New Stories, New Branding, Lots of Fun

The Holiday Spectacular Kickstarter has arrived. I’m so excited about this year. (Okay, I’m excited about every year’s Spectacular, but this one is particularly fun). This year, we finally found the branding that we’ve been searching for, by bringing in well-known cover artist Bob Giordano to do the covers…of all of the books, even the ones that appeared in previous years. This year’s stories are […]

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Business Musings: Advertising, Marketing, and Connection

Every time I turn around, someone is talking about advertising. It seems like every news story mentions it. Many of the magazines I subscribe to mention it. When I go on social media someone is discussing it. Right now, every business article that revolves around Hollywood or movies or TV mentions advertising, because it’s changing. Streaming services that once had one tier, paid for with […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Thanksgiving After

Note: This week’s free fiction story was originally published in 2019 as part of the first WMG Publishing Holiday Spectacular Calendar of Stories (you can learn more about that project here). What follows is an excerpt of the introduction that accompanied the story when it was first published last year.   Thanksgiving, for those of you who don’t celebrate it annually, is my favorite American […]

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Thank you

The WMG Holiday Spectacular Kickstarter ended yesterday with a heck of a finale. We hit the fourth stretch goal, and on Sunday, I wasn’t sure we’d hit the third. So thank you, thank you, thank you, backers. For the rest of you, you can still get the Holiday Spectacular, just not all the nifty Kickstarter rewards. If you follow this link, you can sign up […]

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A Reader’s Holiday

As I write this, we have a little under 2 days left on the WMG Holiday Spectacular Kickstarter for 2020. I really do think that this Spectacular will help all of its subscribers get through the stay-at-home Zoom holiday season that’s coming up. We have three Calendars of Stories in the Spectacular. The one I focus on is the winter holidays section, because it is […]

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Something To Look Forward To

During the last few holiday seasons I spent in Oregon, I was so sick that I couldn’t go to most holiday celebrations. I’m allergic to much of the universe, I guess, and in the tiny Oregon town where I lived, I couldn’t go to any restaurant because they cross-contaminated. Not to mention the fact that they had terrible ventilation systems, so if someone showed up […]

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Christmas in July! And Other Fun Things

I haven’t done an update on publications and deals in a while because I’ve been finishing all kinds of projects. I just handed in the Holiday Spectacular for 2020. Of course, I was late because of…you know…COVID-19 business related stuff. But I was lucky: I got to escape from all that real world stuff with the Spectacular. If you want to subscribe to this year’s […]

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The Clock’s Ticking…

On Thursday, the first story in the Calendar of Stories (aka The WMG Holiday Spectacular 2019) will hit subscribers’ email. Subscribers will get 35 stories in the 35 days from Thanksgiving (Thursday) to New Year’s Day of 2020. I love these stories, and I want to share them with you. I want you to enjoy the entire experience. So, with the holiday coming, this is […]

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The Holiday Spectacular Launches in Less Than A Week

The test emails just went out for the WMG Holiday Spectacular. We’re making sure that everything works before the first original story arrives in subscribers’ email on Thursday the 28th. You still have time to join us on the wonderful holiday adventure. 35 holiday stories in 35 days. The stories cover several winter holidays, as well as at least three genres. There are happily ever […]

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The Gift of Stories

35 stories in 35 days! The gift that keeps on giving, whether you get it for yourself, your best reading buddy, or both of you to share over the holiday season. Years ago, I wondered what it would take to give a holiday story per day to readers. After all, in the holiday season, animated calendars give everything from music to games to those who […]

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