Sunday, September 23, 2018

Check out the Wolfpack Authors!

Getting the word out about Zombie Complex is one of the biggest challenges I face as an independent  author.  I simply don't have the budget for extensive advertising and great graphics.  But, I do have a growing network of readers like you and fellow authors.  I've recently found a group that you should check out:  the WolfPack Authors.

The WolfPack Authors are a group of indie authors that have banded together to promote their writing efforts.  They represent many genres from mysteries to monsters to science fiction and fantasy to thrillers and hot, hot, erotica.  If you'd like to find them, simply search on the twitter hashtag:  #WolfPackAuthors.  You can also find them in the Wolves' Den section of the FauphTalk Fiction website.

A Wolf Pack closes in on an Elk (photo by U.S. National Park Service)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Zombie Complex - Free Weekend (9/15 & 9/16)

If Hurricane Florence thinks it can march through the South, cancel many of our college football games, and leave people bored and worried in cheap motels throughout the region, it's got another thing coming.  All y'all can read Zombie Complex for free this weekend! If you do, I hope you leave a review.

If you are an evacuee, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Try to distract yourself as best you can from worrying about your homes. Remember, the television weather folks tend to go to the places where they can get the most dramatic video and then they show it over and over again. In a few days, you'll be able to get home and assess the situation. You'll clean up and, if necessary, you'll repair and rebuild. 

Keep your sense of humor and be strong!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Find Great Indie Fiction at Fauph Talk Fiction

Have you noticed a mysterious symbol on my blog?  It's a strange looking thing isn't it?  Is that logo a person with a goatee?  Is it a man shrugging his shoulders?  It's definitely an intriguing graphic.  What is it?




Don't worry I haven't joined a secret society.  There is no master plan to control the planet.  However, there is a new place to go if you are looking for interesting reads from new Indie Authors.  It's called Fauph Talk Fiction.  It's a website that was created to "help promote new writers, and help readers discover new voices in the world of writing."  They asked if I'd like to feature my work on their site and I jumped at the chance.  They created a really nice author profile and featured my first novel Zombie Complex.  It was a great to receive some support out of the blue for my marketing efforts as an indie author.

If you are a reader who enjoys discovering new authors, check Faugh Talk Fiction out.  They've already added talented writers like Ellie Douglas, Sarah Katz, J.W. Crawford, Jackie Dahlhaus, and Jeff Demarco.  It should be a fun space and a great place to learn about interesting indie authors and discovering their works.  If you are an independent author, it looks like a great platform for getting the word out about your work and it also has an interesting and helpful blog called writingstrong.

I'm excited to be featured on Fauph Talk Fiction and I hope the platform proves useful to authors and readers.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Celebrating DragonCon with a Free Short Story

Labor Day is a big weekend in Atlanta.  There's a lot going on.  The city is hosting the premiere east coast gaming convention DragonCon.  In celebration of DragonCon and all the other events in the city, my horror short story Zombie Cage will be free on Saturday (9/1/2018) and Sunday (9/2/2018).  This is also the last weekend to get my must read zombie apocalypse novel, Zombie Complex, for only 99 cents on Kindle.



Whether you are here in Atlanta for DragonCon, the Chick-fil-A College Football Kick-Off (Auburn vs. Washington), or for the Black Gay Pride Festival, I hope you take advantage of these special offers, enjoy some good zombie apocalypse reading, and have a wonderful time in Atlanta.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

New Developments with Zombie Complex

As summer comes to a close and Halloween approaches, I'm taking stock of the progress I've made with Zombie Complex and I'm looking ahead to some exciting new developments for my first novel  and my short stories.  In the next month or two, I hope to offer Zombie Complex on a variety of new reading platforms such as Kobo.

After Labor Day, the price of Zombie Complex will be increasing to $1.99 for Kindle and the exclusive KDP arrangement should end near the end of October.  I've maintained the low price for a long time to attract new readers.  I grew up buying used books for $1 a piece and enjoying the heck out of them.  However, I will need to buy advertising and undertake more formal efforts at marketing to expand my reach.

If you haven't bought your own copy of Zombie Complex, I encourage you to buy it soon and beat the price hike!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Zombie Complex is Underground Certified

As an independently published novel, Zombie Complex relies heavily on Amazon and GoodReads reviews and word-of-mouth from readers just like you.  The biggest challenge is to get exposure for the book and gain readers one at a time.  Reviews by book bloggers and enthusiast book reviewers can take that exposure to the next level.  I'm glad to announce that the review site, Underground Book Reviews, has accepted Zombie Complex for review by their voracious readers and reviewers.  I'm really looking forward to their reviews.




Sunday, August 19, 2018

Zombie Complex tries the South of the Border Approach

Many of us in the southeastern United States remember long car trips down I-95 to Florida or up to the mid-atlantic states.  At the time, the Carolinas were one of the most boring stretches of the trip.  One break in the boredom was a stretch of interesting billboards for a commercial rest stop called "South of the Border" located in Dillon, S.C.  They offered cheap hotels, putt-putt golf, places to eat, and fireworks stands.


The bright billboards beckoned to drivers, passengers, and annoying kids who would pester their parents until they stopped for at least a few minutes.  Some of the signs had funny sayings and they all helped us count down the miles until South of the Border.  In the era of cheap airfare and tiny TVs in minivans, the roadside attraction is a shell of its former self and the signs that caricature Mexico are more than a bit politically incorrect.

South of the Border Sign - Photo By S├ębastien Maltais [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY 2.5  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], from Wikimedia Commons
However, I do wonder if the signs worked.  That's why I decided to make some to advertise my novel Zombie Complex:  The Battle for Chattahoochee Run.  Leaving the political incorrectness behind, I hope to catch reader eyes on Twitter with new South of the Border-inspired banners of my own.  Enjoy!



Check out the Wolfpack Authors!

Getting the word out about Zombie Complex is one of the biggest challenges I face as an independent  author.  I simply don't have the bu...