Earlier today I tweeted something about SUICIDE and within seconds I regretted it and deleted it. It was fairly mundane, but I could see where somebody who had lost a loved one or struggled with suicidal thoughts, might take offense. So, to be on the safe side I deleted it. It got me thinking about all … Continue reading Social Networking Filter on High
As I enter the marketing phase of authorpreneurship, one of the concepts I struggle with is how to communicate that Mormonism is an influence on the book’s protagonist (Brig), but it is not a religious book by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I also worry about the opposite… that friends/family will be displeased … Continue reading Religious Undertones
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Another area of the book cover is the “About the Author” section. It’s a very short space, but can be an opportunity to sell the book. Potential readers may decide whether or not to read the book on that little blurb about the author. My first version was bland and meant nothing. This latest version … Continue reading About the Author
One of my favorite characters in my book is nicknamed The Laughing Buddha (aka Danny Wong Wai Man). The Laughing Buddha is a beloved Buddhist deity that is associated with laughter, happiness, and good fortune. To the left, is a picture that my wife painted. In Suicide by Everest, Buddha plays a pivotal role. He … Continue reading The Laughing Buddha
I am now slowly beginning to unveil Suicide by Everest and develop a community of people interested in my writing. So far that’s a very small, but fiercely loyal group. 🙂 I am moving from the writing phase of being an authorpreneur and moving to the marketing phase, which I also really enjoy. Some of … Continue reading Creating a Community
“An INCREDIBLE read. Gripping storytelling with an unassuming plot. Could not put this beauty down.” — Andrew W. Suicide By Everest: https://amzn.to/2SqKUUQ Brigham Young VIII wants to kill himself. Brigham “Brig” Young VIII wants to kill himself in a way that will embarrass and publicly shame his self-righteous father. Brig is a high-functioning opiate addict that unwittingly … Continue reading Suicide By Everest – Book Description