Happy Memorial Day.
Just laying low today? Relaxing? Searing the flesh of tasty dead animals?
Why not kick back and listen to the latest episode of THE bizarro fiction podcast, Surreal Sermons?
Host Jeremy Maddux invited me back to chat about the struggle to sell books but the conversation took a turn when I talked about almost dying and my recent experience with a rift in the time-space continuum. TRUE STORY.
Yesterday, author Matthew Vaughn posted this piece of Pax Titanus fan art on my Facebook timeline. Matthew is a kickass guy I met though the online bizarro community. He recently released The ADHD Vampire, a fun read that I reviewed right here on my blog.
Mr. Vaughn knows what’s up. As indies, we really only have each other. A rising tide raises all boats. Besides being an author, he is a tireless literary citizen, promoting the work of others with enthusiasm. Indie authors — It’s an ocean of books out there and only by supporting one another do we give our labors of love a chance to find readers and fans.
It was no surprise to me that he would take a moment of his life to sketch the big red guy himself. This excites me to no end…I have no shame in admitting that I love the Pax Titanus universe and all of its characters. Sure, I created them but I would be a fan even if I hadn’t.
Oh the things I want to do! I want to take this world so many places — I want comics and cartoons and more books and action figures and more books and movies and holographic simulations and games and t-shirts and stickers and who-knows-what-else. I have time and money and resources as challenges to face but I have many plans nonetheless.
In this first piece of fan art, I see a bright future and I am encouraged. For any of you who have bought my book, consider whipping up a little something. I will proudly display it here.
Hi Folks, So here’s the deal… I need to sell about 100 copies of Pax Titanus. It’s a serious issue. It means the difference between earning a book contract or well, NOT. So, I have put together a special THANK YOU/ MEGA ULTIMATE FAN PACK for ANYONE who PURCHASES or REVIEWS my latest book, Pax Titanus during the month of May. What’s in the PACK?
AND… If you PURCHASE AND REVIEW, I will throw in a glossy 8 1/2″ x 11″ Glossy print of the Pax Titanus cover art, ready for framing. Pretty cool, right? The conditions are simple:
- Buy a print or ebook copy of Pax Titanus on Amazon in the month of May 2015.
- Review Pax Titanus on Amazon, Goodreads, or Barnes and Noble. (Amazon is preferred).
- Send an email confirmation of either to Room1331 at gmail dot com.
- I will ask you for a mailing address and what you’d like your autograph plate to read.
- I will send you the awesomeness. Anywhere in the world. I ain’t kidding.
BUT KIND SIR, I’ve already done both things. I think you are a kick-ass dude. Surely, there’s some love for me? I hear you. I love you. Really. But I’m in a tough spot right now. This might be time to buy a copy for a friend. Time to conspire. You can split the booty. Please share, retweet, send smoke signals, etc. This is a big, desperate times push kind of thing. Let’s throw down.
Post an honest review for Pax Titanus on Amazon or Goodreads this weekend and I’ll send you some Pax Titanus bookmarks, Leather to the Corinthians stickers, postcards and some mystery items!!!
Just a couple sentences will do. You don’t need to post a book report.
Comment with the link to your review and I’ll handle the rest. Here’s Pax on Amazon for your convenience.
Oh…tell your friends!!! Free stuff for all!!!
Well, it’s a wrap kids. Thanks to all that entered. This was quite a bit of fun for me so I plan on doing another giveaway some time soon.
Until then, do consider picking up a copy of Pax Titanus anyway. If you’re a winner in the future you could always gift it to your favorite maniac.
I’ve just emailed the winners. You might want to check the link to see if you are one of the lucky ones.
Are you on Goodreads?
If you are, next month (NEXT WEEK) Pax Titanus and the other fine NBAS books will be the featured read in the Bizarro Fiction group.
There are separate threads for each book, an AMA and I’m pretty sure some free stuff will be going down.
You’ll have to join to group, but trust me — these are some good folks. You want to join, you just don’t know it yet.
Hope to see you there.
Hello, my pretties!
Last night I had the chance to stop by the STRANGE THE WORLD show. Hosted by Author/Filmmaker Kevin Strange, this comprehensive interview lasted just over TWO HOURS.
I know, two hours. But it’s two hours of ME!
We talked about Pax Titanus, the New Bizarro Author Series, self-publishing, BizarroCon, facing rejection, and the dangers of having an online presence.
If you have the time, please check it out. And please — share with your friends!
Click HERE to watch me in all of my YouTube glory.