

It’s pretty exciting to see Native Moments getting some press in the surfing community. The one I really wasn’t expecting showed up on Brazilian site.  http://www.surfguru.com.br/noticias/2016/04/livro-explora-surf-trips-como-alternativa-ao-sonho-americano.html http://www.surfersvillage.com/content/sanch-murray-native-moment-all-about-traveling-and-surfing Continue reading Two new press write ups

Is blogging a waste of time for writers?

Author L.L. Barkat thinks so: https://janefriedman.com/its-time-for-many-experienced-writers-to-stop-blogging/ I will not lie. I have not heard of L.L. Barkat until I came across her blog post. So, is it a waste of time? I looked at her Amazon page, her twitter account and even saw that she has a lifecoaching business and website. She wrote a blog about blogging being a waste of time, yet it exposed … Continue reading Is blogging a waste of time for writers?

Why write short stories?

The short answer to this is because all the bad asses of the literary world have: Flannery O’ Conner,  Joyce Carol Oates, Hemingway, Raymond Carver and the list goes on. But why ask this question? Because I like the short story. I like writing them and I like reading them, but the problem is that they don’t really sell. Sure, don’t write because you want … Continue reading Why write short stories?