My Books & Stories (Amazon Page)

Wednesday, March 09, 2011


The Amazing Artist Ronnell Porter created this cover for my book HATCHINGS and uploaded it to me today (or at least I got it today),

I am absolutely thrilled with this cover as it nearly depicts an image straight from a scene in the book.

Final editing for HATCHINGS will be done in the next 2 weeks and the book should be available by the first of Aprilb(providing I get off my lazy duff and do the final edits).

Monday, March 07, 2011

An Act Of Faith

Many people probably wouldn't believe it if you told them that writing is an act of faith. In fact, most people would probably scoff if you told them that you wrote and indie-published as that act of faith.

They don't believe that you can succeed if you're not a J.K. Rowling or a Stephanie Meyer or a Larry Niven kr any of a thousand others.

They don't BELIEVE.

Writing is an act if faith.

You set your sights on telling a story that's going to entertain someone and you work your heart out on that story. Then you send it out into the world to sink or swim.

Some stories sink, some swim. Some win Olympic Gold.

But every time you sit down to write a story that's an act of faith.

It doesn't matter if you believe in God or Alah or Buddah or whatever, when you sit down to create you sit down to act with a faith that something you're going to do at that moment is going to do and e something good - if not now then sometime layer.

I've got major life issues facing me right now, and I've been told in the past that I'm not ready, and will not be for years, professional publication. I have stress on my day job and I have stress at home. It all affects my writing and my personality.

But I know I will get through this. I have faith.

And every time a writer sits down at their keyboard and types a story, that's an act of faith in that they are good enough, that they have what it takes, that they have the chops to succeed.

You do. I do.

It takes work and it takes faith.

Believe and you'll get there - with time and work.

Very few things happen overnight, but the sun rises every single morning. Your morning (and mine) is only a few hours away at most.

Sales Reports

Wonderful! I finally found the sales reports for my Amazon sales. They're not amazing, but they're sales.

For 02/02 to 03/01/11

After Action Report - 7 sales, 1 refund so 6 net sales
Any Minute Now - 2 sales
Knock On Wood - 2 sales
The Light Of An Oncoming Train - 2 sales

For 03/01 to 03/08/11

After Action Report - 2 sales
Code Of Law - 2 sales

Not impressive, but I bet they'll build. I've only been doing the Amazon thing for about a month after all.

Total royalties - $6.30

Hey! That's beer money!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Stories Live On Amazon Kindle

Yes, I'm spamming my blog (can you do that?) to let all of you know that I currently have 5
stories live on Amazon Kindle. Two of them are directly related to FOTS as they
take place in a slightly-modified universe from the standard game's.

The current list is as follows,

The Light Of An Oncoming Train (Quentin Dallas, PI story)
After Action Report (FOTS story)
Code Of Law (FOTS story)
Knock On Wood
Any Minute Now (Quentin Dallas, PI story)

You can find them by searching for G.W. Ellis or here,\

All of the stories are $0.99 except for Code Of Law which is $1.99.

I'm still working on the FOTS novel and it's looking like I might have to
completely rewrite the 45 thousand words I've got done on it thus far as the
first few chapters are total crap, but my SF novel HATCHINGS will be coming out
as soon as the cover artist gets the cover done.

Anyway, go ye forth and vote and vote often - I mean buy, and BUY often.


P.S. After action Report seems to be my most popular story thus far. Its highest
ranking was all the to around 40k on Amazon Kindle's Paid Rankings yesterday
(it's around 91k today).

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

New Story Coming to Kindle

I'll be posting a long short story/short novella on Kindle tomorrow entitled "Code Of Law". It's space opera centered in my Fire On The Suns game universe. I would expect it'll go live sometime this weekend (if I can find the right darned cover image for it in the meantime).