Category Archives: writing

killing it at bto 2020

“What I’m about to say next may strike some of you as vile, base, heresy.” That’s what I told a jam-packed room this past Saturday, March 7, at the 23rd annual Bay To Ocean Writers Conference held at Chesapeake College … Continue reading

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getting “lost” again

I thought that 6 years after I published my most popular novel, Lost Dogs (recently revamped with the new, badass cover below), that it would be difficult to revisit that book as I write Stray Cats, its sequel/follow-up. “Difficult” in that … Continue reading

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looking back, looking ahead (and a peek at “stray cats”)

This past decade was when my childhood dream of becoming an author became reality.  I began the 2010’s with a manuscript of a fantasy novel, and ended it with 5 published books.  Here’s a glance back at some key events:

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local legend brent lewis comes to bto

If you live on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, you may recently have caught this article in one of the local newspapers:

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want to be a writer? bto 2020 can help

If  you’ve always wanted to write, or if you’re already a writer, the Bay To Ocean Writers Conference will help you develop and improve your skills, no matter your genre.

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for writers: how to sell books in person

If you’re an author these days, you need all the help you can get selling your books. Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or something else, you can make money and win lifelong, hardcore fans by selling your books in … Continue reading

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doing “5 to 10” for writing (part 1)

Lately, I’ve done a few talks for high school students who are writers, or are interested in becoming one.  In addition to disabusing them of the idea that becoming an author is a fast and easy ticket to fame and … Continue reading

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on beyond “this wasted land”

First off, let me say THANK YOU! to everyone who’s purchased and read This Wasted Land, my young adult dark fantasy novel, that was officially released just after Thanksgiving.  Because of you and readers like you, it’s been a success.  If … Continue reading

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the best thing ‘bout BTO…

…had nothing to do with the two seminars I conducted. But let me back up a smidge.  Bay to Ocean is a one-day writers conference held by the Eastern Shore Writers Association every March.  BTO has been going strong for 21 … Continue reading

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yes, i do give a @#&%

I didn’t mean for her to say it.  It’s not my style.  Nevertheless, toward the end of This Wasted Land, the young adult dark fantasy novel I’m writing, Our Feisty Teenage Heroine Alyx drops the “f-bomb” for the first time.  Then … Continue reading

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