by Bruce Blake This post originally appeared on the Guild of Dreams blog on April 6, 2015 but, in the interest of giving myself a kick in the as to get back to blogging again, I am reposting it here for anyway ho may have missed it. A lot has changed in my life since … Continue reading The Loneliness of the Long Distance Novelist
A kingdom torn by war. A curse whispered by dying lips. A hero born against his will. Khirro never wanted to be anything more than the farmer he was born to be, but a Shaman's curse binds him to the fallen king and his life changes forever. Driven by the Shaman's dying words, Khirro's journey … Continue reading Out Now: Blood of the King
So here's a thing: my newest release happened yesterday. Conventional wisdom says I should be pushing that, but what kind of man would I be if my first post was about not being too writing/book centered on the blog, and then my next post was nothing but pimping a new book? Not much of a … Continue reading Notes on a Silent Epidemic
I know what you're thinking..."we've heard this before." Bruce is feeling guilty again about not exposing himself to public consumption (eeww...I didn't mean for that to sound so naughty), so he's found a burst of energy and is back to tell us that he's going to return to blogging, at least on a semi-regular basis. Okay, … Continue reading A Return to Blogging
Now available from Scott Bury, best-selling author of The Bones of the Earth and Army of Worn Soles: Dead Man Lying A Lei Crime Kindle World Mystery She knows when you’re lying …FBI Special Agent Vanessa Storm is back on Maui to catch a killer. With lush rain forests, black sand beaches, and a laid-back … Continue reading New Release from Scott Bury
A long while ago, I did a blog post about my search for a laptop on which to churn out incredible chunks of prose that will one day be considered classics of the fantasy genre (a guy can dream, right?). At the time, the biggest challenge for me was finding the right features that suited … Continue reading Writing Tools
Right after Christmas, something happened...something that's happened before, but far too much time has passed since the last time. I published a book. More specifically, Ella and the wonderful team at Paper Gold Publishing published one of my books. And Night Descends is the third book in the Small Gods series, preceded by When Shadows Fall and … Continue reading And Night Descends…the Third Book of the Small Gods
What would be better that picking up a great ebook for your loved one for only 99 cents? How about 10 fantastic reads for 99 cents? Or 13? That's exactly what the folks at Paper Gold publishing have offered up just in time for the holidays: not one, but two sets of great fantasy, each … Continue reading A Book for Christmas…or 23
For anyone who might have missed it, my Small Gods series was on a blog tour for a bit. A few of the people who hosted did reviews of the books, so I thought I would gather them together in one place. Thanks to everyone who participated, to Jennifer Marston at Neverland Blog Tours for … Continue reading A Few Nice Words
I had a visit with a friend over the weekend who is making a big splash in the world of Big 5 publishing. Here’s a few differences I noticed between that route and self/small press publishing.
By Bruce Blake
I did something unusual this weekend…I had a Saturday off. If you heard angels singing, now you know why.
While it’s not typical for me to have a day off from the ole day job on a Saturday, it wasn’t a surprise. Mainly, it didn’t surprise me because I asked for the day off. Those guys sure know how to reward good work.
I took the day off because a friend of mine who is a traditionally published author was doing a book signing at a local book store. My friend–Jordan Stratford, author of the fantastic Wollstonecraft Detective Agency books for young readers–has a very interesting story that we can all feel jealous of (check it out here), but that’s not the subject of today’s post. No, today’s post is inspired by the conversation Jordan and I had regarding the differences between…
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