September 2018

WHOO! A Little Too Broken screenplay marches on in the comps! TOP 3%!

September 28, 2018 // 2 Comments

As always, you can read the latest version here! This is the Final Draft screenwriting software Big Break contest, and I’m one of 78 quarterfinalists in the Diverse category. (I have a short, The Red Stuff, click here to read!, that’s also made QF in a contest, but I didn’t make a deal of it because it’s me and um is it 429 or 479 other quarterfinalists 🙂 The Final Draft one is pretty good news, since only 3% of scripts get that far. I also got a 7.9 in the Diverse Voices contest first round (I paid for notes) and that means I’m *probably* advancing there. I got great notes from WeScreenplay for the second time, and I incorporated his notes into the Draft 7 I resubbed for the next round. Wish me [MORE]

Stabitha OUT of KU! Coming soon to Apple, Kobo, Google Play…

September 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

…and lots of other places, as are all my gayroms. The paperback is now through Ingram and the ebook is through… everywhere. I’ll say it AGAIN. I had NO CHOICE but to pub in KU as a first time thriller writer, because Amazon A, will punish you in your New Release ranking if you don’t, which will really smother you since B, they have the market cornered on their site with their own Montlake and Lake Union serial killer thrillers, and are always privileging those in search results way above anyone else’s. So yeah. At Amazon, your publisher is… your ruthless competitor. But as I’ve said before, I could be waiting until the End of Days for an agent to answer a “Hey I’m nobody with no connections and would you please read this query letter and by the way my whole reader base is in gay romance so about 1% of them are going to follow me to another genre and thanks for your time!” I’m not sorry I published it myself instead of [MORE]

Stabitha OUT of CreateSpace, INTO Ingram for Wide Disti!

September 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Finished the process today! I doubt it matters. But my wishful thinking self has this image of a fresh young intern, in love with the book, trying to get some pinchy old cod in a bow tie to acknowledge the wonders of Stabitha, but his derision of its shabby selfpub origins, a book that is “Not a Gentleman,” has damned said intern’s efforts… This article just happened. French bookstore owners are furious that a self-published book is up for the “prestigious” Prix Renaudot. Not so much because it’s selfpub, but because it’s via CreateSpace, and to booksellers in France, Amazon is the Great Satan – here too! But we don’t have a government that, you know, treasures arts and letters. Of course, the author has good reasons for doing so. The French-Israeli author, who has published more than a dozen books via more traditional routes, told the Guardian he was forced into put[ting] out an edition of Bande de Français himself after no [MORE]

ALL BOOKS (Stabitha soon!) OUT OF KU! On Sale Everywhere!

September 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

(Well, everywhere in a day or so.) I did it! I escaped the gingerbread house, and the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the Northwest! I know, mixin’ up my witches. Stabitha’s still in till 9/23; I had no choice as a first time writer in the serial killer thriller genre but to go in to KU for the 90 day minimum, because Amazon will fuckin’ BURY YOU in the new releases if you don’t. Not that you don’t get buried anyway under the weight of all the promo they do to ensure that their in-house Montlake and Lake Union serial killer titles rule the list… And not that it mattered since the best serial killer thriller since Silence of the Lambs tanked anyway, but still. The likelihood of any sudden great backlist income from going wide is, well, I’ve been down this road before, pretty close to zero. But I’ve gone back to the abusive relationship authors have with Amazon again and again, and this time, I’m noping right out of there for good. [MORE]