Sunday, July 31, 2011


Welcome to Andy Dunn's Stop

on the

Aspen Mountain Press Anniversary Blog Tour.

I hope you are enjoying your tour, and getting to know lots of New Authors so I guess now is a good time for me to shamelessly promote my book.

But I Never Said I Didn't Love You is a story about a newly divorced gay man encouraged to go out and find himself.

Callum should have come out years ago, but getting married seemed like the better idea. When his coworker Brian begins to flirt with him, Callum starts to question his earlier decision. Shortly after his divorce, Callum and Brian start dating. Nothing serious. Just a laugh and a pint or three at the pub.

Even though he's uncertain how strong his feelings are for Callum, Brian encourages him to see other guys. This backfires in a rather unexpected way. Callum meets his second boyfriend Simon. Simon might just be a better suitor - he's a bit more romantic and a lot less brash than Brian.

To read an excerpt Click here.

Okay Contest time to win a copy of my Book please comment on what was the most unexpected dating advice you have ever been given. Winners will be choosen on Monday August 8th. For all the Blog Tour Rules check out the main Blog.

Next up on the AMP Blog Tour is the AMP Author Website where you can get to know the authors and their characters. You can also chime in on what the best barbecue in the world is.

Click here to Continue on your Tour.

Monday, July 25, 2011

And now for my next trick...

Writting iz hrd. Letz go shoping.

I'm currently at work on a manuscript that's been giving me fits. It's another NaNoWriMo work that's gone through extensive changes, much of the original premise twisted to fit the new or gone entirely.

One thing that's been causing me serious hair-pulling and headaches is how I go about mentioning one character's back story. I don't know why it's been so difficult, but it's something I could probably go into without getting too deep, like a brief mention in description or dialogue.

But it hasn't been that easy.

I don't know if I'm having trouble with "show! don't tell!", but I just feel like it's unnecessary blather I'm writing to fill space and finish the book. This character has already mentioned his difficult coming back home and how he hasn't spoken to a lot of people because of his past history with them, so I should probably leave it at that. One chapter I started, stopped, started, stopped, and finally scrapped was supposed to show just how difficult it's been but it just began to feel like I was beating on the character for no other reason than to show how upset he is. Sort of like what's in the past is in the past BUT HERE IT IS YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT IT BECAUSE I'M HOLDING IT UP FOR YOU TO SEE.

That, and I've got them "second book blues" bearing down on me. I've done it once already, so I should be able to do it again, right? Right? Yeah, I've written stuff for NaNo every year since 2004, but I'm probably putting unnecessary pressure on myself.

And it doesn't help I'm trying to recycle as much of a previous draft into the current one as possible and getting absolutely lost in the process...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Aspen Mountain Press Blog Tour

Just a quick note to let everybody know I'll be on the upcoming Aspen Mountain Press 5th Anniversary Blog Tour. Click the banner at the top of the page for more details, and join us August 1 - 7 for the tour! There'll be fun, prizes, blogs, prizes, book discussion, prizes, general wackiness, DID I MENTION PRIZES?