Entries by Mark Wayne McGinnis

Is Star Watch a Series?

I’ve had several inquiries recently with readers wanting to know if Star Watch will be a continuing series or if it was just a one-off stand-alone book. It’s a series … working on the the second Star Watch book (early title is Find Ricket), now.

Star Watch Audiobook Live!

The brand new Star Watch Audiobook is now live on Audible. If you’re familiar with the Scrapyard Ship series audiobooks, you’ll be right at home with the voice of L. J. Ganser. If you’re like me, you actually prefer relaxing to an  audiobooks (at least sometimes) to a print book or ebook. You’ll find Star […]

Idea For A New Book … How it starts

How it starts … When the idea comes to you for a new book, it often arrives in bits and pieces. You’re struck by something—a visual—a sound… someone talking about something totally unrelated. But it’s more than that. It’s more like the introduction of something that has started to take shape and it’s the missing […]

Until We See You Again, Zoey …

It was time to say goodbye to a so … so … so … special, loving, family member today. She had a wonderful life—one full of adventure and the kind of affection that you wish for such an amazing little being. Zoey, a rescue dog, came into my life at a time when things were tuff … probably tuff […]

Creative Editor’s Checklist – A Must Have!

As an indie author, I use three different editors for my books. I start with what is referred to as a Creative Editor, then a Developmental Editor, and then a Line Editor. Readers today are sophisticated and will not tolerate sloppy editing. They want reading material that is on par with what traditional publisher’s provide. I’ve spoken about this […]