Only One Day Left!

The past few days have been busy, but I am proud to say everything is proceeding as scheduled. My next book, Full Moon Hunt, will be out tomorrow!

In celebration of this, I have gone ahead and made it possible for you to get the first book in the series, The Sleeping Town, for free. Just click on the Get a Free Book link above to claim your copy in your preferred format!

However, I want to go the extra mile so, for today and tomorrow, I am making Devils of Black and Gold Free on Amazon!

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Devils of Black and Gold

A dangerous beast, a confused teen, and an old detective collide in a series of brutal murders!

As he starts to suffer from changes that can only be called supernatural, Lucas Hart believes he might be turning into a creature of legend. Meanwhile, Detective Eliot Guthrie has to deal with a brutal murderer lurking somewhere in his city. There have been three deaths already and the fourth is yet to come. However, the truth will surpass their imagination!

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

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At long Last, Full Moon Hunt is here!

When 2016 started my plan was to have a new book out by the end of May at latest.

That didn’t quite work out as planned. It is often said no plan survives the first contact, and it is often said because it is the honest truth.

However, today is a happy occasion!

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It may be a few months later than I wanted but I am pleased to inform you all that Full Moon Hunt is now available for Pre-Order!

Michael Walker returns in a werewolf-themed adventured with more action, more characters, and more mysteries! The sequel to The Sleeping Town will be available for everyone this November 11! Pre-Order now!

Smashwordshttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/671955
Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M5AO8W0

For those interested in reading a preview, check out the Smashwords link which offers a 20% Sample. Amazon will also offer a sample, but their Look Inside function isn’t enabled until a few days after the book has launched for some reason, and that, I think, will be the subject of the next post.

Look forward to it!

Remembering the Basics

Lately, I have been writing a lot about ads.

However, it is important to note that ads and all other promotional stuff are extras. Important extras, but extras all the same. In the end, it is all about the writing. You want your writing to get noticed? Here is the easiest way.

Write more.

I’m not even joking. The more books you have out there, the greater the odds of someone stumbling upon one of them. Additionally, if you are writing a series of books, then having more than two out shows commitment.

No one wants to start a book series that may never be finished.

*stares meaningfully at A Song of Ice and Fire*

Plenty of indy writers have plans for trilogies and other similar -ies. That’s not really a bad call at all. There is a reason why Hollywood loves its sequels. They make money. You can even afford to make the first book free because if someone really liked the first book, chances are they are going to buy the second one and then the next one and the next one after that and so on.

However, starting a book is a commitment for the reader. You need to show your readers you are also committed to writing and you do that by putting more books out. That’s really important to remember.

On that note, I am pleased to inform you all that the sequel to The Sleeping Town is well on its way. As I write this the first draft is more than halfway done. I’ll probably have it finished by mid-July.

Speaking of July, be on the lookout for an important announcement. Trust, you’ll like it.

NaNoWriMo: We Meet Again For the First Time

Some days I wake up and tell myself, “Today, I’m going to write a new post. Yep. I’m doing it.”

Then time passes and I say, “Okay, I’ll do it later in the evening.”

Then the evening arrives and I say. “It’s too late now. I’ll do it tomorrow.”

Laziness is a powerful thing is what I’m saying. I have said it before, but this is one of those things that can and must be said a lot of times, no matter how annoying it might be to hear it.

We are in November now, National Novel Writing Month. It should probably be International given how popular around the web it is, but INoWriMo doesn’t quite roll off the tongue.

Okay, it totally does, but it doesn’t quite have the most positive connotations.

Anyway, there have been plenty of times I told myself, “This year I’m going to participate. 50,000 words in one month. I can do it.”

Yeah, I never do it.

There are plenty of reasons, but mostly it all boils down to the first lines of this post, laziness. This year in particular I was really determined to  beat my dreaded enemy. I was confident I could do it. After all, I had written my first book. I knew what I was capable of.

Furthermore, I had already finished the first draft of my second book. That’s right ladies and gentleman. I’ve been working.

The problem started when I began, well, thinking.

I thought to myself, “If I dedicate November to writing a new book, then I’ll have to wait until December to start working on editing and proof-reading the first draft of the book I have already written.”

The solution, I thought, was to do both at the same time. Editing the book I had already written while writing a new one during the same month.

Yeah, that didn’t work out well.

As it turns out, editing one thing while working on writing another one is hard work. Enough that after I finish with one, I don’t really feel like doing the other one.

Yeah, I’m lazy.

In the end, I find I’m mostly focusing my attention on editing. I’m resigned, I guess. On the plus side, please look forward to my next book. I feel it’s a definite improvement in my writing!

It’s Out!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today is the day. The book is out. I am content. Best of all is the pre-sales guarantee I’m getting at least pennies out of this whole thing, so all my expectations have been satisfied.

Oh, and to those who bought the book, please consider leaving a review when you have finished reading. As an independent writer, I live and die by word of mouth.

CoverSummary: After waking up, Michael Walker finds his town a changed place. As the uncanny becomes commonplace and truth remains elusive, Michael struggles to discern between friend and foe. Powerful forces are at work, and Michael might just not piece the puzzle together in time. Should he fail, not only will his head become a stranger to his neck, but the rest of the town will soon follow his fate.
Price: $2.99
Buy at: Amazon and Smashwords

Have a great day. I know I am!

So, I have some Pre-Orders now

I’m a bit surprised.

It’s one thing to plan, but it’s another to wake up and see people are actually pre-ordering my book.

It’s like whoa.

I am a writer now so I should totally be more eloquent but whoa. It’s an amazing feeling. It hits you. It’s like this is really happening. People are paying for something I wrote.

Sure, it’s only 2.99 but still.

I have readers.

I’m happy. I’m really happy.

More happy than when I actually uploaded the book. That was a very by the numbers thing to be honest. It was a bit of an emotional let-down.

This right now? This is the real deal.