Yesterday I wrote about Kindle Unlimited. Here is a snapshot of the last few months of how many pages were read of my books. Inconsistent, but some pretty impressive spikes, right? Impressive until I tell you that the highest line is 300 pages (approx. 2 full books). Still, it does look like things are trending … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up July 30: Stats don’t lie (the presenters might).
Last week I received a 2-star review: https://linesbyleon.com/2022/07/14/thursday-thoughts-bad-reviews/ This week a 4-star:‘The View From Here’ by Leon Stevens – Review Leon Stevens combines a unique mix of adventure, exploration and sci-fi in this intriguing novella that see’s a pair of hikers find their way into another world. At the heart of the story is a … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up July 23: New review
I put my next book for pre-order on Amazon earlier this month. This creates two challenges: One: It's not ready yet. I am putting the finishing touches on it before sending it to my editor at the end of the month. She's pretty quick so I will have it formatted for it's release on Sept … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up July 16: Writing Update
Of the many memories I have with my dad, this one is one of my favorites. I included it as the introduction to my first science fiction book, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. Originally posted: November 2019 When I was growing up, my father would read or make … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day
It's never good when an editor emails you and asks why the book that you are part of is not in your newsletter. Oops?You did write it down, didn't you?I did. But you see my desk?Nope, There's too much stuff on—Ahh, got it. Seriously. No excuses here. I hope that you will check out our … Continue reading Free Book Friday April 29: It’s never good . . .
Free book news: This week, I did re-vamp my science fiction sample book, Five from Two. I added the complete first chapter of my novella, The View from Here and changed the order of the selections. So, more stuff? Yup. More stuff. Get it here: Five from Two No onto the interview! In Conversation With: … Continue reading Free Book Friday April 25: In Conversation with Joshua Grant
I recently removed my free poetry book from the Amazon catalogue. I haven't looked at it for a while, and I forgot that I had written my own testimonials. Like my self-interviews, I found them quite amusing, so I thought I would share them. There’s fake news, now there’s fake testimonials:Read what people are not … Continue reading Free Book Friday April 15: In Conversation with N.T. Narbutovskih
Chelsea Gaither was born in the 80s and grew up catching venomous caterpillars in the live oak scrub around Corpus Christi, TX. They currently live around Dallas with a toddler and lots of books. In Conversation With: Chelsea Gaither Whew. I feel that we have been playing hide and seek. I went to your Goodreads … Continue reading Free Book Friday April 8: In Conversation with Chelsea Gaither
First things first: To celebrate National Poetry Month, my latest collection will be free (Kindle) until April 3. A collision of ideas and a wonder of words.Remember when you first learned that a grouping of owls was a parliament? In his second poetry collection, Leon Stevens explores familiar themes such as human nature, the environment, … Continue reading Free Book Friday April 1 (No Foolin’!): In Conversation with R.K. King
In Conversation With: Marcus Alexander Hart Your old pal Marcus Alexander Hart is an award-adjacent novelist, self-proclaimed karaoke star, and default awesome dude. He has been a roller-derby skater and a real-life quidditch player. He once won an overnight road rally in a fake ice-cream truck. Marcus lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife … Continue reading In Conversation with Marcus Alexander Hart