Conversion to Ingram, (Still using Createspace)

Now that the family vacation is over, I have a big project to continue. This is basically a continuation of acting on my thoughts in an earlier blog: https://dhealoral.com/indie-author-navigating-choices-in-self-publishing/ Most of my successful book sales venues will not be affected. I sell a lot through Amazon and Kindle, so I’m keeping both of those. (My Createspace books maximize my Amazon...

Posted:25thMar, 2018

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One week until my Marscon signing!

Just one week remaining until Marscon! This will be my first trip there as a vendor, signing my books. Typically, authors are lined up in the hall outside the Dealer’s Room, near the panel rooms. I’ll be there with all of my books for fans to peruse and buy! I’m on the guests of honor page…near the bottom: https://marscon.org/2018/goh.php Stop by if you’re local. Marscon...

Posted:24thFeb, 2018

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Appearing at Marscon, March 2-4

Hey local Minnesotans, you’re coming to Marscon, right? Marscon is an exciting science fiction convention here in the Twin Cities. This will be my first booth appearance at a local convention. (Last year I went to a convention on Alabama!) Robots, Rayguns & Rockets The 3 R’s of Sci-Fi March 2-4, 2018 Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport/Mall of America 3800 American Blvd. E. Bloomington,...

Posted:5thFeb, 2018

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1st Review in for Pilgrims with Blades – 5 Star Debut!

Pilgrims with Blades (Click for a larger picture) I was overjoyed to see the first review hit Amazon for Pilgrims with Blades: Pressed into Service. 5 stars! I knew a lot of folks were impressed by it, but an author needs to see folks give a thumbs up in their public reviews. Many thanks to the reader for giving me this boost. Ok, I feel like getting in more writing right now… Link to Amazon...

Posted:19thJan, 2018

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Dramatic Reading of “The Widow Brigade” on YouTube

I have a new treat for my book fans today. I have been trying to expand my YouTube to assist with my writing habit, and not just use it for streaming needs. I uploaded a dramatic reading of my highest rated fantasy novel, “The Widow Brigade”.   This was certainly a first-time attempt to do anything like this. I’m shy enough that I have a hard enough time doing readings in person…doing...

Posted:2ndJan, 2018

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Author Initiative show with me on Geekside Network Earning Views

A video I helped produce on Geekside Network has been channeling in the views. Zoe and myself talked about character creation, and discussed a character of his in the making during the show. We cover the many steps and considerations undertaken when designing a character for a book. Although I tend to focus fantasy, and he treads between fantasy and science fiction, these techniques could apply to...

Posted:29thOct, 2017

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Post-QuestCon Updates (Books and Gamer Streams)

Now that all the preparation and work down at Quest-Con has passed, it’s time to update fans both old and new about current projects. We’re going to cover both book projects and video game streams. Books “The Widow Brigade” proved to be the more popular seller at Quest-Con, despite the recent release of “Pilgrims with Blades: Pressed into Service.” I can’t...

Posted:26thOct, 2017

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Pilgrims with Blades now Available!

The first copies of Pilgrims with Blades: A01 Pressed into Service have arrived!   For those who have anxiously been waiting for that next read, I have it! The debut novel in the Pilgrims with Blades series, Pressed into Service, is now available! (I beat my October deadline!) Notice its home page has been moved to the published section. For those of you who live near me in the Twin Cities, Minnesota...

Posted:20thSep, 2017

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Pilgrims with Blades Release in Sight! (Sample Available)

Pilgrims with Blades: A01 Pressed into Service is on the verge of its October 2017 release! I will have copies of this book when I show up at QuestCon in Mobile, Alabama, during the Oct 20-22 event. Beyond that, I’m working to line up author release parties at a few local bookstores. (Local meaning the Twin Cities of Minnesota or western Wisconsin.) I might even have another release at a local...

Posted:15thSep, 2017

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Editing Crunch Before Quest-Con

In two months, (and one week), I’ll be driving down to Quest-Con in Mobile, Alabama! Even though I’ll be in cosplay a lot, helping out my guild Grievance, I also have a deadline to make. I promised I’d have “Pilgrims with Blades” finished by that time. That deadline has been on my mind all summer as I’ve worked to complete it. Oh wait, what was that quote from Douglas...

Posted:11thAug, 2017

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