All my life I’ve dealt with race-related assumptions made against me. There’s nothing more frustrating and emotionally distorting than being judged and treated as someone you are not. I am an individual. My upbringing formed me and my siblings into unique individuals. The outside world is unfamiliar with this and won’t accept it. Nonetheless, it’s … Continue reading The Stupidity of Assumptions
Update on S.N. Petro’s Book Series
Why is The Warrior's Seed no longer on Wattpad? What's up with the S.N. Petro series? Who is S.N. Petro? The video below has all the answers, and just might be the most boring video you'll watch all 2016. Believe me, I tried to redo this video many times. This is the best I could do … Continue reading Update on S.N. Petro’s Book Series
Go Ahead, Finish College — Please
The average degree holder can earn 84% more over a lifetime than someone with only a high school diploma or GED.
Yes, I’m Still on a Break — but I’m Not Gone!
I'm dedicating my time to furthering my education in writing. I've learned a lot from completing my first book, The Warrior's Seed. My mission now is to reduce the amount of time I spend editing my works and worrying about what my audience or family may think if I say what I really want to … Continue reading Yes, I’m Still on a Break — but I’m Not Gone!
My 2015 Blog in Review
Here are my blog stats for this past year. Not bad, but I hope for better in 2016! Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people. … Continue reading My 2015 Blog in Review
Writers, If You Beta Read, Read Before You Comment
After completing my first manuscript in 2014, I joined a writer's group via MeetUp.com. A book by public speaker and writer, Brian Tracy, motivated me to find a writer's group as a means to network with, support, and learn from other writers. That's not a bad idea at all. However, I learned that many fellow … Continue reading Writers, If You Beta Read, Read Before You Comment
My Newest Query Letter Version
I've been grinding away at my query letter for over a year, but more intensely over the past month. I think I've achieved the goal of giving a general idea of the story, while managing to sprinkle some life into the sentences. I'm not really sure, but I hope so. Read on. The Warrior from Monde, complete … Continue reading My Newest Query Letter Version
Audio Interview for The Warrior from Monde
In this interview, James Flannigan, asks me about how I came up with the plot for The Warrior from Monde (awaiting agent representation). We also discuss tips for other first-time writers. Click to listen
Fresh Link to Free Chapters – WFM
Hi readers. As promised, below is an excerpt from The Warrior from Monde and a fresh link to read the free chapters. Marquis Fabien Chevalier shouted commands as he and his men entered the eastern woodlands at the edge of Monde. With him were twelve soldiers of Monde's Royal Army. They raced through the tall … Continue reading Fresh Link to Free Chapters – WFM
My Liebster Award Nomination
I'd like to thank Lucia, from Reading With Lucia, for my Liebster Award nomination. Thank you for acknowledging my existence! I have been a blogger since 2007, but I recently began engaging in social media. I'll tell ya, blogging and utilizing social media at the same time is more fun (less crickets). I'm actually connecting with … Continue reading My Liebster Award Nomination