July 19, 2014  Comments

Some Book News and Avengers NOW

I have a confession to make. Like many traditional and indie authors, I constantly check my book’s Amazon page for updated sales rankings and reviews. A month ago, I’m checking the Amazon US page for Star Brigade: Resurgent and about 2 or 3 new reviews had been posted. One was a 5 star review (yay!), another was 4 star while the last was 2 star.

Of course, I freeze, panic and immediately read the review to see what could possibly have caused the reviewer to dispense such a low rating to my book. Read More…


June 17, 2014  Comments

Advanced Review: Dominion Pilot

A week ago I was fortunate enough to catch the pilot episode of the new SyFy series Dominion. Before I get to the review, I’ll admit that I have been one of SyFy’s more vocal critics over the years. Since the series finales of shows like Stargate Universe and Battlestar Galactica, all we’ve seen on SyFy’s lineup are buddy-buddy dramedies light on serious science fiction, reality show competitions and B- movies like Sharknado instead of layered dramas that embrace the gamut of speculative fiction. So it was a pleasant surprise for me to see SyFy make a serious push toward meaningful sci-fi programs again in its upcoming lineup. Let’s hope that shows liek Dominion are the first of SyFy’s network renaissance. Read More…


June 15, 2014  Comments

My First Free Book Day

Its been just about a month since the release of STAR BRIGADE: Resurgent, enough time to get some sales and see which Amazon markets are really hitting. Amazon US makes up about 90% of my sales, with Amazon UK, Germany and Australia as the only others. Thus far I’d sold about 150 books in close to four weeks, which isn’t bad given that I’d really only used Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Google+ to advertise. Read More…


June 5, 2014  Comments

The Book Release Thus Far…

So in case you were wondering….STAR BRIGADE: Resurgent is now out on Amazon! The official launch date was May 27th, but in truth I actually launched it on Kindle and paperback a week earlier. Why, you might ask? To ensure everything looked good on Amazon, the eBook and paperback detail pages were properly linked, all the mundane but important stuff. And given that it was my first time publishing an eBook to Kindle, I wanted to make sure I was getting it mostly right for you guys once May 27th rolled up. Read More…