Category Archives: Leather to the Corinthians

Tom Lucas Interviewed on Hangin’ With Authors

Last weekend I rocked the house at the Speculative Fiction: Southeast writing conference. Seriously.

I sold a bunch of books, sat on a world building panel with Orson Scott Card and I was interviewed on a new literary show — Hangin’ With Authors.

Oh, and I also debuted my new fez. This damn hat has changed my life permanently and for the better.

Host G.W. Pomichter struck me as an incredibly nice guy who has sincere goals for his latest YouTube enterprise. If you have some time, check it out. I had a blast doing it! If you enjoy, perhaps check out some of his other interviews.

Upcoming Appearances! Book Signings! Conventions!

Sept. 25 2016

I’ll be reading a selection from A Clockwork Orange for the Banned Books Read-out.

Come check it out at the Downtown Orlando Library. Many fine authors reading many controversial words. Starts at 2pm.

February 27, 11am -7pm

This event was a great success for all involved.  Check out the entire event (all the lectures and all the panels) on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg-TKhQp7AqFbx4ykk4ZkMxdpl-EJV_un

Summer will be quiet but I have some great plans for the Fall. Stay tuned!

Big Book Giveaway Event – CHECK IT OUT!

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I’m giving away five ebook editions of my novel, Leather to the Corinthians as a part of a mega-contest-giveaway-promotion for fellow author Brian Braden, who’s throwing the shindig to celebrate the release of his new novel, Tears of the Dead.

He’s gathered up a ton of books from a variety of authors and there will be giveaways (print and ebooks and some other surprises) all day long, for the next three days.

All you have to do to have a chance to win is join the event on Facebook, which you can do here:

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/events/870116096349702/

Winners will be chosen at random and it’s looking like there will be a lot of them — why not you?

And don’t just join the event! Stop by and say hey to all the cool people that will be virtually hanging out. See you there.

Leather to the Corinthians: Now available in every e-book format!

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Hi All,

I’ve recently released my novel from the confines of the Kindle-verse. You can still purchase it on Amazon, but I’ve put out a Smashwords edition and it can now be read on the Nook, Kobo eReader, and iOS devices.

It’s also available through Oyster and Scribd, so those of you with subscriptions to those services can download it as well.

To celebrate, LTTC is only $2.99 for all versions except Kindle, which is holding steady at $3.99.

Leather to the Corinthians on:

Smashwords

Barnes and Noble Nook

Apple (iBooks)

Kobo

Oyster

Scribd

 

Coming Soon!

Overdrive version for libraries

Baker & Taylor Blio

 

Call for Reviews

Well, I’ve hit the indie author wall.

Here’s the thing…book visibility on Amazon is partially driven by reviews. Supposedly something magical happens once you get at least 20. I think gnomes visit your home at night and tickle your toes. I dunno.

Anyway, if you A) read my book and  B) liked it, would you take a few moments and throw a review up there for me? Three sentences, not a book report. Just a little something something?

I have been avoiding asking for reviews since I published, but I have come to learn that it is a must. It just seems so self-serving, but hell.

Use the Contact page to message me with a link to your review and I’ll send you some cool cover art stickers and postcards.

Tom Lucas Interview from Indie BookFest 2013

Juania Books pulled me away from my screaming fans for a quick interview. I was amazingly coherent considering the lack of coffee in my system.  Juania Books is doing something special. Be sure to check them out.

Enjoy.

Book Signing…SUCCESS.

Last Saturday, I had a book signing event at Docking Bay 94 Comics and Games down in the Boca Raton, FL area. I spent about seven years living in the Boca Bubble and I can tell you from experience that it will warp your priorities. I felt just a slight tinge of justice served as I returned the favor.

We had a solid turnout, and I had the chance to see many old friends, co-conspirators, and excited new disciples. I have also heard a report that one person may have received a speeding ticket trying to make it before the event was over. Unfortunately, the alleged traffic violator did not make it in time…if I can confirm this, I will name a character after her in a future story. It’s the least I can do.

Even though I stand in front of a room and talk for a living, I always feel a bit strange being the center of attention — especially when I plan to be. Fortunately, everyone was so cool that I forgot about how weird I am and it’s nice to have a vacation from that.

The overall response to the book has been encouraging. I’ve heard enough positive remarks to keep moving forward. It could be that my author photo keeps a few trolls out of my life. I do look like I’ll take your lunch money. Remember: if you look dangerous, you don’t have to be dangerous.

In other news:

I have just under a week left in my Goodreads giveaway. I’m giving 10 free, signed copies of Leather to the Corinthians. If you don’t have a copy yet, or need something to prop up a wobbly table, then take a moment to click HERE.

Also, my book ended up…ah ok, I hijacked this Listopia on Goodreads…Best Social and Political Satires. Again, if you are on Goodreads, can you throw me a vote? I’m all the way up to #2. Click HERE to vote.

Lastly, Amazon has added new categories for Kindle, and Leather is currently #68 in Metaphysical and Visionary. I have no idea how this happened, but I dig the Visionary part.

Here’s some pics from the book signing. Thanks to all who came out to support me and my madness. YOU ROCK.

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