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”
Category Archives: Writers & Writing
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!”
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?”
Writing as a Business, pt 2
Celebrating Milestones As I always remind remind writers (and myself), you have to celebrate milestones, no matter how small, because you never know when they will come around again, if at all. The milestone I am celebrating is recouping the cost of my first 100 author copies. It took me a little over a month,Continue reading “Writing as a Business, pt 2”
Half-way through 2nd novel!
I reached a milestone today that I wanted to share with everyone: I have drafted half of my my latest project, a novel. I know that my 1st novel has not even been officially released, but I was so inspired by this latest story that I was compelled to start it right away. All IContinue reading “Half-way through 2nd novel!”
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”!”
Writing as a Business, Pt. 1
We usually think of writing as an art – we spend countless hours dreaming up poems, characters, lines, settings, and a million other things that make writing such a difficult craft. But if you plan to publish or otherwise share your work as an author, even if you don’t plan to write for a living,Continue reading “Writing as a Business, Pt. 1”