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Rowan and Happy New Year!

I’m finally getting back to working on Rowan! I so enjoy writing and I’ve missed it. I turn on some music and get into the zone and just let the story unfold. Its work but also magic! My favorite writing music with Hawthorne and I’m guessing for Rowan is Loreena MacKennitt’s Nights from the Alhambra. As my wife can attest, I love this album and listen to it a lot. If you have never heard it, I highly recommend it! Alex just typed his name for the first time, right here on this post! He’s already on his way to being a great novelist!

Wishing you all a very happy New Year! I hope it is filled with joy and magic!


Hawthorne is now in five bookstores! You can find it at Boulder Bookstore and all the Tattered Cover bookstores in Colorado. It is also in Michigan, at Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord. Please help me support these stores this holiday season. Thanks!

Adventures in Self Publishing

I’ve been wading in deep into the waters of book marketing and I’ve found a great book that I wish I’d found months ago. It’s Self Printed: A Sane Person’s Guide To Self Publishing, by Catherine Ryan Howard. Catherine’s website

Click here for Catherine’s book.

I love Catherine’s no non-sense approach to the whole adventure of publishing your own book. She doesn’t pull any punches about the reality of doing this work. Because of her, I now am using Twitter and feeling very green. If you have the dream of getting your own book out there, I highly recommend her book.

I never imagined how much time I was going to spend sitting in front of my computer, checking on giveaways, Facebook posts, Goodreads news, and now Twitter. Its fun but it’s taking a ton of time and I want to get back to working on Rowan Druid Spirit Chronicles Book Two.

At least the cold weather is cooperating, with giving me more time inside to keep up with things!