Lots going on as I prep for the June 9th release of the first book in my new sci-fi urban fantasy series. In case you hadn’t heard, the kindle version of The Shadow Of All Things is currently available for pre-order from Amazon for $3.99. That’s less than the price of a morning Frappuccino from your favorite java joint.
The print edition which will come out the same day includes illustrations from Tulsa-based artist Colleen Beauchamp Stiles. I’ve known Colleen for 20 years and she’s done a great job capturing the spirit of the book. I encourage you to check out her site and to take a first look at three drawings that will be included in the print edition.
I’m excited to share these with you and hope that you will pre-order a copy or buy the print edition when it becomes available in two weeks.
Thanks for coming along for the ride!
I’m excited to announce that the first book in my new urban fantasy series The Shadow Of All Things is available for pre-order on Amazon now.
Pre-sale for the print edition with illustrations by Colleen Beauchamp Stiles will follow shortly and I’ll add the link for that as soon as possible.
The novel will be released on Thursday, June 9th.
Be sure and sign up for my monthly email blast today for a sneak peek at Colleen’s amazing illustrations for the book. I’ll be sharing those over the upcoming weekend.
Have a fantastic Friday!
I received the news early today that my new sci-fi novel The Shadow Of All Things wasn’t chosen to be a Kindle Scout book.
In spite of that disappointing news, I’m proud of how the book performed in it’s month-long campaign, landing in the Hot and Trending section for more than 80% of its run and garnering more than 2,000 votes. I firmly believe in this book, the characters that inhabit that world and the fictional universe I’ve written and I plan on releasing the novel on my own in the near future.
I’m making a few small tweaks and plan on announcing a release date soon so sign up for my email list or check back soon for more details.
Once again, I’d like to thank everyone who voted for The Shadow Of All Things. I was
overwhelmed by the response by my long time friends and strangers who reached out to me over the last month. It makes all of the stress of putting myself out there worthwhile and instead of weakening my resolve it’s helped remind me of why I have and will continue to make art.
I’m excited about the future of this series and look forward to sharing it with you.
Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
That only seemed to last a lifetime.
After a month of highs and lows, the Kindle Scout campaign for The Shadow Of All Things ended last week. In my final ten days I managed to stay in hot and trending for a full nine days and most of the tenth, riding it out the way that I started the campaign.
Now my book is in review by a group of Amazon editors who are squirreled away in
an undisclosed location. I should find out if it’s going to be a Kindle Scout selection
in the near future. As soon I do, I’ll be sure and post the results here and shout it from the nearest rooftop.
Despite the constant social media hustle and roller coaster ride of emotions over the
last 30 days I’m glad that I tested my mettle in the Kindle Scout waters. I ended up being in hot and trending for more than two-thirds of the month, with votes being a near split of driven traffic and those who found my novel in Kindle Scout.
I want to thank everyone who nominated my book and helped spread the word about The Shadow Of All Things. I heard lots of encouraging words from old friends and people I’ve met in my travels. Reconnecting with those I haven’t spoken to in ages as well as meeting new readers was by far the nicest part of the experience. I learned that are there a lot of folks out there who want me to succeed and were there when I needed them.
No matter whether Amazon choses my novel or not I look forward to sharing the
story of Evelyn, Pharrell, Neil and Adelaide, Redmond, Monk, Magdalena, Grus and all the other characters who imprinted themselves on me in the course of writing their story.
Soon I’ll give people on my email list, a first peek at Colleen Stiles’s illustrations for the print edition so sign up to make sure you get to see those beautiful drawings. In closing, if you are stumbling across this blog for the first time or didn’t get to vote for me, jump over to Kindle Scout and give some other up and coming authors love by nominating their books.
I’m back to work on the Elyuum series now and soon hope to have a completed first draft of the second book in the series.
Have a great week!