Hi everybody, my next book signing event will be Thursday, March 5th at Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City. MC’d by OKC’s own Timothy Bradford, the evening will feature me reading from the book, answering questions from the audience, and then signing copies. Located at 50 Penn Place, OKC I hope you can join usContinue reading “Mar. 5 Book Signing in OKC”
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3 Author Scams to Avoid
Since my novel has gotten a bit of press and recognition, the scammers have come out of the woodwork, so I want to share my experience with you other independent authors out there so you can avoid such pitfalls. Below are three common, but probably not the only, scams that I have come across: ScreenplayContinue reading “3 Author Scams to Avoid”
Book Giveaway Results!
I conducted the first giveaway of a hard and e-copy of my novel Ivory Tower, which was just released last Saturday, Feb 2, 2020. Here’s the video evidence of the drawing uploaded for posterity! Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered! Thanks to my cameraman, Lennon Jenkins (9), for the professional cinematography!Continue reading “Book Giveaway Results!”
Official Release Day for Ivory Tower!
Well, after months of planning, promoting, pushing the book to friends, influences, and media, the day has finally arrived: my novel is officially born into the world! It’s exciting but also a bit troubling: Why happens now? Will people buy it? Will they like it? I don’t know and will just have to see. IContinue reading “Official Release Day for Ivory Tower!”
Ivory Tower is a #1 Best Seller!
Two weeks before its official release, my novel, Ivory Tower, is #1 on the fiction chart in Oklahoma, according to The Daily Oklahoman. That photo is a screenshot of the online edition. I’m so excited! First of all, thank you to everyone who has bought a copy so far – you’re the ones who putContinue reading “Ivory Tower is a #1 Best Seller!”
Authors – don’t forget local press coverage!
In the world of social media and the coveted NYT book review, I urge you not to forget about promoting your book through local media. Not only do Americans get a majority of their news from local sources–TV, newspapers, magazines–but research shows that they trust those sources more than they do national outlets. Not onlyContinue reading “Authors – don’t forget local press coverage!”
Ivory Tower book launch tonight!
The launch event for my latest novel, Ivory Tower, is tonight at 7pm in the new literary hotspot of the globe, Tulsa, Oklahoma! Hosted by Magic City Books and its Executive Director, Jeff Martin, the evening will feature me reading an excerpt from the novel, conversing with Jeff, and fielding questions from the audience. IContinue reading “Ivory Tower book launch tonight!”
5 Reasons to Have a Book Release Event
Celebration of your accomplishments as a writer is reason enough to have a party at the launch of your publication, but there are other great reasons as well. Here are my top 5: #1) To Generate Buzz Getting people excited about your book will make them want to read it probably as much as anyContinue reading “5 Reasons to Have a Book Release Event”
Where to send books for review?
Getting reviews of your book is essential not only to its critical success but its commercial success as well. Reviews spread the word to potential readers about the content and quality of your writing and can lead to sales and even more reviews. No matter what kind of book you have written–experimental poetry to page-turnerContinue reading “Where to send books for review?”
Ivory Tower is a Publisher’s Weekly “Editor’s Pick”!
Jenkins has made an impressive start as a novelist. Publisher’s Weekly I’m so excited that I have to share this good news with everyone: my novel, Ivory Tower, has been reviewed and received the coveted editor’s pick star from Publisher’s Weekly! According to the PW website, the star signifies “an unbiased indication of truly outstandingContinue reading “Ivory Tower is a Publisher’s Weekly “Editor’s Pick”!”