Graphic Novel Updates

It’s been two years since Mason and I established our indie small press, Embonpoint Publishing. And in that time, we have published four graphic novels for our two titles, Fatizen and Blanc Noir. We’ve enjoyed the work, and have been lucky to work in collaboration with three other fine graphic artists, Jo Cassidy, Robert Bulanadi […]

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When words get in the way

June has arrived and I’ve just started the first day of my vacation. The husband and I are checking into the Queen Mary Hotel tomorrow for a thrilling stationary weekend voyage in Long Beach Harbor. Ghost hunting will definitely be on the agenda as well as dining and grand buffets. However, I’ll be spending much of […]

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Creating a New Marketing Plan

How many authors have experienced the fear that no one wants to buy your book? It’s not  unusual, based on the number of my peers who have said as much. But it’s tough to get negative thoughts out of your head, those lingering toxic emotions, whispering sweet apprehensions and self-doubts causing nothing but anxiety and dreadful imaginary scenarios that […]

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The Have and Have Nots?

My response to an article at Literary Hub called, “HOW THE LITERARY CLASS SYSTEM IS IMPOVERISHING LITERATURE-ON THE SYSTEMIC ECONOMIC BARRIERS TO BEING A WRITER.” Writer Lorraine Berry discusses her views on MFA degrees as a (possible) form of elitist class privilege: Interesting article. It did make we wonder if the discussion has to be so (seemingly) […]

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Why I write

This week I experienced a momentary existential crisis. I was surrounded by those self-doubts that we all have, and that we keep in check by locking them in that closet under the stairs with those monsters of childhood and demons of adolescence. I ignored the shrieks of terror and the pounding on the door shaking […]

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