Monday, October 31, 2011
I'm also going to take Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb (SZJMB) off free tomorrow. It will probably take Amazon at least a few days to change the price (they won't change it until it changes everywhere else first). So if you'd like a copy, better grab it in the next day or so.
Check out the photo of it ranked #55 on Amazon's Freebie Bestseller List, right above Dracula and bellow some book called The Holly Bible. You better watch out J.C, I'm right behind you! Actually, there's zero chance of people skipping their Bible study in favor of reading SZJMB; as soon as the price returns, it will go back to a more normal ranking.
Last, blogger David Stantos posted a great review of SZJMB yesterday. Here's an except:
"We aren't told what the kids did while they were gone. It turned me away a bit. I thought, well if this book is going to jump or skip 'scenes' it's probably not going to be very good."
"Anyways at first the two main characters Nate and Misty were kind of dull, no real personality."
Sounds bad, huh? Well, he goes on to say that it turns out he liked it so much he read it in one sitting--he gives it 5-stars. David actually warned me before I sent the book that he's a really frank reviewer. Hey, you know the critiques are going to come; it's a lot easier to swallow then they love the book!
Now I just have to wait for that 1-star critique--I don't mind waiting.
Have a happy and safe Halloween!!!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
This year, rather than passing out candy, I'm giving out free copies of my debut novel Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb (SZJMB). It's a great way to get into the Halloween spirit!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I'm excited to be part of I Am A Reader, Not A Writer's Spooktacular Giveaway Hop.
- A high-powered water gun
- Lemonade mix
- Zombie snot (decontaminated)
- Recipe for making your own zombie snot
- LED flashlight
- Duct tape
- Personal first aid kit
- Misty’s strawberry flavored lip-gloss
- Emergency glow stick
- Water balloons for making zombie juice bombs
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Also, I'm giving away 5 more print copies via goodreads. Enter here:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
I’m thrilled to be hosting author Sheila Deeth. Sheila is an author, blogger, and book reviewer, who graciously takes her time to review tons of book (including several of mine). I can only imagine how much time she devotes to helping other authors get the word about their books out. So, I’m honored to be part of the blog tour for her new book Flower Child. I’ve asked her a few questions about herself and her writing; after reading the interview, I hope you take a few minutes to read a sample of her book (links below).
What Inspired you to write Flower Child?
That’s a question with lots of different answers. Our local writers’ group held a contest to write something inspired by music. John Denver’s Rhymes and Reasons, in particular the line “the children and the flowers are my sisters and my brothers,” reminded me of a childhood memory, which inspired a first paragraph, which inspired a character. Then other memories and questions took over, but by then the story’s protagonists were in charge.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing stories ever since I could hold a pencil. I used to tell stories before I could write, and I remember sitting in front of strange classes in elementary school, keeping the older kids quiet while the teacher stepped out.
What (one) genre do you write in?
For you, what's the hardest part of writing a book?
The writing’s not hard—I can’t help writing; it’s getting the finished piece to a place where I still like it that I find difficult. Sometimes I edit too much and all the characters start to sound like me. Then I throw away page after page and try again.
What's the best piece of advice you have for other writers?
Keep writing, keep editing, and don’t be afraid to throw stuff away.
About Flower Child: When Megan miscarries her first pregnancy it feels like the end of everything; instead it’s the start of a curious relationship between the grieving mother and an unborn child who hovers somewhere between ghost and angel. Angela, Megan’s “little angel,” has character and dreams all her own, friends who may or may not be real angels, and a little brother who brings hope to her mother’s world. But Angela’s dream-world has a secret and one day Angela might learn how to be real.
About the author: Sheila Deeth grew up in the
Sheila describes herself as a Mongrel Christian Mathematician. Her short stories, book reviews and articles can be found in
VoiceCatcher 4, Murder on the Wind, Poetic Monthly, Nights and Weekends, the Shine Journal and Joyful Online. Besides her Gypsy Shadow ebooks, Sheila has several self-published works available from Amazon and Lulu, and a full-length novel under contract to come out next year.
Find her on her website: http://www.sheiladeeth.com
or find her books at: http://sheiladeeth.weebly.com
UPDATE: Sheila graciously offered to host the SZJMB blog tour today.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Don't forget to enter to win a copy of the book at Jackie B's blog!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
I just got back from Disneyland late last night and I still have a bit of a Disney hang-over. I have a question about that place: If it’s really the happiest place on earth, why is there a kid balling his eyes out like every twenty feet?
I’m going to try to get entry for the first zombie kit up tomorrow. But as promised, here’s the list of sites hosting the SZJMB blog tour. This includes the giveaway dates for the Zombie Survival Kits too. I might add a couple other sites, or add another contest or two. All the sites are doing giveaways, most are giving away a copy of the printed book, so they’ll be lots of chances to win!
Oct. 3rd – Jackie B’s Housewife Blues & Chihuahua Stories
Oct. 5th – Death Books & Tea
Oct. 9th – Everything To Do With Books
Oct. 10th – Zombie Kit Giveaway #1 (here)
Oct. 11th – Guerrilla WordFare
Oct. 14th – Sheila Deeth, Author of Flower Child
Oct. 16th – Turning The Pages
Oct. 17th – Zombie Kit Giveaway #2 (here)
Oct. 18th – Lady D’s Dragon Views
Oct. 19th – Teenage Reader
Oct. 23th – Zombie Kit Giveaway #3 (here)
Oct. 24th – Manga Maniac Cafe
Oct. 26th – M.Pax, The Wistful Nebulae
Oct. 30th – Fantastic Adventures
Oct. 31st – Zombie Kit Giveaway #4 (here)
Let me add a big Thank You to all the sites that agreed to host me!