Saturday Afternoon Ramblings

My newest book, Between Dark and Light, book four in The Brotherhood of Dwarves series, will be available for e-readers early next week.  The paperback and limited edition hard cover editions will follow shortly.  I hope those of you who have been patiently waiting are pleased with this one. You can read the official press release here.  I’d like to thank Philip Hopkins for all of his hard work editing it and Bonnie Wasson for the beautiful cover.

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you may have noticed my attempts to reach the fans rushing to see The Hobbit this weekend.  There are literally millions of people energized and excited about this film, and in this age, the internet offers us an opportunity to connect with like-minded people better than ever before.  However, because this opportunity is available to everyone, it has become increasingly difficult for an individual to connect with the masses.  One lone voice howling amid the din is rarely heard.

I’ve not been shy about expressing my desire to get away from education.  The system is broken beyond repair and is only going to get worse.  My goal for 2013 is to get my writing career into a position where I can support myself exclusively from it. With four books on the market and a few other opportunities on the horizon, I believe this goal is attainable.  However, I can’t do it alone.

If you are a fan of the series, please make some noise about it online.  If you are on Twitter or Google+, please use the hashtag #tbodseries if you mention me or the books.  If you’re on Facebook, please share my links to the books as often as possible.  The more noise we make collectively, the more likely the algorithms will pick up the series and spread it.  The two major keys to making something gather steam are number of people and frequency of posts.  I know it can be done because I’ve seen it happen, and I believe this series deserves a much wider audience.  Together, we can push the name out there.

I realize I’ve pestered many of you to do these things fairly often, and if I’ve bothered you, please forgive me.  I simply believe in the quality of my work and want it to be successful.  I also recognize that I can’t do it alone.  Without deep pockets to saturate the market with advertising, I have to rely on grassroots efforts.  Many of you have been more than gracious with spreading the word, and for that, you have my lifelong gratitude.  Now, let’s push this thing to the next level.

3 thoughts on “Saturday Afternoon Ramblings”

  1. Will there be an opportunity to get a signed, physical copy from you some time? I hate to break my streak of buying books directly from you. lol

  2. As an e-reader, I am excited to hear that your book is coming next week. I’m sure it’ll be up to par and look forward to writing about it online.

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