Blanchard Media
Writing Business
blog / August 30, 2018

The business of writing is more fun than the writing business.  It is exciting to develop a character and have them come to life on the page.  It is a thrill to hear someone read your story and share it in their own way.  That is what motivates me to do the needful marketing things that make you wonder if you are being a pest to those that already know you.  It is that hope that someone out there in the great unknown of the internet or maybe even someone you think you know shares your passion for storytelling, life or fantasy. One of my friends is a talented voiceover actor that no one knew about.  He bought the first copy of Solomon Love, “Where the Moss Grows.” And voiced the title poem I wrote.  I added a little video to go with it on my iPhone.  It moved me like the Muddy Waters song. Michael Aguilera nailed it in my “book” so take a listen to the audio from this video when you get a chance.  I created a poem for my main character that is the title of the first book. Another reader told me she was ready…

Cosplayers Wanted
blog / August 16, 2018

I love the fall of the year here in the Mid-Atlantic. Especially around the Halloween time. We start to see the Pumpkin lattes, muffins, and themed everything in the stores. It’s also the perfect time to do a book launch for the Solomon Love book number three, Love Never Dies. To make it fun, and memorable and fun. (so nice I did it twice) I am going to throw a series of Werewolf themed parties. Going to try to have a book signing at my friend’s shop in Annapolis, Maryland Third Eye Comics, and a couple of other places in the month October. I found a delicious whiskey too from Kentucky that I will have on hand. And we are just getting warmed up. I’m looking for cosplayers to dress like characters from the book, blues musicians and werewolves for these parties. If you are interested in cosplaying let me know. You’ll be the VIP’s. Did you know that I won first place at a community Halloween custom party when I was nine years old dressed as a werewolf? I got a wig from the Goodwill, cut out the eyes, nose and mouth. I put it over my face and…

Five things you need to know to write a successful book
blog / August 13, 2018

If you want to write a book or have one already that isn’t selling let me give you some insight.  If you are doing it to make money then I have some sage advice from Thomas Edison.   This week I received a proof of two books I published through Amazon’s CreateSpace program.  I am excited about it.  It looks great.  It was a side project that I had to do like a drug addict needs a fix.  I gave up sleep and money I didn’t have to do this.  The story is one of many I have in my head that needed to get out.  A really good friend of mine who is also addicted to creating helped me make this happen. Derek is a gifted writer that works great with me.  He can do what I have trouble doing.  Together with the concept, composition and design we have made two short stories called Solomon Love.  I didn’t plan it but would love to make this a series. I do hope also that I can find people that want to buy the book.  In my dreams this will be a successful series that becomes a movie or graphic novel…

Love Never Dies
blog / August 12, 2018

Coming Soon Ever wonder what happened to Magdalena?  You’ll find out that and more in this third edition that promises to be the best of them all.  She is hot.  She is dangerous.  She is looking for Solomon. Follow the journey of Solomon Love as the monster that turns him finally meets him again in Love Never Dies.  

Voodoo Child
blog / August 12, 2018

Solomon Love finds himself in New Orleans after being warned never to go there.  Find out what happens when a werewolf that has been hiding in plain sight for centuries in nightclubs playing the blues finds himself in trouble with the practitioners of Voodoo seeking to kill him and take his life force. Voodoo Child.

Where The Moss Grows
blog / August 12, 2018

This is the first book of the series. These are the tales of Solomon Love. Who while escaping American slavery became bound to the world of the supernatural. Now a reclusive blues musician, he is haunted by his past, hunted for his curse and fighting for survival in the present. What would happen to a young African musician kidnapped and sold into slavery in North America, seduced by his slave masters Druid daughter, caught and beaten, presumed and left for dead, escapes to the swamps where he is lost but before he dies is bitten by a werewolf in whom he falls in love with? Where The Moss Grows.