T. A. Bruno

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Mark your calendars! October 4th, 2020 is the official release date for IN THE ORBIT OF SIRENS! It will be available in Paperback, Hardback, and EBook formats at launch, with an audiobook coming shortly after. A preview of the first two chapters will be made available soon, first to those who sign up for the mailing list, so if you want special access, be sure to SIGN UP HERE. Every version will… Read More

A little tease of the potential title too (I’m feeling pretty good about it, I just haven’t officially released it yet!) Last night I completed the first draft of the sequel novel to IN THE ORBIT OF SIRENS. I’m really pleased with the way things went, and I intend to add another 10k words when I do my first round edit before sending to beta readers. With Book 1 eyeing publication in… Read More

So you may have noticed a branding change in my pen name, there’s a good reason for that! I officially made the switch from using my real name, Tom Bruno to using T. A. Bruno today. There are already two other authors named Tom/Thomas/Tom A./Thomas A. Bruno etc, one who wrote a religious novel, and another who writes short story science fiction. Although my novel probably would have stood out, I decided… Read More

Previously, I’ve covered what I’ve learned about pre-planning and writing the first draft of a novel. In this post I hope to cover some of what I learned about the post-first-draft days, including preliminary editing and beta readers. As I said before, in your first draft you can allow yourself to be imperfect, because now you’re going to make it better. First draft in the bag, maybe you want to take a… Read More

Today I hired a formatter to bring IN THE ORBIT OF SIRENS over the finish line. Once her job is completed we are officially ready for Publish! I am so excited to bring this debut novel into the world, and I couldn’t have done it without a lot of help! I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who has helped me during this quest to publish my debut novel. You… Read More

The cover has been revealed! The contest winners have been emailed their prizes. But don’t let that stop you from signing up for the email list! Staying on the mailing list makes you eligible for future contests and gives you first access information about the novel. Thank you everyone who participated in the event, we had a really good turn out. I appreciate all the support. With your help, IN THE ORBIT… Read More

In part one of this series, I went over what I discovered during the pre-planning stages of writing. In this part, I intend to tell you what I learned during the hike. I was very naive to word count. I knew I wanted to write a novel that was what I considered “novel length“, so I picked up a few of my favorite books and learned they were about 350 pages. I… Read More

I have always wanted to write a novel. When I was in third grade, I wrote a really bad novel that never got finished. When I was in junior high, I wrote two really bad novels that were basically Metal Gear fan fictions. So, as a thirty two year old, when I sat down to get started writing the novel I intend to publish this year, I had put some mistakes behind… Read More

I know it sounds crazy, book 1 hasn’t been published yet, but what did you expect me to do while the copy editor and book cover designer work their magic; twiddle my thumbs? Plus, thanks to COVID-19, I’m working from home in self quarantine. They say Shakespeare wrote King Lear while he was in similar circumstances. Book 2’s outline feels really good. When I started IN THE ORBIT OF SIRENS, I planned… Read More