Welcome to my blog detailing my leap into self-published fiction.
Ever since I was a child, I wanted to be a writer. Big surprise. I wonder how many blogs of this type have some variation of that line in them? A precious few, however, include this: as proof of my youthful interest in writing, I can report that as a teenager I bought, read and enjoyed Isaac Asimov’s autobiography. Yes, you may assume that I pretty much had my pick of the ladies when I was in high school.
With a family and a full-time job, however, I had resigned myself to not pursuing writing until retirement. It worked for Frank McCourt, didn’t it? Nevertheless, in 2010 I decided to start writing again and I began plotting out several stories. Sometime late in 2010—I don’t remember when—I happened to read JA Konrath’s blog, which I had first read a few years ago but had ignored for some time. By this time, Konrath was on the self-publishing bandwagon and the more I read, the more I began to think about doing the same.
In January 2011 I began publishing, and over the course of the year I put up twenty-four titles under several names and in several genres, trying to test the waters with different things I've done.