Traditional Publishing?

After writing my first book, I spent many hours learning about publishing. The new world of e-publishing offers so many options. Since I enjoy visual arts, putting together a cover was a fun exercise. Learning how to format my manuscript for the many available options wasn't too difficult. Before too long, my book was available …

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Garlic Steamed Mussels (short story)

Great Lakes Horror Company will be publishing my short story, Garlic Steamed Mussels in the second volume of their anthology, Group Hex. I'm excited to have my story included in a publication with so many great horror writers. Watch for my new psychological thriller short this fall — in Group Hex II (FALL 2017)

It’s Coming!

Black Rose Writing will be publishing What Lies Within. What is this book about? #Duty #Revenge #Murder #Horror "There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy." —Ambrose Bierce The system failed Tyler McDermitt. He and his brother have vowed to protect unfortunate youth from a similar fate—or at least make those responsible, …

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Book Review — Inferno by Dan Brown

Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown Robert Smith (TyCobbsTeeth)'s review March 14, 2017 bookshelves: owned-paperbacks Inferno sets up fast. The story starts from several directions. Characters are brought along nicely, developing as the story lines converge. Like most of the books in this series, I find I learned a lot about the location and …

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Punchy Book Reviews

Punchy Book Reviews

I like to read concise book reviews that are specific and don't contain spoilers. Answer a few questions for me and be done. What did you like about the book; did you dislike anything? Be balanced. No book is all good or all bad. Tell me about the writing, the storyline, and characters. Were the …

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What Lies!

I have some exciting updates! I completed What Lies Within, edited it, edited it, edited it (mowed, mulched, and raked), and then ran it through some beta-readers. It's ready 🙂 Last month I signed with an agent who I had been talking with for a while. It's a fantastic agency based in the U.K. and …

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What Lies Within – Submitted!

I want to send out a huge thank you to everyone who helped with editing and beta reading. I received some great feedback and incorporated a several modifications because of it. By popular request, I have added one last chapter to tie off those loose ends, and answer some lingering questions. I sent out copies …

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Nearing Completion

Today I sent out the last two copies of my manuscript to beta readers. I have a dozen that promised to feedback in short order. Now like an expectant father I wait. What Lies Within “There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.” —Ambrose Bierce A tortured past can shape a soul, …

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I WON!

Well...a bronze isn't too bad. My short story, Breakfast is Severed just won Third Place in the Thriller category of Inkitt's writing contest. Hi TyCobbsTeeth! I just wanted to let you know that your story "Breakfast is Severed" has placed third in Inkitt's "Cult" writing contest! Congratulations! We were blown away by your narrative and …

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