May 2015

Podcastin’! My epic interview with the 3 M/Musketeers is UP!

May 30, 2015 // 7 Comments Why, you can just click and play it, right here!  Listen to me discuss current projects, research methods, my inspirations, Pringle readers v. Kettle Chip readers, Adam Vance and “Scarcity,” favorite writers, Kindle Unlimited, BookBub…shit, lots o’ stuff. Got a lot of reading to do this coming week for “Werewolves of Brooklyn.” I’m basically doing my research simultaneously with my writing, which is unusual, but I’m on a roll, creatively, and there are definitely patches (like the butchering part) that I can skip over until I have the info.  I have to stop in my tracks, so to speak, this weekend and read my “Yellowstone Wolves” book to get my werewolfies right, but I still have some time to read Luc Sante’s “Low Life,” about all the sin and vice and corruption of late 19th century New York City, before I get to the [MORE]

ONE LAST HOP! And more on my new routine!

May 29, 2015 // 2 Comments One last interview, well, at least till I publish another book in, like, a month. You heard me.  See, here’s the deal. “Lie” isn’t selling.  Somehow when I wasn’t looking, either everyone got sick of series and they only want standalones, or people just stopped buying the first in a series if it’s the only one, or (I’m told) some people, astonishingly, don’t like the cover picture and didn’t buy it because of that! At any rate, Daddy Needs Money.  There’s a certain expectation of income with a new novel, that has not been met this time around.  Never mind why, onward and upward. I have been on a “limited work schedule” for three months, as I recovered/rehabbed from um, several decades of sitting at a desk.  I’ve been writing in the morning and then saying FUCK IT for the rest of the day.  OK.  I needed it.  But now [MORE]

DOUBLE Blog Hoppin’! Check out my interview…and Jesse’s!

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments I’d stop and chat, but I’m wiped.  TL;DR I’ve started writing again after two weeks of fallow time, and it’s a story called “Werewolves of Brooklyn.”  Daddy needs some shifterbux!  More [MORE]

You know nothing, Brad Snow! Why there won’t be a “Ryan” novel…

May 26, 2015 // 6 Comments

I know.  You love him.  I love him.  But.  You know me and research.  Realism Is King.  And my recent trip to NYC opened my eyes to something so obvious: I’m too old, too far away, and too out of touch with what it’s like to be young, hot and gay in NYC now that…I have no idea how Ryan lives.  I had my eyes opened to the overall wrongness of a lot of my assumptions, and you all know that the very last thing I will ever do is write a book that’s just “made up shit.” There are things you can research – what it’s like to be a cowboy, or a programmer, or a football player, but…you can’t just look up The Way Gays Live Now, at least not outside a slice of privileged upper class gayness. The guys you see in the glossy mag articles about gay life in New York, who run around with shirts that say “Truvada Whore,” because they’re taking PREP and are at minimal risk of having unsafe sex? They’re not the [MORE]

Latest blog stop! And…full steam ahead on Lie #2!

May 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

And, yeah, screw it. I’m blocked on how to do Ryan as a standalone. I think part of the sales disappointment on Lie is that it IS first in a series, and a lot of people cross their arms and declare that they’ll wait till it’s all done.  So…let’s get it done.  Ryan may get his own book at some point, but not now. [MORE]

Your new issue of Angst Quarterly is here!

May 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Yeah, you know the drill. I put a novel out every three months or so, and then fall into post-pubbing depression for a while, before kicking myself out of it.  Eventually.  “Lie” is not selling, and that is of course the end of the world.  It’s getting rave reviews, it’s beloved by all, and yet, and yet… Maybe the worst thing that happened to me was that insanely lucrative February I had.  Because nothing’s rivaled it since.  Okay, I’ve been a bad boy – I’ve been spending like a lottery winner, and then stressing that I’m not making enough money.  If I just stopped throwing my money around, I’d be okay.  A lot of the financial stress is self-imposed. I’ve recently made a mental adjustment, as well.  I’m a midlist author.  That’s the way it goes.  I’m not going to get triple #1’s (simultaneous #1’s in gay fiction, gay romance, gay erotica, and/or some other bizarre Amazon gay [MORE]

I’m back! In…one piece?

May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Omigod I love travel.  It’s the fucking traveling that sucks.  Where is the pneumatic tube that will just suck me across the country in an hour?  28 hours to get home from NYC between cancelled and delayed flights, a five airport odyssey.  I won’t bore you with the details.  Yeah.  Three days in NYC and three days to get there and back.  I’m going to be staying on the west coast for, oh, I don’t know…the next year, probably. On the bright side, I really got some clarity about Ryan’s character development.  (This Cura model is the probable winner of the Ryan model contest.)  There’s such a difference between a “dom” and a “top,” isn’t there?  If you’re a bottom, a top may well give you what you want, e.g. that big dick inside you, because you share the same physical desire from different ends.  But a dom?  A truly dominant man’s primary function isn’t to gratify you sexually.  You [MORE]