Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Blighted, Part II: Chapter 1



Work has been really busy.  All that work doesn't leave much time for writing.  And when it does, I usually don't feel like writing.  Suffice to say it's a slow go.  I think the new year will bring a little relief, but we'll see.

Anyway, I've just started Chapter 4, so I thought I'd go ahead and release Chapter 1.

You can find it HERE.

Give it a read, let me know your thoughts. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Blighted II - First Thoughts


Thought I'd share some early first thoughts to my zombie sequel:



Chapter One

Emma
Somewhere in the Pacific
“I’m certain, see for yourself,” Parris said, handing the binoculars to Liam.
Pressing them against his face, he stared out across the blue water towards the east.  If he strained hard and squinted his eyes just so, he could make out the cliffs.
“How did you see that?” Liam asked.
“What?” he said with a grin, “I’ve got sailor’s eyes.”
“And a mouth to match…”
“I can’t say that I blame ‘em – talkin’ like they do…” Parris replied, “Stuck out on the water like this, it’s enough to drive a man mad.  Even if the islands are full of blights, I won’t miss this boat.”
Liam laughed, “It’s hardly been two weeks.  Imagine how it was in the past – being out on the seas for months, without any of the luxuries we have, at the mercy of the winds…”
“Past?” Parris retorted, “Give it a year, that’s how it’ll be again.”
His words were sharp, cutting through the façade of pleasantry that they’d managed for most of the voyage.  The past couple of weeks had allowed them to push back the fear that’d dogged them while they’d held out in Fiji.  The blood that had been spilt on the deck was long since gone.  The bodies of the fallen were but memories, having been offered up to the sea. 
Once they stepped off the trawler, though, the false reality they’d fashioned for themselves would be gone.  The truths that governed the new world would return.  Death waited ‘round every corner, or staggered forth without growing weary.  Suspicion reigned like a tyrant.  No stranger, no place – nothing could be trusted.  
If only we could stay out here forever, Liam thought to himself.
“I’ll go tell the others,” he said, “We should double the watch.  There could be trouble about.  You mind readying the inflatable?”
Parris nodded.
***
Emma awoke, as always, to Rikki curled up on her chest.  His low purr was calming, or maybe it was the weight.  Like a heavy blanket on a winter’s night, it made her feel safe.  She’d almost forgot what it felt like – not to be afraid of what the new day held, or even the next moment.   




Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Blighted - Update

The Blighted has been re-edited to improve the prose and correct any mistakes.  The main reason for my doing this was to re-familiarize myself with the storyline.  With this completed, I hope to start on Part 2.  Things may change, but I expect it to pick up somewhere around Baton Rouge.


Hopefully life will be such that writing can be wedged into the gaps at least semi-regularly.  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pitching In

For those who don't know already, OJD's house burned down:  http://orangejeepdad.blogspot.com/

Ryan has posted about it and Mr. Rawles ran a fundraiser as well. 

I don't know OJD, but I feel for him.  If you buy a book of mine between now and 11/16/13, send me a screenshot of the Amazon purchase.  I'll donate the full proceeds of my royalties to OJD.  Probably won't be much, but it's something.  That's what we're supposed to do, right?  Help each other out.

So go here: amazon.com/author/archergarrett grab a book, and let me know about it. email your screenshots to:  acotwf@gmail.com

Or, cut out the middle man (that'd be me) and give here:  http://orangejeepdad.blogspot.com/p/medical.html

Shut Up and Ruck

Really.  Shut up.  You're rurning the scenery.


It's hay season.  Freshly baled.


Big Sky.


It'll be full of wood ducks soon enough


Just an old country road.


With scenery like this, you tend to forget you've got 30 or 40 pounds on your back.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Just an Update

Work's been very busy lately - busier than it's been in a long while.  Probably 4 months ago, I came off a long-term project (fully allocated for 2 years) and into a deep lull (which was busy in fits and spurts since I would be writing proposals and building estimates), before being deluged with new projects starting about a month ago.  Lot's of smaller projects is much more stressful than 1 large one.  Plus we're understaffed and it's hard to find support personnel as the rest of the company is busy as well.

I say all that to say this:  stress has a big impact on my creativity.  The more stress I'm under, the less apt I am to write.  I've all but quit for the past few weeks.  I'd started a new project, but kinda lost interest for the moment.  I'll shelve it and try it again later.  Maybe. 

So for now, I'll read and revise the Blighted to get me reacquainted with the story line.  And then I'll start part 2.  Hopefully, work settles back down, they get me some support and I can start writing more. 


In other news, I rattlecanned two guns this weekend.  Here's one below:


I caught a sale on paint and was able to get them done for under $6, with plenty of paint to spare.  Right now, I'm on a roll and am looking for something else to rattle.  *Eyes Cats*

Also got out and did some shooting.  Sighted some optics.  Failed a rifle and sent it off for repair. 

Been rucking a lot lately.  Couple times a week.  Seeing some good gains.

Thinking of building a smokehouse. 

Anyway, that's where I'm at.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Border Marches and Crescent City Now in Paperback



The Border Marches is available HERE




and Crescent City HERE

Should be up on Amazon in a couple days as well.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Border Marches - Now Available on Amazon



Now available:  The Border Marches, by Archer Garrett


Book 5 in the Western Front Series

Darkness has descended upon the world; the fabric of society has been torn asunder, sovereign nations collapse under their own burdens, once stable governments are ushered into revolution and allies of old are thrust into war. The tentacles of darkness have inevitably traveled across the Atlantic and are now tightening their grip on the American republic.

Picking up shortly after the events of the Nine of the North (Book 3), Jake and his family have made a home for themselves in New Falcon, one of many settlements along the southern border of the Republic of Texas. Hayden, from Crescent City (Book 4), has also found his way to the borderlands. Together, a strong, freedom-minded community has developed. A precarious peace has settled, but the threat of the cartels is growing in strength.

Soon enough, the settlers are forced to make a decision: Will they come to the aid of a small border town and strike back against the cartels?  Will the Republic stand by them if they do? And what of the mysterious Watchmen and a former assassin named Manuel - can they be trusted?

$3.99 Kindle Version
35,000 Words

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Border Marches - Update

The Border Marches Chapter 6  is now available HERE.



I know this was due yesterday, and I'm sorry it's late, but I've been finishing up the book, which is now uploaded to Amazon.  Hopefully it'll be available tomorrow. 

I'll post a link when it appears.

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Border Marches - Update


Chapter 5 is up

Also, an update:  With 26,000 words complete, this book has been a slower go for me.  Mental fortitude is a finite thing.  Work's been more demanding, so I come home with less inclination to write.  Right now, I'm 75-80% complete, with just a few more chapters to go.  I still expect to finish this month.  Won't be long yet.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Year and a Month

A year and a month.  I missed my anniversary. 

That's how long its been since I first published the Western Front.  I think I actually started writing in April or May.  It's been pretty exciting, this first year of writing.  I started out naive, not having ever written any fiction before and being a new name in our little community.

Fortunately, I've been blessed.

You guys hung with me and overlooked a lot of mistakes and poorly written work early on.  Slowly, I've become better at the craft - my dialogue has improved, prose is more polished and I've learned how to tell a story without wandering about (too much).  I've made a lot of friends along the way too.

Things could've went a lot different.  I could've stumbled out of the gate and tWF could have not sold nearly as well, or at all, and the series would never have gotten written.

So, this is me saying thanks.

-Archer

[Edited:  And to top it off, the series got it's first 1-star review about thirty minutes ago.  Thanks guys - you just keep on giving  ; )    ]

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Border Marches Update

I'm about a third of the way through the Border Marches.  It is looking to be 25-35K words, which puts it a couple chapters longer than Crescent City.  I mean to reconcile Hayden and the story in Crescent City with Jake's clan as they move forward with life after the Nine of the North.  I plan to release Chapter 2 of the Border Marches this Friday and continue releasing chapters weekly.  Until then, Chapter 1 is available HERE.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Border Marches Update

I've been banging my head against the wall, with respect to the Border Marches up until this week.  I didn't like where the story was going, but kept trying to force it.  That's usually a sign.

So I did a first for me.

I scrapped the story and started over.  I'm liking this one much better.

Read the New Chapter 1 Here: http://acotwf.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

Monday, July 1, 2013

the Sentinel, update

It's taken a few days to learn the platform, but I think I've gotten the Sentinel to where I want it, at least for now. 

Today's edition has over 100 articles from probably 40 or so sites.  That should be the norm.  Again, this is updated daily.  That's a lot of content.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Announcing: ~ the Sentinel ~

Announcing:

~ the Sentinel ~

Freedom-Minded News and Entertainment

the Sentinel is a daily publication, featuring an eclectic arrangement of news and entertainment for freedom-lovers, patriots, minarchists, individualists and other "auditable" types.   

Think 'the Drudge Report,' but for a slightly different demographic... 

We're delivered straight to your doorstep at 1:00 PM, CST, give or take a shake - depending on if the delivery boy has had a proper breakfast or if his bike chain has run afoul, again

We feature sites such as:
The People's Cube
According to Hoyt
Western Rifle Shooters
Zero Hedge
Arctic Pilgrim
Gates of Vienna
Maggie’s Farm
Paratus Familia
Guerillamerica
Pro Libertate
Chuck Baldwin
Alphecca
Day by Day (Chris Muir)
David Codrea
-And many more.
 
Come on by and check us out.  Subscribe for free and never miss an issue.  Leave news tips in the comment box in the center of the olde rag.  

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Border Marches

You're getting this way too early, and it'll be a while before you see another post, and nothing happens, but still:

Chapter 1 of the Border Marches is up.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Western Front Edit Complete

tWF edit is now complete.  I feel a lot better about the book now.  Flows much better.

 I'll spend the next few days deciding what I'll write next and let you guys know something soon.

Update:

I've managed to cobble together a rough plot for the Border Marches, so I'll give it a go.  Hopefully in a few weeks I can be posting free chapters.  

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Self-Publishing, Where to Start

Someone asked me the other day how to publish as an indie.  They were a little overwhelmed and wanted a brief overview of what to do.  Below is my response.  I thought I'd share it here as well, in case any of you were considering the same.

"In short, publish on Amazon:  https://kdp.amazon.com

They are the 800LB gorilla in the ebook world.  If you sell $100 worth of books on amazon monthly, you'll sell less than $10 everywhere else.

Later on, you can publish everywhere else through Smashwords premium, but the learning curve is steep and, like I said, probably not worth your time in the beginning. 

Createspace is an amazon subsidiary and can make POD paperbacks for you.  Again, there's a learning curve, but after you get the hang, you can have a manuscript uploaded in about an hour.


Audio versions of your books can be created on ACX.  Like Createspace and Smashwords, this can wait.  Focus on Amazon KDP.

For cover work, try GIMP and Google's Picassa software.  There are tons of sites that sell stock photos that you can buy the rights to and then modify using either program.  GIMP is very powerful, but I do most of my coverwork in Picassa.  Inkscape is another option

Forget trying to get your book in local indie bookstores or other things like that.  Focus on Amazon sales.  It's the best bang for your buck.

Pricing:

Amazon has 3 royalty tiers.

$0.99 - $2.98 = 35%
$2.99 - $9.98 = 70%
> $9.99 = 35%

That 70% royalty tier is your sweet spot, so tailoring your writing to fitting within that price range is most profitable."

Monday, June 17, 2013

Just Some Updates

Halfway through re-proofreading/editing the Western Front.  The book will be much better for it with respect to grammar, flow, etc.  By the end I will also have edited out about 2,000 words, which is a fairly significant edit for what was considered by me at one point to be a "finished" story.  That's a net reduction, since I've added to the book as well.  Nothing worth re-reading for, just polishing the prose.  Once I've uploaded the revision, there is a way to have it updated on your kindle, though I haven't researched it.

Still not sure what I'll write next, but I'm leaning towards Border Marches (Jake, Geram, Clay & Hayden), as told by Clay.  Don't really have an overall plot in my head, so I need to pull that together.

Spent Saturday night at doggie ER.  He was in a lot of pain when we got home and his eyes looked horrible.  At first, I thought he was snakebit, but vitals were fine.  Turns out, he took a sharp stick to the eye.  The other eye must have been compensating for it and that's why it looked bad.  3 prescriptions later and he's looking better.  Wife says that sometimes it takes days to go blind form eye trauma, so we'll see. 

Gonna take a break for several days soon, so we're looking forward to that.  Beach, kayak, paddleboard, fish and grill.  Haven't had a vacation in 2 years, so, yeah, it'll be nice. 

Pulse Chaser is still on sale for 99 cents, so grab it if you haven't yet.

Should have an ad up soon on a blog to help with waning sales.  Won't mention any names until its official. 

Take Care,
Archer

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

the Western Front - Rework

I guess one way to see if you're improving at something is to go back and review your early work.

I knew tWF needed some tweaking, but I didn't expect it to need so much.  I made a lot of choices during that project that I wouldn't do now.  Of course, I pretty much sat down at my keyboard and said, "I think I'll write a book," so I guess I should expect it to be rough.  I've learned a lot in the past year and I think it's reflected a lot in the Nine of  the North and Pulse Chaser.  

I'll be reworking it over the next week or so.  After doing so, I'll upload it and probably begin some advertising or promo.  Sales have dropped pretty sharply over the last few weeks so I need to do something to bolster them.


By the Waters of Babylon, By Stephen Benet

Excellent, free fiction.  Enjoy:

http://www.tkinter.smig.net/outings/rosemountghosts/babylon.htm

Pulse Chaser & Blighted - 99 Cents

Pulse Chaser and the Blighted is currently on sale for 99 cents, for a limited time.  Grab em you ain't already.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D9CNM60

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B0MIZB8

Friday, June 7, 2013

Pulse Chaser - Amazon Link

The link to Pulse Chaser is:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D9CNM60

Pulse Chaser - Uploaded to Amazon

60,000 Words.  $3.99 (For now).  Should be available sometime tomorrow. 

For those that've read the free chapters, please note that there has been an amendment to Pagan's fate with regards to the Kraken.  I'm sure you can figure out what that means.  Sorry if I'm being vague, but I'm trying to avoid spoilers.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Pulse Chaser - Update

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but Pulse Chaser still has a few days left.  I'm at about 54,000 words and will probably finish up at 60,000. 

Wednesday, it turns out, was an impossible deadline.  I'm back to shooting for Friday. 


Monday, June 3, 2013

the Western Front - New Cover

New cover for the Western Front as well.  I hated to get rid of the old background texture, but it allowed little room for adding overlay images.  I needed something to give potential readers a hint of what the genre was, and the old cover just wasn't doing it.  The Gadsden yellow and the snake are valid to the story, I think.  From Texas vs the Feds as well as the narcos, to Jake, to Clay - "Don't Tread on Me" rings true.

Kratocracy - New Cover

Not a big change to the cover of Kratocracy, but I think it was a needed one to fill the blank space.  I think I'll be redoing several more covers in a similar fashion.

Since Krato was the darkest of the 3 main books (at least for me), and because of the presidential storyline, I thought the fist was quite fitting.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pulse Chaser - Update

Pulse Chaser will not be ready by tomorrow, but (barring acts of God) will be ready sometime this coming week.  No need to rush through the end when I've paced myself thus far.  I'd say definitely by June 7th, but the 5th is looking like an easily obtainable (and still conservative) goal.  Oh, new cover too, based on some feedback at madgeniusclub.


Friday, May 31, 2013

Pulse Chaser - Update


Pulse Chaser is at 48,000 words with 3 journal entries remaining.  I hope to settle down to a long weekend of hard writing and have this project uploaded by Sunday Night.  If  not, expect it sometime early next week.  I'm very pleased with how this project has turned out, but I'm also happy to be finishing it up.  Writing is a contest of (cognitive) endurance, and I always feel a little drained by the end of a book.

In the meantime, word of mouth is greatly appreciated.  Also, this is out of my usual genre - does anyone know of any high traffic scifi blogs/sites/forums that they frequent?  I need some good leads to get the word out.  

Until then, check out the free chapters on the Pulse Chaser page, if you haven't already.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Patriot Dawn

I just saw that our friend Max V. has a great-looking new cover for his book, Patriot Dawn.  Thought I'd share:


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Kindle Worlds

The Link:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1001197421

Quote:

Get ready for Kindle Worlds, a place for you to publish fan fiction inspired by popular books, shows, movies, comics, music, and games. With Kindle Worlds, you can write new stories based on featured Worlds, engage an audience of readers, and earn royalties. Amazon Publishing has secured licenses from Warner Bros. Television Group's Alloy Entertainment for Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and The Vampire Diaries, with licenses for more Worlds on the way. 


Publish fan fiction and make money and not have to worry about getting sued?  Interesting.

I've never written fan fiction, but I do know that there are sites devoted to it and a lot of it is really poor.  So we have an established fan base and an established world and characters.  Half your marketing and creativity is done for you; all you have to do is write an engaging story.  By adding the ability for writers to profit from this, fan fiction just went from a cult following hobby to a viable choice for writers.

My wife and I both have movies and shows that we could be considered pretty big fans of, and I bet I could come up with some great stories if Amazon gets the licenses for them.  Imagine good writers taking on shows that were cut short far too soon, like Jericho, or Firefly, or a dozen others?

I've noticed that people are already decrying the contract that Amazon has crafted for writers (you can't publish your work elsewhere than Amazon, etc.).  Since they are providing a platform that otherwise didn't exist before, I don't see anything in their terms that seems unreasonable to me.

Other people are decrying it as yet another vehicle for the reading public to be exposed to unpolished, poor writing - like indie publishing.  Bullocks.  The floodgates are open.  We don't need the Big Six Publishers anymore.  Technology has circumvented the gatekeepers.  Let the market sort the wheat from the chaff, not some editor in New York that doesn't like your politics, religion, world view, etc.

Depending on the licenses they get, you may see some Archer Garrett fan fiction soon on Kindle Worlds.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Behind the Scenes - Phases



I thought I'd do a little info dump on some interesting things I found during research for Phases (Free Chapters Here)

First, a map of the city during the time of the story (circa 1873).  Click for a larger image.  Algiers is at the bottom of the map, and the forest would be beyond that.


Next up is a pic of Canal Street, circa 1890.  Again, click the image for a (very) high resolution pic.

Pic of Chartres Street.

And the Cotton Club.

Some info on the real Sheridan (Here as well), the original Fast and Furious bureaucrat (Admitted to supplying Juárez's forces with arms in his memoirs).  Andrew Johnson called him an "Absolute Tyrant", and he was.  The South hated him for his misdeeds during Reconstruction.  Further Reading: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0306820277, his personal memoirs (Free on kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0084A847O.

And the Olde Absinthe House.

And the veritable musketoon.  

Here's a Colt 1860.  Beautiful weapon.








Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pulse Chaser Update + New Chapter

New Chapter available now on the Pulse Chaser page.

This will probably be the last chapter I link here.  I'm currently at 41,000 words and will probably finish off somewhere around 50,000, so the book shouldn't be but another week or so before it's available.  I had intended for this to be an anthology of sorts with a collection of a bunch of different adventures, but the trip over the Atlantic led to Monaco, and then Paris, and then beyond, so the story has become more like1 continuous section of the journal, with a few exceptions. 

Once Pulse Chaser is complete, I will give it time to grow some wings (and sales) before continuing the series.  In the meantime, I will probably write another short story in the Freehold (Flashback) universe - I've had the general theme of this story in my head for quite a while.  After that, I will probably jump back to the Western Front universe and write the Border Marches (Jake/Hayden/Clay on the border).  I am considering writing the Border Marches from a 1st-person perspective, and letting Clay tell the story, but we'll see.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pulse Chaser, New Chapters

Some updates to the Pulse Chaser Page.  A chapter or 2 has been added, and I've made some minor revisions throughout. 

Pulse Chaser is odd in that it is my most unplotted story yet.  In the Western Front series, I always had a very vague general outline drafted (usually in bullet form).  Even in NotN where I spent the least time plotting and though I may have had a an overall idea of how the story "should" end, I had no idea what would happen in between and how that ending would actually look. 

The Blighted had even less plotting (In a deserted area, forced out and into New Orleans, escape - that was basically all I knew from the start.  I filled the details in as I went.).

With Pulse Chaser, however, I have NO idea where this story is going to go at all.  All I know is the chapter I'm writing and maybe the following chapter.  It is a frustrating (I like having SOME sort of plan), but it is a fun way to write since I get to enjoy the story as I create it, rather than regurgitating notes.

Anyway, I think I am becoming an anti-plotter, which could be interesting.

I'm currently at 26,000 words.  I don't know how long the book will be (usually I am able to give a pretty accurate % complete, but not this time...), but I'm guessing it should come in between 40 and 50,000 words. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pulse Chaser - Update


A new chapter has been added to the Pulse Chaser page.  It's short, but depending on my progress, I may add another chapter before next Thursday/Friday.  Enjoy.

Behind the Scenes: the Blighted - Lakeshore, MS

I thought I'd resurrect what I'm now calling Behind the Scenes, where I share some aerials, images or research information regarding a portion of one of my books.I think it's a cool idea, and gives you a feel for what I was seeing as I wrote the story.

This post is in reference to the Blighted.


The aerial is of Lakeshore, MS - the location where Blaine and Taylor started out.  "The Refuge" marker on the aerial is where I envisioned their camp to be.  Situated up on piers, at the end of a long peninsula, Blaine would've had a good view of any zombies headed his way, but would've been at a disadvantage against any intruders (which we saw). 

The small fishing village was mostly deserted when the story began, but there would've been forageable supplies in all of the other camphouses, so they would've been able to make it for a while.

The developed area to the east is a casino.  If the zombie virus moved quick enough, this may have been a source for the walkers that kept trickling into the area.

The red line heading west is the beginning of the route they took to New Orleans.



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pulse Chaser on Deck

Templar has been temporarily shelved, so that means Pulse Chaser is on deck.  That means I am crafting the world of Terra as we speak.  As you can see in the sample chapters HERE, it is a place full of solar storms, steamships and even a kraken or two.  It's a fun setting to write in, I hope it is just as enjoyable to read. 

I'm 10,000 words in, and will probably write this first book to 40,000 words. 

Is there any preference as to whether i release this as 2 - 20,000 novellas (2.99 each), or 1 - 40,000 word novel (4.99)?  20,000 words gets you a book in probably 2 weeks.  40,000 will take closer to 6 weeks.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Flashback and Kratocracy Paperback Cover Updates

Flashback and Kratocracy paperback covers now more closely reflect their ebook counterparts.  The old covers will not be produced anymore.  If there is a such thing as an Archer Garrett collector's item, then I guess they are it. 

The reason the editions were different in the first place was that Amazon will not allow text to carry out to the edge of a book's cover.  Ebooks don't have the same restriction.  Now, having gone through the iteration a few times, I am more mindful to make my ebook covers more paperback friendly.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Next Project and some Updates

Templar (Working Title and partial cover) is the current project.  It's historical fiction with a heavy emphasis on faith.  It's a departure for me in more than one way, so we'll see how it goes.  Sample Chapters in the next few weeks probably.

After that, I'll probably turn Pulse Chaser into a full-length work.  I am very excited about this project.  In fact, I've been wanting to write Pulse Chaser since I started it.

Blighted sales are very slow (sold 6 copies this month), so that definitely factors into when a sequel will be written.  If there is not much interest in a series, I am not very inclined to prioritize its sequels.  Phases is similar in that it was not met with much interest, so a sequel has been shelved for the time being.  As a side note, I find this odd, since both of these books' pages hold the top 2 spots for views on the blog.

Flashback will, however, see a return to its setting - probably after Pulse Chaser is complete.  Its sales are light as well, but I believe there is enough interest there to warrant another work, especially since stories in its setting are meant to be short, and do not require an extended commitment to write. 

Once all of these side projects are completed, I will probably return to tWF universe and write the Border Marches, which will merge the Jake/Clay and Hayden (From Crescent City) story lines.

Anyway - that is where I'm at.  Hope everybody has enjoyed NotN

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Staying Home, by Alex Smith

Alex Smith has released the second book in his survival manual Home series yesterday.

Staying Home: (Currently on sale for 99 cents $3.99)

Getting Home was his first Book:

I did the cover art for both books.  Congrats Alex.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

the Western Front Firesale is Over

Congratulations to the freeloaders who snatched up the book.  The price has now reverted back to normal sales price.  ; )



Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Western Front - Parts 1-3 Currently Free

Amazon decided to arbitrarily price match tWF 1-3 to free, even though it is not free anywhere else.  So, while I do battle with their minions to raise the price back to up to the normal sales price, you might as well take advantage of the situation.

If you know somebody who might enjoy the book, now's the time to give them a heads up.  I don't know how long it will be before I get it corrected, so hurry.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008VIJIKQ