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5-Star Review for Spiritual Intervention

Published December 17, 2016 by glennmaynard

Here is what multi-published author Amy Shannon said about my latest book, Spiritual Intervention:


Official Book Release Date

Published December 15, 2016 by glennmaynard

Today is the official release date of the third book of my paranormal trilogy, Spiritual Intervention. This means the book is now available on Amazon and the positive reviews are starting to appear. See what the reviewers are saying about the final edition of my Desert Son trilogy!


On the First Day of Christmas, a Reviewer Gave to Me…Five Golden Stars…TWICE!

Published December 25, 2015 by glennmaynard

Under the gun due with an approaching deadline for my publisher, this reviewer hunkered down and read Desert Son and Wayward Soul in two sittings. As she explains in her reviews, it was her fascination with the subject matter and the way I put  spin on it that kept her glued. Read more, and Merry Christmas to you!

Here are the links to the reviews for each book:

Desert Son:

Wayward Soul:




Glenn Maynard

Desert Son:
Wayward Soul:


A Book Signing that Led to Much More

Published November 13, 2015 by glennmaynard

I had my book signing at Manchester Community College, and it was quite interesting. Not much in the sales department, but productive. When I arrived, the manager told me that an English teacher brought her entire class to the book store to see me…but they were a day early, and didn’t have class yesterday. Talk about a near miss. I spoke to a lot of people and passed out a lot of bookmarks, and I was introduced to the school’s academic director, who plans to contact me about speaking on a panel about writing. The manager had me sign six books that they will be displaying on consignment students and faculty who may have missed the event. The manager then presented me with a “Manchester Community College” sweatshirt and matching water bottle at the conclusion of the event. The biggest hit were the boxes of MCCchocolate chip cookies that the students were swarming over like flies on…

New Book coming

Published August 29, 2015 by glennmaynard

Yesterday, I received a publishing contract for my fiction book, Wayward Soul, which is a sequel to Desert Son. This will be my third published book and second book of a trilogy. I received great reviews on Desert Son and will have a ready-made list of reviewers for this new book. Desert Son was very planned out right down to the scenes. Wayward Soul was less rigid as far as the outline was concerned. The book that I am currently writing is even more lax with the outline. I find that by easing the reins of the outline a bit more, I am flailing wildly as I chug along, allowing the keyboard to take me to places I didn’t plan to go. There are many ways to skin a cat, but my current skin has a mind of its own. I am one-third of the way through this long ride, and can’t wait to see where it takes me. It’s going to be a wild journey while I complete this trilogy, but now that I have a publishing deal for book two of the trilogy, I can focus more on book three. It’s like being strapped into an American dream. Thanks to my publisher, Black Rose Writing.

Five Star Review of “Desert Son”

Published August 17, 2015 by glennmaynard

DAMN YOU Stephen King!

Published July 19, 2015 by glennmaynard

Barnes&Noble BooksigningWith two books published and a third looking for a home, I have put together an outline for what will be my fourth book, which will be the third book of a trilogy. “Desert Son” is the title of the first book of the series, and the second book is tentatively entitled “Wayward Soul.” It’s very difficult for author’s not named Stephen King to sell a lot of books. There were over 300,000 books published in the United States alone in 2014, and over one million worldwide. The competition is overwhelming, but the advice I take away from the experts is to just write…write more books. If you have a series and book one catches on, then the sequels would likely be purchased. One can hope. So instead of sitting on my hands and thinking of the lottery-like odds of book one catching on, I tighten my seat belt and prepare for another campaign of writing, which contains a weekly quota of 5000 words per week. I set this quota as my goal for “Wayward Soul” and did not miss a beat, completing the first draft of my 88,000-word manuscript in just over four months. It is a great undertaking, but broken into 5000 words per week makes a 100,000 word goal less grueling. The first draft would be completed in just five months. There will be many more months of editing before it is ready to submit to an agent or publisher, but that’s all part of the process. You have to really enjoy writing! I also prefer the route of the traditional publisher as it is confirmation that I have something to offer from a professional standpoint and a stamp of approval. I wouldn’t feel that way by self-publishing. Either way, it’s a lot of work and you really have to enjoy it. Boy do I ever, and love the creative process. Stephen King…you a great and I love your books, but DAMN  YOU!