Things got pretty busy around here in March. The funny thing is, much of us being busy was all about getting ready for an even busier month in April. Oh, and look at that…here it is already! Happy April! I don’t think I could be much more excited about what is coming up.
Today I released the second of eighteen short stories to my newsletter subscribers, supporting content for my upcoming novel Zombie Zero: The First Zombie. Hop on over and subscribe if you want, if you’re not already: the only way to get all eighteen short stories is to sign up. I would tell you all about the benefits of being a member of The Secret Society of Deeper Meaning but…well, it’s kind of a secret. If you are already getting my weekly messages, hopefully you aren’t having any trouble decoding them; and thank you for stopping by here as well.
As you surely know at this point, I am kinda knee-deep in gore with my current writing project. In the same movement that stopped me killing trees and smearing graphite or gel ink all over my hand (yes, I am left-handed; no, I don’t want to learn to contort my hand so that doesn’t happen. Those people are in the same part of their brain as all the right-handers; there are enough of them already). So now I use both hands, and my brain lights up in more places, and we all benefit from that.
How do you benefit? Well, that’s what I’m here to tell you! Let’s go back a little bit, so I can explain more throughly.
When I first started working on Zombie Zero, I thought it was going to be one long book. There were so many things happening in the story, and so many characters introducing themselves to me in my head; not only that, there was a whole world falling apart, and countless stories to be told within that fall. The thought of considering all of this supporting material ‘fat’, and cutting it, was an impossible one to consider; some of these characters show up in the sequel, although if their stories were told in the first book it would seem like a bunch of irrelevant fluff. I don’t mind the apocalyptic novel that spends a bunch of time on a bunch of characters that end up dying before the story really gets cooking; but it’s been done before, plenty of times, and that was not going to do anything but slow down the pacing of this book. Continue reading “Newsletter News: More Subscriber Perks”→
The Walking In A Winter Wonderland Giveaway starts today! One lucky newsletter subscriber will win a Kindle Fire 7″ and my entire ebook catalog! Second prize is a signed paperback set of the complete Walking Between Worlds trilogy. And everyone gets a copy of “The Walker’s Way” for free, just for signing up!
I’m so excited to release the next book in the “Walking Between Worlds” series that I’ve decided to run a Goodreads Giveaway! You have until midnight, August 9th, to enter for a chance to win a signed copy of “Book II: Rise of the Walker King”. Haven’t read “Book I: Demons & Angels” yet? Well aren’t you lucky, the ebook version is on sale for just 99 cents at all of your favorite ebook retailers (but hurry, this sale ends SOON!).
This weekend is the 2015 Author Cyber Convention at Goodreads! Join Jay and 30+ of his fellow indie authors for a full weekend of activities. Scavenger hunts, genre lotteries, author Q&A, and much, much more, all from the comfort of your phone/tablet/laptop. Jay will be giving away copies of “Walking Between Worlds; Book I: Demons & Angels” during the convention – visit his booth at the convention fair grounds by clicking on the image below for details on how you can win!
The London Book Fair begins April 14th. Will you be attending this year? If so, make sure to stop by the PubMatch Bookshelf, where you’ll find Jay’s books and many other quality reads from indie/self published authors. Jay is unable to make the trip across the pond for LBR this year, but he would love to see your LBR 2015 photos! Comment to this blog post with a picture of yourself and one of Jay’s books at LBR 2015, and Jay will send you some swag in return (mmmm, author swag).
If you haven’t already read Juniper Grove’s review of “Walking Between Worlds; Book I: Demons & Angels”, you can check it out here. Thank you Jaidis & Sheri for the 4 trees!
Are you going to be in the Central Coast of California in August? If so, come out to Air and Fire, A Mystical Bazaar in Boulder Creek, CA, on August 23rd and meet Jay! He’ll be signing copies of his book “Stumbling Backasswards Into the Light” – copies will be available at Air and Fire, or you can order copies here. Make sure to stick around after the signing for “Intro to Reiki”, hosted by Jay Norry and Kathy Joy Hansen from 1-3pm. Hope to see you there!