Halloween Vampire Horror Reading Sale

spillingbloodfreeadHalloween is getting closer! Yay! How about a quick promotion?

Spilling Blood, Episode 1 is free today through October 29th. You can grab it on Amazon for your kindle ereader by clicking here.

Also, you can also get episodes 2 through 12 for $.99 each through Halloween.

 

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My Indie Author’s Day Experience in Buhl, Idaho

 

Yesterday (Oct 8), I participated in Indie Author’s Day at the Buhl Public Library. The event was surprisingly successful and went by quickly, considering it was most of the day. And that’s always a good sign.

The first part of the day was a youtube presentation that was fairly informative as a discussion concerning getting into libraries. From the standpoint of someone doing this for awhile, I don’t know if I considered it particularly useful for me, and maybe it was geared for writers a little newer to the paying field. At this point, having been doing this since 2012, I’ve got different methods. the talk about getting into libraries was by far the most valuable, but still not something I intend to act on in the near future. The gist is that libraries will help you find people to buy your books in the future. Here’s the video:

Following this one hour presentation, the library had 4 panels – Creation, Editing, Differences in traditional and indie publishing, and Marketing. I did Editing.

At the end, around 3:30, we returned to our tables, and those of us who have books did a book sale and signing. I’ve done signings and several libraries in the past, and the overall takeaway from those events is that people do not come to libraries to buy books. They are there to check out books – for free. This signing was pleasantly different. Books were sold. I also was asked to do a speaking engagement for the Idaho Writer’s League in January. 🙂

There’s a lot of other activities I know other libraries did, like author readings and critiques, that would’ve been fun to include. However, all of the allotted time was used up, and I don’t know how we could’ve squeezed anything else in without cutting out other stuff.

The participation, too, was great. For the video and presentations, our small library was packed. Packed means about two dozen individuals. There were people who have never published to people who have been doing this for years. The book signing too took up about half of the library, with the librarians having to drag out additional tables for those who showed up.

I did not know many of the authors, which kind of surprises me. I expected to see more of those in this area that I know, but only a couple showed up. Maybe Octoberfest distracted them, and I know at least one author was out of town.

But then an author group I belong to with heavy numbers in the Boise area ignored this same opportunity from their library, and I’m totally surprised by this. Are the authors/writers I used to run with getting burnt out? It would be a shame. I know life happens. Or maybe I’m seeing a dropout. Maybe they published one book and no longer care about selling it. We all write for different reasons. No judgment, but I’m left with unanswered curiosity.

I expect this event to continue next year, and hopefully, my author/writer friends will attend next year. I know a certain librarian (my wife) worked incredibly hard to make the one in Buhl a success, and I think it’s great that libraries across the nation participated in creating an event for those of us chasing this dream.

So did you attend? What did your library do, and what are your thoughts?

 

 

Indie Author Day at the Buhl Public Library

Quick Summary: I am participating in Indie Author Day on October 8th, ’16, along with a lot of other Idaho writers/authors. Follow me (and the event) on various social media. 🙂

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This Saturday, I, along with around 15 other authors (or more!), will be at the Buhl Public Libray for Indie Author Day. While most of the day is centered around workshops for indie authors, I will be signing books afterward, starting at 3:30 pm to 5 pm. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet many other indie authors.

I will have my newest novels there, including Apocalypse Witch and Soul Sister.

I am also going to attempt to keep up a steady stream of Snapchat and Instagram Stories throughout the event. Twitter and Facebook too. It might be too much Social Media. Just. Maybe. We’ll see.

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Apocalypse Witch Trilogy – Available Now!

It’s here! Grab the Apocalypse Witch Trilogy in One. Complete. Book!

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What do you do when pirates kidnap you for a ransom and a mad scientist injects you with a powerful and inevitably fatal concoction of aether?

You get revenge. 
Matilda Katrine Myra is no one special, but her pirate abductors don’t know that. When they boldly kidnap her from an airship and sweep her away into the deadly wasteland of mutants and poisonous radiation, her life becomes a day to day battle to evade death.

And she’s much closer to death than ever. A mad scientist has injected her with toxic condensed aether, the air of the gods, and now she’ll need frequent doses just to survive each day. With a dwindling supply, she’ll have to battle mutants, mad scientists, pirates, and the spirits of the dead.

The tool of her fate, a gauntlet feeding the condensed aether into her veins, is also a potent weapon. It can focus the aether into a death ray. She can also see the dead, women who suffered the fate Matilda is fighting to avoid.

Along with a wasteland traveler and his clockwork dragon as her only allies, and despite the powers gifted to her by the aether, the one thing she doesn’t have is time.

With passion and intrigue, adventure and swashbuckling in an apocalyptic world, Apocalypse Witch is a dystopian steampunk adventure of non-stop excitement. This novel collects the three books of the Apocalypse Witch Trilogy, Apocalypse Witch, Memento Mori, and Shadow Falls.

Jump on over to Amazon and grab your digital copy! The paperback will be out in a few weeks.

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The Week of the Apocalypse Witch Begins Now!

pabloIt’s The Week of the Apocalypse Witch here on GSWright.com!!! What’s going on? I’m so glad you asked!

Tomorrow I’m releasing Book III in the Apocalypse Witch trilogy, Shadow Falls. As this ends the first story arc, I’m making it an event!

May 1st –

Today, you can grab the ebook edition of Apocalypse Witch Book 1 for free on Amazon. This giveaway is only until May 5th, so don’t delay.

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But that’s not all!!! Because you’re going to love the 1st book, you can grab Book 2, Memento Mori for just $.99! This sale will go through May 8th, so you’ve got time to read the first book.

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May 2 –

Apocalypse Witch 3, Shadow Falls will be available. As a bonus for The Week of the Apocalypse Witch, Shadow Falls will have an introductory price of $.99 until the end of this promotion! 😀

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May 4 –

On Wednesday, I’m going to reveal the cover for the Apocalypse Witch Trilogy! Yes, if you want all three books within one cover, you won’t have to wait much longer. It’s not coming out on Wednesday, this is just a sneak peak day.

May 8 –

Okay, not exactly during The Apocalypse Witch Week, but dang close, this event will end one week from today, with the release of the Apocalypse Witch Trilogy, all three books in one edition. This is the bundle for those who want it all, but only as one book.

On a side note, there will be a paperback edition of this book released sometime this month.

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Writer’s Life Update April 22, 16

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AW3 shadowfallsOkay, so I’m working on a change to these Writer’s Life updates, and this is not it. However, it’s getting me back into the habit of getting these posts daily again. But then, I also slept until after 8 am today, when I typically get up at 5 or so, so that’s not exactly a great start either. When it changes, you’ll know it. It’ll hopefully be a big deal to this site. 😀

ANYWAY! I’m patiently waiting for Apocalypse Witch 3 to come back one last time with approval, and then I should have it released this weekend. After that? I plan on teasing the 3 book set of Apocalypse Witch (the cover is amazing, if I do say so myself), and then Spilling Blood 12. That’s all happening in the next three weeks (a book a week, finally!) Also, I have a pen name novella in the editing process I intend to release this week too. So despite sharing my time elsewhere (I’m looking at you, Post Office 😉 ) I’ve got projects finally reaching completion. I haven’t touched any new short stories in a month, and probably won’t until May.

And also for today? I’ll be enjoying lunch with the winners of the Broken Things presentation and essay contest from the Magic Valley High School for their One Book One School program! If you haven’t read Broken Things, I personally think you should, becauseI wrote it and kind of like it a lot. Click on the cover to go to Amazon.

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I’m Featured in Today’s Buhl Herald

This is, as far as I know, the first article about me and my writing to appear in a newspaper. 🙂

(Shared from Twitter because it’s easy)

Spilling Blood – Rainy Sunday Reading

Spilling Blood – Grab it on Amazon, in ebook or paperback format. 🙂

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Broken Things in One Book One School

 

Yesterday the Magic Valley High School in Twin Falls kicked off their One Book One School program. This is a program where both staff and students read the same book, 30 minutes a day, for several weeks. They are then holding two contests: an essay and a presentation.

What is particularly exciting (for me) is that they’ve chosen my novel Broken Things for the program. I delivered 200 signed copies to the school last Thursday, and I will also participate in a meet and greet later this month with all of the students.

I released Broken Things in 2013, and this is quite an honor to be chosen (they could have chosen from any of the classics or more widely known authors). A heartfelt special thanks to Ms. Miller for getting the book attention, the rest of the faculty for their support, and to the school and students. You all are awesome. 🙂

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The Ultimate Spilling Blood Season Sale

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Two Complete Novels – $0.99 Each!

With the start of Season III of Spilling Blood, this is a great opportunity to discover or catch up on the complete series of Season I and II.

Right now, you can grab BOTH of the first two seasons on your kindle ereading device for less than a movie ticket, and in return you will receive countless HOURS of entertainment!

This sale is NOT on the episodes, but on the collections. Yes, that’s TWO COMPLETE NOVELS FOR $0.99 EACH!

WHY AM I SHOUTING? I DON’T KNOW!!!!

Better hurry though, this is a limited time sale (until Jan 27, 16). What are you waiting for? Escape reality into a world of the supernatural.

They’re waiting for you… :)=

Grab Season I for $0.99 here.

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Grab Season II for $0.99 here.

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