September 24th, 2014

So far my fledgling career as an Independent Author has been quite an experience. I have published two books. A third, the sequel to the first book (which was actually the second book I wrote) is currently being reviewed by my editor, and while I’m waiting for her comments, I already started the sequel to […]


September 24th, 2014

  As part of a publishing package I recently purchased the publisher offered a review by one of the leading book reviewers in the industry. Normally you have to pay them an exorbitant fee for the privilege of having your book ripped to shreds by one of their reviewers, so for the few extra bucks […]

What I Really Need Is A Movie Deal

August 3rd, 2014

I used to have a corner office on the second floor of a building at the intersection of 16th and Market streets in center city Philadelphia.  Apparently location scouts from Hollywood production companies considered the intersection a close approximation to a Manhattan street scene so they used it for their movies and television shows at […]

Sequel To The Sequel

July 8th, 2014

So I started to write a sequel to ‘Fishtown’, the sequel to ‘Murder and Mayhem in Manayunk’. I’m thinking of ‘Northern Liberties’ for the title, but haven’t fully committed to that yet.  I’ll probably run out of ideas, before I run out of Philly neighborhoods to use as titles.  Anyway, I thought I’d give you, […]

Musings Of An Independent Author

June 3rd, 2014

I’ve been told by those in the know to refer to myself as an “Independent Author”, and to no longer use the term “Self Published.”  They tell me it has more cachet, and does not evoke the stigma of vanity publishing of years gone by.  Since adopting the new moniker I haven’t noticed any difference […]