So I’ll be doing Cincinnati Comic Con 20-22 September. The general floor plan is below:
Booth #520, my digs, is zoomed in on in the following pic:
I hope to see some of y’all there! I love meeting fans in the wild, and this will be my first time in Ohio! Provided Amazon doesn’t botch the shipping, I’ll have copies of all my own books and anthologies there, to include To Slip the Surly Bonds. Which, btw, now has an “orange tag” signifying it was #1 in a category (no, that doesn’t get old typing it!):
Hope to see you guys Friday, Saturday, or Sunday!
It’s the third Monday, and you know what that means–SCORE DAY!
A big trend in trailer music lately has been to update classic, recognizable songs and give them the “Epic” treatment (i.e., soaring instrumentals and drum tracks). If you can hear the “Trailer Voice” guy narrating your book trailer to one of these songs, that’s kind of the point. 😀
Speaking of climatic scenes, two bits of info. First, just a reminder, To Slip the Surly Bonds dropped last Friday (print cover shown to cover the additional cover art awesomeness!):
It has been climbing the charts and was #1 on the Historical Fiction New Release Chart last night (Sunday 15 September 2019 in case you’re reading this much later).
Second, I’ll be at the Cincinnati Comic Expo this week! I will (thanks to the Amazon gnomes getting it done early) have print copies of To Slip the Surly Bonds as well as the first copies of Anita C. Young’s State of Mind artbook! Stay tuned during the week for location and maps!
To Slip the Surly Bonds has gone live on Amazon.
This was a long time coming, but all the hard work has paid off. There’s an exclusive Taylor Anderson short story in here, a whole bunch of award-winning authors, a story from your humble narrator involving P-38s on Guadalcanal…yeah, it’s worth the price of admission.
Greetings all! I’ll be at a special event next Saturday, 18 May! If you missed me at Planet and want to get a signed hard copy of Those In Peril or any of my novels, come on by! There will be several other KC local authors there as well, so it should be a good time for all.
Just received my table location for Planet Comic Con, which will be held 29-31 March 2019 in Kansas City at Bartle Hall. Anita C. Young and I are at tables 2338 / 2340 in the main hall. Come on down and see us to pick up a book and grab some art!
Coming on 15 February to an Amazon near you! The anthology includes my new alternative history short story “Fate of the Falklands” along with original short stories by Sarah Hoyt, Kacey Ezell, and William Stroock!
Just a reminder for St. Louis area fans–Anita C. Young and I are tying down a pair of tables at Archon 2018. Come on down if you want to see us!
So I’ve just gone over 400 audiobook sales. While I’m sure there are some folks who pull this off in an afternoon, I’m super stoked at this milestone. Next month I’ll be running a couple of promos, plus a promotion service just let me know they’re getting ready to start an audiobook-specific email list. So, hey, maybe Aries’ Red Sky won’t be the only book I try to simultaneously release across print-ebook-audio in the first 30 days.
In other news, I am officially putting together an alternative history anthology for Chris Kennedy Publishing. The working title is Those In Peril…, and it will be a naval-themed series of stories. There are several authors in flux, but confirmed folks include 2018 Dragon Award Winner for Alternative History Sarah Hoyt and 2018 Best Military and Adventure Winner Kacey Ezell. Not bad for an effort that got started like this:
Me: “So Chris, when are you doing an alternative history anthology.”
Chris: “When you organize it.”
Me: “Hold my beer.” (I think it was something more pithy than that, but you get the idea…) Needless to say, I don’t think Chris will ever write me a blank check again. If he does, I’ve got this great idea for an aerial warfare oriented sequel entitled To Slip the Surly Bonds…
So if you’ve ever wondered what would happen if the HMS Conqueror did not sink the General Belgrano (thus putting the fear of Davy Jones in the Argentinean Navy), what it’d be like to have psychics aboard search and rescue sea planes during World War II, or what an amphibious assault on Norway during World War III would look like, have we got a deal for you in the 1st QTR of 2019.
Last but not least, I’ll be at the Great Plains Renaissance Festival in the Author’s Tent at the end of the month. If you’re in the area, feel free to swing by and catch a great festival plus buy some books from myself and several other great KS authors. The next convention I will be at will be Archon in Collinsville, IL from 12-14 October, followed by Air Capital in Wichita, KS in November.
Aries’ Red Sky‘s Audiobook is live on Audible. If you’ve got a long trip coming up, feel free to go grab a copy!