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Stars Beckon Call – Chapter One

I'm excited to announce that Stars Beckon Call will be published soon, either in late April or early May. So, what, you might say. Well, perhaps a brief description, a few early reviews, and a sample chapter, or three or four might entice you. While others gamble for their lives, Jason Jouval is gambling his away... In a far future dystopian world where the chips are heavy and the House always wins, citizens of the Mid-Eastern Cone [...]

2018-04-08T15:38:55+00:00 5 Comments

Ellenore Loses Her Muse – Audio Samples

I love audiobooks. Just about everything I read these days has to have an audiobook format option available or, well, I just don't buy it. That's why I want all my own books made into audiobooks. I'm also interested in trying my hand at narrator my own books, starting with a few short stories. Here are two short samples from my recent Patreon exclusive Fantastic Fable: Ellenore Loses Her Muse. Which do you prefer? Please leave [...]

2018-02-13T15:44:37+00:00 1 Comment

Lessons Learned from My First Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign

Recently, Instafreebie offered authors the opportunity to be part of a pilot program on how to conduct a successful crowdfunding project. I applied along with some 70 other authors. I was shocked and pleased to learn that I was one of ten authors selected for the program. (Happy Dance!) The next two months was an exciting time in which I learned a lot and, as it turned out, earned a bit as well. Here are some [...]

2018-02-09T13:43:23+00:00 0 Comments

What Do You Prefer I Send You in My Newsletter

I wrote and emailed a newsletter on life purpose for close to twenty years and pretty much knew what my readers wanted to receive. Now, as an author of visionary fiction and nonfiction, I'd like to provide readers as much as possible with what they want to receive. So, help me out by checking ALL the items below that you'd like to see in the OJB/WBS Amazingly Awesome Newsletter. Feel free to make additional suggestions in [...]

2017-09-27T19:30:11+00:00 12 Comments

OJB's supernatural thriller, Babble, selected for Kindle Scout

Kindle Scout - American Idol for Indie Authors Will you help me be discovered? Yep, my dog, Argos, and I are doing our happy dance today. Why? Because my newest supernatural thriller, Babble, has just been accepted into Kindle Scout! This book has been a joy to write in collaboration with many awesome Launch Team members who were so kind and generous with their time and talents helping as proofers and beta readers. (Thanks, once again.) [...]

2016-08-10T04:29:42+00:00 2 Comments

Weaving 2 Book Series Together – Brilliant or Really Bad Idea?

Over a year ago I had, what I thought at the time was a brilliant idea to weave together the Kindred Series (Seeds of a New Birth, etc.) with the FreeForm series. After all, both storylines have at their core the mishaps that can take place with genetic engineering. The more I looked into this the better I liked the idea. I figured I could connect the two by sharing characters and merging them into the [...]

2016-07-01T18:16:58+00:00 7 Comments

Blood Ivory (My Research Continues)

I'm resuming my research and "pre-writing" for book #3 of the Zak Bates Eco-adventure series with the working title of Ivory (also considering Blood Ivory). Still trying to come up with a palatable way to share about the terrible crime of ivory poaching that is endangering the elephant populations of the world in a way that will inspire young people without totally grossing them out or giving them nightmares. Your ideas and suggestions are invited. Leave [...]

2016-04-07T15:43:17+00:00 0 Comments

A Blog for Readers & Writers Alike Really? Yes, and here's why. As an indie author, I realize readers are the lifeblood of what I do. Recently, I also discovered how much I enjoy connecting with people who enjoy reading, especially when they enjoy reading my books. And while not all readers are also writers many are, so this blog is for both avid readers and writers (and even readers who aspire to become [...]

2018-03-18T15:58:08+00:00 0 Comments

My Top Tools & Resources for Writers for 2016

2015 was an exciting year for being an indie authorpreneur. I made great strides, had a lot of fun, and had more than my share of successes. But just like it takes a village to raise a child, success as an indie author takes more than one person. It also takes the help of other people and resources like the ones listed below. I'm not going to list the obvious ones like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or [...]

2016-02-13T11:59:52+00:00 1 Comment

When Characters Take Over a Story (A NaNoWriMo Update)

As hundred of thousands of writers around the globe move into the second half of NaNoWriMo, I want to give my update and observations.  My update: over 35,000 words and counting. My observation #1: My characters have taken over my story and I love it. TJ (also known as Todd) has turned out to be a most interesting character in book two of the FreeForm Series, FreeForm Reborn. Of course, it doesn't hurt that he's part [...]

2015-11-18T08:31:22+00:00 0 Comments