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Two Truths And A Lie About Year Zero

August 29, 2022

I’m not a famous author or anything (that’s true, but it’s not one of the two), so people don’t often ask me questions about my debut novel, Year Zero. And if I sit around and wait, I’ll never get all this stuff swimming around in my head out there into the universe. Thus, this post…. Read More ›

Year Zero: From Concept to Conclusion. Part 2 of a few

Hello again. So, the pre-orders for the e-book version of Year Zero went up since last we spoke. I’m trying hard to not look at the sales data until official launch day. Wish me luck. When last we spoke, I spoke about Joey. Today, we’re going to talk about the plot development and see where… Read More ›

Time For The Oath of Allegiance.

I pledge allegiance to The Board of The Incorporated Precincts of America And to our CEO, and all his brands One Corporation blessed by God With liberty for just us, the board.

Year Zero: From Concept to Conclusion. Part 1 of I’ve no clue.

Sorry I’ve been away for a bit. Crunch time with the book launch date six weeks away and all. Anyway, what I thought I’d talk about over the next few posts is how Year Zero came to exist, and where the characters came from. Some of it may be information I’ve divulged elsewhere, and I’m… Read More ›

The Editing Process, Or Hurry Up And Wait.

I’ve talked a little about my experience in the world of self-publishing. Most of it is in a big picture kind of way. So, I thought it might be fun to get a little more specific and talk about editing. Well, maybe not fun, but at least informative. Because if you’ve diligently had butt in… Read More ›

One or Two Things I’ve Learned About Self-Publishing.

First things first. I’m not an expert. Hell, I’ve never even taken an official writing class. I’m just this guy in New Hampshire with a brilliant wife, an awesome musically talented teenage son, and the world’s cutest dog who has happened to finally, finally, finally finish writing a novel. It’s not even the book I… Read More ›

Fun Facts and Stats about Year Zero

I thought it would be fun to get some stats about Year Zero, because that’s the kind of nerd I am. Ready? Here we go. Total editing time (not writing time) 13,396 Minutes, or 223.2 hours, or 9.3 full 24 hour days. There are: 318,765 characters, or 71,698 words. I reference my main character, Joey,… Read More ›

A Few Random Thoughts About Writing

Here are a couple of random facts about how I write, both in general, and specific to Year Zero: I have to be dressed for the day first. That includes wearing shoes. I can’t write barefoot or in slippers. Yeah, it’s weird but it works for me. I am a combo planner and pantser. I… Read More ›


Hi. Welcome. So there’s not much going on right now. I’ve sent my manuscript of Year Zero to my developmental editor (the wonderful Adrienne Kisner over at Readsy) for the second time. This means I have some time on my hands. I’ve decided to use that time trying to figure this wordpress crap out. Yeah,… Read More ›