“It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no […]
Author Archives: Pete Admin
After a bunch of self-edits, beta reader edits, etc, I published what I thought was a tight manuscript about a year ago. Recently picked it up and read it after being away from the story for a long time. There was an obvious and vital change that immediately screamed at me! The third chapter definitely […]
Back to Jerusalem (new story)
New short story about a group of frightened, confused men regrouping after the traumatic loss of the mystical man they knew as their “Master”.
Everything FREE until further notice!
I started making everything free a while ago, and I’ve decided I’m going to keep the price at ZERO for everything on my site. Please take a look, and I’d appreciate any feedback you could offer. THANKS!
I’ve been lucky enough to have seen an increase in downloads lately. It’s gratifying to know people are actually reading my stuff. I don’t do social media, so the only way I can attract more readers is through word-of-mouth. So please, if you like any of the FREE stuff you’ve found on my site, PLEASE […]
A Little Progress… Thanks!
So far I’ve gotten a little over 400 downloads of my stories. OK, so I’m not going to knock James Patterson or David Baldacci off the best seller charts, but it’s a start. I’m trying to get more visibility without getting mired in the social media swamp (I know, I’m supposed to do Facebook, Instagram, […]
Coming Back – A Novel (published January ’22)
Finally self-published this as an ebook after multiple failed attempts at landing an agent. Originally, I’d intended the story to be a comedy! The idea of Jesus coming back to earth and losing his memory (forgetting who he is) struck me as fertile ground for some humor. But when I began writing about Ted (the […]
Being a “real” writer is hard work! It’s one of those things that looks easy (I’ve often said after reading a novel, “I could’ve written this book”), but when you actually roll up the sleeves and try to put something together you find that it’s work! So I guess I’m a hobbyist. After taking a […]
My First Official Rejection Message!
I submitted a manuscript to a publisher, and got my first real rejection message today… What the message said: “your project does not appear to be a fit for us at this time, and so we will have to pass.” What I read: “Not only is your book lame, but you have a lot of […]