Archive | February 2018

My Romance Novel is Finished

I’ve finished writing my first romance novel, Lake Arcadia!

It has strange fiction elements, a pagan cult, and lots of gay sex, so if you find any of that interesting, I think you might love it like I do. It’s currently off with Jane Curry being edited, but I should have it back next week.

A goal for this book is to release a physical edition on Amazon. I know how some of you like a paper book in your hands. With a bit of research and trial and error, it shouldn’t be too difficult. I’ll try to be transparent about this process, for those curious.

I’ll upload the ebook version of Lake Arcadia on Smashwords and Amazon soon-ish, which means I need to write the ad copy. I also need to get copies out to perspective romance readers and bloggers.

That’s just a start, but it’s a lot.

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Reading Goals and Book Recommendations Part 2

My reading goal for 2017 was accomplished. I read 125 books. Just barely.

Click here for the first half of 2017, when I read the first 93.

As you may notice, there are a lot less recommendations this time, just because I didn’t read as many great books after August.

Here are three:

Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment by Robert Wright: this book inspired me to start a meditation practice.

Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) by Frank Herbert: a formidable classic that probably everyone who writes science fiction should read.

Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun: a balm for these trying times.

Because this list is so short, here is an amazing bonus book I read this year.

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari: about so much more than just depression and anxiety.

And finally, the worst book I read in 2017:

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein: “hate” is not too strong a word.