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.
While I continue to toil with Part II of my Book Cover Design Primer, I’m also trying to put out Blueblood, the second in the Marty Singer crime fiction series.
The good news is that the line edits came back from my editor, the inimitable Alison Dasho. The bad news is that I have to go through my manuscript as meticulously as she did and weigh her suggestions, then either make or disregard them (the latter does not happen very often). The impact Alison’s line edits have made are already obvious to me and I’m only a third of the way through.
That’s what I have to say after seeing my fantasy short Assassinreach #1 in Historical Fantasy and #2 in Epic Fantasy on the Amazon “free” lists. With your help, I’ve reached some stratospheric levels after just under 2 days on my Amazon free sale.
Thanks again for everyone’s amazing support. Please avail yourself of this sale…it ends at midnight Pacific Standard Time. If you enjoy what you’ve read, please consider writing a review. This page will give you the direct links to some great websites to do so.
This has been a great ride and I can’t wait to see what the sale will bring tomorrow and the next on Seven Into the Bleak, the last and final story in the sale. Stay tuned!
My cascading six day fantasy sale continues with Assassin, FREE on Amazon.com today and tomorrow (June 23 – 24) only!
For almost twenty years, war has raged between the mountainkingdomofThraceand the sea-faringlandofAndal, exhausting both nations. Prince Lowan, the educated and debonair second son of the King of Thrace, has arrived to make peace with his father’s enemies. But the price Andal requires for peace is high–too high–and Lowan knows there are many ways to influence a nation at war.
Assassin is an original fantasy short story of 4,200 words, or about 17 paperback pages. It includes a Story Notes section, outlining the background and thought process behind the writing as well as an excerpt from Matthew Iden’s fantasy short story Sword of Kings.
Ready…Read…Review! If you enjoy Assassin, please consider writing a review at any one of the following fine websites. Your support is what makes my writing possible. Thanks in advance!
One more fantasy short story is on sale over the next few days: Seven Into the Bleak (June 25-25)!
Addendum As of 8:30 EST, Assassinhasn’t gone free yet due to server latency at Amazon. I’ve asked them to look into it and push it to freemanually, but of course that might be me whistling in the wind. I’ll update here when it goes free.
My cascading six day fantasy sale starts today with Sword of Kings, FREE today and tomorrow (June 21 – 22) only!
Escape for a time to the kingdom of Mercia…
“My sword is dying.”
King Andreas was confident, bold, courageous…until his sword–the living symbol of his power–began to crumble in his hands.
With his brother Jon by his side, Andreas has little time to find out why the sword, passed down through a hundred generations, is failing now. The answer he finds may save his kingdom, but at a terrible price.
Sword of Kings is a 4,100 word short story of high fantasy. Included in this volume is a Story Notes essay detailing the thought process and background behind the writing of the work.
Ready…Read…Review If you enjoy Sword of Kings, please consider writing a review at any one of the following fine websites. Your support is what makes my writing possible. Thanks in advance!