Ghost Worlds, book 8 of the Unseen Things series is now available!
I am very happy to announce that book 8 of the Unseen Things series is now available! This book is the first in the series to transition from contemporary fantasy to a fantasy / sci-fi hybrid.
Synopsis: Four different Earths in four different dimensions left as nothing but lifeless balls of rock and sand after their moons were destroyed, sending massive chunks of debris slamming into the planets, ripping away their atmospheres and extinguishing every last bit of life. With a near infinite number of dimensions, was it beyond the realm of possibility that these four ghost worlds were nothing more than a coincidence, or was it perhaps a coordinated attack intended to destroy whatever, or whoever inhabited those worlds?
Suspicions and theories abound, but they’ll never find the answers without investigating, and for that they’ll require some new gear, including space suits, metal detectors and ground penetrating radar. If these dead worlds truly were inhabited by the race they called the creators, then they not only need to find that out for sure, but they also need to find out who destroyed them, and why.
Also, in an effort to repair a relationship that had grown distant, Jarrod, Derek, Tina and Sarah invite Patricia to come down to the cabin with them for a little vacation so they can reconnect and get things back to the way they were back in the early days. While they’re there, they head out to explore an as of yet unexplored dimension and find a world that’s beyond even their wildest imaginations, as well as a mineral that could either be the key to producing limitless energy, or the catalyst of their own destruction.
Ghost Worlds is book 8 of the Unseen things series.
You can purchase the book right here through the official site and get it in three different formats (Epub, Kindle and PDF), or you can get it from Amazon or Smashwords. Once Smashwords sends it out for premium distribution, it’ll be available on a variety of other sites as well.
another form of artwork. Sometime in middle school, I knew I wanted
to write a book. A few decades later, I did it.
what you’ve written in the past.:
four people, stuck in different worlds wanting to find the Checkered
Scissors in order to make their way home. I am currently working on a
collection of short stories, some which were written while I developed
my writing voice and other, fresh stories. Each story has my absurd,
quirky fiction. Next, I plan on writing the sequel to Checkered
and what if anything are you constantly working to improve upon?:
points. I strive to make improvements to characterization. I’d love
to write characters as well as JK Rowling, Stephen King, or Terry
both? Why did you choose to go that route?:
investigated and weighed both options. Both paths seemed difficult,
required hard work, and patience. I think the main reason I chose
self publishing is more control.
these formats do you prefer and why?:
and print-on-demand. I would like to work on the audio version
someday. I consume stories in all formats, which is why I like that
there is a variety of media formats, to appease any reader.
marketing methods. Most of my efforts have been very grassroots
efforts. Word of mouth has produced a few sales. I’ve made bookmarks
to hand out and post on community bulletin boards. I’ve donated books
to libraries and book groups. Recently, I started a social experiment
called the “Migratory Book Project” in which I tag my books, hand them
to people who like to read, and ask them to pass it on when they are
done. Gotta start somewhere, right?
review, and how do you handle it?:
to be incredibly imaginative and generally a fun read. Most of the
“harsher” reviews are because they don’t understand the absurdity of
my fiction. So, the way I look at this kind of feedback is that not
everyone likes Monty Python or They Might Be Giants. When criticism
comes back regarding how the book is written, I try to understand the
issue and use the criticism constructively.
end of the day, before going to sleep, I like to wind down with a
light, easy read. Most of the time, I like the YA books, because they
aren’t filled with flowery language and big words to trip over. A few
books with big, fancy words, I’ve set aside. As for a particular
genre, I prefer fantasy and sci-fi, but I’ll read most anything as
long as it’s light.
Pratchett can write characters that pop off the page. I love the
fantastical, artistic content of Neil Gaiman’s stories. Douglas Adams
has always been a favorite. His books may not be written well in the
“normal fashion”, but you can’t argue with their popularity.
under my hobby company, Pegamoose Games. As much as I enjoy creating
game, I love playing games, too. But, I’ll set everything aside for
spending time with my family.
try others before you settled on the one you’re currently using?:
Pages. I was introduced to Scrivener a few years ago and love how
well I can organize my stories with it. Plus, publishing with it was
currently using that makes it the best solution for you?:
complex story structure, like a novel, by putting the different
elements into their own buckets: plot outlines, character
development, scene descriptions, the chapters, and so on.
your fellow authors?:
ads… Just do it! That’s good advice. But, I’d have to say, no
matter what you want to do: write a novel, draw a comic, film a
movie… Don’t let others tell you you can’t. You can. And, even if
it never amounts to much, it matters to you. You put something new
and unique into the world, and that is very special. It’s like Neil
Gaiman says, “Make art.”
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