Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Artwork incoming

Well that didn't go well. Had a setback on the cover art for the kids novel. Somehow a shadow army of zombies escaping downtown and a pair of sour patch kids grimacing while walking on a lake weren't the best fit for the kids book. I would like to write the book that this would be a great cover for though.

I think the next draft is going to be awesome though. More to come on that soon.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

New Book Announcement - The Brothers Patchwork: Bandits in Burlap

I'm happy to formally announce that my first novel will be available in mid-September. It's quite a bit different than the work I've been publishing as of late, but those were good tests for me to work out the kinks in the e-Publishing process before sharing a full blown story.

The Brothers Patchwork: Bandits in Burlap is actually a children's novel that I wrote in after developing the stories with my own kids every night. It's an adventure yarn about two brothers that receive a mysterious quilt in the mail. That they soon discover that the gift sets them on a course for danger in an unexpected place, decades away from home.

I've had some great feedback from early readers and I can't wait to share it with everyone once it comes out next month. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing this one.

Look for a cover reveal soon.


Sunday, August 3, 2014

#Clickbait Marketing my Books

The wife and I love Clickbait article titles. I thought it might be a fun exercise to retitle Numbers 16:32 and Popular Mechanics for Young Widows with clickbait to see if we get more downloads.

Numbers 16:32

  • You won't believe what this old man does after church!
  • 93 pages of unexpected horrors (page 8 is the worst)
  • 10 signs you're barn door's open

Popular Mechanics for Young Widows

  • This one hurts. .
  • Meet the modern marvel that will make you stand up and cheer 
  • READ: The one weird trick that this woman uses to stay organized