I’ve added a Standalone Novels section to the forums and included a forum for Cindy’s Story. I realized that now that I have something published aside from the Unseen Things series novels, and will have more standalones coming in the future, it was time for me to do that. So if you’d like to discuss Cindy’s Story, or any of the Unseen Things series novels, just register on the forums and have at it.
I’ve started work on the next and probably final book of the Unseen Things series, Genesis. The first chapter is complete, as is the cover and all the other associated graphics. I’m doing something with this one that I’ve had rolling around in my head for quite some time now, so I figured that since this was likely going to be the final book in the series, it was time to pull the rabbit out of the hat so to speak.
Anyway, after I get this one done and published, I’m going to concentrate on writing and publishing some more single novels, like Cindy’s Story. I’m not sure what they’ll be yet, but I’ve never had all that much of a hard time coming up with ideas. I’m sure whatever I come up with will be purely awesome, and I say that in the most awesomely humble way possible. 😉
Anyway, that’s it for now. I’ll pop in to post an update every now and then.
The print copy is $14.99. It’s a 6×9 paperback with 387 pages. I just ordered three for myself to start with. It’s pretty exciting to finally have something in book form rather than just e-books.
I was considering making print copies of the Unseen Things series, but I honestly don’t know if I’d ever sell enough to make it worth the work it would take to do that many books. I guess we’ll see what happens in the future. The next series book may well be the final book in the series, so after that I’ll decide what I want to do.
I’m very happy to announce that after months of delays, Cindy’s Story has finally been published. This is the first book I’ve written outside of the Unseen Things series, and it’s an entirely different genre. This one is more of a private detective comedy / romantic comedy / drama / mystery. I know, that’s a lot to get into one book, but I really focused a lot on the comedy in this one, and there are several scenes that include some of the funniest stuff I’ve ever written.
I’m really proud of how this story played out, and I can’t wait for people to read it. You can get it online at Smashwords, Amazon, Google Play, OmniLit, and soon at most of the other online retailers as well. You can also get it here on the official site. There’s a print version coming soon as well from CreateSpace, but I still have to work on the cover for it. I’ll post a separate announcement when it’s available. A new trivia section has been added for my standalone novels in the Books & Author Info section of the site, and the trivia for Cindy’s Story has been added to it.
Synopsis: After walking out on yet another convenience store job, Cindy needed to find herself a new job as quickly as possible, otherwise she was going to end up broke and living on the street. Her apartment manager informed her that his brother, a private investigator, was looking for an assistant, so he offered to make a call for her to see if he could arrange an interview. With no other prospects, she jumped at the chance for not only quick employment, but also a new career that would get her out of the convenience store business once and for all.
As it turns out, being a private detective isn’t as glamorous as they make it look on television. It comes with certain indignities and moral issues that she’d never really considered before she applied for the position. Not only that, but Frank, her boss, seems to delight in pissing her off. The only thing he seems to enjoy more than pissing her off is complaining about how horrible her coffee is, yet for some reason that she can’t quite seem to figure out, he goes out of his way to help her succeed in any way that he possibly can. Then she’s got his sister Kayla to deal with. She’s like a nightmare on wheels with no empathy and no filter whatsoever, so you never know what’s going to come out of her mouth next.
The one thing Cindy’s got going for her is that she’s got a super high aptitude for the job, so all she needs to do in order to succeed is to learn how to control her temper, work hard, and most importantly…learn how to make a decent cup of coffee. The first two are relatively simple, but the third…not so much.
After massive delays due to severe sleep deprivation, among other issues, the first draft of Cindy’s Story is now complete! The editing will take a bit longer on this one since it’s a longer book to start with. It came in pre-edit at 113K words, and it includes an epilogue, which is the first time I’ve done one of those.
This one will take longer to edit too because this is the first one I’m going to do print copies of, so I really want to make sure it’s the best it can be before I put it out there.
Anyway, I blew through the last two chapters and the epilogue since yesterday morning, so my brain is tired now. I’ll rest this evening and get started on the editing tomorrow morning.
I just did a little restructuring here on the website. Nothing major really, but I did want to make note of it. Here’s what I did:
Renamed “Series Info” to “Series & Author Info”
Renamed “Bonus Scenes” to “Bonus Scenes & Short Stories” and moved the short stories from the Series Info section to this section instead where it’s more appropriate.
Renamed “Fan Forums” to just “Forums”
Renamed “Purchase Online” to “Buy Online”
Renamed “Purchase Here” to “Buy Here”
Made one small modification to the “About the Author” bio to note that we now have two dogs, Buddy and Rusty, instead of just Buddy.
Restructured the interview links in the “Press” section of “Series & Author Info”
Part of the reason for all the renaming is that the link bar at the top doesn’t sit right if its got more than one row of links in it, so when I expanded the names of those first two, I had to shorten the others to compensate. The other part of it was just for clarity.
I finished chapter 13 yesterday. Three more to go. I totally can’t wait to finish this book so I can get it out there. I’m really excited about it!