AFTER THE APOCALYPSE is out now!

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It’s taken years of revisions, rejections, and reuploads*, but After the Apocalypse is finally out, and you can get an electronic or print copy. Here’s how:

From the back cover:

Eleven years ago, a superhero named Alexandra saved the world from the Dark King, and then disappeared without a trace. The only person who knows what happened to her is Andrea Collins. Andrea is 29, overweight, lonely, and depressed, and more than anything else she wants to know why her powers went away… and what she can do to get them back. But once Andrea discovers the truth, she learns there’s a very good reason she had to lose her powers: because if she gets them back, the Dark King will return, and she’ll have to save the world again.

And that’s a trade Andrea is willing to make, no matter how much it costs her. Or the world.

The early reviews are already in, and they’re pretty good.

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SIX OF THE BEST… ways to support your writer friends when they publish a new book

Your writer friends (like me) need support and help when they publish a new book. Especially when there’s no big-name publisher around to help with the marketing. And even when there is a publisher, word-of-mouth is still the best way to get people to read your stuff.

I have a book coming out tomorrow. Help me. Please.

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SIX OF THE BEST… times the hero and the villain teamed up

I’m kind of surprised that it took me this long to write a hero/villain team-up column.

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SIX OF THE WORST… Halloween costume choices I’ve made

I’ve made some pretty questionable Halloween costume choices over the years.

That’s it. That’s the whole tease.

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SIX OF THE BEST… rules for naming your characters

With NaNoWriMo coming up, I wanted to do a column about character naming. Because nobody needs to read a book with someone named Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way.

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SIX OF THE BEST… things about Planet Builders

This week’s column is about my favorite sci-fi book series growing up. It still (mostly) holds up today.

There’s no movie or TV series of Planet Builders. But there should be.

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COVER REVEAL: After the Apocalypse, coming November 17

My latest novel, After the Apocalypse, will be released November 17. That’s one month away, which means it’s time to show you the cover:

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Many thanks to Sara Noto from notobella designs, who has done all but one of my covers since I started publishing. Good, isn’t it?

From the back cover:

Eleven years ago, a superhero named Alexandra saved the world from the Dark King, and then disappeared without a trace. The only person who knows what happened to her is Andrea Collins. Andrea is 29, overweight, lonely, and depressed, and more than anything else she wants to know why her powers went away… and what she can do to get them back. But once Andrea discovers the truth, she learns there’s a very good reason she had to lose her powers: because if she gets them back, the Dark King will return, and she’ll have to save the world again.

And that’s a trade Andrea is willing to make, no matter how much it costs her. Or the world.

The early reviews are already in, and they’re… glowing? Can we say glowing?

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