Jeff O'Handley, Author

Jeff O'Handley

The Doubting Writer Finds His Voice

A Project

An interesting project has finally come up and started rolling. As I think I’ve said before, I’m part of a writers’ group that meets at a local arts center every Sunday. It’s a nice group of people. We have fun, and once in a while I actually produce something worthwhile (“Last Man Standing”, published this […]

Monday Musing: But Wait

Over the weekend, an article appeared in The Guardian about a self-published author who turned down an offer of publication from Amazon’s Montlake Press. Now, there’s nothing inherently wrong with this. It sounds like she had a better deal, and more control, as an independent than she would get from Montlake. Currently, her book is […]

Monday Musing: Nibbling Away at Yog’s Law

I think I’ll be leaving now, thank you. You know about Yog’s Law, don’t you? Sure you do. Yog’s Law, coined by James D. MacDonald, is the principle that states, “Money flows toward the author.” We are told, time and again, that if an agent asks for a ‘reading fee’, run. If a publisher asks […]

Encouraging Fan Fiction

Hugh Howey. Chances are, you’ve heard of him, he’s been in the news a lot lately.  Howey is the latest self-publishing success story. His self-published science fiction series, Wool, was so popular it allowed Howey to dictate the terms of a major print deal, a deal that allowed him to keep the digital rights for […]

Anne Rice Gives Advice

Before there was Edward Cullen, there was Lestat. Before there was the Cullen ‘family’, there was the Theatre des Vampires. Before there was Stephenie Meyer, there was Anne Rice. Rice is the author of the bestselling Vampire Chronicles, a series which have sold more than 80 million copies since the debut of Interview With The […]

Things I Am Not

In my life I am and have been many things. Husband, father, brother, son. Friend, student, educator. Before my time is up I hope to experience many more things. One of the things I choose to call myself these days is a writer. I’ve had jobs in a variety of sectors, and those jobs have […]