Launching an Indie Publishing Career

September 2016. I took my first clumsy steps in indie publishing. A few falls and head bumps later, I ended up directly publishing to Amazon and using Draft2Digital for distribution to iBooks, Kobo, Nook, and other distributors. My first series was The Rimes Trilogy. It’s now available, as individual books or a boxed set. The…

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Genre Balkanization


I was exposed to fantasy, science fiction, and horror as a kid. In 1970s Tampa, Florida, local television programming offered up awesome giant monster movies (“Them!”), science fiction movies (“It Came From Outer Space!”), and the occasional sword and sandal film (“Jason and the Argonauts”) on late Friday nights and Saturday afternoons. Over time, Hammer…

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I Don’t Understand The Title

I’ve seen some comments in reviews and heard questions from beta readers that boil down to: “I don’t understand the title.” When I started outlining the Rimes trilogy, I had the source material (comic book scripts, short stories, the setting bible). I thought three books was the sweet spot for the story, but I didn’t…

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