Below as some links that I consider vital to my writing passion/obsession/hobby/career.
I strongly encourage you to check them out.
http://www.imagerystudios.com/carol/ This is the web page for my mentor and friend, Carol Davis Luce. She has been with me almost from day one. If not for her kind encouragement and the occasional kick in the butt, I might have given up long ago. I am proud to call her my friend. Her novels, especially Night Passage blew me away and to this day, they are still some of my favorites. She now has a blog site. Check it out at: http://caroldavisluce.com/
http://desertmusepublishing.wordpress.com/ I met Ann Marquez through the Henderson Writer’s Group. We became friends as we critiqued each other’s work at the first Wednesday and them Monday meetings. Her book, Journey Into Probate and Back is a must read. This is her outstanding blog site. She has been gracious to allow me to guest there twice. Please check her out when you get the chance.
http://cyberwizardproductions.com/ This is my publisher. My fantasy novel, Meleena’s Adventures – Treasure of the Umbrunna will be coming out in 2012 under the Ancient Tomes Press imprint. In 2015, my adventure/thriller novel, Lusitania Gold will be coming out on their Fireside Mysteries imprint. A fascinating web site.
http://site.hendersonwritersgroup.com/ This is my writers group. The Henderson Writer’s Group has been around since at least 2002 or even earlier. I joined in early 2003 and have not regretted a moment of it. This group has helped me immensely and I cannot thank them enough.
http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/ The Absolute Write Water Cooler is a great discussion forum for writers to chat about the craft of writing. Victoria Strauss moderates it and you will find a discussion thread on just about everything.
http://www.agentquery.com/default.aspx Agent Query is a great place to look for agents. This will save you a ton of money on books, and the information is a lot more current!
http://pred-ed.com/ Predators and Editors is an essential site for anyone looking for an agent or publisher. Run by David Kuzminski, it will tell you who is good and who is a ripoff. And trust me on this, it works! Poor David has the lawsuits to prove it!
http://www.sff.net/people/Rhondi_Salsitz/ Rhondi Salsitz, writing as Elizabeth Forrest was also there for me at the beginning. I was introduced to her through her horror novel, Dark Tide. She rocks! Today, kids know her as Emily Drake. This is her current site: http://www.rhondiann.com/
http://lyricallipservice.blogspot.com/ Tami Sue Snow is a dear friend and fellow writer who featured me on her blog Slaves To The Muse. You will find it as a page on her main web site Lyrical Lip Service. She is also a member of the Henerson Writer’s Group. She writes middle grade and young adult fiction and is a host on Fate Radio.
http://theeclecticartistcave.blogspot.com/ Joann Hamann-Buchanan is a great lady I met recently and a host on Fate Radio. She is a fellow writer out of Kansas. She was kind enough to have me on her radio show and we did an interview recently. Her Eclectic Artist Cave web site is top notch and well worth the visit.
http://rogerivester.wordpress.com/ My dear friend and kindred spirit in the world of amateur astronomy and visual observing, Roger Ivester. This man is a true artist and his drawings of celestial deep sky objects are some of the best I’ve ever seen. In fact, I have two of them hanging on the wall next to me as I type this. His web site features some of his work and is well worth a visit. His drawings are true-to-life, what someone would actually see looking through a telescope eyepiece and not some embellished Hubble photograph, redrawn.
www.fionasfiction.wordpress.com This is the web site of my new friend and a fantastic horror writer and author, Fiona Dodwell. She lives in Jolly Olde’ Englande’. She has a really fun web site and it is well worth checking out.
http://www.hauntedcomputer.com/ This is the web site for my bud, Scott Nicholson. He is one great horror writer! I got hooked on his unique brand of icky bug when I picked up The Harvest back in 2003. His stories usually take place in Appalachia and the Carolinas. He is also the ONLY horror writer to ever write a vampire story I liked, called They Hunger. It rocks!
www.workingtitlez.com Working Titlez is a blog for Stephens Press run by my great friend Carol Hayes Uber. We met through the Henderson Writers Group at one of our Las Vegas Writers Conferences. We discovered we both lived in Turkey and like to practice mangling what little Turkish we remember on each other. Stephens press is the book publishing division of Stephens Media which is the parent company of several newspapers around the country including our local Las Vegas Review Journal. Whenever you visit Las Vegas and see any books on Las Vegas or local interest, more than likely, they were published by Stephens Press.
http://seven-inch-vinyl.blogspot.com/ This is the web site for my good friend and fellow writer, Donald Riggio. He wrote an outstanding book called Seven-Inch Vinyl. It is a rock and roll epic from the early days of the rock and roll era and is a book that shouldn’t be missed by music lovers. He is a frequent contributor to my site and I’m delighted to see him every Monday at our writer’s group meetings. He is one person I always make sure to give a copy of whatever I’m reading because I can always rely on him to give me some great feedback. Rock on Donald!
www.morganstjames-author.com, http://writerstricksofthetrade.blogspot.com, and http://silversistersmysteries.wordpress.com These are the web sites of my friend and colleague, Morgan St. James. She also has a great column called Writer’s Tricks of the Trade at www.examiner.com. She has been a great friend for many years and is one of the key people in convincing me to keep my real name as an author and trash using pen names. I’m glad I took her advice and that is a big reason you are seeing this web site as it is today. She writes some great books and columns and is well worth checking out. Her latest book just came out, Betrayed. Here are the links to her pages for this outstanding novel: Facebook fan page – http://on.fb.me/1bkIokT Blog: http://bit.ly/1aoz5Fz Amazon: http://amzn.to/1br7XC0 Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1hGAqdR Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1kpYA9s
http://www.maxwellalexanderdrake.com/ This is the web page for my buddy Maxwell Alexander Drake. He’s a member of the Henderson Writer’s Group and one heck of a fantasy writer. I’ve watched him grow from a struggling writer like me to becoming one of the best fantasy writers in the country. This guy knows his business and should not be overlooked if you’re into the genre. He’s a force to be reckoned with. A real dynamo of a speaker, marketer and person, he livens up every event he attends. Rock on Max!
http://martingreening.com/ This is the page of my friend Martin Greening. He is a member of the Henderson Writer’s Group and his interests lean toward fantasy and science fiction. He is a wonderful writer and I look forward to seeing him in print soon. His web site is well worth a visit as he produces some great articles on writing.
http://www.newlinkpublishing.com/ This is the home of my publisher and where you’ll find everything there is on Meleena’s Adventures including Treasure Of The Umbrunna and any future books in the series. There are also plenty of other great authors. Check them out when you get a chance!