Seeking Beta Readers

Seeking Beta Readers

I’m looking for no more than 10 people willing to take on the task of being a Beta Reader for my Up From the Depths series. While this may sound simple, there are some requirements. Requirements You must be able to discuss each book more than just commenting , it was good, or it was … Continue reading

Concept cover art

Concept cover art

Here is a sample of some covers for the Up From the Depths series. These covers were made using Powerpoint and are not from the publisher of the series.                

Preparedness, Practice, and your BOB

Preparedness, Practice, and your BOB

For National Preparedness Month, here’s a couple of tips that every prepper or anyone interested in prepping should consider.   As a prepper, if you fail to actually practice any of the plans you may have for whatever event, how can you be proficient or consider yourself prepared? Remember the fire drills that as a … Continue reading

Up From the Depths Book 1 release date

Where will you be when the world ends? What will you do to save the lives of people you love? Follow the men of ODA-141, the Outlaws and the SEALs of Shark Platoon in this hard-hitting, real-world look at life before, during, and after an apocalyptic event. In a world ravaged by a mutated virus … Continue reading

Aspiring Author Versus Author

Aspiring Author Versus Author

Many of us have heard the term ‘Aspiring Author’. What does that actually mean? The definition of aspire to to have a strong ambition or desire. By using that definition, we can extrapolate that aspiring means you have a strong ambition or desire to accomplish something. In the real world, an aspiring author is someone … Continue reading

Chapter length and the economy of words

Chapter length and the economy of words

Over the past few years, I’ve heard more and more readers discuss chapter length. Most of the discussions have centered around how long a chapter is, the length, versus what actually happens in that chapter. There are some authors that have the market on the economy of words meaning that either the chapter is short … Continue reading

Write what you know

Write what you know

  What does the title of this topic mean? To be a good author you need to be able to immerse the reader into the world you’ve created. That means you need to know all there is to know about that world. If its a fictional world like Narnia, you need to be able to … Continue reading

Reviews, Good, Bad, Indifferent

Reviews, Good, Bad, Indifferent

As an author, you can expect to receive any number of reviews. Presumably, you’re shooting for good reviews. But, there will always be bad reviews and the ever present, indifferent reviews. We all know what a good review is. Those reviews are the ones where the reader is so enthralled and excited about what they … Continue reading

What is Up From the Depths?

What is Up From the Depths?

The series, Up From the Depths,  is very loosely based  on the genre that George Romero showed the world with the classic Night of the Living Dead.  In all of Romero’s films such as Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead and Land of the Dead, the basic premise was a global pandemic that … Continue reading