09 May

May Sale

WE’RE OVERSTOCKED ON ALL CAPS, BOLDS, AND EXCLAMATION POINTS, SO WE’RE PRACTICALLY GIVING THEM AWAY!!!!!!!

I made a mistake, so the US-only Countdown Deal originally planned for May 9-15 and the UK-only Countdown Deal the following week are now one MEGA INTERNATIONAL 7-DAY WORLDWIDE SALE, MAY 9 THROUGH MAY 15, 2017!

In the US, a sleazier marketer than I might exploit the proximity to the Hallmark holiday by calling it a MEGA INTERNATIONAL 7-DAY EXTENDED PRE-MOTHER’S DAY WORLDWIDE SALE!

🌺 💝 📚 MOM! 📚 💝 🌺

This will be the first price drop on Ten Thousand Hours since the preorder/early adopter discount back in November, and EVERYBODY GETS THE DEAL!

US $0.99

Canada $0.99

Australia $0.99

UK £0.99

France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Spain €0.99

Japan ¥99

India ₹99

Brazil $2.99

Mexico $17.99

And everywhere that is not one of those countries but has the ability to buy from one of those Amazon stores!

Lest you think I’m shafting our friends to the south, prices listed reflect the currency exchange on $0.99 USD rounded down to the nearest 99. When I say EVERYBODY GETS THE DEAL, I mean EVERYBODY GETS THE DEAL, even if it looks like SOMEBODY GETS GOUGED!

I’ve booked plenty of third-party promo to spread the word, but if anyone who read the book and liked it (or read it and has a scathing, GIF-laden review hilarious enough to drum up interest) would care to further boost the signal, below is a link that should localize to the appropriate Amazon store for any clicker worldwide (courtesy of BestAzon):

http://bit.ly/2oRDGxV

Copy and paste at will! Or visit the product page and grab your own affiliate-coded link if you’re into that sort of thing. No reason you shouldn’t pick up a few pennies, too!

MY LOSS IS YOUR BAR-GAIN! EVERY BOOK MUST GO, GO, GO! SUPPLIES ARE NOT LIMITED, BUT THE DURATION OF THE SALE IS, SO ACT TODAY OR AT LEAST NO LATER THAN MAY 15!

28 Jun

Cover Reveal: Ten Thousand Hours

November is a long way away, but this part of the project came together quickly once I had a title change, so I thought I’d post it as evidence things are moving forward.

Ten Thousand Hours

It felt kind of empty on the bottom until I drew little hands in the O and turned it into a clock.

Or, as my delayed pun reflex pointed out, an O’CLOCK.

*ba dum TISH*

Further details pending.

15 Jun

Someone Asked: What and when?

What comes after What Comes After Dessert and when will it be out?

The plan is to release New Book on November 1, 2016. (This is, of course, subject to change due to unforeseen disasters or miracles that occur in the meantime, but that’s the date I’m aiming for.)

It’s about lousy marriage proposals, the horrors of wedding dress shopping, a duchess, and an enchilada.

It’s about a one-night stand that turns into just a fling that escalates like a dumpster fire into a situation all parties agreed from the beginning was not the desired outcome.

It’s about being trapped by an image of your own making and being set free when one person is able to see you differently.

It’s about other things, as well, but you’ll have to wait to find out what they are.

13 May

Status Report

“How did he call her a noxious weed and not get a drill bit in the larynx?”

About two minutes ago, I finished handwriting the rough draft of New Book (code named The Duchess and the Enchilada).

There is a LOT of work to be done (starting with typing 332 handwritten pages…), but it is now officially A Tangible Thing rather than a nebulous intention that exists only inside my imagination. Were I so inclined, I could put it in someone’s hands and say, “Look what I made!”

(I am many, many drafts away from such an inclination, but my editor has been forewarned.)

I don’t keep good records of writing milestones, but I feel like I was at a similar point last year with WCAD. So I’m going to go out on a scrawny, rotten limb and predict this one will be published at a similar time, somewhere around November 1.

You can sign up for new-release notification in the event you’d like to be notified when the new release becomes available. (That’s all it’s for. After the “verifying you weren’t signed up against your will” email, you’ll hear from me once a year, tops.)

Now I sense the spectre of my old nemesis, Dreadline, glaring at me like the Eye of Sauron.

Anybody have any superstitious anti-jinx rituals to share in the comments? Asking for a friend.