Archive: May 2014 -

One Lucky Night Blog Tour

I'm very happy to be a stop on the blog tour for the short story collection of ONE LUCKY NIGHT.  There are five authors involved with this collection, and I got to interview one of them, Grace Teague. 1.  What do you write?  A:  Right now I’m writing romance, but I’ve also dabbled in horror and I guess what would be considered melodrama. My spouse jokes that I can’t write a story without tones of tragedy seeping in; I start out with the a light premise and suddenly somebody’s stricken with a fatal disease. That doesn’t happen in “Lucky Star,” but we do have an early brush...

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And to All My Bloggers…

And to All My Bloggers…

A BIG THANK YOU! Below is the list of the amazing 54 bloggers who posted about ELECTED during its Kickstarter campaign.  As an update, ELECTED's kickstarter ends tonight after a month in the limelight.  Within these four weeks, we not only hit the initial funding goal to print hardcover books (which totally blew my socks off), but we also hit 3 stretch goals.  And...at the time I'm writing this posting, we're only $13 away from hitting the 4th one.  Just 9 more hours to hit that one, and I think we'll do it!  So now all backers will receive ELECTED plus 3-4 free books! These bloggers...

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Hard to Launch a Book and Continue Writing at the Same Time!

Yep, it is.  I always wondered why JK Rowlings wrote a bunch of her books and then took a long time writing the next one after the first few books in her series took off.  It's cause launching books and promoting them takes up so much time, and it never feels like you're doing enough.  You could always be writing one more guest post or talking to one more fan. I'm finding this to be the case personally.  Lately, every time I sit down to write a couple more pages in my third Elected novel, I end up spending all that alloted time on twitter, Facebook, promoting the blog tour for the first...

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How’s ELECTED Doing?

How’s ELECTED Doing?

Since the launch 3 weeks ago, lots of people have asked me how ELECTED is doing.  I vowed early on in my publishing journey to share knowledge about the industry and be as open as possible answering that question in this public venue. ELECTED is doing well.  Here are some stats: It's sold about 500 copies in 3 weeks.  This is within a "soft-start", meaning the book won't release into all major vendors until about September after the Kickstarter is finished.  So 500 copies were sold so far via just Amazon (ebook), Kickstarter (ebook, paperback, and hardcover), and limited edition copies...

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