Hello, my wonderful subscribers!
First of all, I’d love to thank each and every one of you who has purchased a copy of THE WILD DARK. You have instilled such a feeling of triumph in me, that I can’t express with enough love and gratitude as I’d wish. I could seriously hug each and every one of you (or shake your hand if you’re not the hugging type). If you’ve read and reviewed or rated, thank you doubly. Reviews are the lifeblood for an indie author to get their book out into the world and get noticed. Each and every review or rating that comes in, no matter how you felt about the book, is welcomed.
We have some awesome stuff in this month’s newsletter, including the opportunity to purchase a holiday 2021 book gift box early before sales officially open up, news about my books, NaNoWriMo, future releases, and more! Scroll on!
THE WILD DARK was featured among 35 indie titles in this month’s Kirkus Magazine! In the email I received, I learned that “fewer than 10% of indie authors are selected for this”. I was pretty stoked to see this and very grateful that someone loved the book enough to include it
Tonight at 7 P.M., I’ll be having a conversation with Steve Talks Books & Stuff on his youtube channel about my writing. I’ll discuss writing horror adjacent literature, self-publishing, what I’ve got in the works, and more! You can find his channel here!
HOLIDAY GIFT BOXES ARE HERE! Who doesn’t like books for Christmas? In Iceland, there’s a thing called Jolabokaflod or “Christmas Book Flood”. Every Christmas Eve, people give books to their loved ones and they all indulge by cozying up by the fire and reading. Sounds positively hygge to me and I figured why not offer some customized holiday gift boxes this year. I’m offering three different books from my catalog with little goodies for your gift considerations this year: THE WILD DARK, The Collection, and Night Time, Dotted Line.
You can find lists of what each box includes here.
Official ordering will be open on Monday November 22nd at 6 A.M
If you have any questions about specifics in each box, email me at email@example.com.
Let’s face it: NaNoWriMo is hard if you have a day job and, well, a life. This year has been especially difficult for me to find time between book events, working 9 hours a day, and dealing with a falling apart house to really sit down and pour all of my emotion into my WIP. That being said, I will find time after the holidays, after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season has ended, after we’ve got snow on the ground and in the air, the nights are cold and dark, and a warm beverage and the clicking keys of the computer are what I yearn for.
I’m hoping to complete work on This House Will Kill Again, which is my follow-up novel to The Collection. People seem quite interested in the “Downton Abbey meets House of Leaves” concept and I’m eager to really give them what their looking for. I really can’t wait until things slow down a bit to start rocking this out.
What ‘cha Reading?
I’m so terrible at finding time to read. Although I was able to finish Briana Morgan’s Mouth Full of Ashes (which was awesome!)and have started Come With Me by Ronald Malfi (which I’m loving so much!).
Here’s the current TBR:
- Blood For The Sun by Errick Nunnally
- Lost Colony by Chris Philbrook
- The Black Heart Boys’ Choir by Curtis M. Lawson
- Abode by Morgan Sylvia
- The Deer Kings by Wendy N. Wagner
- My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones
- Near the Bone by Christina Henry
I also had the pleasure of adding a ton of books to my library this past month. Here they are in grand splendor!
That’s everything for today, I’m afraid! If you’ve ordered a copy of THE WILD DARK, I’d love for you to take a seasonally appropriate photo with it and tag me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter! And while you’re at it, if you’re not already following me, please do that, too!
Next week is Thanksgiving, so I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful day full of sumptuous food, drink, and merriment.
As always, thank you all for being so supportive and awesome! Stay tuned for next month’s newsletter.