Why Support Independent Stores?

There’s been occasional pulses of information encouraging everyone to “buy local”, and I’d like to add my two cents’ worth on the subject. It’s important to consider, particularly in this day when being price conscious can be the difference between eating and not eating for many people. The first question that comes up is: “What…

E-Book Piracy

I was discussing ebook piracy with some folks at GeekKon over the weekend, and I made a couple of points to these folks (who were newly-minted publishers looking for ways to market their RPG books) about piracy and the ebook market, which they were reluctant to enter because of piracy fear. 1. People who pirate…

Odds & Ends, Plus a Book I Love

First, I’d like to mention that I’ll be attending GenCon this week in Indianapolis Tuesday thru Saturday, hence the early posting of my blog. As a last-minute reminder, I’d also like to mention that print copies of the books Haunted: Eleven Tales of Ghostly Horror and Sidekicks!, both of which include stories of mine, will both be available…

Internet Connections

It’s good to vent once in a while, isn’t it? I vented last week in this blog over a few depressing things that happened at that time, because they were all things that were bumming me out. Having vented, it’s out of my system, and I’m moving move on. My main topic this week concerns…

Writing to Order

Most of my publishing credits have been write-to-order projects. That means that I am writing something – whether fiction, non-fiction, or gaming material – based on parameters set by my editor. In the case of fiction open calls, everyone else is writing to the same parameters, so my story has to stand out in order…