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  • Celebrity Reach Out

    January 21, 2023 by

    I’ve gotten a few requests to continue my celebrity reach outs. I don’t expect any celebrity to respond but they have been fun to make so check out the latest.

  • Writing Tip: Beta Readers

    January 15, 2023 by

    The writing community is filled with some amazing and supportive people. You’ll find that many authors will answer questions for days if it means we can help someone on their journey. I’ve learned a lot since I started writing and two tips for those seeking to indie publish are Editing and Beta Readers. I cannot… Read more

  • Field Trip

    January 3, 2023 by

    Had the chance to join a trip to DC to the Air and Space museum. Part of it is still under construction but the part that is open was wonderfully redone. Hats off to the Smithsonian for the work they did. Highly enjoyed the trip and look forward to returning when it’s fully open.

  • Bookstore

    January 1, 2023 by

    Happy 2023! I know we are just a few hours into the new year but I hope everyone is having a good start to the new year. To start 2023 I have officially launched my bookstore where you can purchase autographed copies of my work. You check it out using the link below or by… Read more

  • 2023 Goals

    December 31, 2022 by

    I’m getting a bit ambitious for this year but I’m excited about what the upcoming year will hold. I’ve been writing and editing my butt off in 2022 but I think I’m ready to take these goals on. Check out the title reveal below. Thank you to all who have supported me in this journey.… Read more

  • Bad Religion

    December 28, 2022 by

    It’s been over 20 years since I first heard Bad Religion and have always wanted to see them live. The opportunity came a couple years ago but Covid canceled the show. This past year I was finally able to check them off my bucket list. They sounded great and put on one heck of a… Read more

  • Amazon Sale

    December 26, 2022 by

    I know people have mixed or strong feelings about Amazon but Amazon is having a sale on several of my books. Just Friends, Dark Days, and The Last Christmas have at least one format on sale with at least 20% savings. You can also get The Untold on kindle unlimited. Click on the link below… Read more

  • A Weekend Wish

    December 23, 2022 by

    I want to wish everyone a merry whatever it is you celebrate or don’t celebrate. I’m grateful for everyone who has stopped by and supported me. It has been a heck of a ride these past two years filled with joy, stress, confusion, celebration, and much more. I’m hoping to bring some more entertainment your… Read more

  • Dark Days: Ebook Sale

    December 23, 2022 by

    Need a last-minute Christmas gift? Dark Days is currently on sale in all three formats: Hardcover, paperback, and ebook. Click on the link below and check it out. It has a 4.9 Star rating and rave reviews from major hitters like Kirkus, Booklife, Readers’ Favorite, and others. Give this award-winning novel a chance while saving… Read more

  • Never Too Old

    December 22, 2022 by

    You’re never too old for Snoopy. I did manage to take a quick trip to see the greatest dog of them all. Snoopy has been a favorite since I was a kid and I must say that it was great getting to meet him in person.

  • Need to get in the Christmas Mood?

    December 22, 2022 by

    It’s pouring rain, freezing cold, and not feeling much like Christmas. If you’re in the same boat as me and want a feel-good story to put you into the Christmas mood then I recommend The Last Christmas. It’s a quick read that is sure to give you all the good Christmas vibes you want. What’s… Read more

  • Author Support Part II

    December 20, 2022 by

    Most authors get two questions: “Are you traditionally published?” “Did you self-publish?” My answer is yes to both. I’ve self-published and am traditionally published. I financed Metal Like Me and Dark Days but my novellas are traditionally published. Both types of publishing require authors to market their books and work their butts off. My work… Read more

  • Author Support Part I

    December 20, 2022 by

    Most authors get two questions: “Are you traditionally published?” “Did you self-publish?” My answer is yes to both. I’ve self-published and am traditionally published. I financed Metal Like Me and Dark Days but my novellas are traditionally published. Both types of publishing require authors to market their books and work their butts off. My work… Read more

  • Update on Me

    December 20, 2022 by

    Up until this past month I’m been doing about a post a week. I’m supposed to have an eye catching blog that shows my life and lets you get to know me better. Honestly my life isn’t that exciting at the moment. It really has been consumed with work and writing. For almost 5 years… Read more

  • Where in the World is D. W.?

    December 6, 2022 by

    It has been almost two weeks since my last post and I’ve been more than a bit busy. Things will be slowing down a bit and I will be doing some updates this weekend. I owe a big thank you to everyone who stopped by and supported me. I greatly appreciate you all.

  • American Thanksgiving

    November 23, 2022 by

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the states and I owe everyone a big THANK YOU. It has been a great year and I’m grateful for everyone who has stopped by and supported my work. I hope you and yours have a great Thanksgiving. Thanks again for all the support.

  • Project Update: Phase 2

    November 17, 2022 by

    Not long ago I announced I was working on a major project. I haven’t stated what it is because it may not happen and I don’t want to get people’s hopes up with something that may not happen. With that said I have entered the 2nd of 3 phases. It could be up to 3… Read more

  • Unboxing

    November 13, 2022 by

    I entered a giveaway hosted by author Lanie Mores and won! I’ve never won a giveaway so this was an incredible surprise. I’ve also never done an unboxing video but you can view my first try below. I highly recommend you head over to TikTok and Instagram and follow. She’s an amazing author and a… Read more

  • Thank You

    November 11, 2022 by

    Today is Veteran’s Day in the states and saying thank you is not enough to those who’ve served and to those who continue, but thanks are what I give. I hope The Untold does justice to those who have seen the horrors that the rest of us will never have to witness.

  • 2 years and more to come

    November 8, 2022 by

    October 2022 marked 2 years into my publication journey. I’m looking at plans for next year and hoping to have 3 books out. There are some things to figure out but I’m on a roll. Two books are done and one is just a few chapters away from completion. I’m off for the next two… Read more

  • A Social Media First

    November 7, 2022 by

    For the first time since I start using social media, I created a video that broke community guidelines and I have no clue why it was flagged. I questioned it and requested a review and it was quickly unblocked. Though it was banned for just a short period of time, I still have no clue… Read more

  • Changing My Mindset

    November 7, 2022 by

    I had a book signing Saturday and only one book was sold. I was highly disappointed and a bit bummed for the rest of the day. That night I started to reflect on it and decided I shouldn’t be bummed. Each time a book gets out in the world is a time to celebrate. Someone… Read more

  • How to Change Kindle’s Price

    November 4, 2022 by

    Sometimes Dark Days’ kindle ebook shows up for $4.99 instead of $0.99. I always plug the cheaper one because I want to save people as much money as possible so I greatly appreciate it when it gets pointed out to me that it’s $4.99. Check out the clip below to see how you can change… Read more

  • Beta Reads Part I

    October 27, 2022 by

    Chats with my Beta Reader or simply known as my friend who reads all my stuff.

  • $11.71 for Hardcover

    October 25, 2022 by

    Dark Days’ hardcover is almost 60% off. This 7x award-winning novel is the perfect addition to your print fantasy collection. It earned 40 five-star reviews from customers, five stars from Readers’ Favorite, and a host of other rave reviews. Check out some of the reviews believe and visit the link at the bottom to get… Read more

  • Hardcover Price Drop

    October 23, 2022 by

    Once more the hardcover for Dark Days has dropped in price. It is currently 51% off and 4 bucks cheaper than the paperback. Click below and check it out. Keep in mind that if you like ebook books then Dark Days is still $0.99 or close to that in your country. Kindle Nook Kobo Apple… Read more

  • The Untold Format Update

    October 22, 2022 by

    The Untold is now available in hardcover and paperback! If the print editions aren’t your thing then no worries. The Untold is available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. Click on the link below and remember to review once you’re done.

  • The Untold: Stories From WWII

    October 21, 2022 by

    Great news for the Untold. The proof for the hardcover and paperback editions has been approved and is being processed on Amazon. They will be available in the next few days and I will keep you posted. If you’re an ebook person then you can get it on Kindle or on Kindle Unlimited if you’re… Read more

  • Online Store Upate

    October 21, 2022 by

    I’m making a lot of progress in opening the online store. Currently, I’m looking into shipping boxes but also padded envelopes. I’m leaning more toward boxes due to the protection that they offer compared to envelopes. I like the idea of this company called Boox due to its reusable containers and I’ve emailed them to… Read more

  • Thoughts On Bad Ratings/Reviews

    October 16, 2022 by

    A couple of weeks ago The Untold received a one-star rating but no review. I’ve seen a lot of author videos and read a lot of posts on bad reviews and ratings. Many get upset and I completely understand. It’s difficult to put yourself out there after you have poured yourself into a work and… Read more

  • Instagram Giveaway

    October 9, 2022 by

    Time is running out on entering a chance to win a signed copy of Dark Days and other goodies. Visit @chapterswithchan and follow the rules on the giveaway post. Lots of goodies with this one so go follow.

  • Update

    October 9, 2022 by

    Check out the video below to see what’s been going on. In short, I’ve been sick and I’m pursuing a project that could lead to big things. I could still get denied but I’m trying to stay positive. I’ve had to put some things on hold, but it will be worth it.

  • Where Have I Been?

    September 27, 2022 by

    Check out my latest update on IG to see why I’ve been missing for a few days. Good times have been had.

  • Price Drop! – $6.39

    September 20, 2022 by

    Dark Days’ hardcover has possibly hit an all-time low on Amazon US. It is currently cheaper than most paperbacks of equal length and it’s cheaper than 2 of my novellas so that’s a heck of a bargain for a hardcover. Check out the link below and click buy before you miss out.

  • $8.48

    September 13, 2022 by

    Dark Days’ hardcover has dropped to a possible all-time low. It’s currently on Amazon for $8.48 and over $10 cheaper than the paperback. Go check out the award-winning adventure or tell your friends.

  • Sale!

    September 9, 2022 by

    Dark Days’ hardcover is currently on sale on Amazon. $6 less than the paperback and is almost 60% off.

  • New School Year

    September 2, 2022 by

    I have officially entered my 11th year in public education. I’m no longer in the classroom and have finally found the job that I want to retire in. Of course, I would love to retire early and write full time, but until that happens I will be in education. This brings me to the point… Read more

  • Podcast Update

    August 26, 2022 by

    I’ve finally figured out all my issues and am on a roll with recording. The goal is to have my first season out this fall. Many factors are going into this self-made deadline but I am thrilled with the stories so far. Below is a list of stories and topics that are either done or… Read more

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