Freedom of Speech

We care a lot about Freedom of Speech here at The Pyrateheart Press. In fact, it is the principle which created us in the first place. Our original aim was to create a place where authors can express themselves freely without constraints or censorship.  Freedom of Speech is a right in the United States guaranteedContinue reading “Freedom of Speech”

Tips and Resources to Help You Thrive as a Remote Worker

If you’re one of the many workers who’s working from home right now, you likely have figured out that it comes with challenges. It can be hard to adjust to dealing with home-related distractions, communicating with your team, managing your workload, and maintaining a healthy routine for your physical and mental health. When you getContinue reading “Tips and Resources to Help You Thrive as a Remote Worker”

Spare Change

It’s time for a good ole’ fashioned rant. That’s right. I am ready to rant about the fact our country, at least California, seems to be in a change shortage and has been for two years now. Several items have been shorted during this ongoing and everlasting Covid-19 supposed pandemic. Toilet paper was the worst.Continue reading “Spare Change”

Developing Your Character

I find I get a lot of questions from authors about how they should develop their characters. It is an interesting question. One I usually answer with this question: what are you writing? It’s a valid question. One that often stops the author. They tend to give me a rundown on the plot or theContinue reading “Developing Your Character”


An interesting concept, failure. No one wants to fail of course. If humans could, they would only succeed at everything they do. However, some of the greatest discoveries in the world have happened because people were looking for one thing and failed only to find something even better. Yet, I am not here to expoundContinue reading “Failure”

How to Launch a Thriving Small Business in Your Community

Perhaps you’ve found that you spend your workdays dreaming about the day you can be your own boss. Becoming an entrepreneur is a big decision, but every community needs small business owners to provide essential services and bring residents together! Courtesy of Pyrateheart Press, here’s why your community could benefit from having more small businessesContinue reading “How to Launch a Thriving Small Business in Your Community”

What Now?

This is the question we find ourselves asking. It is the beginning of a new year and of course we must look back at our last year and plan the next. Truthfully our last year was not spectacular as far as sales went. We managed to keep ourselves in business but we both now workContinue reading “What Now?”


An interesting thing, perspective. Let me clarify by giving you one of the free online dictionary’s definitions: per•spec•tive  (pərˈspɛk tɪv) n. 1. a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface. 2. a picture employing this technique. 3. a visible scene, esp. one extending to a distance; vista. 4. the manner in which objects appear to the eye in respect to their relative positions and distance. 5. one’s mental view of facts, ideas, etc., and their interrelationships: to have a clear  perspective of a situation. 6. the ability to see all the relevant data in a meaningful relationship. 7. a mental view or prospect. adj. 8. of perspective, or represented according to its laws. Idioms: in perspective, in a true or meaningful proportion or relationship: Instead of overreacting,  keep things in perspective. [Middle English < Medieval Latin perspectīva (ars) optical (science), perspectīvus optical = Latin perspect-, past participles. of perspicere to look at closely per•spec′tiv•al, adj. Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Now that we have a definition, let’s look closer at what it is we wish to applyContinue reading “Perspective”

Tools of the Trade

Recently I was asked “what are the tools I use to edit, write, and publish eBooks” by a new client. They wanted to know if I had any special programs that might help them out. Unfortunately, my answer was kind of a letdown. I prefer to keep things simple. Which leads me to why IContinue reading “Tools of the Trade”

The Weather in Writing

It’s a cold wet day here in Northern California. In truth, it has been cold and wet for the last week. Not a usual weather phenomenon in our area of Sacramento. The sun hasn’t been out for more than a few hours over the past seven days. Right now, there is a fog thick enoughContinue reading “The Weather in Writing”