2018 has been a great year, but to be honest I’m glad it’s over and 2019 is here! I have so many great books planned and 2018 has been such a great learning experience. Here are my 2018 best-selling books! (In order of profitability, not number of books sold) It comes as no surprise that … More 2018 Recap! Writer Lessons Learned and Marketing Tips. Happy New Year!
Edit 12/5/2018: This blog post has gotten a lot of attention and, in turn, I’ve received tons of questions! I’ve put together a short, to-the-point guide that elaborates my process and how I write a book a month while keeping the day job, so I hope you find it helpful! November is wrapping up and … More 2019 Goals & How I Work 90 Hours a Week (Holy Batman!)
Book 2 in the Dweller Saga is here! This was actually released last week, so Soul Child is our monthly AJ book for August and keeps me on target for releasing a book a month! (Barely!) Just to recap in case you forgot, here are all the books released since May, which makes 4 consecutive … More New Release! Soul Child: Book 2 in the Dweller Saga!
My goal is to publish a book once a month, and I’m pleased to say I’ve met that goal again! Last month I gave you the conclusion to the Celestial Downfall Trilogy, and this month I’m happy to share the next installment in the Celestial Downfall World. Please enjoy Manor Saffron, Book 4 in the … More A.J. May Release: Manor Saffron
Today’s post is talking about three major releases I’m excited to talk about for April! The conclusion and boxed set of the Celestial Downfall Trilogy, also available in Audiobook! This is HUGE!2. Multi-author Anthology: Beyond the Deep Woods, including the exclusive debut of “Lunar Clash” an A.J. Ancient Realms Story Two moons crash every thousand … More 3 April A.J. Releases! Yes, THREE!
Just a quick announcement to say “Fallen to Grace” has won another award! This contest is held by “Writers After Dark” and is hosted by S.K. Anthony and Raymond Esposito, two award-winning authors. Among the entries, the hosts judge the first chapter for levels of excellence! I’m pleased for Fallen to Grace to be placed among … More Chapter of Excellence Book Award for Fallen to Grace!
Hey guys! I’m always telling you about new writing tips, new authors, my own work… but today I’d like to get into the Thanksgiving spirit and let you know five writerly things that I’m thankful for this year. (1) Balancing Writing and Life This took me a year to master. Balancing writing with the rest … More 5 Author Challenges I’m Thankful For – AJ Thanksgiving
This is a quick post but I had to share my excitement! I’ve just received my certificate for winning an honorable mention in the Writers of the Future Contest. (3rd Quarter, 2017, for the story “The Last Oracle.) The list of winners and honorable mentions are shared publicly here: http://galaxypress.com/writers-of-the-future-contest-3rd-quarter-2017-winners/ What I love about this contest … More AJ Update: Award Announcement!
Hey guys! Good news to share today. My flash story “Castle Burberry’s Curse” has been published in Bards and Sages Quarterly January 2017 magazine! I’m very excited! This is my second publication with this magazine, the first being “The Drowned Prince” in their July 2017 issue. If you’d like to read my story without purchasing the … More AJ Update – Publication Announcement
I’m accustomed to getting rejections from literary magazines, because well, the acceptance rates to the ones I submit to are less than 1%. Let’s be realistic for a minute, rejection is the most likely outcome! With the holidays over, I’ve received a slew of rejections for stories that have been out on submission for months. … More AJ Update: Analyzing Lit Mag Rejections