SHORT STORIES, NEW VOICES

| November 4, 2013

As a young teen I wasn’t the avid reader of novels I am today. Maybe I didn’t have the patience for them back then; my hyperkinetic mind couldn’t yet commit to long-form genre literature. I do remember getting through a few Stephen King books, and some by John Saul and John Coyne, but mostly I […]

The Cult of Originality vs. The Coffers of Formula

| April 22, 2013

I have a chronic creativity problem: I like to be different. This may sound like a great problem to have… except it becomes a challenge when marketing my writing. Take my debut novel DEAD SIZE. Is it a Contemporary Fantasy? Yes. Mystery Suspense? Sure. Dark Comedy? You betcha. Etcetera. Etcetera. Because it contains elements of […]

Sawney Answers His Critics: Hi, Critics!

| April 1, 2013

With my debut novel DEAD SIZE having amassed over forty reviews to date on Amazon and Goodreads combined, I thought it would be fun to respond to my book’s few detractors. (I know these sites strongly recommend the author not do this, but this is MY blog and I get to do what I want […]

The Story of the Story of DEAD SIZE

| March 25, 2013

Now that my debut novel DEAD SIZE has been unleashed on an unsuspecting world and it’s amassing reviews both good (most!) and bad (a couple), I felt this might be an opportune time to share how the book came to be what it is. The novel originated as a screenplay, a decidedly quirky mash-up of […]

NOT-QUITE-DIY SELF-PUBLISHING

| January 7, 2013

So the day I’ve been waiting for—the day I’ve been working for—has arrived. My debut novel DEAD SIZE is published! Out there for all the world (or at least some of it) to see and, I hope, enjoy. But first people have to know DEAD SIZE exists. They say that the writing is only half […]