Hello, friend. Just a quick note to say that we remain on the same track described in my last update (except that the manuscript is now due to my editor on... Read more
Falling into Fall
Hello, backers. I hope you’re all having a wonderful fall thus far.
But enough about the gathering nightmare of global warming. Let’s talk about me, shall we? More specifically, let’s... Read more
Into the present; a brutal memory; the hope of Our Voice
As you may know, I'm authoring Ashes to Asheville, a serial novel I’m writing in real time, which is being published exclusively on the website of The... Read more
My serial novel picked up by The Asheville Citizen-Times
Sometimes a character comes to you whom you love so much that you instantly know you'll do everything you can to tell his or her story. Tammy, the heroine of ... Read more
News about the novel I'm serializing, “Ashes to Asheville.”
Hello, you champions of my efforts to make some leeway in this world as a novelist, you. Once again, let me thank you for your sweet, right-in-the-middle-of-Christmas-of-all-times support. Thanks to... Read more
"Ashes to Asheville" and more on my all-new website, launched today
Hey, I wanted to let you know about my new website, launched today. From conception to realization I felt as if I were doing this website in partnership with all... Read more
What you did to me
In a word, you saved me. Almost literally.
For one, you made it so that I get to keep my name.
I'm not kidding. If the campaign for What I... Read more
As the fat lady clears her throat . . .
Good lord (he said, reflectively): Where in this universe would I be without you?
You,who have reached so deeply into your pockets and purses (during, of all... Read more
“100% funded, and you STILL want money, John? WHY?!”
Hello, friends! Happy New Year!
2016 shows every sign of being, for me, the greatest year of my life. And I have you, the backers of my Kickstarter campaign, to... Read more
My novel is 100% funded! But please don’t go away.
Funded! That was ... so fast there at the end. It was just ... boom. Done.
Anyway, to state the obvious, backers: I couldn't have done it without you. At... Read more
Only 4 days left! (And a new reward just up)
4 days. 74% funded. Nails approaching disturbing nubdom.
In other news, I've just made available a new reward: $150 for two hours of my services as an editor/writing coach. Up... Read more
6 days left, and half-way to the goal!
Great news, teammates! Yesterday we passed the midfield mark on our drive toward the goal of publishing What I Did To You ! (Translation: I'm currently 54% funded.)
Two, four,... Read more
Merry Christmas (and/or Happy Holidays)!!!
I couldn't let today and tomorrow go by without sending the most heartfelt of holiday greetings to those who've stepped up to help make possible my long cherished dream of... Read more
I'm on a podcast about books today. Call in!
Hi, friends. Today from 6 to 7 p.m. Central Time I'll be the sole guest on an hour-long podcast about books called, "A Kind Voice on Books." I'd love you to... Read more
Doesn't your awesomeness deserve eternal acknowledgement?
Oh, indubitably!is the correct answer to the above question. And that is why it is incumbent upon me to remind you that if you ordered the digital, paperback or... Read more
1 week down; only 3 weeks to go!
First, and forever, I want to thank everyone who has thus far supported this project. The publication of What I Did To Youwould simply not be possible without your... Read more
A universe-sized thank-you to those who've helped make this a stellar Kickstarter launch. I reallyappreciate it. That you think enough of my work to help me, in such direct terms,... Read more