Cover Reveal for Avenging Fate!

The big news this month is that Avenging Fate has a cover and my subscribers get to be among the first to see it! It's the fabulous work of Marya Heiman, Clean Teen Publishing's cover artist extraordinaire. 

Avenging Fate is also available for pre-order on Amazon! It releases September 12th, 2016 as an eBook, with the print version to follow in November. 



Author Q&A

I'm going to try to include an author Q&A in most of my newsletters. If you want to ask me a question, you can feel free to contact me through my website. Sometimes I may ask another author to answer a question, just to get a different perspective. This month's question is:

If you could go back and change one thing about your writing career, what would it be?

This one's easy. I'd take my novels seriously, sooner. Ever since I graduated college, I've been a writer of some sort. My first job was writing marketing copy and then, after bouncing around the corporate world, I went out on my own as a freelance writer.

All that time, I was writing novels but just tossing most of them in drawers. (Or not finishing them at all because other things seemed more pressing.) I didn't take it seriously until one day I had this thought: "Will you be happy if your whole life goes by and you didn't at least try to get something published?"

I decided that, while publication might not make much of a difference in my happiness level, not even trying just might. I mean, it's one thing to say you tried and it didn't work out. It's another to go to your death bed and think, "What would have happened if I had just tried?" There's regret and then there's REGRET, if you get what I'm saying.

That it actually worked out has been amazing and every day is a new experience of some sort. So if I could go back, I'd have gotten serious about my novels much sooner!


New Release I'm Most Excited About

Sure, I could say Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (and I am excited), but I'll stick my neck out and go with something you might not have heard about: And I Darken, by Kiersten White.

A book about the son and daughter of Vlad Dracul, prince of Wallachia (aka Dracula) sounds like a must read for anyone interested in history, Dracula, or books full of fantasy and sword fights.


Newsletter Exclusive Giveaway

All subscribers to my newsletters are automatically entered into a giveaway for a $5.00 USD Amazon.com gift card. You don't have to do anything! 

How it works: All subscribers will be assigned a number and then I'll use Random.org to choose a winning number. The drawing will be held on July 29th, 2016 and I'll notify the winner as soon as possible. If, for whatever reason, the winner doesn't want their prize or I cannot contact them through a valid email address, I will draw again.

(You must have a valid email address to receive the prize and note that while international winners are welcome, the card will be in US dollars.) 

The winner will be posted in the next newsletter. Good luck!

Last issue's winner was A. Norris! Congratulations!


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