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Michael, book two in the Airel Saga, is live on Amazon TODAY ONLY for a discounted price!!
To promote Michael I’m helping host a contest where you can win a free copy of Airel and help me win a free Kindle Fire.
To take advantage of this awesome deal, head to Amazon and check out the eBook version of Michael at its promotional price, then see below to enter the contest. Also, leave me a comment on this post. The blogger with the most comments will win the Kindle Fire! If I win, I’ll also get the chance to be part of a special giveaway in the next few months.
Today, the tables were turned as I appeared as the guest on DIALOGUE: Between the Lines, a weekly blogtalk radio show which I usually host with Susan Wingate.
I did a radio interview on WMPC, 1230 AM for a show called “Off the Bookshelf.” It was a brief but enjoyable time in which we discussed my journey into becoming a writer and my latest thriller DARKROOM.
Hope you’ll give it a listen.
when I was younger, as you can imagine, one of my favorite superheroes was Superman because he was practically invulnerable. He didn’t have to be afraid of anyone or anything. And he had amazing strength—you know, “able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, able to stop a locomotive with his bare hands…” and all along, he was a mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent.
Every boy wanted to be superman, right? But one thing I never thought too much about was his one weakness, his “Achilles’ Heel” so to speak: Kryptonite. Darn! There was something that could bring the Man of Steel down. Something that could render this near demigod feeble, even kill him. Not the perfect hero after all. It turns out, this made for a great fictional character. Not so great for superman, but great for stories.
No matter what stage you are in your career, there will always be another email to answer, another task to complete, another deal to close. How many of you can relate? It’s not just business, it’s busy-ness. As a home-maker, there’s always another meal to cook, always another load of laundry. It’s endless.
By the end of the day, you may feel you haven’t accomplished enough and are falling behind. But nothing will ever be enough to remove that feeling. Can you relate?
We had a great time at the DARKROOM online launch party, and as promised, we would announce the winner here on my blog.
DTMEDIA ran the drawing and have informed me of the winners, and here they are!
Many of you know through various interviews and blog posts that I start every day the same way: Prayer and drinking in wisdom and inspiration from The The Bible. With all the things going on around the launch of my new book DARKROOM, I felt it especially important to re-center myself in the red-letter portion of the Bible, that is to say, the words of Christ. Today’s reading led me to the Gospel of John and I found some inspiring verses which really spoke to me.
Did you miss the DARKROOM ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY? Well you can watch it again here!
(Unfortunately, the raffle for this event is closed.)
Be sure to select “Watch Now” the click the author photo or book cover to launch the video
Yesterday had to have been one of the most exciting days of my life, ranking up there with my wedding, the birth of my children and selling my first book to Howard Books/Simon & Schuster. I’ll admit, I was a bit nervous about how things would go on the first day of DARKROOM’s release, but even before I could start worrying, tons of reviews, blog posts, interviews, and other such things related to DARKROOM started to flood the internet.
Here’s a recap of some of yesterday’s highlights…
As writer, you always hope and pray that your new book will be well-received. Sometimes by the early reader reactions and reviews you get an idea, but opening day can still be as spine-tingling as it is fun. One of the things I look to (for better or for worse) is how my new book is doing in the rankings at various outlets. Thankfully, Amazon.com provides fairly timely statistics in the area of book sales.
I’m pleased to report that DARKROOM hit not one, not two, but three bestseller lists last night.