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Friday, February 25, 2011

Cool Things That Happen When You Publish a Book

I'm slowly getting over the anxiety of making my work available to my adoring public. Certain very cool things have helped me along the way. They are as follows:

-My Mom. I mean obviously she's going to buy whatever I write and tell me it's the best thing ever penned by human hands, but her unwavering support makes every endeavor that much easier.

-My friends. Again, I appreciate that they're eager to gobble up anything I put out there. They form the first circle of the fan club.

-Other bloggers. Jamie, over at "Writers Write, Right?" not only bought a copy of "Crawl," but offered to review it on his blog once he finished it. How cool is that? Check out his site and you can see that "Crawl" has taken up a prestigious spot on his Nook.

-Other authors. Michelle Davidson Argyle, author of the lovely novella Cinders, has offered to include a copy of "Crawl" in her monthly giveaway! More details on that as it nears. Pretty cool stuff!

Michelle, recently represented by Rhemalda Publishing, has her debut novel "Monarch" coming out this September. Check out the book trailer here or head over to Goodreads to see how you can pre-order!

Awesome things are happening in 2011 and you can get an early start on it! Click on the orange button on the top right of the screen to buy a copy of "Crawl" from either on paperback or in e-format. If you buy from Lulu, use promo code IDES305 until 3/15/11 to save 15%! Beware the Ides of March!

You can also pick it up for your Kindle at Amazon!

Thanks again to everyone who's already purchased it! I hope you love it enough to post a review wherever you bought it. Have a great weekend!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lulu Discount!

For those who've already made your purchase, my sincere thanks...and apologies. Lulu just sent me a promo code that would have saved you 20% off a purchase of "Crawl."

If you haven't bought a copy yet, make sure to visit and put in the promo code HAPPY. You can click this handy button on the right side of the screen to automatically put both the paperback and electronic editions in your cart!
(I don't know why Lulu does this, unless it's trickery to get you to buy double copies. For shame, Lulu!)

For you Kindle owners out there, "Crawl" is still available on for $2.99!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

News! Bigger News! BIGGEREST NEWS!

Happy 2011!
(Maybe you've caught on by now that I'm not the most timeliest of people...)

So what is all this news, you ask? Well first and foremost, I am alive and well and still writing. That's item #1. But now that THAT'S out of the way...

Some of you may remember that I participated in National Novel Writing Month and I not only survived it, but I actually enjoy what came out of it! "Indigo" is still in the rough stages, but I have finished my first read through and am anxious to get the red ink flowing across those pristine pages. That's the medium-sized news. Are you ready for the really, really good stuff???

"Crawl" is finally available for purchase! ::deep sigh of relief:: I've been tweaking this story for years now but I finally feel comfortable putting it out there for common consumption. The best part is, you have 3 choices on how to read it!

First, for you old fashioned people who need to hold an actual book in your hands, you can have your very own copy of "Crawl" for the low, low price of $9.99! (plus S/H). Believe me when I say that I made this as cheap as my OCD would allow. (Who charges $8.37 for anything??)

For those of you who would rather save a few bones and do away with primitive shipping charges altogether, there is a downloadable/PDF/e-version available from Lulu as well! It will set you back $2.99 and cost you absolutely zero in S/H! I'd recommend this version for those of you who read on iPads or other eReaders. UNLESS you happen to have a Kindle! Which brings me to...

This fella here! Competitively priced at $2.99, the Kindle version of "Crawl" features all the creepiness of the paperback edition, delivered via Amazon's whispernet. (I've checked it out and there are some minor formatting issues, but nothing too distracting.)

Well, there you have it! My biggest news so far in 2011! Any and all feedback is appreciated. If you have difficulties purchasing anything, please let me know!

So go grab a copy of "Crawl" and while you do, I'll be working on getting the next project ready for release!

Be gentle or be brutal, I can take it!