Be Creative! Be, Be Creative!

I still wish I had a quill and ink.

There’s nothing like starting a new project. I’ve worked on The Kris Grant Series for so long now, that it feels great working on something new.

With Daylight Hours and Moonlit Miles out for people to read, I figured it was time to step back for a while and try something else. I love writing third-person and having total freedom with the direction of the story. The Kris Grant Series was my first attempt at a first-person story-telling on such a big scale, and while I love the character of Kris Grant, it’s refreshing to have different perspectives.

This new project I’m working on is really getting my creative processes flowing again. It’s always a good sign when you’re passionate about what you’re working on. The hard part isn’t coming up with a great story, it’s getting it all down on paper.

To all my fellow writers out there, if you sit down and write for three hours and it feels like ten minutes, you’ve tapped into something special. It’s an amazing feeling and I hope I never lose that little piece of real-life magic.

On a side note — and a very important one at that — I want to thank everyone for their support with the release of Moonlit Miles. It was a long process to get that sequel made and I hope that everyone who has downloaded it or Daylight Hours, enjoys them both.

Kris Grant is the type of character that is almost effortless for me to write. That sounds like a good thing, but right now in my life, I want to push myself and hone my craft and experiment a little. The Kris Grant Series has only just begun with the first two novels in the series. I have the first 5 novels mapped out. I promise that I will return to that universe when the time is right. Who knows? Maybe I’ll even throw a few short stories out there for fans in the meantime. That universe has limitless possibilities for stories and not all of them have to revolve around Kris Grant; even though he would probably disagree.

Thank you, everyone.

Now, back to the dungeon.

Amazing News!

Remember that sequel I was writing for my first book? You know, the one I’ve spent countless hours editing and proofreading and struggling to proofread and edit some more all while finishing college, wandering around the world with no sense of direction after graduating from college, and then finally realizing that I need to focus and get this second book out there? Yeah…that book.

Well, it’s coming.

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Sure, being Territory Master has its perks: money, power, responsibility…money. It’s not an easy job, but Kris Grant’s been playing the part and keeping the murdering and massacres down to an all-time low. So, why isn’t he getting the respect he deserves?

In the action-packed sequel to Daylight Hours, we find the inexperienced and sarcastic Vampire, Kris Grant struggling to control his territory. He’s never taken his role seriously and the consequences arise when two rogue Vampires come to town threatening everything Kris has built over the years. Now, with the aid of an unlikely team, Kris must battle his own ego and begin a dangerous hunt that will push him to his physical and emotional limits.

Friendships are tested, old enemies emerge, and new ones surface as Kris learns what it really means to be Territory Master.

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Excited? I am.

Moonlit Miles is coming exclusively to the Kindle Store in the next few days. Stay posted and spread the word.

How To Fail An Interview And Keep Moving Forward

Well, as the fates would have it, I failed my interview on Wednesday.

This is what I get for attempting anything. Failure.

Game Over


To be honest, it’s a relief that the interview process is over. Was this job the focal point of my life? No. Am I depressed? Not really. I did try to get the position at work, but I didn’t give it 100% and I know that I could have prepared more. I learned a lesson, Fate. It’s been a while since I’ve actually tried to accomplish something outside of writing and even though I didn’t become an Assistant Manager, I do get to breathe again and focus on what I’m really passionate about: writing. I only wish that I wasn’t so nervous so that I don’t feel like I disappointed some of the co-workers that I’ve mentored and trained. My cool, calm, charming demeanor was crushed under the tidal wave of nerves. I should’ve taken that shot of whiskey before.

I’m going to improve my attitude at work and try a little harder to accomplish goals that will only benefit me in the long run. Maybe I’ll go for the position again in another department and keep moving up. Assistant Manager can’t hurt your resumé. I need a decent job to pay the bills and support myself while I write until the day that I’m a successful, published author. I’ll find one eventually and in the mean time, I’m better off than most at my current position and I need to RELAX.

Everything happens for a reason. This is the lesson that I’m constantly learning.

Teaching, management…I need to stop focusing about getting a paycheck and focus on my writing and creativity. Selling so many copies of my book last week really opened my eyes and motivated me. Now that the interview is over and I know I didn’t get the position, I’ll grow at work and continue to pursue my vision of becoming a published author.

To the future, minions.

Daylight Hours News!

Yeah, I don’t know about you people, but there’s only 2 days left until Daylight Hours is FREE on Kindle! Free!

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This is pretty great news considering I finally have the chance to just give the book away to people. Spread the word, everyone. The first novel in The Kris Grant Series is on its way to rising up the ranks. I’m determined to make it a best-seller this year with these free promotions and Kindle exclusivity.

I still have chapters of the book posted on this site as well, so check it out in advance.

Just remember, there’s nothing wrong with supporting an indie author and downloading a free eBook with the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger. I mean, I’m kind of counting on it. So save the date. January 17, 2013: Free Kindle Book Day! For my book at least.