Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Feline Affair -- Release Day

The release day for The Feline Affair is here! The novelette is available only as an e-book on Amazon for now, but you can read it on pretty much any device. So if you don't own a Kindle, no worries. You'll still be able to read it on your computer, laptop, tablet, or cell phone -- you'll just need to download a free Kindle app first (instructions here). 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cover Reveal: The Feline Affair

There's news to report on the Incident series novelette front. The official publication date is August 25 and the title is (ta, da!)...The Feline Affair. My multi-talented friend Cynthia L. Moyer has whipped up a simply wonderful cover:  



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

News This Third Week of June

Hope everybody is having a good summer or, if it's currently cold where you are, winter! I have two upcoming events to share with you and an update on the Incident series prequel short story.

First, I'll be at CONvergence, here in Bloomington, in early July. Look for me on a couple of panels and at the "mass book signing":

New Writers HOWTO Thursday, July 2, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Group Signing Saturday, July 4, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Dystopia in Humor/Humor in Dystopia  Sunday, July 5, 9:30am - 10:30am

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Launch Day: The Bellbottom Incident

The Bellbottom Incident is now available both in paperback and on Kindle! You can find the book here in the US Kindle store, here in the UK store, and here in Canada. I've started to get some sales in Australia (*waves hello to Australians*) so I'm going to add that link as well.

Launch days tend to be somewhat of a bittersweet occasion. You've done all you can for the book and it's now time to send it into the world and hope it finds its wings. That's not quite true, of course, as there is still plenty that can be done and that needs to be done for the book -- working on promotions, arranging giveaways, perhaps a book signing, and so forth. But mostly you've said good-bye to the characters, to the story.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Bellbottom Incident - paperback available early!

Psst! 

A bit of news just for my mailing list subscribers (well, and for anyone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook, and possibly some places I've forgotten my feed goes to...) Anyways, here it is: The Bellbottom Incident paperback has gone up on Amazon TEN DAYS EARLY. The Kindle version is still on track for release at the end of this month, March 31. But as of today, you can find the papeback for sale on Amazon US and on Amazon UK

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Cover Reveal: The Bellbottom Incident

Amazon's algorithms sent out the "Coming Soon" email this morning, sooner than I expected, so this isn't exactly a cover unveiling as everyone can already see it on the Kindle preorder page.  But here goes anyway. Ta-da:



The Far Time Incident, the first book in the series, had a cover that was on the light side, off-white and gray. The Runestone Incident cover was mostly black with some red accents. So for this third one we went with lots of color, which also happened to match the time period the book takes place in. That it's the seventies is pretty clear from the title, I think! TheBookDesigners get the credit for turning my vague word-sketch into a lovely and eye-catching cover.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Farewell 2014 Welcome 2015


Season's greetings and best wishes for 2015! May the upcoming year treat you and yours well, and may any and all surprises be good ones.

I’m going to skip the obligatory recap of last year, as I feel it’s always better to look ahead than to sneak glances backward. Book-wise, here is where things stand going into the new year:

Friday, September 5, 2014

Guest Post by Charlie N. Holmberg, author of The Paper Magician

Today I welcome Charlie N. Holmberg to the blog -- her just-released young adult debut, The Paper Magician, is already rocking the Kindle bestseller lists! Charlie stopped by to talk about one of the less glamorous tasks faced by a writer, designing promotional materials, and how things didn't quite go according to plan. Read on:

The making of the bookmarks for The Paper Magician was fun, but also ended up being quite a handful! This is namely due to my publisher’s decision to change the book’s cover literally days after the first set had been printed up. But it all worked out in the end.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Guest Post: Michael Tinker Pearce Talks Aliens

Today on the blog we have one half of the writing duo of Michael Tinker Pearce and Linda PearceThe couple's second novel, Rage of Angels, a military science-fiction story, is now available on Kindle. Michael stopped by today to talk about fictional alien invasions of Earth, and how they often seem to involve aliens that aren't exactly the brightest bulbs in the galaxy. Read on: 



Earth is maybe the luckiest planet in the cosmos. Sure, we keep getting invaded but the invaders are always, well, stupid.  From the very first alien invasion story, H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, the prerequisite for attacking Earth seems to be that you must be dumb. Wells’ Martians had overwhelming technical and military superiority and they steamrolled us. It seemed like the perfect plan… except they forgot to filter their air-supply, caught colds and died.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Update on Book 3 of the Incident Series

I've had a couple of readers email asking me when the final book in the Incident series will release, so here's a quick update:

  1. There's a working title (ta-na!): THE BELLBOTTOM INCIDENT
  2. The book is in the developmental (content) editing stage at the moment.
  3. Depending on how long the editing takes (and obtaining permissions for any quotes I include in the text, cover design, etc) the expected publication date is sometime this winter, that is to say, late 2014 or early 2015. 
Also, this final book in the Incident series may just be my favorite of the three. Just sayin'. Hard to comment further without giving away key plot points, but let's just say Julia and the others get to go to near-time, meet a famous author... and, oh, all sorts of stuff happens.

Stay tuned. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Q & A with Scott James Magner

Today I welcome Scott James Magner to the blog. He's a "writer, editor, designer, developer, and world builder" who has worked on everything from science fiction novels to card games to radio ads. In between all that, he found time to answer a few questions. Read on: