Another issue that has confronted me in the process of writing four novels at the same time: back story. Four main characters, four sets of secondary and minor characters (many of them overlapping from one main character to another), four individual histories. Right now, however, it is the individual history side of the matter that... Continue Reading →
It is not without reason that I have been absent from this forum since October. I have resumed a project that had stymied me a few years ago. I figured out what was its problem: it could not be one novel. In fact, it has turned into four novels that cover essentially the same events... Continue Reading →
It has been a busy October! At last, just in time to begin preparations for NaNoWriMo, I am pleased to announce the release of Makkarios: Angel of Matat, book four in the contemporary/paranormal fantasy series of the same name. It is available in Kindle e-book format as well as paperback. Haven't had the chance to... Continue Reading →
The month of August begins with a Kindle Countdown Deal for both Liar's Sanctuary and Man of Destruction! Here's how it works: starting Friday, August 1 these two Kindle titles begin at just $.99! Every few days, the price will increase by a dollar, until both titles return to their regular price on August 8.... Continue Reading →
Scapegoat by H. M. Snow So many human bodies enclosed together should have made the meeting house noisy, but the only break in the hush was a shuddering breath here or there. No one dared make a noise louder than breath on this darkest and most sacred of occasions. Even the smallest ones, who should... Continue Reading →
I'm not allowed to drink coffee for health reasons, so I only have this knowledge second-hand. A friend told me recently that you can get a smoother, richer flavor if you cold-brew the coffee rather than boil it. Cold-brew methods take longer, I'm told, but my friend assured me that the results were worth the... Continue Reading →
The paperback format is now available to order through the CreateSpace e-store! An additional 5-7 days from now, it should also be available on Amazon.com, and after that, at book retailers online everywhere! (Kindle e-book format is coming later today or early tomorrow, if all goes according to plan.)
I've been extremely sporadic in updating my blog during the summer so far. I admit it, and I regret none of it. If I must go for two months without pay from my day job, then you'd better believe I'll use those two months to indulge my creative side as much as is humanly possible.... Continue Reading →
In my place of work, we often use a certain term for the feeling one gets from workdays that begin at a hectic pace: being shot out of a cannon. This year, May is the month when my life gets shot out of a cannon. I am trying to finish a novel. I am primarily... Continue Reading →
Once upon a time, when my doctor decided to try out a certain medication on me, she warned me of potential side effects. One of them: unusually vivid dreams. Naturally, my inward reaction was, How will I know the difference? Virtually all my dreams are unusually vivid. In fact, I know I’m under too much... Continue Reading →
I have had the worst time writing this week. Honestly. Worship team practice on Thursday, another funeral on Saturday, church and travel on Sunday, more travel on Monday. Every time I end up with a schedule of any kind beyond my regular routine, I end up throwing the regular routine out the window-- and I... Continue Reading →
Remember: now through January 31, you can download a copy of H.M. Snow's newest book, the young adult fantasy/sci-fi crossover Makkarios: Come Together from the Kindle store. Don't miss out!
Your attention, please! For five days in a row-- Friday, January 27 through Tuesday, January 31--the Kindle store will offer the first volume of my new Makkarios series free. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce your friends to a great new book (if I do say so myself). Download a copy for yourself; gift... Continue Reading →
Tell your friends-- heck, tell your enemies, as long as they read Kindle ebooks. On Monday, January 16th, Amazon's Kindle store is offering Faerie Tales for Travelers and The Wolf King Ascends for free!