On the urging of my “unofficial handler”, I’ve had the cover changed to the second book in the series, Allies and Enemies: Rogues. Free ebook copy of it, to the first person who can spot the difference.
I admit. I’m not terribly versed in the whole “sad puppies” controversy. But being a part of fandom, I’m not surprised that it happened. I’ve seen the seedy underbelly and political wrangling that can happen at cons. I’m just happy to BE here. Can’t we all just get along? Nominees Revealed for First Dragon Awards
2016 Dragon Awards Shortlist
A friend of mine pointed this article out to me from Gizmodo. DragonCon Releases (Mostly) Puppy-Free Nominations For First Dragon Awards My book is listed incorrectly as “Fallen” and I’m fairly sure they’re talking about me when they mention the “obscure”. Like a said, a pleasure to be nominated.
This year marks the debut of the Dragon Con Awards and my book, Allies and Enemies: Fallen made the ballot in the “Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel” category. (Weird combo, I know. But so awesome!) What the heck is a Dragon Con you ask? Based in Atlanta, GA and traditionally taking place over the Labor Day holiday, it is the largest fan-run multi-genre conventions in the nation. Think: San Diego ComiCon of the southeastern US. The list has really fabulous talent on it, and like they say at the Oscars, “It’s an honor to just be nominated.” Want to...
It’s been a little over a year since this little self publishing experiment of mine got launched. Time flies when you’re stressing out over the small stuff like compulsively checking your Amazon sales and agonzing over how (or even if) to purchase promotions. One of my former employers once likened the internet to the wild west. That was nearly a decade ago. Because the ‘net ages in terms of dog years, some order has come to the chaos. The rules that run things seem to come out of no where and possess a life of their own. I’m no expert. I’m...
So, things have been a little quiet on my end. Truth be told: I needed a vacation after my vacation. I took a mental holiday from writing for a while. For non-writers, it might be a little hard to imagine writing as stressful. What can be the big deal? Just sit at a keyboard and write. It’s not rocket science. Unless, of course, you’re writing about rocket science. But when you’re indy published like me, there’s a constant battle between creativity and productivity/self-promoting. How do you find time for both? When do you know which is more important? I see...
What makes owning an ebook you love even more awesome? Owning the print version, of course! For those of the more “traditional” mindset, the printed paperback edition of Allies and Enemies: Rogues is now available on Amazon (via CreateSpace). The cost is a smidge higher than the print version of Fallen. You are getting more awesome (ie extra pages). Click here to order the print edition.
Check out the awesomeness. Allies and Enemies has it’s own series page now. Cool.
Here’s a lovely review of book one to celebrate the recent release of book two, Rogues:http://seriousreading.com/book-reviews/science-fiction/4370-allies-and-enemies-fallen-book-review.html