LAUNCHED: Hymn of the Ancients Limited Edition Hardcover Kickstarter!

It’s alive, It’s ALIVE!!!

(Oh and by the way… It’s my birthday! Wooooooooooo yeaaaaaaaa)

After a lot of prep and legwork, I’m so excited to share the launch of my first Kickstarter campaign as an author. Behold, feast thine eyes:

Hymn of the Ancients: Hardcover Kickstarter!

How sweet it is.

I’m really excited about this, hoping it blows up, but we’ll see how far it goes! I’m excited for Kickstarter as a publishing platform, and hoping my first foray will be a smashing success.

So if you’re interested, please sign up and back the campaign! You get an awesome epic fantasy story, I get a birthday present ūüėÄ

Much love all,

Evan

AUDIOBOOK RELEASE: American Rebirth

File this under my life has been far too crazy lately, but I’m proud to (belatedly) let you all know that American Rebirth, Book 3 of the American Rebirth Series was released on Audible last month!

Oh yeah.

Voiced by the incomparable Mike Jameson, I’m really proud to finally have the whole trilogy on audiobook (took me long enough to get around to doing it, lol) and I’m very pleased with his performance. Mike is an awesome guy and a pleasure to work with, it’s been so much fun watching him bring the characters to life.

I have some grand designs to try and voice my own audiobooks for some of my newer works–I’d love to give it a shot, provided I can voice-act well enough to live up to my standards. Anyway, I’ll keep you posted on future audiobook releases. Y’all are the best.

Much love,

Evan

OFFICIAL RELEASE OF DEATH IN THE WASTELANDS.

It’s official. We out here.

Death in the Wastelands is now published, ready for your reading pleasure.

I’m really tired, lol. But I am so very excited to announce this. Because I’ve worked incredibly hard on this, and I think it’s going to be everything my readers ever wanted from a origin story for the American Rebirth Series.

It follows Rob, Taylor and Whiskey from the very beginning. And good goddamn was it fun to write.

WERE BACK BABY!

It’s live on Amazon, just click the picture above. It’s live on some of my other distributors too, but it’s just taking a little while for some of them to publish it. I’ll post links to it later on when they’re all live. And the paperback should be live soon, too.

For all the readers, fans, friends and loved ones that have supported me all the way, this is for you. I appreciate you more than I can put into words.

I truly hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

I love y’all.

Stay Awake, Stay Alive.

-Evan

DEATH IN THE WASTELANDS Release Date: 8/7/19

We’re just seven days away, now. August 7th is the day.

Today begins the 7 day countdown until the release of DEATH IN THE WASELANDS: AMERICAN REBIRTH ORIGINS

Ohhhhh boy.

I’ve been editing and working with my beta readers, and I think it’s just about ready. I’m going to continue to comb through it all the same.

This book is going to blast people’s fucking faces off. I know that’s far from the humble take but I don’t care, I poured my heart and mind into this shit and I think it slaps, as the kids say.

I can’t wait to get this thing out there. It’s the most fun I’ve had writing a book to date.

And I can’t think of a better thing to say about it than that. It’ll be released on Kindle/B&N/Kobo/iTunes/Google Play, and all the lil guys.

Get fucking hyped.

-Evan Pickering

Cover Reveal: DEATH IN THE WASTELANDS

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.

Hell Yeah.

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.

-Evan Pickering

Death In The Wastelands: American Rebirth Origins

So I know it’s been awhile…

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.

I know I’m damn excited about it.

-Evan Pickering

New Release! American Rebirth Trilogy BOX SET for Kindle

Surprise!!

It took me a bit to get around to doing this, but I have created and formatted the Kindle TRILOGY BOX SET for the American Rebirth Series!

BOXSET TRILOGY AMRBTH

I’m pretty psyched ’bout it.

What’s Included:

  • HOOD¬†(Second Edition, complete with 1.5 new chapters and updated content) Book 1 of the American Rebirth Series
  • LEGENDS¬†Book 2 of the American Rebirth Series
  • AMERICAN REBIRTH¬†Book 3 of the American Rebirth Series

All up to date, compiled and neatly tucked together in one magical compendium!

It’s on sale¬†Now at Kindle for 9.99$, $2 savings¬†compared to buying them each individually.

Not gonna lie, it feels pretty nice seeing them all together like that. Makes me feel like an ice cream sundae inside.

Enjoy! Share it with yo peoples!

-Evan P.

Second Edition of HOOD, Free Release!

Surprise!!

I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile, and while I was on vacation in New Hampshire I decided it was time to finally get it done.

I’ve officially released the SECOND EDITION of Hood: A Post-Apocalyptic Novel!

I know what you’re thinking… What’s different? Why do this? Do I have to pay for it?

  1. You do not have to pay for it if you already own the HOOD eBook. Simply go into your Amazon, go to “Manage your Content and Devices”, and scroll until you see HOOD and press the UPDATE AVAILABLE button. Also, your kindle might already AUTO-update all books, if not you can set your kindle to auto-update under the SETTINGS tab once you’re in “Manage your Content and Devices”.¬† If you’re using any of the other booksellers… I’m not sure how it works yet :\ I will be updating it on other retailers shortly.
  2. Why do this?¬†In short, I merely wanted to take the time to improve the writing, make small changes, and just bring the overall quality of the book up. It’s not that I was unhappy with it, but it is my baby, and giving it some TLC was something I’ve wanted to do for awhile.
  3. What’s New?¬†So by in large the book is the same…I am not overhauling the story or anything. This is mostly just to make some small content changes but the overall story remains the same.¬†Features:
  • About 1.5 New Chapters worth of content in the beginning of the book/Clearwater era!¬†This is mostly just to set the stage more before the first plot point. I’m really excited about it though, I think it really beefs up the story.
  • Cleaned up the prose/diction and some of the internal/external dialogue throughout the book.¬†Mostly little things, I wanted to trim down a little bit, replace a few others, just tighten up the prose and make it more readable. I think with a light touch of changing things, the book is vastly improved.
  • For those of you wondering,¬†The ending remains the same,¬†but I changed a few little elements throughout the book that I think make it a bit more powerful and give the reader some foreshadowing to the larger story at work throughout the series.

So yeah, I’m blessed that I have the luxury to be able to do this as a self-pub. One of the awesome perks. I love this book, and I wanted to really make sure it was as powerful and as meaningful to both myself and the readers as it possibly could be. Giving it a little love was well worth the time.

NOTE: If you look in the front matter of your eBook, and it does not read “Second Edition” in the title page, you do not yet have the updated version!

I’m really glad I did this. If you decide to go back and give it a re-read, please let me know what you think! The new content is in chapters 3 and 4.

Alright, now its back to all the thousand other things that require my attention.

Happy Summer All!

-Evan

Results: One Month After Publishing Book 3

It’s been almost a month since I released¬†American Rebirth.¬†

And I’m pretty damn happy.

I’d always heard that getting the third book out there is a pretty significant milestone. Especially for a series. I’d heard, and hoped.

Hood sold like hotcakes when I published it. Legends did fairly well, but nothing like the first time around.

…Turns out the third time IS the charm.

I’m happy to report¬†that I’ve basically quadrupled my daily sales average since¬†American Rebirth¬†was released.

And it seems to be just gaining momentum, seeing very steady numbers per day. We’ll see how it continues to go moving forward, but I think they’ll move pretty well. I love the new covers, and I think I’ve done solid work on the blurbs. And people tend to like things in threes. Something about the trilogy feel seems to just feel complete for readers.

And again, this book isn’t the end of the line for the series/universe. Not at all. But these three books are a complete story arc. No cliffhanger nonsense at the end of¬†American Rebirth.¬†What’s great too, is I really have done very little in terms of marketing. This has been mostly organic. I really need to find some more dedicated marketing channels, but for now I’m psyched with the results.

A REQUEST TO MY READERS:

So, if there’s one thing I do want, it’s feedback. You’d do me a huge favor by leaving a review or emailing/messaging me on social media.¬†To all those who have read my books:¬†if you haven’t already left a review or dropped me a line on social media, please do if you feel so inclined! I’d love to hear from you. I’d love to hear both what you liked and didn’t like. It’s really fun for me to hear what people thought. You pour so much into these books and at least for me, all I really want is to hear what people think.

So please, if you want to make this author happy, give me some feedback.

Alright everyone, be well, enjoy the last vestiges of the weekend.

Evan P.

 

A Promise is A Promise…Book 3 is Done

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.

americanrebirth_1

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.

Now I [try and] rest.

-Evan Pickering