(Mostly Undiscussed) Advice for Beginning Authors


One of the great joys of speaking at a writer’s conference is meeting new authors. Many are starting their writing career, and they’re often seeking advice. While I’m certainly no expert, I seem to have a firsthand grasp of the pitfalls. From my experience, this is my advice. On How To Start: If you haven’t … Continue reading (Mostly Undiscussed) Advice for Beginning Authors

Sales of The Memory Box Surpass 200,000 Books Worldwide!


Even as I type out that headline, I can’t believe it. My modest self-published thriller—who would’ve thunk it? The thing that caused years of frustration and disappointment is now responsible for  unexpected squeals and ripples of joy. To mark this occasion, I recently sat down to answer some of my most frequently asked reader questions. … Continue reading Sales of The Memory Box Surpass 200,000 Books Worldwide!

Find Your Readers Book Marketing Workshop: September 22!


Have you published a book but wish your sales were more robust? Perhaps your book is traditionally published and you’re disappointed with the amount of marketing and PR your publisher’s doing. Maybe you’re self-published and don’t know where to start or how to market your book. The hard truth is that no matter which way … Continue reading Find Your Readers Book Marketing Workshop: September 22!

I Can’t Write My Story Because I’m Not A Writer


  Someone said this to me the other night at an event I attended for people who have consulting businesses. This guy is a consultant with a compelling personal story, and he’s been told numerous times that he should write a memoir. Earlier in the evening, I told a group of people my own professional … Continue reading I Can’t Write My Story Because I’m Not A Writer