Sunday, December 22, 2013

Authors! Sign up now for the "Stocking Your E-Reader Sale"

As per the rest of of 2013, I am a day late and a dollar short. Since I posting the sign ups so late I am allowing you submit books until 9PM Pacific Time Christmas Day! As usual, listing in the sale is absolutely free--however, some of the rules have changed so make sure you check it out! (Believe it or not, there are actually less rules!)

1. Must have an ebook priced .99 or FREE by 11:59 PM 12/25
2. Must be willing to post sale information at least twice a day on whatever social media networks you are into during the duration of the sale 12/26-12-31. (I.E. 2 tweets a day, or a facebook post and a google plus post, or any combination you can think of)
3. Must post sale information on your blog or website sometime during the sale.

I have also simplified the sign up form! Ready to commit? Click here. Then leave a comment and let us know you're coming!

Not an author? No worries! Make sure you check back after Christmas for awesome books, awesome prices, and fantastic giveaways!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

COVER REVEAL! Coffin Nails & Other Beasts!

Whoa! I wish I could say December was a month of laziness--but alas, it only looks like I'm slow! I've baked over 200 cookies, I've song dozens of Christmas songs, and shopped for everyone on my list! I am done early, and that's good because now it's time for some bookish work!

First on the list, a cover reveal! Here is the new (and kind of creepy!) cover for my new anthology; Coffin Nails and Other Beasts.

I will be out soon. Until then, enjoy the introduction of it.

I was a strange child. In high school,  my clothing was mostly black, and mostly plastic. In the third grade,  I vowed that one day, I’d be an author. Oh so sweet innocence, if only I had known then what trouble that one little desire would bring me! It middle school I became obsessed with the idea of winning an obscure reading contest—that earned be a journal from the dollar store with gilt edges. I could have read Goosebumps or Babysitters club, but I read The Jungle Book first, and wrapped up my epic win with Moby Dick. Oh Ishmael my friend! You’re a freak, but so am I!

It would be nice to say my taste for the obscure ended in my childhood; instead I refined my individual preferences as an adult—well assuming of course I am an adult, to be honest I am not quite sure.

So Coffin Nails.

Perhaps you are like some and wonder, “Why that?” Why indeed! Well perhaps you understand the reference. The Christmas Carol by one amazing and legendary Charles Dickens is one of the most iconic and celebrated Christmas stories of all time—and it doesn't need my say so to make it true. Marley was dead to begin with. Dickens leaves no doubt of it, and he goes on to say he is deader than a doornail but then strays; something I am fond of doing myself! Dickens remarks that he doesn't believe that door nails are quite dead—he supposes that a coffin nail would be deader.

And I concur.

A Christmas Carol may have started my love of dark stories for the season, but nothing, not even my own book of them—seems to be able to end it.

Sign ups for the next ebook sale start tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Thanks for a great sale!

I would like to spare a few moments to thank the readers, the writers, and the tweeters for making THE GREEN TUESDAY SALE a success. Today I'm feeling slightly hung over, 4 hours a sleep a night for two weeks will do that to you!

Just some house cleaning notes, I am trying to wrap up the editing on DUST OF THE DEAD SEA so it can be out to you guys soon. I know you have been waiting, I really need to stop injuring myself!

I also have a surprise Anthology out later this month. It's called Coffin Nails, and Other Deceased Beasts. It includes an excerpt of a novella out next year called BONE DEEP. It's a Hollows novella, and it's about Alex and Lena--told from Alex's POV immediately following the events of Skeleton Lake and during the events of DUST OF THE DEAD SEA.

In other boring, mundane news; I am migrating my newsletter soon. Look for new sign-ups in the next week or so--and a contest to go with that.

And above everything else, keep your eyes and tweets ready for information on the next sale coming 12/26! Forms will be up for participation soon. It runs until new years and is called THE STOCKING YOUR EREADER SALE.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Green Tuesday Sale! Save the trees, buy ebooks! Author/Publisher sign up. #GREENTUESDAY

This is a tiny bit late because man, I have been running on coffee and Top Ramen for months and it has finally caught up with me.

So here is the deal, my friends and I at Green Envy Press have are starting the first annual, GREEN TUESDAY SALE. Save the tress, buy ebooks! And not just any ebooks, but .99 cent ones! As many as we can possibly get. Which between us is already TONS. We thought, sure, we could do this awesome sale with just us. But man, we'd rather have a party! So we're going to open the sale to any author/publisher who can meet the following requirements.

1)Must have .99 ebook(s ) [regular or sale priced] on or before 12/2 available on Amazon
2) Must have a Twitter account and must be willing to post a minimum of three times on various social networks about the sale. (i.e. 3 tweets, or one post each on G+, facebook, and Twitter--however you want.)
3) Must have a blog, and be willing to post the Green Tuesday button provided to you via sign up email from at least 11/18-12/3
4)Must post sale information the day of the sale on your blog. (12/3)
5)Must sign up before 11:59 PM 11/28 (Thanksgiving)


BONUS, nice things:
It would be nice, if you sign up before you could share this post on your own blog. The more people we have participate in the sale, the more people will hear about it. That means higher traffic, and more fun for everyone--authors and readers alike.

We are also going to be having some fabulous giveaways! If you would like to contribute swag, books, ebooks, cash (to buy cards), or gift cards to the cause click here. It's not required.

In addition to all the benefits there are from having a large ring of synchronized support; I will be throwing an all day Twitter party (and bringing 22k+ of my closest friends) all day Green Tuesday. You are invited to party too, use hashtag #greentuesday

Did I leave something out, or need clarification? Leave a comment or send me an email. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Yesterday I got my first death threat... apparently this means I've made it.

On Tuesday, which is odd because it's always the Mondays--but on Tuesday something crazy happened. No, not the normal level of crazy you know and love me for.

Someone threatened to kill me, on Twitter. It would be on Twitter, because practically all my life is there these days, but! It freaked me out a little bit. I'm over it, but COME ON! Who gets death threats on Twitter?

Besides me, I mean. I thought I'd get them over the the end of Pigments of My Imagination--but the fanboys took the cliffhanger better than expected! Everyone was mostly nice--this wasn't from anything writing related.

I must still be freaked out, because there are a lot more exclamation points in this post than usual. I am not even sure this post is in English.