I write books

In late 2013 I decided to try the NaNoWriMo challenge. That’s the National November Writing Month, where participants publicly declare their intention to write at least 50,000 words in one month. That may seem like a lot of work — at it is — but it forces a person to truly focus on starting and completing a book. There are no prizes, as such, just the satisfaction of getting it done.

I’d never written a book before, but decided that at the ripe old age of 61 that it was worth a shot.

That led to my first book, “Darkness Creeps Forth”. Every year after that for several years I used NaNoWriMo to produce another book. After that I stopped doing NaNoWriMo, and just wrote. As of 2023, I’ve written and published 10 books.

In terms of publishing, I decided to go the self-publication route. That was another steep learning curve, but I uttered my battle cry of, “How hard can it be?”, and dove in. I quickly learned that producing a book was quite different from simply writing one (and that had many difficulties of its own!). Despite having no artistic abilities, I create all the covers, choose the fonts, and learned how to produce files suitable for ebooks and printed books. A DIY whirlwind of fun, for sure.

I’ve produced a web site dedicated to my books that can be reached by clicking here.

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