Category: Authors

Okay. I promised an Indie Publishing Chronicles post every Thursday and I have succeeded mightily in failing you all. For that, I apologize. Life happens. But now, let’s get on with the shit. So, you want to know the first step that must be taken in order to enter into the world of Indie Publishing? [...]

“Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.” – Jay-Z, “Reminder” This morning, I checked the sales stats for my two books GUESTLIST and KISSES FOR TATI. You know, just to see how well they were doing. Well, according to Amazon, the sales rank for KISSES FOR TATI was 280,613; GUESTLIST, which was released back in March, [...]

Because I am a piss poor blogger these days, I did not post this when I was supposed to. Ah well, life happens. But YESTERDAY, my new novelette KISSES FOR TATI officially released (despite Amazon selling it a couple weeks early). The book is about a young woman named Tati, natch, who lives under the [...]

As an indie author and publisher with two books under my belt (GUESTLIST and KISSES FOR TATI) and a third in December, I feel I’ve learned a thing or two about the wonderful world of self-publishing. Many people ask how I’ve done certain things, such as acquire distribution, design covers and interiors, and come up [...]

The below quote is from Cressida Leyshon’s recent interview with author Zadie Smith about her upcoming novel NW. [E]very time I write a sentence I’m thinking not only of the people I ended up in college with but my siblings, my family, my school friends, the people from my neighborhood. I’ve come to realize that [...]

My Cocoasis sister and fellow writer Danielle Gilyot has just published her latest short story When the Bough Breaks in Specter Literary Magazine. Check out the excerpt below. Nadine took the money out of their savings account that morning without telling her boyfriend. 300 dollars. Gabe would have a fit. Half-running down Magazine Street because New [...]

As a writer, there are two things that I unquestionably love: alcohol and writing. Thankfully, Brooklyn coffeehouse Bedford Hill has decided to combine the two for their new reading series Words With Beers. According to Brokelyn, Words With Beers “raises its glass to writers established, up-and-coming, but simply good, if only slightly hammered. Under the [...]