I’ve been working with Jeff Brown on the cover for Death in the Wastelands, American Rebirth Origins and I’m really psyched to say it’s completed.
He’s a pretty special artist. If you want you can check him out here at Jeff Brown Graphics. It’s been fun seeing it come to life, but most exciting of it all is that it’s another milemarker closer to getting the book out there.
Getting the cover made is a big part of the story feeling like it’s coming to life. I’m editing it right now, and hopefully it’ll be ready by early Summer.
Man, I can’t wait. I think y’all are gonna like it.
I’m really excited to tell you that I’ve completed the first draft of Death in the Wastelands: American Rebirth Origins.
This book was so much fun to write. It’s something of a prequel/origin story for my trilogy. It can be read as a stand-alone, or for my fans it can be read simply as an unfolding of how Rob Huntington became “Hood”.
I still have tons of editing to do, but if I can bust my ass and get all this done I’m hoping to have it done by the early summer.
I can’t wait to get it out and published and into your hands. I think you guys are really gonna love this one.
First off, to those readers who took a second to write a review for my new American Rebirth Trilogy Box Set, thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is because of you, that this awesome news has happened:
I GOT A NEW BOOKBUB DEAL!!!!
I submitted the very Box Set Trilogy in question for a bookbub featured deal, figured it was worth a shot. I got my first bookbub deal last year for HOOD and it was incredible. I sold thousands of books in a day.
That’s how badass a Bookbub deal is.
AND I GOT ANOTHER ONE!
Thanks to those people who wrote the reviews. If I didn’t have reviews, I don’t get no deal. So thank you kindly.
The featured deal for the boxset will be on Nov. 29th-Dec 2nd. It’ll be on sale during that time.
It’s pretty baller. I’m psyched to get the box set rolling, it’s something I’m really proud of. Looking at all three books together just kinda made something click and I felt pretty happy while I was formatting it for release.
I’m trying not to flip out, but it’s pretty freaking awesome.
Hope everyone’s enjoying pumpkin-flavored-everything season. I am, for real though. Haven’t had any pumpkin pie yet though. That’s the good stuff.
As you may know, I released an eBook Boxset of the American Rebirth series, including Hood, Legends, and American Rebirth.
I wanted to reach out to my readers and make a humble request: for all those who read my books, if I could ask you to leave a reviewof my writing on the boxset, you’d be doing me a huge service. It doesn’t have to be long, or a work of art. Just write you how feel.
Whether you loved a book, hated it, or just meh, I don’t care, leave an honest review. Reviews are worth their weight in gold for authors.
The boxset is a very good marketing tool for me, as I can promote all three books at once using it. I will try to get a Bookbub featured deal with it. I’ve gotten one with Hood before and it was tremendous. For those who don’t know it’s the premiere marketing tool for authors. Basically, it helps you sell lots and lots of books when you list it on sale.
Anyway, that’s all. For those who want to know, I’m hard at work at the next novel. I’m really happy with how it’s coming out. I’ll post more updates about it soon.
A promise is a promise. I said I’d get the book done by the end of this week. And even if I came screeching up to the deadline…
American Rebirth, Book 3 of the American Rebirth series is finally finished.
It’s hard to believe this day has come…
I’m submitting it to Amazon tonight. It might take a few days, but soon it will be live for sale. I’ll push it out to all the other distributors in the next few days.
I feel kind of numb, floaty, like nothing really make sense yet. It hasn’t hit me, and it probably won’t for awhile.
Like all writers, I am currently in that manic state of excitement to get it out, and fear that it somehow isn’t ready or isn’t good enough. But I must kick that feeling in the face, and trust the work I and others have done to help make this book what it is.
And it is time.
For all you readers who waited patiently, thank you. I really can’t wait for you all to read it.
And if you really want to make me happy, leave a review when you’re done. Whatever you think of it. Even if it’s just a bunch of stabby emojis.
So as you all may know, I finished the draft of American Rebirth, edited it once, and gave it to my Beta readers. So here’s the news:
The Bad: I just got back the book from my Beta readers, and I do need to make some changes. A bit more than I expected, maybe.
The Good: All things considered, it’s mostly tweaks and alterations, only one chapter needs to be overhauled, as far as I can tell.
The VERY Good: I have this week and next week off for Easter break. So I’m going to ballistic editing this thing. I have no doubt I can have it finished by then. I’m goin’ into grindmode, muddertruckers. Furthermore, I am really, really excited about the changes I’m making. I am very happy overall with the quality of the draft and how much my Betas enjoyed it, and I think after these edits it’s gonna be BALLIN OUTTA CONTROL.
Or at least, that’s the plan.
TL;DR The book is nearly done, I should have it completed by the end of the first week in April.
Next time you hear from me, the book should be out.