Crowdfunding for Novelists

In between the second and third Lexy Cooper books I did a crowdfunding campaign to fund a research trip. The trip wasn't critical to my book; I had already budgeted money for the cover, editing, and proofreading. I didn't have to travel to Roswell, but believed the book would be more authentic if I had... Continue Reading →

Playing with fire: Naming characters after real people

I'm not talking about using real people in fiction. We all do it, but we are at least smart enough to change the names and details enough to avoid lawsuits. I talked a bit about that in this post on character names. I'm talking about using real people's real names for fictional characters. Let me... Continue Reading →

Roswell or Bust! A reader-funded research trip

And now for an experiment in novel research and crowd funding! I've been to every location in the first two Lexy Cooper books Schooled and Pwned. Granted, they weren't all that exotic--just Los Angeles in Schooled and Vegas in Pwned. But in the third book, due in early 2014, the most important part of the... Continue Reading →

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