Recycling characters

Many authors do it. They place their characters in several unrelated books. I've been doing it for a while although I'm planning to stop after my current release, The Midnight Man. And while the major characters in this novel are brand new, a whole range of characters from my novellas Nate and the New Yorker …

When Worlds Collide

This blog was originally published at On Top Down Under as part of their sixth anniversary. In it I talk about my new New Year's Eve novelette titled Midnight Angel and discuss why some of my characters continue to appear in different stories. There are several reasons I’m excited about my new holiday read. The first …

Meet the Devil

He'd been sitting inside my laptop for a very long time, but finally it came time for him to strut into the world. Friends, meet Preston. He's one of the characters in Drama Queens and Devilish Schemes, the third book in the Actors and Angels series. As you can see he's fond of a top …

Worldbuilding

Two decades ago I studied acting part time over three years. Fortunately, I secured a job in a creative industry before I completed the course, which probably saved me from many desperate auditions and a life of poverty. But there are important factors about that craft that shaped the books that make up the ‘Actors …

The First Novel

Tomorrow I’m going to feel a sense of déjà vu as my first novel gets relaunched for the third time. My last publisher closed down, so I was very lucky that NineStar Press decided to re-contract my works. An author's first novel is special. It’s the one they sweated over. It’s the one that was redrafted …