Burnt Sea, the prequel to Seabound, launches in just over a week. The ink is dry and the book is up for pre-order, so I've been hard at work on the third draft of the final book in the Seabound Chronicles. This will be the culmination of three years of writing, and hopefully it will be an epic conclusion… Continue reading Name the villain!
It's official. Seaswept, the sequel to post-apocalyptic adventure at sea Seabound, is now available on Amazon! This book has even more twists and turns, more sea battles, and more heart-stopping adventure than the first one. I hope you enjoy it! Buy Seaswept on Amazon now! I hit the publish button on Friday night (HK time), and it's already… Continue reading Seaswept, the second book in the Seabound Chronicles, is out now!
Hi guys. I'm emerging from my editing cave (also known as the local Starbucks) to report that I've finished the penultimate draft of the Seabound sequel, Seaswept! I'm sending it to another round of beta readers now. If all goes well, it should be available for sale by the end of April. In Seaswept, Esther and the gang from… Continue reading SEASWEPT, revised
Seabound is currently on a Kindle Countdown Deal sale for $0.99. So far it has been doing well, hanging out in the top 16,000 on Amazon. This will only last until the 11th. If you want a bargain on a post-apocalyptic adventure at sea buy it today! Elsewhere on the internet: I was recently interviewed… Continue reading Kindle Countdown Deal + 5 books I’d take to a desert island
Hi guys. Six months ago I quit my day job to write full time. I recently posted an update on how that has been going. I'm mostly speaking through my original pen name, but I share some news about Seabound. Speaking of which, I'm almost finish with the second draft of the prequel! If you missed the… Continue reading Six months as a full-time writer
Hey guys. I'm back in Hong Kong after spending four weeks in Arizona for the holidays. During my last week there I got to visit two schools to talk about being a writer and then participated in a local book club's discussion of Seabound! Full disclosure: it was my mom's book club (she's on the left with the… Continue reading Seabound Book Club (plus a video!)
There's this cool site called Booktrack that allows you to make a movie-style soundtrack for your books. I tried it out with a sample from Seabound. Here's how it works: 1) I pasted the first two chapters of the book into the site. They take place during a storm, so there's lots of potential for cool… Continue reading Fun with Booktrack
It's December 2nd here on my favorite island in the South China Sea, and I am sitting on 53,000 words of NaNoWriMo success. While my keyboard cools down, I'm looking at the result of the past 30 days of work. It's not pretty. This NaNo manuscript is the final installment in my new trilogy, the… Continue reading My NaNoWriMo manuscript is a hot mess–and that’s cool
At the end of October 2012, I had writing on the brain. It was a few weeks until the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, and I was ready to go all-in. The previous year, I participated in NaNo to complete a shorter project, a mini travel memoir that was never meant to be more… Continue reading How NaNoWriMo Changed My Life