One Year Anniversary…

As a full time writer.

Actually, it was  September 17.  The day, one year ago, that my regular paychecks stopped, my cell phone allotment ceased, my ridiculously generous healthcare insurance ended, and “the man” quit paying for my car (and gas).


Life has been hectic…no doubt about that…but I have never once looked back. Probably because I don’t have the time! Here’s what I’ve accomplished in the past year.

Published 423,772 words broken down into:

3 NovelsThe Perseid Collapse, Event HorizonPoint of Crisis

3 Novellas for Kindle WorldsFirst Contact, Last Betrayal and Sanctuary (coming very soon)

1 Non-fiction collaboration on personal readiness and disaster preparedness—Practical Prepping: No Apocalypse Required.

Pursued several franchising opportunities:

Re-edited and re-issued 2 books—The Jakarta Pandemic and Black Flagged.

Launched 4 audiobooks through Audible—The Perseid Collapse, Event Horizon, Point of Crisis and Black Flagged Redux. The rest of the Black Flagged franchise is on the way.

Signed a deal with Amazon Crossing to translate and publish The Jakarta Pandemic in German. E-book and hardcopy.

Signed a deal to translate The Perseid Collapse into German. I’ll publish it as an e-book.

Sounds like no time for fun and games, right? Don’t shed any tears for me. I had plenty of downtime.

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9 responses to “One Year Anniversary…

  1. Congratulations Steve! You’re living the dream.

  2. M Finkel

    Mucho Congratulations!!!!!

    *M Finkel*

  3. jennypenny


    So glad to hear that the rest of the Black Flagged Series will be coming out on Audible. Practical Prepping just arrived, so I have that to read while I wait. 🙂

  4. Daniel Perry

    Great to know everything is going well for you. I’ve just finished the second Black Flagged book and will purchase the third at the end of this week. I’m enjoying some time with my daughter and new son-in-law in Northern Maine. Beautiful country area but I’ll take Southern Maine anytime. Happy anniversary. Dan P.

    Daniel Perry 475-201-2958

    Sent from my iPad


  5. Konkoly, For The Win! Steve, I want to be like you when I grow up. Seriously, congratulations. I’m happy to be able to say I’ve been associated with such success in some way. Enjoy the spoils and keep up the good work.

  6. Marianne

    We have thoroughly enjoyed every single one of your novels. So glad to hear that the writing life is working out so well for you! Keep ’em coming.

  7. Let me echo Cookie’s Mom: You’re living the dream.

  8. Thanks, everyone! It’s hard to believe some days…

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