Tag Archives: Tompa Lee trilogy

The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumph of Writing Sequels

My last post, Top Ten Thing Readers Hate about Books, has turned out to be the most popular post I’ve ever done on this blog. That popularity inspired me to follow up with a related article I wrote recently for Savvy Authors  (which is a great resource for writers–I recommend it). You see, many of […]

Release Day! Tribulations of Tompa Lee

If you’re a writer, you know what the release day of The Trial of Tompa Lee (a science fiction novel packed with adventure, romance, and humor) means to Mr. Valentine.  If you aren’t a writer, think opening presents on Christmas. Or slipping the keys of your first car into the ignition for the very first time. […]

A Touch of Futuristic Humor

Most everything Mr. Valentine writes includes touches of 1) love and 2) humor. The love element may provide a character’s motivation (it’s one of the most powerful human emotions, after all), or it may be the focus of the story, as in my early Silhouette romances. The humor element … well, it just keeps creeping […]

The Next Big Thing

A bunch of writers are writing similar posts this weekend about the books we’re currently writing.  We’re all answering the same questions about our works-in-progress, so be sure to check out the links at the end of this post. Here are the ten questions we’re answering, along with my responses: What is your working title of […]