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Withrow #5 Update & Preorder Links!

OK, so I promised an update on the fifth and final Withrow Chronicles novel, NOBODY GETS OUT ALIVE, on Monday. But my day job has been kicking my tail up and down the street and the world is insane so it’s kind of hard to get everything done some days.   ANYWAY, here’s the current … Continue reading »

Kindle Pre-Orders Are Live!

Falstaff Books have put the first four volumes of The Withrow Chronicles up on Amazon for digital pre-order. These are, Amazon-wise, completely different books from the versions I published myself, meaning if you already have the books they will not automatically update to these editions. PERISHABLES is up for a pre-order price of 99 cents. It’s … Continue reading »

On Being Remembered After Networking

In two weeks I’ll be attending ConCarolinas 2013 as a writer guest and panelist. It’s my first convention and I’ve been pondering how to make myself memorable to attendees and other guests. There are dozens of writers there for the weekend and I want – no, I need – to figure out some way to make my … Continue reading »

Just Like That

With the push of a button, Tooth & Nail is officially published. There’s a lot of “you should have a launch event” out there online but I don’t even get how one has a launch event for an ebook. I’m sure one of the local businesses where I’m a regular would be willing to host … Continue reading »

In the Merry, Merry Month of… April?

I’ve had my head buried in grad school this month but I also have some super-fun news: the editing and cover design for  are done and I’m waiting on Smashwords and Amazon to look them over. If everything is successfully vetted then I’ll officially make it available this weekend and it will get pushed out to Nook/iBooks/etc. … Continue reading »

A Cover Develops

Attached to this post is the current in-progress draft of the cover for Tooth & Nail, the second Withrow book. It isn’t finished, and the fonts haven’t been chosen, but John Ward, my cover artist, has been working on the faces of Withrow and his insane cousin Roderick. It’s always fun to watch these develop. … Continue reading »

Exclusivity vs. Openness

With the approaching completion of Tooth & Nail, I face a philosophical quandary: do I drink the Kindle Kool-Aid or do I stick to my idealistic principles? Oh, wait, one thing: here’s the video of my talk to opensource.com’s #cc10 event in December! OK, back to my quandary. If you’re not familiar with the behind-the-scenes … Continue reading »

Stickers!

I bought a sticker machine this week. It’s small and it was very inexpensive and I can use it to make either stickers or magnets. Yessssss. One of the marketing ideas suggested to me was small trinkets or charms to hand out to people at conventions. I think taking a big stack of homemade stickers … Continue reading »

Tumblr, Editing & Website Revamps.

Revamps. Get it? Ha! I kill me! I read a fantastic idea for free marketing: give one’s characters their own Tumblrs. Roderick – Withrow’s psychopath cousin – would absolutely have a Tumblr of bizarro stuff and Withrow would love Tumblr’s endless stream of classic cars and movie posters. They would of course follow one another. … Continue reading »

Complications, Editing & A Game

I’m currently waiting for my editor to get back to me with the first round of suggested revisions, questions, & et cetera, for Tooth & Nail. I find this to be kind of a nail-biting experience. He’s told me that he likes it, which is good, but he’s also told me that he’s concerned at the … Continue reading »

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