I’m excited to let you know that I’ve been invited to take part in the next volume of the Walk the Fire shared-world, science fiction anthology, which features Campbell and Hugo award-nominated writers alongside yours truly.
The anthology is being supported by a Kickstarter campaign which has just a few days left in its run…and has almost reached its goal. Award levels are as low as $5 (which includes an ecopy of the volume) and go up from there–including some amazing prizes, like audio versions of the anthology, signed manuscript copies, and even having your name used in one of the stories!
If you have the time and inclination, please head over to the Kickstarter page for the project and consider putting some change in the cup…then keep your eye out for publication in September!
p.s. I played ten questions with the anthology’s co-founder and creative spark behind the project, John Mierau. Check it out!
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If you read this blog, you probably know I’m in the process of making my first book, A Reason to Live, into an audio book through the Amazon site ACX.com. I’ve gotten several fantastic auditions from voice actors, and am a little stuck on how to proceed.
Got ten minutes? Listen to these voice samples from A Reason to Live, vote for your favorite and, if you want, give me a couple comments at the bottom of the page. It would be a huge help for me in making my decision (which I need to do before May 15 or so).
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Nice indie manifesto from JW Manus, incidentally filled with a dozen great links and tips. A mental and emotional shot in the arm that will take the binky out of your mouth and put the pen back in your hand.
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I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to several books signings and events this year, one of which was the fun Day of the Book festival in Kensington, Maryland.
I had a great time holding down the Mystery Writers of America table with fellow scribbler Alan Orloff. A lack of sales was almost made up for by the quirky cast of festival goers that passed by, often coming up and asking “Did you write this?” as they picked up our books. Continue Reading »
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A little update on the Also Boughts issue at Amazon: it’s obvious now that the wholesale removal of ABs is not a permanent change and that the book seller is split-testing its consumer base like mad. The testing is definitely occurring across browsers, with major differences amongst Internet Explorer, Mozzila Firefox, and Chrome.
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