This doesn’t happen often…
So I know what I’m going to call the next book, even before it’s done being written. this never happens to me. But since I know, I went ahead and put together some cover designs when I should have been writing. I presnt them to you here, folks. Take a look and feel free to shoot me an e-mail with your opinions!
Hammers and Nails is on its way to Audible!
If you are the kind of person who holds out until the the audio version of your favorite books are ready. all is not lost. The incomparable Jay Ben Markson has completed the recording and mastering of Book 3, and all those greasy little files are off to the cyborg overlords who run things at Audible. It took them two weeks to get Ordnance to market, and four days for Hell Follows. Who knows how long they will be with this one.
Christmas approacheth, folks.
Hope you are stocked up on eggnog and booze. Lord knows I am. Just thought I’d drop some updates here, in case anyone cares.
Hammers and Nails continues to sell briskly, which is filling me with holiday cheer. The audiobook will hopefully be ready before Christmas, (Cross your fingers) but one does not rush the work of the incomparable Jay Ben Markson if one wants a quality product.
Speaking of audibooks, November was a tie for the best month ever on Audible for me, so thank you all for that!
The next book is well underway. Sitting at 36,000 words and counting as we speak. Without giving too much away, I can tell you this much: Assassins, terrorists, face-punching, and gunplay. Will Roland act like a curmudgeon? Will Lucia kick Rodney in the face? Will Mindy ever wear appropriate clothing?
Expect the answer to all these questions and more before Valentine’s Day!
(It has no title yet, because I hate titles and never know how to pick one until ninety seconds before sending it out for editing. It’s seriously that bad.)
So, in a nutshell, thanks for everything, and new book is coming soon!
Yeah. It was time. I have a website now.
It’s OK if this does not excite you, it’s not exactly blowing my mind, either. But at least I’ll have somewhere of my own to spout off and jabber at those unfortunate souls who happen to find this place.
So: On to the news!
My short story “Sleeping Giant,” will appear in the forthcoming anthology titled: “The Guardian” due to drop on November 26. Find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Guardian-science-fiction-stories-Anthologies-ebook/dp/B077CMP44M . It’s only $.99, so it’s a nice cheap way to experience a bunch of great indie authors and the worlds they create. Probably the best bang-for-your-buck out there.
Book 3 in ‘The Fixer’ Series-Hammers and Nails will be live on November 21. Please buy it, read it, and leave a review so other people will buy it. That’s how they tell me this author shtick works.
Since some of you have asked, I plan for a total of six books in this series before I move on to other worlds and other stories. But hey, if this series is selling wildly, I’ll stick with it longer. I am not one of those authors who feels that telling their story is more important than telling stories that the readers want to hear. I really hate that, actually. I love to write, and I love to tell stories. But my job is to please the reader, not smugly nod and smile at my own intelligence while those I have engaged to entertain look aghast at what I’ve done. I adhere to the wise words of Gene Simmons on this matter. When asked why KISS did not branch out more artistically over the decades he responded with something along the lines of the following:
“KISS exists to serve it’s customers, not itself. We are like your favorite restaurant. If you went into your favorite restaurant to order your favorite steak, and found out that the place wasn’t doing that anymore, would you ever come back? No. You would not. Well, welcome to your KISS concert. My name is Gene and I’ll be your server tonight. I’d like to recommend the steak.”
Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Andy, and I’ll be your server tonight.
Try the steak.