I'm not afraid of heights, but I definitely have a healthy respect for depths. So I'm as surprised as anyone that I've written a book featuring a girl who loves to be as high up in the air as possible.
I am a writer, editor, and publisher living just north of the Golden Gate Bridge with my wife, Maura Vaughn and our daughters. And our cats.
Currently, I run my own small publishing company, Stillpoint Digital Press. Since 1999, I’ve overseen the publications program for Joseph Campbell Foundation. I have edited three posthumous volumes of Campbell's unpublished writing and lectures and overseen editions of seventy additional titles, including the third edition of his masterpiece, Hero with a Thousand Faces.
In June, 2016, I released Risuko, a historical adventure novel (whew! lots of qualifications on that!) set in Japan during the Civil War era, and I'm in the middle of writing Bright-Eyes, the second book in the Seasons of the Sword series.
I'm a passionate reader of mysteries, fantasy, and whatever else I can get my hands on. I am a story addict.
And that's me, at the moment. 😉
- Timepiece giveaway ends tomorrow!Goodreads Book Giveaway Timepiece by Heather Albano Giveaway ends July 01, 2019. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway
- Review: Lethal White — Deadly FunSince The Cuckoo’s Calling, I’ve enjoyed the Cormoran Strike series, written by J.K. Rowling as Robert Galbraith. Each entry has been a mind-tickling, exciting mystery in the old-style gumshoe detective vein, with all of the flourishes that made Rowling’s Harry Potter books so enjoyable — memorable characters, sly humor, exciting plot, and a deft hand at shifting moods unexpectedly. […]
- Weekly RoundupWith the summer solstice comes longer days. With longer days comes more time for reading! Here’s this week’s roundup of what we found interesting in the world of ePublishing. Last week, we listed an article about how one author was cheating Kindle Unlimited. This week, we’re continuing the story with this article on how Amazon’s […]
- BAIPA Needs Judges!The Bay Area Independent Publishers Association is a diverse and open group involved in the world of independent publishing, from folks who simply have a book idea to published authors, editors to illustrators, readers to reviewers, agents to printers, audio book experts to book shepherds. —Becky Parker Geist, BAIPA Board of Directors, President WOULD YOU […]
- Weekly Roundup — What’s new in digital publishing?From a scandal that rocked the world of digital publishing to some nice, relaxing podcast recommendations, here’s our latest weekly roundup. Assuming you’ve been following the scandal around Kindle Unlimited abuser “Chance Carter,” you’ll probably be glad to hear his books have been removed from the platform (according, at least, to The Digital Reader) If […]
- Roundup: 6 More Interesting Posts on Ebook Publishing!We’re back! Here are 6 more interesting online publishing tidbits, coming at you hot off the (digital) press. Looking for tips on how to successfully interface with readers online? Don’t reply to comments when you’re hangry, and other helpful tips from Neiman Lab. For those not in attendance at the recent London Book Fair, here […]
- Weekly RoundupApril may be the cruelest month, but here at Stillpoint Digital there’s some good news — with a new month, comes a new roundup of this weeks most interesting #eprdctn-related articles. For those just dipping their toes into the literary arts, check out Just Publishing Advice’s article on how to get started as a writer. […]
- Elements of Style: CSS for EbooksI originally published this post on Joel Friedlander’s wonderful resource for self-publishers, TheBookDesigner.com If HTML is the blueprint, showing how an ebook (or a web page) should be laid out, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are the interior design, saying how everything should look. While that may sound superficial, in fact learning to use CSS can […]
- Weekly Roundup – 6 Fresh Topics in Ebook PublishingDon’t call it a comeback! Here’s the second installment in our now weekly roundup of interesting articles in the world of eBook publishing. Whether you’re an up-and-coming young author or an old hat, Derek Haines’ article on the basics of online publication will surely be of interest. Everyone knows that knowledge is power, but fewer […]
- Speaking in Code: Ebook HTML basicsThis post originally appeared on Joel Friedlander’s wonderful site, TheBookDesigner.com. If, as I keep saying, an ebook is just a website a box, then in order to know how to get in and edit your ebook, you’re going to want to know some HTML. However you choose to work on the file, knowing the basic […]