What’s in a Book Review?

A funny thing happened on my way to “birthing” my fifth book: I began to…

 Posted in Marketing

Putting the Squeeze on New Authors

Previously I’ve discussed how the modern publishing world has changed, and authors need to understand…

 Posted in Keys to Success, Publishing

Female Characters in Children’s Fiction

I recently read an article co-authored by Florida State University sociologist Janice McCabe about gender…

 Posted in A Warrior's Soul, writing and storytelling

Secret (Literary) Agent Math

Ever wonder why literary agents and book publishers don’t take on your awesome, life changing…

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“A Warrior’s Soul” Now Available for Ordering!

I’m pleased to announce that A Warrior’s Soul, my new novel, is now availiable for…

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The Humbling Truth about Choosing Book Covers

As an author, I’ve been fortunate because I’ve had substantial input in the design of…

 Posted in A Warrior's Soul, Editing Layout and Formating, Marketing

When Reality Meets Fiction: Guns & Vigilante Justice

A sad story playing out in Oklahoma City reminds me of how fiction and reality…

 Posted in violence and bullying, writing and storytelling

A Note on My “Successful” Books

I realized after publishing the last several posts, all of which seemed to highlight the…

 Posted in Publishing, SR Staley

Your Book Costs How *#&! Much? Part 3

My previous posts on book pricing covered the importance of marketing and distribution systems (Part…

 Posted in A Warrior's Soul, Marketing, Pirate of Panther Bay, Publishing

Your Book Costs How *#&! Much? Part 2

This is the second post in a three-part series on how to realistically price books…

 Posted in Keys to Success, Marketing, Pirate of Panther Bay, Publishing