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September 2014

Cat in the Flock Facts

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The really big news is that Kirkus Reviews, "one of the most trusted and authoritative voices in book discovery," gave Cat in the Flock a very positive review, calling it "a mystery with an unusual twist and quirky settings; an enjoyable surprise for fans of the genre."

You can read the full review here.

 It's now up to 11 reviews on Amazon, all 4 and 5 stars. We need more in order to qualify for certain ebook promo sites. If you're inclined to dash off a few lines and rate the book, please do! 

 Here's one of my favorite reviews, posted on Goodreads. The book has also received a few impromptu gushes, such as this one on Gameboomers and this one from a fan of my game writing.

There have been more than 50 downloads of the book so far - not a bad start for a "soft launch" and about what I expected. (This is the long game.) I've been interviewed by Nina Shapiro with the Seattle Weekly (story pending) and The Reading Frenzy blog

 The book also now has this blog named after it. I've always been a bit of a tech nerd and early adopter of writer tech (remember Web rings?), and I was one of the world's first bloggers back when they were all shiny and new. But except for what I've done for the day job, I've been pretty blog-free since I started writing full-time for the gaming industry eight years ago.
 
So when the universe suggested I return to blogging, I ignored it at first. It's hard enough to find time for my personal life and community activities between game writing and a side-career as a novelist. But the big U wouldn't let up. I figure it has better things to do than send me messages, so it's best to listen when it takes the time to speak. 
 
There you have it - I'm a born-again blogger. Right now I'm obsessed with my recent honeymoon trip to Barcelona, but who knows what I'll get up to in the future. Come on by and join the conversation.

Once a Blogger, Always a Blogger

After a hiatus of about, oh, seven years, I'm returning to blogging.

Because if there's one thing the world desperately needs, it's more bloggers.

There are a few reasons for this heralded return: 1) I kept getting messages from the universe that I should blog. I try to listen to the universe, especially when it's repeating messages, as it's not like the universe doesn't have better things to do. If it takes the time to tell me something, I treat it like E.F. Hutton. 2) I need an outlet that is longer than 140 characters or relegated to the realm of "update." 3) I launched my first novel a bit ago, and a blog is supposed to help me build an audience, give you gentle readers some other ways to engage with my words.

So there you have it, and here it is. My blog, in all its naked glory. I hope you'll give it a chance. I know you have a lot competing for your attention.

What have I been doing for the past seven years when I could have been blogging? Only this.