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Iowa Signing!

Good news! I’m finally coming to Iowa for a book signing on October 14th at the Davenport Public Library on Main Street for their annual Indie Author Day, from 10am-3pm. I’ll be there along with some other authors to sign books and conduct readings. It should be a fun day, so come out and support some local writers.

Actually, it will be more than just a book signing. I’ve also been asked to take part in a panel discussion regarding an aspect of writing/publishing, so if you’ve got a great idea you’ve been kicking around for a book of your own, come on out. Maybe you’ll learn a thing or two in the process. I’m not claiming to be an expert, but I can share my own experience and hopefully you’ll find it helpful.

I will have copies of Devils Glen for sale, or you can bring your own and I’ll sign them. Check here or on Facebook in the coming weeks for more details as we get closer to the event.

I’ve had a few people reach out to me about speaking at book clubs, organizations, or schools, while I’m in town. If you’re interested in that, please send me an email, leave a comment below, or shoot me a Facebook message. Right now, I only have Thursday and Friday available, so get ahold of me as soon as possible, and I will make some time.

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The Edge: Infinite Darkness, Bettendorf Signing, and Crow Creek Update

The new horror anthology The Edge: Infinite Darkness was released today. My short story Morgan’s Girl was selected for this collection last Spring, so hopefully it holds its own with the other stories, which I hear are pretty frightening.

By the way, as I’m writing this post, Infinite Darkness is already the number four horror anthology on Amazon, behind the likes of Clive Barker and H.P. Lovecraft! Not too shabby. (Actually, it just hit number 1!!!!) Get your copy today—it’s only 3.99 for the Kindle version and 14.99 for the paperback. Check it out here.

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Tahoe Trip and Prime Day

Michelle and I finally got to take our honeymoon last month and I have to say it was amazing, though it seriously needed to be longer. Seven days in Lake Tahoe is just not enough–I want to go back now! The scenery was mind-blowing and staying in a cabin on the lake is just crazy fun. The photo above was taken at Sugar Pine Point State Park, which was about ten minutes from our cabin. The water in Lake Tahoe is crystal clear, almost like you’re in Hawaii or the Carribean. 

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The Halfway Point

Hey everyone! So sorry, it’s been a crazy long time since my last post–I can’t believe the last time I posted was in April!

Things have been great. Devils Glen has sold pretty well, so far, and people from all over the country have reached out to let me know how much they liked the book. Word of mouth grows, little by little, and the wonderful reviews have certainly helped. If you haven’t had a chance to leave a review on Amazon, please do!

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The Real Devils Glen

First, I must thank Dwyer & Michaels and the rest of the people at 97X for the awesome article they posted about Devils Glen last week. I saw an immediate jump in sales as a result.

Devils Glen has been gradually rising up the charts. At one point this week it was the 11th hottest new release in Horror/Dark Fantasy on Amazon. Pretty cool!

That is all thanks to the wonderful “Quad Citizens” out there telling their friends about it and posting stuff on Facebook, Twitter, etc. And of course, the fantastic reviews on Amazon are great too. I’m humbled. Word of mouth truly has an impact. Keep it up!

You can check out the 97X article here

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Author Interview: Lincoln Cole

Hi everyone! Kindle Press is currently running a promotion for all their Kindle Scout titles. Each Kindle version is .99 cents. I thought it would be great to highlight some of the authors whose books were Kindle Scout selections.

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing one of the rising stars of Kindle Press, Lincoln Cole. Mr. Cole is an award-winning author who has published several books, all of which are currently available on Amazon, including his Kindle Scout selection, Raven’s Peak, Book 1 of the World on Fire series.

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Book Signing, Promo, and Updates

Thank you all for ordering Devils Glen this past week. The numbers so far have been fairly strong, I think, for a debut novel. I couldn’t be happier that people are finally getting a chance to read it. It’s been an exciting week and I’m hoping the momentum keeps building.

Also, thanks to those of you who have written reviews on Amazon and Goodreads; those things are very helpful. I appreciate you taking your time to do that. And thanks also for the shares and posts on Facebook, as well as the fantastic word of mouth that’s been generated, recently. It’s been cool to read comments about the book from people I’ve never even met.

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The Countdown

Here we go! This coming Tuesday is the big release and I’m super excited. Crazy excited…and nervous.

It’s been rather difficult to concentrate on the sequel this past month—which, by the way, has been the longest month in the history of time—but I’ve done my best to do some writing each week (my little rule of writing for at least 15 minutes per day hasn’t worked, lately). Still, I’m about 12,000 words into Crow Creek and I feel like it’s moving along nicely. It might be somewhat longer than Devils Glen, though I’m trying to keep it at around the same length. I want the pacing to pick up quickly and move fast throughout.

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How to Campaign on Kindle Scout

Kindle Scout is a fantastic program and it’s definitely something any aspiring author should consider. Unfortunately, the process is a little confusing when you first get started and there’s some conflicting information out there on the internet, so I thought I’d give my own advice on the subject. Don’t get me wrong…just because Devils Glen won a contract, doesn’t mean I’m an expert. But I think it might be worthwhile for me to give my thoughts and share some tips I picked up along the way.

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Devils Glen: Editing and Updates

Hi, all! It’s been a busy new year already. Thankfully, most of it is good stuff, especially concerning the book.

My Kindle Scout campaign was a success by every measure, especially the final outcome. I had over 4,000 views on my campaign page and spent almost 75% of the month on their Hot & Trending list. That’s all because of the amazing support I received from all of you.