Tuesday, May 1, 2012

One Author's Aha Moments - My First Non-fiction Book

When I first sold in 2006 to HarperCollins in auction with my debut book and two others coming out in 2008, I've been excited about realizing my passion to write. Over the years I've shared my thoughts on blog posts, workshops (online and in person), magazine/newsletter articles, speaking engagements, local writers' groups, and through people who have contacted me directly through my website. This has been my way of "paying it forward" for all the kindnesses that other authors and the publishing industry has shown me. I feel truly blessed to be living my dream and found another way to enable other authors to hopefully do the same.

I've put together a collection of my writing epiphanies, my "Aha!" moments of things that have worked for me when writing for the adult thriller and YA markets. These thoughts come from my blog posts, handouts, magazine/newsletter articles, and various other sources over the years. My hope is that aspiring authors, with the dream to write, can find nuggets in this book that will help them take a step further in achieving their goal to get published.

Here is the cover reveal. The book should be out later in May 2012. Details to come soon!


  1. I suspect this will be a helpful book for aspiring writers. I'm looking forward to it, as I need all the help I can get.

  2. I hope this book helps you, Jim. It's been interesting to analyze what has worked for me and how I can pass that along to aspiring authors. This book is my attempt to "pay it forward" for any author who helped me. I hope to do the same for you. Thansk for stopping by and posting a comment. Best of luck with your writing.

  3. Well, thank you. I just finished the sample of The Wrong Side of Dead, and downloaded the whole thing. I'd like to email you. And, again, thanks for your "First Page" comments for Catalina Eddie on the KillZone. jimcrocker@ymail.com

  4. I'm so glad you follow The Kill Zone. I've learned so much from our followers and the other authors there. A great place for ANY author.