May 17th, 2013 – Posted the 2nd excerpt from The Lost City. It’s on the Excerpts page. The first excerpt is in maroon colored text while the second is in green text. Hope you like it!
March 13th, 2013 - The website has undergone a revamp. its still not quite what I’m looking for, but it’ll do for now. Also posted an excerpt on the newly created Excerpts page! Check it out!!
Feb. 11th, 2013 – Just finished the latest chapter of The Lost City! I’m trying to get back on track where I can produce one chapter a week!
Jan. 23rd, 2013 - Hard a work on an omnibus. It’ll have all three Bakkian stories and I’ll also include the short story I wrote entitled Bakkian Chronicles – Disneyland Debacle. It falls between books two and three.
Oct. 24th, 2012 – Amulet of Aria has been released on the Nook! Finally!! Also, the print edition has been finalized and a proof has been ordered!
Oct. 5th, 2012 – Bakkian Chronicles, Book III – Amulet of Aria has been released! Now available on the Kindle! It’ll take the other retailers some time before they come out. Depends on how fast Smashwords can ship to them!
Sept 1st, 2012 - The book is finally finished! Just got the last chapter back from my wife and it resembles swiss cheese at the moment, so I’m working on plugging the holes. Also posted a handy-dandy progress indicator showing how close Amulet of Aria is to being released!
Check back often to see how it’s coming and if necessary, give me a poke to keep the process moving!
Aug 21st, 2012 – In preparation for the release of Amulet of Aria, I’ve posted the cover for the third and final installment of the Bakkian Chronicles! It’s on the front page as well as the Art page! Check it out!
Aug 1st, 2012 – Completed chapter 12! One final chapter to go!
July 24th, 2012 – Completed chapter 11! Also added a t-shirt, ceramic glass, and a new hat to the gift shop!
July 21st, 2012 – Artist contacted. The same artist that did the prior two covers will be taking on book III’s cover! Thanks, Rachel!
Also added several mousepads and several journals to the Gift Shop!
July 20th, 2012 – Gift shop has been created! I’ll be adding more products as I get ‘em designed!
July 15th, 2012 – Chapter 10 is done. Book III’s cover being brainstormed. Message has been sent to cover illustrator. We’re moving along nicely!
July 5th, 2012 – Finished chapter 9!
July 2nd, 2012 – Posted a new rendered illustration of a guur drone! It’s very cool! Also, I’m almost done with chapter 9!
June 20th, 2012 – finished with chapter 8. My wife is reading through it now…
June 5th, 2012 – Completed chapter 7! Definitely on a roll!!
May 31st, 2012 – Completed chapter 6. Easily the fastest I’ve ever written a chapter! I’m on a roll!!
May 25th, 2012 – Completed chapter 5. Damn chapter was the size of two chapters. Jeez.
May 12th, 2012 – Picked up my first sale ever in the UK for a print copy. Yep, you guessed it! The new edition of book I! Take THAT PublishAmerica!!
May 10th, 2012 – My first book as been rereleased through CreateSpace with the gorgeous new cover! It looks fantastic!
May 3rd, 2012 – I seriously need to update this more often!! I was able to terminate my contract with my publisher! Happy day!!! Now full control has been returned to me and I can implement the changes, new cover, etc., that I’ve begged them to do. Woo-hoo!!!!
Oct. 25th, 2011 – Sales of Book II have taken off. Peaked at sales rank of #4,100!!
Oct. 20th, 2011 – Bakkian Chronicles, Book I hits #42 in the Kindle top 100 free ebooks, #4 in Fantasy free ebooks, and #1 in Sci-fi free ebooks!!!!
Oct. 10th, 2011 – Amazon drops the price of book I and makes it free. As a result, downloads of book I skyrocket!
Sept. 29th, 2011 – Released Bakkian Chronicles, Book II – Insurrection on Kindle! Have also released it to Smashwords, and am waiting for word that it’s been accepted into their Premium Catalog. Paperback edition coming soon!
Aug. 27th, 2011 – Joined the Indie Book Club at GoodReads, created by Scott (IndieBookBlogger) and will co-moderate the book club with him. It’s open to anyone that would like to join! Hope to see everyone there!
Aug. 12th, 2011 – Book II of the Bakkian Chronicles is officially finished and in the hands of PrimaryBetaReader (my wife!).
Aug. 10th, 2011 – Finished Wolverine’s Daughter. Posted the reviews where I could!
Aug. 4th, 2011 – Got the review for Dark Currents posted wherever I could. Also wanted to mention the cover for book II has been finalized. Click here to see it!
July 17th, 2011 – Finished Legacy (The Resonance Tetralogy), by Hugo Jackson. Got that review posted, too. Man, I’m hauling ass!
July 16th, 2011 – Finished reading On Dark Shores: The Lady, by JA Clement. Posted reviews everywhere I could!
July 13th, 2011 – Free ebook giveaway for today only! First 4 comments on either this blog or Scott’s at IndieBookBlogger will get a Smashwords coupon mailed to you! Also don’t forget to enter the paperback edition giveaway I’m doing with GoodReads. Follow the links on the front page!
July 4th, 2011 – Finished reading Escape 2 Earth 2012 by Lawrence Johnson, sr. Posted the review everywhere I could.
June 29th, 2011 – Amazon has seen fit to delete all my posts from their forums based on the sole reason I wouldn’t remove a link to my book in my signature line. Called them a bunch of horses asses. Unsurprisingly, not only did I lose my posts, but the ability to post as well. LOL
June 26th, 2011 – Posted my review for Through the Flames (Sword of Kirakath, Book 1) on here and everywhere I was able to. Also posted a concept drawing of a guur by a gifted artist in Indonesia!
June 16th, 2011 – I had removed comment restrictions for my ebook giveaway, and the Trolls noticed. Lordy. Anyway, thanks to those that played! Restrictions are back up in force!
Also posted my review of The Knowledge of Time: Second Civilisation by Tim Ellis. Great fantasy story about a utopian society set in the future who feel threatened by knowledge and want to destroy the Library and everything it represents. Well worth checking out! Posted the review everywhere I have an account!
June 15th, 2011 – I’m having my weekly free book giveaway to the first 4 people that leave a comment on my blog with today’s date. For today only I’ve removed the restrictions so people can comment. I still have to moderate, but now it won’t give you that message which says you must be a registered user. The restrictions go back in place after the fourth request, or else at the end of the day. Good luck!
June 14th, 2011 – Posted my review for Hemlock and the Wizard Tower today on Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, etc…
June 10th, 2011 – Trolls are out in force today. Had to suspend comments for the time being. I’ll give it a little bit and see if the Trolls leave me alone. If so, I’ll turn the comments back on. If not, I’ll have to lift comment suspensions only when I’m doing one of my free e-book giveaways. **sigh** I think all Trolls need to be castrated or else fed to a dragon.
June 6th, 2011 – Posted my review for Wolfsong (Tales form the Crescent) everywhere I have an account. First werewolf story I can truthfully say that I enjoyed!
May 30th, 2011 – I was interviewed by Patti Roberts on her blog. She’s a very nice lady dedicated to helping promote indie authors like myself. The interview can be found here. Many thanks Patti!
May 27th, 2011 – Took down a few older posts and will try lifting the restrictions in place for someone to leave a comment on here. Thanks to a couple of Trolls, I had to all but block anyone from commenting. Would like to feed them to Pryllan.
Apr. 11th, 2011 – Got the review written & posted for Robert Day’s Ashar’an Rising. Really enjoyed it! Gotta love a good sequel! Also noteworthy is the my interview IndieBookBlogger posted on his blog. Worth checking out!
Mar. 27th, 2011 – Finished Demon Gates, by Robert Day. Great dark fantasy story! I was really impressed! Posted everywhere I have accounts!
I just created my GoodReads account and posted the three reviews I did for the three books I have read.
Mar. 15th, 2011 – Got my 2nd review! 5 stars!! Posted on Scott’s blog. He was also nice enough to post the review on Amazon for me as well. Thanks again, Scott! I do appreciate it!
Also posted the review for An Oak of Hope. I really liked the book! I hope the author releases the 2nd book soon!
Mar. 11th, 2011 – Got my first review! Posted on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Very cool! Thank you very much “MarliesMommy/KeriLynn”!
Mar. 5th, 2011 – Started reading/reviewing An Oak of Hope. Kenneth, you’ve done a helluva job so far! Brandy, thanks for the suggestion!
Mar. 2nd, 2011 – Activated the Price Edition from my publisher, PublishAmerica. Now if you wanted a copy of my book, if you order straight from the publisher and cut out the middle man, like Amazon, you can get a copy for the reasonable price of $12.95. Yes, I’m thrilled. $30 vs $12.95. Not a difficult decision. As soon as it’s ready to order at that price, I’ll activate the link on the left.
UPDATE – Price Edition has been activated, the Online Seller link updated. Woohoo!!
Mar. 1st, 2011 – Posted the review for Children of the Elementi on both Amazon.com and here. I’ll also see if it’s on Smashwords.
Feb. 28th, 2011 – Okay, read a lot more of Ceri Clark’s book Children of the Elementi. I see where I’m going wrong with this one. This is not a book that can (or should) be taken lightly. If you pick this up and start reading, you really have to give it some time so it’s easier to follow along. I should’ve known that as the book’s descrption clearly states their are five heirs that have been scattered across time and space. So, if you’re like me, and pick up the book to read a little here and there, it isn’t gonna work. That explains why it’s taken me a while to get through it. Once you sit down and dedicate several hours to nothing but solid reading, then the story is easier to follow and its much more enjoyable.
Sorry, Ms. Clark, I’ll have it done in a couple of days!
Feb. 26th, 2011 – Pleasant surprise yesterday. Looked outside my door and I see a package. Well, a padded envelope. It was from PublishAmerica. Time to see how they did.
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. I really don’t expect to sell many print editions, which is why I specified I wanted to retain eletronic rights to my book. Which they granted. So when I slid the book out of the package, I was impressed. Slick, glossy cover. Large (but not too large) print that even my mother would be able to read without any problems. The map on the Misc page is on the first page as you open the book. Turned out great!
Yes, PublishAmercia has gotten a lot of bad press, but I’m pretty sure it’s from people who don’t bother to read through their contract and understand what is going to happen. I read through the contract with a magnifying glass. Several options concerned me. I addressed them, and they were resolved. No problems. I inquired about ebooks and they added an addendum which specified I, as the author, retained all rights to the book in any electronic format.
All in all, way to go PublishAmerica! You did a good job! Many thanks for the complimentary copy you sent me! Wasn’t expected, but much appreciated!
Feb. 23rd, 2011 - Got the official press release from my publisher, PublishAmerica, that my book has been released! Available in print from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and several other sellers! See the links on the left if you’re interested!
Feb. 20th, 2011 - Getting better using this WordPress. Have created several threads in case someone wants to post comments. Looks like I will be the only one to start a thread, but I’ve set it up so that anyone can comment on a thread.
Feb. 18th, 2011 – My book is finally released on Publish America! Umm, I think it is. The link on their website appeared, but wasn’t showing the book cover. Still working on it? I hope?