Patreon Launch!

My Patreon is live!

Not familiar with Patreon?  It’s a platform that allows creators to connect with fans and find new ones–and make a few extra bucks along the way.

If you’re here, you’re already supporting me, and I am beyond grateful for that. But if you want to do a little more, check out my patron tiers and see if there’s one that’s right for you!

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As a Patron, you’ll have an exclusive look at what goes on behind the scenes, including teasers of what I’m working on, access to rough chapters as I complete them, and annotated paperbacks delivered to your door.

So whether you want to be a Raven or a Golden Eagle, there should be something for everyone–and every dollar will help me continue to create professional books for you!

A Halloween Story: Blood, Violence, & Amazon Advertising

I’m a fan of Amazon. Usually. But right now I’m pissed.

After hearing recently of the success a fellow self-published author had advertising his book on Amazon, I decided to give it a shot. Now, to preface this, I’m not ignorant of the conversation about whether this is an effective method for reaching a wider audience. Hint: a lot of people tend to think it’s not worth it. But this author gave a detailed summary of his methods and the trial and error he went through to find an ad that worked–meaning the right combination of a 150 character pitch, targeted interests, and timing. So I figured that giving Amazon ads a shot using the advice he had to offer wasn’t a bad idea.

I created an ad, hit the submit button, and assumed all would be well. Not so fast. Less than 12 hours later, I had an email telling me that my ad had been rejected because “it clearly shows images of blood or depicts a scene of violence.”

Need a refresher?

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