Last Call for Atmospheric Pressure 3

Atmospheric Pressure 3 is ready to go, and you have just four days to secure your Patreon members only edition. What’s special about it? First off, it’s all three books in one big volume (you can’t even buy all three for the patreon price). Second, it will be shipped early June, the digital version will be ready for download sooner than that. Third, your name will appear in the back as one of the people who so graciously help me pay for editors and cover artists.

Lastly, it’s a very limited print run. I only ship the amount of books I sell, then unpublish the Patreon edition forever. The Robin Hood of Couches special edition only has 5 in existence, and I even gave my copy away to a fan for being awesome, so there is a good chance I won’t even have a copy of the special edition of my own book! You have until May 25th to secure a copy here. After that, the chance to get all three Atmospheric Pressure novels for one low price is gone forever.

In the meantime. Enjoy the cover art. (I really love this one).

My Plans for Kindle Vella and a Free Story for Cinco de Mayo

It’s been a while since my last post. Despite my blog silence, I have three projects in various stages of completion. The one I’m most excited about is My Three-year-old is a Barbarian and Other Parenting Problems. It’s a comedy fantasy story that I started back around the time I was getting The Robin Hood of Couches finished. My completion of the story couldn’t come at a better time.

Amazon is introducing a new platform, and my story will be there on launch day. It’s called Vella, and while the idea is not new to the internet, it is new to Amazon and represents the opportunity for me to be there when the doors open for the first time. The cover artist who created the Atmospheric Pressure Three image is already well on his way to creating an image for the story. My editor is deep into editing it.

My hope is that you all will join me for the journey because it will be a different way to experience reading. First off, the story will be released in small chunks. Basically, it will be a chapter a week, but there should be plenty of chapters for you to devour when the doors open. The first three installments are free, but then there will be a pay wall for the rest. From what I can gather it shouldn’t be too much to continue reading, pocket change.

In the meantime, Atmospheric Pressure 3 is almost ready to go. Sign up at Patreon if you want the special edition that includes all three books in one volume and early access to the story. 

And now for some Cinco de Mayo freebies and fun! My horror novella, Desert During Day of the Dead, featuring cover artwork by a talented New Mexico artist will be free on kindle, among others. You can see the full list on my author profile and sorting by price.

In addition to the freebies, each book of the Time Burrito series will be 99 cents! It’s a great time to pick up an entire series for $3 or maybe gift them to a friend who you think might want some fun reading this summer.

I’ll be touch when the Kindle Vella is open to the public. In the meantime, have a ruckus Cinco de Mayo.

Atmospheric Pressure 3 Cover and More

The kindle edition of Tuners is free until 3/20/21 to celebrate the audiobook release. The eBook of 2 and 3 are only one dollar each, so the entire trilogy is $2! If you missed out on the free audiobook codes. Guess what? There is still more left! Get them while you can by replying to this email.

If you already read Tuners and enjoyed the book. Consider leaving a review or sharing it with a friend. Those are the two best ways to help out independent authors.

And now without further ado, the cover art of Atmospheric Pressure 3, and I’m going to say that it’s my favorite cover art so far. Phil Hughes, the cover artist, did an amazing job: 

I am very lucky to have patrons to help fund cover art and editing fees. If you’d like to be one of those people, and get a special edition of Atmospheric Pressure 3 that includes all three books in one, consider becoming a Patreon member.

A New Fantasy Novel

Creepy HouseI know. I know. I’m supposed to be telling you right now that the third and final Atmospheric Pressure novel is coming out, and it will. I’m finished. I’m delaying the release because I want it done right. I have some really awesome cover art, and haven’t even sent it to the editor yet. Mainly because I’m waiting for royalties to come in order to pay those folks.

You can contribute to paying my editor and cover artist by signing up for Patreon. Each time I release a book, you get a really cool special edition. In the meantime, check out the Tuners audiobook. My narrator, Sean Winkless-Hall, is really good. It’s just cool to listen too.

And finally, why the spooky picture of Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon? Well, my next book is a Fantasy novel, about some teenagers from the Portland area who get sucked into an adventure by and evil overlord who lives with his highly critical mother. Yep, if you haven’t guessed, I’m a writing a Time Burrito style fantasy novel.

It will have Orcs, Goblins, Elves, Dwarfs, wizards, spells, sword fights, and captains who decapitate their underlings. What’s a good fantasy novel without bullying some underlings? It’s nothing like I’ve written before, and I’ve already release tidbits on Twitter. Look for my posts labeled Sneak Preview.

If Time Burrito made you laugh, I’m hoping this one will make you poop yourself (except not really because I don’t want to be sued over soiled undergarments). Pay attention to this space. More will come.

$1 Burritos

Amazon is going to include Time Burrito for 99 cents in its Kindle Daily Deal section on Friday, 1/29/21. For those of you not in the publishing industry, that’s pretty big news for me. It means that I will access a whole bunch of new readers, who normally wouldn’t see the book among the millions of titles Amazon has for sale.

While it’s not the kind of news that allows me to quit my day job, pop the Champaign, and write full time. It’s definitely a good step in that direction. So, if you like what I write, and would like to see me dedicate more hours of my day writing it, it’s a good time to leave a review or tell a friend, every little bit helps.

I’m also going to put The Bison Agenda up for sale for 99 cents on that day too. I would have done the third book, but Amazon lets you discount your books only so many times in a given period. Also, my apologies to my international friends. I don’t know if it will be on sale elsewhere, but would love to hear reports, so I know what to expect in the future.

As far as Atmospheric Pressure 3 is concerned, I am almost done with the first draft. Then I go to the dreaded editing phase. That’s where I have the least fun with writing, but probably the most important step. After that it’s off to my editor for grammar checking, and my cover artist, Phil Hughes, who has done all three novels, will be busy working at the cover art as well.

Finally, I want to share with you this article I read recently about climate change. While I personally have a more optimistic view on life, and believe people can and will solve the problems, (there is also good evidence to support that belief). I also value being aware of the dangers we face. 

That’s part of the reason, why I wrote the Atmospheric Pressure series to begin with. Science Fiction can act as a canary in the coal mine. The dramatic stories of doom, death, and destruction are the wake up call. Rather than throw our hands up in the air and say, “there’s nothing I can do about that,” why not shift our mentality to is there something I can do?

While Dystopian narratives might leave us with the feeling that the world is going to hell in a hand basket, I wanted to end mine with a message of hope and empowerment. So, the third atmospheric pressure book will have an experimental ending for it’s genre. I’ll be curious to see what you all think about it.

While you are waiting for Atmospheric Pressure 3, why not check out an author friend of mine’s book:

A naturally immune girl. A genetically modified boy. A search for a cure that may cost them everything…

Fifteen-year-old Jema Walker would do anything to protect her sibling. But she never imagined they’d be facing another global flu pandemic. Sent to a remote desert location for safety, Jema is horrified when her sister contracts the deadly virus.

Caught in a conflict of impossible choices, Jema teams up with a specially bred eighteen-year-old boy to find a remedy. But when they’re forced to go rogue and abandon their community, she fears the ruling adults only want them for their uniquely protected DNA.

Can the duo hunt down an antidote before they fall victim to ruthless experiments?

Lovelock Ones is the first book in the action-packed Lovelock YA dystopian science fiction series. If you like bold heroines, strong heroes, and post-apocalyptic settings, then you’ll love Tricia Copeland’s thrilling fight for survival.

Thank you for reading!