With less than a month left before the rollout of Mosh Pit, book 1 of The Rose Garden Arena Incident, I am holding a contest with over $600 in cash and prizes. The contest has an affiliate link, so if you repost it anywhere and someone uses the link to enter themselves, you get a second entry automatically. It’s pretty sweet. Check it out here.[/p]
Starting September 1st: Monthly Cover Reveal!s
September 1st we’ll be unveiling the final cover for book three of The Rose Garden Arena Incident, along with the title. Following that, for the next four months, each new cover and title will be revealed at the beginning of the month. Be sure to tune in October 1st for book four, November 1st for book five, December 1st for book six, and New Year’s Day for the seventh and final book of the serial thriller.
Coming Sept 19: My Newest Work
The Rose Garden Arena Incident
A Serial Thriller in Seven Parts
My newest novel, The Rose Garden Arena Incident is being written and released as a seven-part serial thriller. The parts will come out in separate Kindle ebooks and Audible audiobooks with the first one being released September 19. After that, installments will follow roughly a month apart. Currently, the first two books, Mosh Pit and Media Frenzy are available for preorder from Amazon.
This is far and away my most ambitions and best work ever. The story is incredibly complex with a big cast of indelible characters. So far, beta reader response has been incredible. Which reminds me, if anybody would like an Advanced Reader Copy to review on their blogs, website, or elsewhere, just let me know. My email is all over the place on this site, but just in case you can’t find it, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, check out The Rose Garden Arena Incident, or click on the covers to preorder from Amazon.
Well, as you can probably notice, things are changing on the website front. Hopefully for the better, although at this point I am so frustrated I want to just tear my hair out and go back to communicating with two tin cans and a piece of string covered in candle wax. Did that ever actually work? Will my site? Stay tuned for the answers to all these questions and more…
Seriously, though. I think it is looking better. I need to streamline everything. The way I have it now, anything I blog and post as “News” shows up on my front page. This is all great and will be a wonderful time saver, however, I’d really like to be able to make one or more posts “sticky” so it/they stay at the front of the pack. Not sure how to do that or even if I can without rewriting significant portions of my WordPress site. And, even though I used to program video games in a previous life? I can barely handle the modicum of CSS (never mind the PHP) needed to make even these subtle changes. Wow, become a professional writer for fourteen years and twenty odd years of computer science just gets thrown to the wolves.
Anyway, you’re probably going to see a bit of repetition in my posts of things you’ve already seen on my home page as I try to get the information back up on the front that I had. I apologize in advance for this inconvenience.
Things are progressing well with The Rose Garden Arena Incident, my serial thriller in seven parts. I’ll say one thing, this is far, far more work that I ever anticipated. Holy cow. Writing seven complete books—even if they are all one big story—is a lot of work. Especially when you throw in all the coordinating with editors and artists and narrators and producers and… whew.
I am managing to keep up, though. Currently, I’m a couple books ahead. And here’s some fantastic news: preorders are going great! I hoped my fans would have the same interest in this project as I do and it appears they do. So that’s really nice. It’s one thing to be doing all this work, quite another to actually be doing it for folks.
Marketing, advertising, and promotion hasn’t kicked off yet. That will happen sometime in the next handful of weeks. Right now you may have seen the odd Facebook post or tweet (or blog post !!), but other than a few basic memes, there really isn’t anything throttling up yet. That will change as we come closer to launch date (which is September 19 for book one, Mosh Pit).
Anyway, thought I’d take a break from all the pounding of keys and write a quick update. Really, if you’ve been watching my site and checking the odd blurb elsewhere, you pretty much know what is going on. At least as much as I do, anyway.
Hope y’all are having an awesome summer! I’ll be back with a more informative post soon.