Saturday, December 21, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Do likes and follows become book sales?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Get a free PDF of I, Orange Girls

Who keeps pirating my books?
This says "eBook" but it is actually I, Orange Girls which is otherwise only available at Why pay $10 when you can get it for free. I think soon someone might upload a compilation of all my work for free. I just have a feeling that is what the "pirate" is thinking. Who knows?

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Pirated Books

Sample Chapters of Glyphic (available on Pirate Bay):

Oigan, Mexicanos

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Fiverr has some really interesting ideas out there. Check them out. Is this the wave of the future?

This one is a guy who will design your facebook cover in a very creative way:

This woman will model with your product or sign:

This one records a video product review:

This guy will whiteboard your stuff into a video:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Twitter Question for Free Book

Monday, December 9, 2013

Time to Clean House

The things that I have always admired about the Godfather movies is that in the last sequence all business is settled. The cold, Sicilian temper is a very dangerous thing. I cannot help but operate under the same guidelines. Every once in a while it is time to clean house. For me at this point in my life I have wasted a lot of fucking time. I'm 38 years old now. I'm bald. Well, I shave, but I'm going bald anyway--what's to wait for, huh? I want to be a writer, but I have had basically no success. I have a few books out but they are either small press or indie published. I have a bar that is sucking the life out of me. I spend most of my time there playing pool or just wasting the night drinking (this and my massive appetite has made me fat). Now, with that cold Sicilian mentality I want to change it all. I want to change my life: no more gambling, a lot less drinking, eat less, sell the bar, quit the pool team, and devote myself to getting something good written. So far everything has been kind of half-baked. For Monks Only is too short, Glyphic is too complicated, and I still don't have a novel or a bunch of short stories out. The other major mistake I made was to submit 50 copies of Glyphic to the Goodread First Reads. What a huge mistake! The people who received my well-researched, in-depth, poetic novella in verse wanted a Young Adult book or a Romance or Fantasy or something very different than the Contemporary Literary Novella in Verse that I had written. I got some very low reviews (which I'm proud of) from some readers who I really don't respect too much. I assume everyone is reading Italo Calvino, William Faulkner, Haruki Murikami, and Toni Morrison. I'm wrong. They are reading Fifty Shades of Gray and Twilight. Well, I'm learning. Now is the time to put the things that don't work in the front seat of the car and wrap a wire around their necks and pull till I choke the life out of them.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Link to my book on Amazon

Why isn't my post coming up?

Please like or share my book page

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

What is it?

What book rhymes with terrific and specific? with transpacific, scientific, cryptic, and artistic?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I am another yourself

Who is interested in K'iche'? I know some of you out there are interested. It may be the most widely-spoken Mayan language out there. It contains lots of culture and history, and it sounds beautiful. Here's the subtitle to my book Glyphic written in K'iche'.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Glyphic is coming out November 7th, 2013

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Glyphic by Ralph-Michael Chiaia


by Ralph-Michael Chiaia

Giveaway ends October 15, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sample bit from For Monks Only

Oigan, Mexicanos!

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