Extras and bonus content for readers, writers, and surprise visitors. Most bonus content now goes through the blog, with series-specific content on those pages. Some bonus pages have been removed as we streamline the site.
Book and Writing Extras
Advice to New Authors
Before reading ahead, be aware that the best piece of advice I can give is to be your authentic self—with your writing and with readers. Go into this business with an open mind, thick skin, and a strong work ethic. You'll need all three, and a lot more, to make it. Competition is fierce and talent is abundant. You might make it or you might not, but if you remain true to yourself, the journey will be worth every moment.
Write to Publish
This page came about after I received a number of emails asking why there's so much time in between some of my books. With millions of books out there and with many of those authors publishing many books a year (sometimes one a month), the reality is somewhat skewed. More power to those who manage it, but even if I cranked out five thousand words a day, I still wouldn't have that kind of output, and I'll explain why.