I’m incredibly excited to announce Amazon’s publication of my short story, “The Kindness of Neighbors” (previously published as “Finding Emma”), through its short fiction imprint StoryFront!
This has always been one of my favorite pieces, but to get validation from the tough editorial staff at Amazon makes it all the sweeter!
And I narrowly missed a second feather in my cap when they told me they wanted the original cover. Unfortunately, they couldn’t reach an agreement with the photographer and had to pass (his loss), but I’m incredibly pleased with the new cover, as well.
To celebrate the release of the audiobook for Blueblood, Marty Singer #2, I’m holding a sweepstakes!
Entry is pretty simple: head on over to my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/matthew.iden) and click on the Giveaways tab. It’s a Rafflecopter contest, so you can earn entries by doing different actions like Tweeting about the contest, signing up for my newsletter, and similar things.
PRIZES First place (1 prize): Hands, eyes, and ears
Author-autographed paperback, a gifted Kindle copy, and an Audible.com coupon for the audiobook of Blueblood.
Second place (1 prize): Eyes and ears
A gifted Kindle copy and an Audible.com coupon for the audiobook of Blueblood.
Third place (3 prizes): Ears
An Audible.com coupon for the audiobook of Blueblood.
About the audiobook
The audiobook is narrated by Lloyd Sherr, the voice of the History Channel’s Modern Marvels, Fillmore from Cars 2, and Guy Kawasaki’s APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur.
I’m honored to announce that I’ll be signing books with five other mystery and true crime authors at Washington DC’s Crime Museum (the site of the America’s Most Wanted broadcasts) on April 12, 2014.
If you happen to find yourself in the capital next month, make sure you look us up…the event is scheduled to take advantage of the famous Cherry Blossom Festival parade (which will take over all of downtown DC that morning). Admission is free for the signing, though the museum exhibits still require tickets (get them for $4 off by ordering ahead).
Gang, I’m disappointed to let you know that I didn’t win Big Al’s Readers’ Choice Awards in Mystery, but I want to thank you very much for voting for me. The winner in the category was Vicki Tyley’s Bitter Nothings. I haven’t read it, but all of Vicki’s books have garnered an impressive number of positive reviews and I’m honored to be in such great company.
Again, thanks so much for your support…we’ll get ’em next time!