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NO GOOD DEED: Now in Paperback!

Click the cup to find the book!

Click the cup to find the book!

Hello, friends!

This is just my friendly reminder telling you to get out there and buy my book in paperback! Yessiree, NO GOOD DEED is now available as a real, actual book so you luddites out there can get your fill of Tyvian and his mischief while smelling the sweet aroma of bleached, tattooed tree carcass. You might even get a paper cut or something.

Not convinced? Well, how about this BLURB:

Cursed with a magic ring that forbids skullduggery, Tyvian Reldamar’s life of crime is sadly behind him. Now reduced to fencing moldy relics and wheedling favors from petty nobility, he’s pretty sure his life can’t get any worse.

That is until he hears that his old nemesis, Myreon Alafarr, has been framed for a crime she didn’t commit and turned to stone in a penitentiary garden. Somebody is trying to get his attention, and that somebody is playing a very high-stakes game that will draw Tyvian and his friends back to the city of his birth and right under the noses of the Defenders he’s been dodging for so long. And that isn’t even the worst part. The worst part is that the person pulling all the strings is none other than the most powerful sorceress in the West: Lyrelle Reldamar.

Tyvian’s own mother.

Eh? Ehhh?

Okay, okay – maybe you need a little more. For instance, perhaps you want me to scribble my name in your book and say something pithy. Fine. FINE – I will do that for you. On September 8th at Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA I will be signing books and even doing a reading. Come on down to meet me in person and allow me to guilt you into purchasing a paperback. Last time was lots of fun so, with any luck, the streak will stay alive!

As for whether there is going to be a third book, well, time will tell. Stay tuned to this space (or follow me on Twitter or Facebook or Goodreads) and you’ll find out!

THE OLDEST TRICK: Soon Available in Dead-tree Format

I was just cruising by Amazon, like you do, and look what I found:

This is more exciting than it looks

This is more exciting than it looks

Yes, I know it’s a blank cover. That’s not important right now. What is important is that this blank cover represents the impending release of a Mass Market Paperback edition of The Oldest Trick!

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According to Amazon, which has been my most reliable source of publication news thus far, the book (actual, physical book) will be released on September 29th, 2015. So, a month away. Then, all you luddites out there who refuse to read e-books will, at long last, have access to my work. I’ll be able to plan book signings, even! I will have a book I can give my mom to stick on her bookshelf! I will (finally) be able to send out those signed manuscripts I gave away in a contest about six weeks ago!

I will hold in my hands a real, actual bound novel written by me and published by not-me. That should be cathartic, folks.


Some Design Changes

You might have noticed that the heading image changed and the tagline and the font and some other stuff. It occurs to me that, while I still do write science fiction and am very interested in that genre, I am currently more of a fantasy author by trade. I’ve published 2 scifi short stories compared to 6 fantasy stories and 2 (or 1, depending on how you count) fantasy novels, so the writing is on the wall at the moment. If I’m going to have an image on my blog, it should probably have castles and dragons and stuff. I found the image here, for those of you who are interested. I’m not really sure of the artist’s name – there wasn’t very much information available about him or her.

Anyway, let me know what you think of the new look. I think it has some bugs to work out, but it’ll do for now.

As of about now, I’ve been writing this blog for four years. I’ve posted about 450 times, averaging about twice a week, and have had over ten-thousand visits and currently have 1100 followers or so, which seems unbelievable huge to me. I have no idea if this little platform for my “social media presence” is paying off in terms of book sales, but it certainly is a fun time and I’m glad I started doing it. Since that time, I’ve had seven story sales, published 2 (or 1 or 3, depending on how you count) novels, and won one international writing contest. Life is good.

Thank you, all of you, for your support and interest in my work and this blog!