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Pax Titanus only 5 bucks on Amazon. 50% off!

Word on the street is that Amazon is trying to make room and they are marking down a number of books!

My most recent, Pax Titanus, is currently half off…at $5, it’s cheaper than a fancy coffee at Starbucks.

Great time to pick it up. Buy a copy for a friend. Or enemy.
 
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I’m Falling Through Fall.

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I’ve gone from my UN-summer of surgery to FALL-ing forward through to the end of the year. Since the end of September, I have been keeping rather busy. It’s a good kind of busy, sure, but between you and me – I had to live October one single day at a time because my workload was pushing all of my tolerances.

I did what I could to keep the blog up, but I have let a number of cool occurrences pile up, so here’s a capsule post to get us all up to speed.

The Conventions:
My convention season has been short (again, back surgery) but productive. I kicked if off locally at the Speculative Fiction: Southeast 2015 conference. This was the first year for the event, but it ran silky smooth and I had a great time sitting on panels, making new friends, and selling books. I am not sure exactly how it happened, but I did end up sitting on a panel with Orson Scott Card. He was a little cranky but generally well disposed. You hear about this guy’s politics and you figure he’s going to be a big ball of hate but he manages to keep most of it inside.

Two weeks later I was off to Necronomicon 2015. This con leans more to gaming and science fiction/fantasy in general. I enjoyed sitting on a number of panels but I didn’t really sell that many books. Now, you all know that sales are not what drive me as a writer, but still it’s satisfying to know that you have potential new readers. So, it was a nice weekend in Tampa but I am not sure if I would go back as it wasn’t the cheapest con in the world.

As I write this, I am two days away from BizarroCon. This is the one I have been waiting for. My year as an NBAS author has come to a close. I am, for the most part, pleased with the experience. It brings me great satisfaction to have Pax Titanus out in the world, but now it’s time to move on to the next big thing. What will that be? Hopefully I will find my answer in Portland!

New Releases
I’ve managed to land stories in two recently released anthologies and the Orlando Weekly – all horror, no less.

Check out my “Tales From the Crypt” style yarn in Potter’s Field 5. This was a story I have been trying to tell for some time. I’ve grateful to the folks over at Alban Lake Publishing for giving it a home.

Robert the Doll (just Google him) is a famously haunted doll from Key West. Since first learning his story, I have been decidedly freaked out. I’ve needed to work it out of my system for some time. Thankfully, I’ve found my outlet in Southern Haunts: Magick Beneath the Moonlight. Here I worked my fears into a Twilight Zone-ish tale of the classic dilemma of wrong place, wrong time equals AHHHHH!

The Orlando Weekly recently ran one of my new Flash Fiction pieces. Click here to learn the fate of one ill-prepared necromancer.

Press and Media
All I did was stand in one spot for long enough and a media tour sprung up under my feet. I’ve done a good chuck of press lately. Plenty here to check out if you are so inclined.

I was interviewed for the YouTube series, Hangin’ With the Authors.

My NBAS brother, Scott Cole, chatted with me for a bit on his blog, 13 Visions.

Incoming NBAS author, Anthony Trevino, interviewed me as he kicked my ass out the door.

Orlando Literary king, uhhh, John King, had me as a guest on his well-travelled podcast, The Drunken Odyssey.

I returned for a special Halloween reading. And then I did another (that you can listen to here)!

Mr. King pulled me off the couch and dragged me down the street, reading all the way. No longer can I linger in the shadows of the House of Mouse.

The Podcast
Matt de Simone and I continue to pollute the airways. Our Podcast continues to churn forward. This is pure fun for me. Give it a listen, there’s a show and a topic for everyone.
Looking at this post, I now understand why I’ve been so tired lately. It’s a good tired, though. The kind of tired that comes from honest hard work. Thank you for giving me a reason for doing all of this.

I’m not sure what 2016 will bring, but it’s hard not to feel like I’m on the verge of a breakthrough of some kind. It’s your support that’s making it happen. As always, I appreciate you. Thank you for taking the time to read my work, to buy my work, to suggest it to a friend.

Until next time,
Tom

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.

Pax Titanus: THE EPIC BOOK PROMO

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Do you get hot and bothered when you see these words?

EXCLUSIVE.
LIMITED EDITION.
AUTOGRAPHED.
NUMBERED.

If so…keep reading, my freaky friend.

I’m in the final stretch as a NBAS (New Bizarro Author Series) author with Eraserhead Press. It’s been an absolute blast, but there is still work to be done.

Specifically, selling books.

I have a few more to sell and I thought…. what to do? What kind of promo could I do that will make the difference and sell some books?

Well, I’m a Bizarro author and because it’s the coolest damn literary community in the history of the multiverse, I turned to my tribe. I got my answer.

Enter M.P. Johnson, a kickass author and artist!

I commissioned M.P. to create an EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION Book Cover for Pax Titanus.

Just look at it. It’s GLORIOUS. And AUTOGRAPHED. By M.P. and yours truly.

And you can get one! It’s easy.

Buy a copy of PAX TITANUS on Amazon anytime between now and 9/19/15. Here’s the link: http://amzn.com/1621051641

Shoot me an email (room1331 at gmail.com) with the receipt (screenshot) and I’ll send you THIS EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION PAX TITANUS Book Cover!

And two new exciting bookmarks featuring fan art by Kat Parker!

AND…as of 9/16, I am throwing in a signed book plate that you can slap right in that sucker!

Make your bizarro book even more bizarro!

This offer is worldwide. I’ll send it to you no matter what spot on this happy mudball you call home.

Already own a copy and can’t afford another? REVIEW Pax Titanus on Amazon or Goodreads and I will send you a book cover as a thank you.

However, there’s only 100 of these bad boys, so don’t wait. I will not be printing any more. 100 and done!

Get your copy of Pax Titanus today. Already own one? Buy a copy for a friend!

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Win a Signed Copy of Pax Titanus!

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To stir up a little late summer momentum, I’m giving away a FREE, signed copy of my baby, PAX TITANUS.

The giveaway ends 8/22 so don’t wait.

Click here to enter!

Join Me in the Cantina Tomorrow Night (7/31) – 6pm EST!

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Hey folks,

Tomorrow night (Friday 7/31, 6pm EST) I’ll be a guest on one of the best Internet radio shows around: The Speculative Fiction Cantina. I’ll be doing an interview and reading a small excerpt from Pax Titanus.

It’s live streaming but there will be a recorded archive if you aren’t able to make it. Hope to “see” you there!

To listen, CLICK HERE at 6pm EST.

For more info about the show, CLICK HERE.

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!