Cannon Hinnant

Those who have read Parachute Island know that children hold a special place in my heart. So, when I read about Cannon Hinnant, I was heartbroken. For those who don’t know who this five year old boy was, I would say look up his name as I won’t go too long about his tragedy. But basically, boy was senselessly and brutally murdered. This is not a black or white issue like George Floyd. Children don’t care about such things. This was a BOY, like so many boys and girls, who are hurt, abused, tortured, or murdered. This could’ve been YOUR son, YOUR grandson, YOUR nephew, YOUR neighbor. He didn’t have to be YOUR anything, but the fact that he was hurt should make you mad. We marched on and protested for days on end about a man’s murder. We should do the same when it comes to any child’s senseless murder. I feel rage when any child is hurt. I have no other words to say other than I hope he, and other children like him, are enjoying their time on the Island.

Indie 2 Indie Interviews

I have a lineup of interviews set up through April of 2021! This is not just fiction indie authors; this will include indie poets and non-fiction authors as well. If you love reading up on, and finding your new, indie authors, then you’ll definitely want to keep your eyes peeled every month. In September, I’ll have TWO authors, so keep tuning into Indie 2 Indie the last week of this month to see who’ll I’ll be interviewing!

500!

Yesterday, I had a little over 400 views in a day, the most I’ve had since the inception of this site. Think we can reach 500? As always, thank you to all the people who have come by to visit or to enjoy my work. If we reach 1,000 by October, I’ll have something for y’all. Won’t spoil the fun, so get your friends to stop by, peruse the website, or get a copy of Parachute Island or pre-order The Valiants. Let’s reach 1,000!

Health

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on the blog. In fact, it’s been eleven days since I have posted something. A whole eleven days! Now, what kind of writer am I? Well, not to fret; though my health is not the greatest at the moment, I’ve also seen worse in the past. While my stays at the hospital were successful, something else cropped up.

Thankfully, my writing, my imagination, gets me through. I know some people endure much worse. The loss of a loved one. Burn victims. Those stricken with cancer. And I remember how lucky I am to not go through worse. And that I am here to write.

So… I won’t pout too much about my health. I just want to let everyone know where I stand. Parachute Island is still available for everyone to enjoy. The Valiants is still slated for a release in November. And many more are still slated to be written and, hopefully, enjoyed.

Absence

My apologies for being on intermittently; I deal with a lot of health issues ever since my stroke, and it’s been slightly on the decline lately. I won’t go into too much detail here but suffice to say that I had one hospital visit (no, not COVID) and another upcoming one. On top of that, dialysis has left pretty worn out these past couple of weeks. But, not to worry, I am continuing to work on some great creations for all to enjoy. Don’t forget Parachute Island is currently on sale for $0.99 for Kindles and Kindle apps for phones and tablets. The Valiants is on pre-order now and the paperback will go sale November 9th. Already working on my third novel as we speak…

Please Vote!

They say not to judge a book by its cover but I need you to do just that. If you liked the cover of my book, Parachute Island, please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on AllAuthor.com!

I’m getting closer to clinch the “Cover of the Month” contest on AllAuthor! I’d need as much support from you guys. Please take a short moment to vote for my book cover here:
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Interactions

There’s been a lot of interest generated about The Valiants and Parachute Island lately it seems. That’s great! I’m glad to hear that. As an author, I want to provide stories that will help you drift off for a few hours. First, if I may ask, please leave a review, whether it’s good, bad, or neutral, as long as it’s honest. I can only make your reading experience more pleasurable through honest reviews. Second, for those who haven’t read Parachute Island, I have something special in mind. Keep your eyes glued to this site for future updates!

A Writer’s Work…

…is never done. No matter the number of courses taken or workshops sat in, just like an athlete, the writer has to keep one particular muscle fit and toned. Today, I spent the day sorting through my emotions, going over my five (and 6th!) senses, and learning how to tighten even tighter my sentence belly. Ah, the joys and perils of being a writer!

I have a line of novels which I intend to write, including at least two ongoing series, a set of books revolving one character, and… but, I’m getting ahead of myself. Don’t worry, trusty companion, many a tale I shall weave before you as the years pass!

Fiction: What’s Your Poison?

As a reader, I’ve come across and read all types of fiction. I love getting lost in a book for a few hours. Whether it be horror or classic literature, science fiction or gritty crime, there’s nothing like getting away from the real world. As a writer, I love providing stories that will take you, the reader, away as well. I can only hope that I can do that with each and every story I tell. Though I focus primarily on speculative fiction (horror, fantasy, and/or science fiction), I enjoy writing most anything. So I pose this question to you, dear reader: what do you enjoy reading? Leave your reply in the comments box below.

Surprises

Wow! Ecstatic to see a lot of people dropping in and visiting the site. Hoping they’ll check out Parachute Island, which, I think, is something the world needs right now. In a few days, The Valiants teaser trailer will be released! You can also pre-order the e-book, which is set to be released November 9th this year, before it gets goes up to its regular price.

Quiet Time

Well, after the third revision, I’ve begun to send The Valiants off to some of my ARC team. I’m also waiting for the book cover. I should, hopefully, get the cover back by Monday. Once I do, I can look at getting a teaser trailer made, as well as the pre-order set. Other than promoting Parachute Island, I really don’t have much to do until I get some feedback. At that point, I can make any corrections, then off to a pro editor for some polishing. I may start doing some research for my third novel and possibly fleshing out some characters and plot.

Things To Come

I’m still editing The Valiants, though I’m close to finishing my revisions before looking for people for an ARC. Once I’m done editing and while letting the ARC team read and provide feedback, I’m going to start a new site (hinted above) called Indie 2 Indie: 12 Questions For An Indie Author. Each month, I’ll be interviewing an indie author, focusing on fiction. It’ll be a great way to introduce us indie authors to the masses. I’ll also be posting the teaser trailer for The Valiants pretty soon. Hoping to see all this really soon, so keep your eyes open and be sure to follow me!

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