Geek Confessional: The Ironic Origins of The Hive

This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

So for the past several months, I’ve been sharing the story of how I went from a wannabe author to a published author. I’ve talked about my earliest, thankfully now lost projects and where my published books have come from. We’re almost to the end of our journey (at least …

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Geek Confessional: An Honor to be Nominated

This entry is part 21 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

Okay, so it’s been a while since I’ve been in the Confessional. The tail end of Lent can be a bit busy time for pastor-type people. But now that we’re past Easter, I think it’s time to start wrapping this series up. We’ve got a few more entries to go. …

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Geek Confessional: Time to Get Numb Again

This entry is part 20 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

So in some ways, I’ve been cheating. Well, not really. I’ve actually faced a bit of dilemma when it comes to sharing these stories about how I went from unpublished wannabe to published impostor author. The dilemma is this: the order my books were published is not the order in …

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Geek Confessional: When One Becomes “Three”

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

This may come as a surprise, but when I first conceived of the book that became Failstate, I didn’t see it as a series of any sort. Failstate was going to be a standalone book, a single outing in that universe. When I pitched it to people at the ACFW …

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Geek Confessional: Decisions, Decisions

This entry is part 18 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

When last we visited the confessional, I told about one of the best writing conferences I’ve attended. I was pitching a young adult superhero story entitled Failstate. By the end of that conference, I had three nibbles that I could pursue afterwards: Jeff Gerke of Marcher Lord Press had asked …

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Geek Confessional: A Super Conference

This entry is part 17 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

Last time, I told y’all a story about the worst writing conference I ever attended. As much as it stung to go through, it did have an unforeseen benefit. My experience at that conference inspired me to sit down and create a superhero character named Failstate. Actually, to be fair, …

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Geek Confessional: My “second book” was a horrible YA adventure

This entry is part 3 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

Last time I was in the Confessional, I shared the story of how, when I was a kid, I drew horrible comic books that I somehow deluded myself into thinking would be my path to publication. But eventually, I came to realize that I simply stunk up the joint as …

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