New Title Guaranteed to End Boredom


My latest new release is a quick read, but could have a powerful impact on your life.

Does your life feel like swimming through molasses? Have you ever tried swimming through molasses?

If that sounds too, well, sticky, try some of the other ideas in my new short e-book. If you try even one and you have an epiphany, a revelation or even just a wow moment, it’s well worth the price of admission.

You can get your own copy from Smashwords at for just $1.00, or from Amazon at for $2.99. Why two prices? I have a reason, but just go whichever way your heart leads you.  Let me know which one you try first, in the comments below.  It would be great if you’d also leave a review whichever place you purchase.


How I Got to Work From Home, Video 4

I hope you’re following my new YouTube series, How I Got to Work From Home. In it I am going through the process I took to write, publicize and sell my work. Here’s the latest.

Keep writing,


How do you write your characters?

This character questionnaire has been collated from a variety of sources. It has been split into categories to try to make it more manageable, but this categorisation is far from perfect and lots of the questions could probably be in more than one category. If you can think of a question that isn’t here and […]

via The Ultimate Character Questionnaire (156 questions)… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Book Review: The WILD Way to Lucid Dreaming


Buy The WILD Way To Lucid Dreaming

I was so impressed by The WILD Way to Lucid Dreaming, by Slider. I have been interested in lucid dreaming for quite some time and this is the only method that gave me any success. I was able to reach the first goal the very first time I tried, and the second time I tried I was sitting at my desk and flipped into a lucid dream and almost fell off my chair. It’s recommended to try this only while lying down.

Lucid dreaming is realizing in a dream that you’re dreaming, an awareness of what’s happening. Think of the film, “Inception” as that is what they were experimenting with. Lucid dreaming sounds like a lot of fun, but it also has some practical uses. Have you ever wanted to fly in a dream? You can with lucid dreaming. Once you are in a lucid dream, just intend or think about what you want to do or where you want to go, and it happens.

This is the best book I have read so far on this subject. I’ve mentioned that I had success with it already. WILD is an acronym for Waking Induced Lucid Dreaming, as opposed to DILD or Dreaming Induced Lucid Dreaming. Many or most of the other lucid dreaming books out there require you to go to sleep, and then pick up clues you have been conditioning yourself with to realize that you are dreaming. For instance, some dreamers say to look at your hands. If you are dreaming, they may not look normal and you will hopefully realize that. They may appear to be deformed or disappear as you look at them. Sounds frightening, but there is no danger with the WILD method. Slider has truly achieved a landmark and everyone with any interest should pick up a copy of The WILD Way to Lucid Dreaming.

How I Got to Work from Home

Check out my new video, which will be part of a series on writing, publishing, and selling. I’ll document what I do to increase my success.  Stay tuned and subscribe so you are the first to hear of new videos.

Book Review: Immortal Shadow


Immortal Shadow by Anderson Atlas is a short novel about life on another planet. An earth person is kidnapped and taken there to help them learn about earth technology. The main character is called Jibbawk and he is a Shadic. There are many, many different types of creatures in this book and they are called out by name and not always described, so you must use your imagination. The Shadics are apparently 9 feet tall and according to the picture on the cover look something like a crow with red beady eyes. Quite frightening! Frightening, and indeed Jibbawk is ruthless to the extreme. He will kill at a moment’s notice or no notice. He appears to have more positive emotions whatsoever. This is made even more serious by the fact that he is a leader of his planet and sadistically enjoys ultimate power.
Anderson Atlas’ story is very creative. Interesting that he has created all these alternative animals and creatures that populate the planet. It would have been nice, though, to have more description of these creatures and their personalities. But Immortal Shadow is well written with a tight story line. Look for more from Atlas.

What’s New About the New Year?

Are you still making New Year’s resolutions? I used to drive to a quiet lake on a dirt road on New Year’s Day, and think about things that I needed to change in my life.


Now the road is paved and I found out that it has a different name (Gilligan Lake) on Google Maps from what we always called it (Holt’s Lake). But I digress. It was a lovely spot to sit and think and that is what I need at times like this. Maybe I will take a trip there on my next day off. I haven’t been there in awhile.

My life has gotten so busy and hectic that I’m lucky if I can sit and sip tea and look out the window for 5 minutes a day. That will be happening a lot more in the near future as one of my resolutions this year is to do things that feed my soul, find my bliss, fulfill me. No matter what cliche I use, it sounds trite. Anyway, it all boils down to self-image or self-esteem. I deserve to be happy and I now allow myself to pursue my dreams and create my future.

If there are bad habits in your life, or you need to go after something you’ve always dreamed of, this is the time to do it. Find ways to make yourself a better person. Do something nice for someone else. Develop a new good habit. Whatever change looks like to you, now is the time. Write that novel or learn how. Learn a language. Make a new friend. I promise you won’t regret it.

Leave your thoughts in the comments below, and, Happy New Year!

Could You Escape the Countess?

Medieval on amazon

Buy a copy here.

Have you heard of Countess Bathory? In the 1500s she murdered her servant girls to harvest their blood as a beauty treatment. Today, she would be called a deranged and brutal serial killer. In the 1500s, she was royalty and could do with her servants as she pleased. Read the story of what could have happened in Medieval Blood.

Did she torture her victims? Her very first episode stemmed from her ill treatment of a servant girl, beating the girl until she bled, splashing her blood on the countess’ face.  Did she mean to kill them or only to take a bit of their blood? Did she even bathe in their blood, or, worse, drink her fill of its warm, salty richness? Was she indeed the forerunner of the vampires reputed to originate in Eastern Europe? How was she discovered and how many did she kill…and how did she do it? If you like a horror story you will love Medieval Blood.

Please consider leaving a review on Amazon if you liked Medieval Blood. Medieval Blood…it’s the vintage that matters.

New Release FREE this week. Alleviate Boredom!


Just click on the link below and you will be able to download my list of boredom fighters for FREE.  This offer is only good for five days.


Comment on which ones work best for you. Merry Christmas.