A Gamer’s Life For Me!

I’ve been a gamer since I was a kid. My family played board games around the kitchen table after supper many, many times, and from those experiences I learned valuable things about patience, waiting your turn, and yes, a fair amount of strategy and how to bluff. Also important, having to read instructions and rulebooks…

The Self-Publishing Basket

There is considerable wisdom in this maxim: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. In this particular instance I’m referring to authors who only make their work available for Amazon.com’s Kindle e-reader. The reasons one SHOULD consider listing your self-pubbed/produced creative project are obvious: Amazon (and by extension, the Kindle) are the combined 800-pound…

New Personal Best!

Recently I finished up some freelance writing for British RPG company Modiphius on the Pacific Theatre guide for Achtung! Cthulhu. At over 30,000 words, this was my biggest single writing project to date. Many of my writer friends would scoff at that number – it’s not even the length of a full novel – but…

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…