Thursday, September 22, 2005

Fantasy Grounds Visual FAQs

I've released the first of hopefully several videos that will help new and prospective users of the rpg virtual table application Fantasy Grounds learn how to better use the application. The first "Visual FAQ" answers the question "How do you use Shortcut Pins to Link module assets within FG?"

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Power-Poster Nominee over at

One of my pre-release marketing strategies is to become an 'entity' at various websites across the internet. I have become at least 'known' on several fantasy and science fiction sites, and 'well-known' on several RPG and computer game related sites. When the book is released I hope at least some users from these various sites will make it over here to take a look at my work.
One site I have frequently visited and contributed to is the online publishing site

Since I plan to publish through Lulu if I am not picked up by TOR books, I have spent time on their forums, conversing with other aspiring writers, providing info to visitors to the site, etc. There are those that do not view online publishers as 'worthy of merit', but P.O.D.s are an growing niche in the publishing world and Lulu is quickly becoming one of the biggest players in this market.

Recently I was given the status of "Power Poster Nominee" by the Lulu staff, which should lead to the status of "Power Poster." While I don't post as often as many on Lulu's forums, I guess they like what I post. I get a nice little icon under my name when I post now, which hopefully will convince people who see my posts to take a closer look at what I have to say (I mean write :) ).

Friday, September 09, 2005

The Land of Caern 'Franchise'

Always plotting, I am...

As stated in an earlier blog I have become involved with an online virtual table for role-playing games called Fantasy Grounds. It has allowed me to flesh out my 'world' to the point that I plan on releasing content (d20 modules and d20 conversions for use with Fantasy Grounds) soon after the release of my first novel.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

The Final Push

I finally feel like I'm coming down the home stretch. I have 8 chapters to go, and while my heroes haven't completely figured out who the murderer is, the remainder of the novel is much more action-oriented. Instead of holding conversations and gathering clues, I've now reached the point where the heroes are simply caught up in the action that is carrying them towards a final confrontation with the killer of Gretta Platt.

Over the next few weeks I will be posting more here, simply becuase I have more to post about. Here are my current goals:
  • October 31 - First Draft complete
  • November 30 - Editing complete
  • Six to Twelve weeks later the book will become available, depending on how fast the 'system' works (working with to get ISBN, copyright, receiving and approving review copy, getting the books through Bowker to online stores like,, etc.).

More on Tuesday... thanks for stopping by!