Category: Books

As I imagine most people had, I’d first heard of The Thin Man, and its main characters Nick and Nora Charles, because of a series of films that were released during Hollywood’s Golden Age. William Powell and Myrna Loy played Nick and Nora, a glamorous married socialite couple that solved crimes in their spare time [...]

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? [...]

  On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, readers, fans, and miscellaneous miscreants almost caused at riot at the Union Square Barnes and Noble appearance of author Junot Díaz. The Pulitzer Prize winning author was in attendance to read from his newly released short story collection This is How You Lose Her. According to Colorlines, an estimated [...]

“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 [...]

As most of you already know, my novelette KISSES FOR TATI releases on Tuesday, August 21, but here’s a chance for readers to score an advanced copy. Head on over to Goodreads and enter the KISSES FOR TATI giveaway. The novelette tells the story of Tati, a young woman who lives under the oppressive thumb of [...]

Though I’ve posted sneak peeks here and there, Be Cool Books is finally, officially, releasing the cover and synopsis for Kisses for Tati, my forthcoming novelette. The book, which will be published on August 21 has a confirmed page count of 100 pages. The synopsis is as follows: Tati Corona lives a simple life. She [...]

Damn you, E.L. James. That’s right — we can blame the Fifty Shades of Grey author for this one. A handful of classics are getting sexed up worse than Anastasia Steele. According to The Hollywood Reporter, publisher Clandestine Classics is making all the sex hinted at in such classics as Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, [...]