Mizgot – Chapter 1

Ok, here it goes… Here’s the first chapter of the first book of my Mizgot series! It’s taken a while to figure out the whole epub/kindle formatting tricks, but I think I’m doing pretty well now.

The book release is imminent! Keep tuned for upcoming info about book parties and release dates.

If you’re a mac user then I want to hear from you! I don’t have a mac and have been begging friends for info and screenshots from iBooks and Kindle on the Mac. Send me your screenshots, especially if you see any weird issues. It’s much appreciated!

Here are the links to the downloads:

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Why I Hire Professional Artists

I’m a brand new writer. Never written and released a book before. Never knew how to write and release a book before. Still learning how to do all of this. But when I sat down to get to work, I almost immediately knew that I was going to hire a professional artist to help bring my idea to life. I didn’t do this because I wanted to make big bucks. I almost assuredly won’t even make my money back for the art work, let alone the editor, the cost of classes etc…

I hired an artist because I wanted people to be able to see what was in my head, and maybe better relate to the writing through the pictures that an expert could provide. But I got so much more!

Working with a professional artist actually allowed me to figure out issues with the story and improve on ideas and scenes based on the artwork itself. Plus, having a bit of a collaborator on the project held me to certain deadlines and standards that I would not have necessarily done otherwise. It gave me someone to talk more in-depth about the project and to bounce ideas off of.

My main regret is not involving more pro-people in this book and not consuming more time of the professionals I did involve. It ended up being an invaluable resource.

Plus there’s this:

Here’s the artist’s (Todd Gamble’s) version of my character, Mizgot.



And here’s my attempt (which Todd based his on!)… I know… Nailed it…


I would’ve paid double to avoid having to put my own artwork in — sorry Todd… 🙂