Saturday, July 26, 2014

short story collection FREE

My short story collection, "Blood of the Martyrs and other stories", will be available as a free Kindle download next week, 7/29-8/1. This giveaway is in conjunction with the Catholic Writers Guild LIVE Conference and the Catholic Marketing Network trade show in Chicago. Don't have a Kindle? No problem: the Kindle app is free for all devices. You'll find the ebook here: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Martyrs-other-stories-Desjarlais-ebook/dp/B00A1CUBA6/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406388389&sr=1-7&keywords=john+desjarlais

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Self-pubbing basics

I'll be sharing my self-pubbing experiences at the Karitos Arts Festival in July. The following links are mainly for attendees who would like more information than my brief session (and limited experience) can afford.

http://davidgaughran.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/self-publishing-basics1.pdf

http://janefriedman.com/2013/04/21/how-to-publish-an-ebook/


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

SPECTER cover art

Got the cover art for SPECTER yesterday. It's draft 1.

Monday, May 20, 2013

SPECTER in progress

I just finished the first draft of the the third installment in the mystery/thriller series, entitled SPECTER. It's a novella, weighing in at about 29,000 words. This was my Sabbatical project, and I plan to self-publish it this summer. Selena De La Cruz is back. This time it's personal.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I'll be a panelist at the Midwest Mystery Showcase in Waukesha WI in April. Many writers from the region are coming to talk about the craft and the biz.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Near 7,000 words on the draft of the 'Viper' sequel. It's slower going than I thought it might. Blending a story with a true-life crime is proving more challenging than I expected.

Monday, December 31, 2012