Archive for month: September, 2012

And so it begins … Yangtze River in China turns red

08 Sep
09/08/2012

Better start grabbing your supplies while you can ;)

 

Here’s the full story.

Extinction Point book-two update. Here’s why it’s not on the e-shelves yet.

05 Sep
09/05/2012

You may have been wondering what is happening with book-two of Extinction Point. Well, I have some good-news and, of course, I have some bad(ish) news.

A month or so ago, I was approached by an Acquisitions Editor for 47North, Amazon Publishing’s sci-fi imprint that you may have read about  (Publishers Weekly announcement ) . They were interested in purchasing the rights to the Extinction Point series, and I’ve held off on posting an update until I knew for certain exactly what was happening and the deal was signed, sealed, and delivered.

Since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I had a couple of short stories published back in the eighties, I worked as a journalist here in Nevada, and I owned my own copywriting company for a couple of years. All writing related jobs, but not writing. Not storytelling. At 46 (how the hell did that happen?) the offer from 47North was just too good to turn down, it’s the realization of a lifelong dream; to be an honest-to-goodness published author!

So, first the bad news: book two will not be released until next year. There, I said it. Phew! Sorry, ladies and gents, I know that’s not what you wanted to hear. But that’s the worst of it. Thank you so much to everyone who has emailed me or posted about the next book, I hope you can be patient for a little while longer. I promise you the book will be worth the wait.

Now for the good news: now that I’m working for the man … I mean 47North… I’ll get the full power of the largest bookseller in the world behind Extinction Point. That means a full makeover for the current novel: new cover design, professional editing, expert marketing and backup. It also means the series is guaranteed to continue for its three-book run (maybe more).

The first book will be re-released at the end of February next year with book two following a couple of months later. I’ll share whatever the guys over at 47North say is okay with you during the process, and I believe they have a couple of marketing promotions planned that will allow me to share some of the new book’s details and sample chapters, when we are a little further along.

I’m also working on a new novella (a time travel story) that I will have ready for publication by the end of the year.

So, there you have it. That wasn’t quite as painful as I thought it would be.   So, let me know what you think, I’d be happy to hear your thoughts.

PAUL