My Books

About the Coffee Is My Religion Series

This new series of personal essays on the writing life delves deeply into my own stories and experiences — both humorous and informative — as a freelance writer, author, and professional word-slinger. Along the way, expect many goofy asides about my horde of cats, video game geekery, self-publishing shenanigans, and much more!

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About the Game Journo Guides Series

The Game Journo Guides series offers in-depth advice and helpful tips on different aspects of the writing life, from freelancing and publishing to journalism and beyond. While these books are geared towards writers who primarily cover the video game, geek culture, and tech industries, much of the knowhow they contain is useful to writer folks of all stripes.

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Recent Posts

Writer Shop Talk: Post-Launch Depression

newshoptalkIt takes a tremendous amount of willpower, energy, and focus to create something. To take an idea and see it through to fruition, whether it’s a book, a game, or something else. It’s very easy to pour so much of yourself into a creative project and the gargantuan task of getting it out into the world that it exerts a sort of symbiotic energy drain on your being. Sometimes once your creative venture is cut loose and set free into the world, you’re left with a weird sense of loss. And it can be crippling.

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  1. Meet Nuggie The Destroyer – Freelance Writer Pets #2 Leave a reply
  2. Meet Seamus The Cat (Also Coffee Is My Religion is Out TODAY for $0.99!) 1 Reply
  3. Writer Shop Talk: The Catharsis of Personal Essay Writing Leave a reply
  4. Coffee Is My Religion (and other new books I have in the works) Leave a reply
  5. Oh Hey, I Just Launched My First Game! What?! (AKA, the Why I’m No Longer A “Games Journalist/Critic” Post) 1 Reply
  6. Help Greenlight my first game on Steam, Go To Bed: Survive The Night (plus first BETA footage!) 4 Replies
  7. Dev Talk: Indie Development, Game Journalism, and Straddling the Fence 1 Reply
  8. Shop Talk Interviews: Episode 1 – Andrew Groen on kickstarting his new Eve Online history book 3 Replies
  9. Join The New Freelance Game Journo Network Facebook Group! 2 Replies