Sweet #16 on the AAYAA Scavenger Hunt…

Welcome to The Deserted Lands, an apocaloptimistic universe not so far removed from our own. This scavenger hunt has an awesome spin. Find the secret words at each of the author’s blogs/sites and write them down to read the story! When you’ve got the words...

A New Kind of Young Adult Story Scavenger Hunt…

I’ve done a few scavenger hunts over the last few years, but this one from the Alliance of Young Adult Authors has an awesome spin. The clues at each of the author’s blogs/sites will tell a story! So cool. Derek Murphy is the brilliant mind behind this...

Challenges…

Hey folks, Thanks for all the support over the years. The last few months have been challenging. Even though I started off the year with a really strong 47,000+ words in January and February, I have a hit a wall and written only 21,000 words since then.   I’m...

On a Shelf: Four Books in a Life

What writer does not like to go into a bookstore or library and find a copy of their book? It doesn’t get old. And sometimes it leads to sales when someone realizes you’re the author. Last week I walked into my favorite bookstore, Village Books, and...

Announcing my PRINT ebook collection…

In honor of the upcoming release of my PRINTED eBook collection, I am putting both TOILS AND SNARES (today) and the OUTWARD BOUND – Science Fiction & Poetry Collection (tomorrow) on sale for ONLY $0.99 each! Here is the cover art for the print Ebook. What?...

Young Adult Scavenger Hunt Winners

The Spring 2017 Young Adult Scavenger Hunt is over. Participation was amazing! Thousands of folks meeting 100 YA authors and getting bonus materials. The GOLD TEAM winner of 20 Young Adult novels is: Miranda G. in Rexburg ID. She will receive a signed 1st edition of...

Rob’s wRiting Residency – Not at work working…

Tomorrow is an interesting day. I’ve been teaching less, so I can write more, one less class a day since early December. I got a lot of new writing done in December and January, slowed down in February. Now instead of writing before I go to work a little late, I will...

YOU KNOW YOU’RE A REAL AUTHOR WHEN… PART II

So we all hear about authors who love particular phrases, sometimes they’ll appear dozens of times in a novel. For me that phrase for ALL IS SILENCE was Too Much Testosterone or TMT. There are THREE [!] times it appears in the novel. A bit much? Yes, but it...

February Smorgasblog

Here’s a quick update. Warning: This post goes to eleven… Here is the new Cover art for TOILS AND SNARES. I turned 50 on February 15th. My kids are sending me to SPACE CAMP! Which reminds me, “Not to 50″ Series went to 55 with Part V on...