Monday, February 21, 2011

Guest Blog at "Charisma"

A new blog has started, comprised of my fellow Realms authors. It's called "Just the Write Charisma" and today I posted my first blog over there where I introduce myself as well as tackle the very writer-y issue: Who is my target audience? The answer might prove shocking!!

Head over there now to check it out and learn about new Realms authors in the process!

Just as a reminder, I'll be selling and signing books at the Lantern Bookstore here in Paragould, Arkansas next Saturday (the 26th) from 2-4. Stop by if you're in the area.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Book Signing--February 26th

Local folks! I'll be doing my first book signing for The Strange Man on Saturday, February 26th, from 2 to 4 in the PM at Lantern Bookstore in Paragould, Arkansas. Turn out, buy a copy (I'll sign it for you if that kinda thing floats your boat), and show support for local business!

Unsigned copies are also now available to buy at Lantern--they're up front, right below the cash register.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Friendly Buyer's Guide to "The Strange Man"

What's in a cover?

Apparently a bunch of potential confusion.

The book's been out for a couple days now, but I'm seeing some inconsistencies in how the book is represented that could lead to confusion in the market. Hence, I've designed this helpful buyer's guide to (hopefully) help the situation.

If you're a local buyer in the Northeast Arkansas area, be not decieved if you see THIS cover:

This is the cover to the original self-published, out-dated (and woefully sloppy) Xulon version of the book. DO NOT BUY. Kindly approach the counter of whatever bookstore you might find this in and ask them if they might order the new edition released by Realms Fiction.

Now we move on to our next cover:

As you may or may not recall, this was Realms' initial concept for "The Strange Man" cover art and was promoted as such for many months before retailer feedback informed the stellar art team at Realms that the cover was "too frightening". Hence, we changed it, but not before it already made the rounds. This is the cover you will see in the current issue of CBD, as well as on a couple of different review or order sites. If you see this cover, but are confused, rest assured this is the correct edition--the cover just won't look like this when you get your copy, so don't be concerned that you received the wrong book.

Now, finally, the final cover as it appears on the finished product in stores now.

This is the one you want. A beauty, ain't it?

Now that we're all clear, this should make your hunt for "The Strange Man" all the easier. Happy hunting!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Release Day!

It's February 1st--The Strange Man is now in stores!

Run, don't walk, to your nearest bookstore and purchase your copy today. And, if they don't have it, demand to know why. Cause a scene. Incite a riot in the streets!

If you prefer to do your shopping online, click over to Amazon--it's waiting there for you!

Finally, if you're on the fence about whether or not this book is for you, howabout a great review from to lure you in?

Well, folks, what can I say about this day that I haven't already said a billion times before? I'm very grateful to God to have reached this point and realize I have many miles to go in my journey, but I think sometimes you gotta take a moment and savor the smaller victories along the way.

Thanks to all who have taken the journey with me thus far. I hope you'll stick around for the long haul and we'll gather more to our ranks. To victory!