So Excited!

For me, writing has always been easy 1. I’ve always enjoyed the process of pulling my thoughts from my imagination and helping them enter a format which can be shared with other people. College was a dream for me, as I was able to interact with a wide array of different topics and share my reflections. Preaching has been a similar experience, as I get to write a short research/reflection paper just about every week. It’s pretty cool. In The Land Of the Penny Gnomes is my first foray into selling a formulated bit of my imagination, but I enjoyed the process of writing fiction even more than my non-fiction musings. For me, writing always been easy.

Making people aware of my writing, on the other hand, is hard. I’m terrible at selling myself, but before I can start work on the Penny Gnomes sequel I need to recoup the expenses I accrued as I went through the publishing process for the novel. This puts me in a position where I’m required to make myself uncomfortable.

Thankfully, the good folks at /r/Fantasy on reddit have created a great opportunity for new writers like me to get our works out into the public eye – it’s called “Writer of the Day.” The program allows writers to select a day to be featured – sharing links to a book and their web-site, and field questions from folks on reddit. It runs on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10 AM to Midnight.

I signed up for Wednesday, October 11!

I’d love for my readers here to help me make the day a success! If you’re on reddit, stop by /r/Fantasy on October 11 and ask some question, stick out your tongue, and share some non-spoilery thoughts on Penny Gnomes. It’ll be awesome!

I hope to see you all there!


  1. Proofreading, no so much. 

5 Thoughts

  1. I’m on the fourth chapter and can’t put the book down. I love the story and all the adventure of each chapter. Thrilled to know the author who has always been creative and this book tops everything I have seen him do over the last sixteen years. Can’t wait for the next chapter, the end of this book and what will follow.

  2. Huzzah to stepping outside one’s comfort zone…and not into canning! 😛

    I also included you in my newsletter for October. And we gotta work out some interview stuff for 2018 yet, don’t we? 😉

    https://mailchi.mp/b6bc2df1749b/from-the-wilds-of-jean-lees-world-october-2018-edition

    Keep bugging me about this. I’m so swamped in post-its about writery things to do this month, not to mention grading awful, awful papers…uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh….

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