Friday, March 30, 2012

Facebook Banner

Well it's finally time for me to hop on the Facebook bandwagon. With the new format design that means my author page will look even more beautiful. The only issue is I don't have time to come up with a cover design for it. Not wanting to be left in the digital dust, I've decided that it's time to start a contest! So here's how it goes.

I need a banner. You design one. The theme should in some how embody the Theo Bourne series. Just e-mail your entries to and on April 30th I'll select a winner. The winner will get a $50 gift card to

Easy! So all you graphic designers, artists and fans out there get designing!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Media Wagon

Random post alert. I'm not good at this keeping up with the post thing. Can't make promises to get any better. On the plus side, the reason I fail is because I'm focused on working on manuscripts.

One thing I've been trying to work out lately is publicity. I've been trying to line up ways to get the word out. It's a lot of work and while my editor/publisher are amazing, I still need to do my own leg work. It's hard, especially when I don't have the foggiest clue what to do and well... lets face it, I'm more interested in just writing.

There needs to be a nice balance between writing and publicizing, but I don't know where that balance is. It's stressful at times. Give-me-a-six-pack-kind-of-stress.

So when is it a good time to push aside the key board and focus on publicity? Authors have always struggled. We think the battle is over when we land that deal, but it isn't. It's continuing to spread the word of your story and boast sales. While I'm not in it for the money, that still is how I make my living. So one just wonders when I should set it all aside and try to sale. Should I turn off the muse at some point and focus solely on trying to sell?

Is there ever a point when that doesn't happen?

What is the best way to sell?

Well, I don't have a lot of answers. I'll figure them out. I will be doing some blog tours in the future. I'm working on getting them lined up, so when they do appear I'll definitely post. I will be participating in Hop Against Homophobia this May, a great tour focused on spreading the world equality as well as the love of m/m writing. So look for that. Until then chickadees, I shall try to find that balance of writing-media.