I would like to thank everyone who signed up for my newsletter and giveaway contest. I will send out monthly updates with free stuff and any other giveaways in the future. There is a free eBook download everyone month on the last Friday and I would appreciate honest reviews from anyone who has downloaded my work. This might be part of the next giveaway, I haven’t decided. And the moment you’ve waited for…the winner of the giveaway is Jennifer C. The winner will be contacted shortly, and the signed paperback copy will arrive in the mail within the next few weeks.
If you did not win, there will be other giveaways and since you signed up for the newsletter, you will be informed before everyone else. Congratulations again to the winner! In less happy news, I submitted my collection of poetry to the Pulitzer Prize. Winners and finalists were announced yesterday, and I was not among them. I can still say I tried and will continue writing poetry. Unfortunately, I was sidetracked by so many things that I was not able to writer one poem every day in the month of April. Perhaps I’ll get it done next year.
I’ve decided to continue with posting poetry twice a week from this month forward. It keeps content on my site fresh and so far, folks have really enjoyed it. To receive access to my unpublished poetry, you can subscribe to my Patreaon Page for only $1 a month and receive new content at least once a week. You’ll also be supporting an indie author and you’ll receive my undying gratitude. And wouldn’t that make you feel special? It certainly will. Thanks again to everyone who signed up for the newsletter and another congratulations to the winner.
For our first installment of Free eBook Fridays we have my most recent book “The Tommy Gun.” I self-published this novella on January 22 as an eBook and paperback. Today only, until midnight, the eBook is available for a free download. Once a month I will offer one of my eBooks for free in the hopes that those who download it will read it and write a review on either Amazon or Goodreads. Reviews are not mandatory, but an honest review will help promote my works and are greatly appreciated. Get your free copy before the promotion ends. Download Here.
I first wrote this book in November 2017 during the NaNoWriMo event, which means National Novel Writing Month. After editing the work, several words were cut causing it to go from a novel to a novella. Many traditional publishers will not publish anything below 70,000 words and this book is just under 50,000 words. I chose to self-publish and have already garnered more sales than my previous works. The paperback is not free, but I do plan to offer some paperback giveaways in the coming year. Below is the synopsis of the book. I hope you enjoy your free copy.
“Government corruption. Hate speeches. A country divided. The world Brent White knew is crumbling. He gets his call to action when a friend goes missing. He trains himself to become a weapon against the new dictatorship. He fights through criminals and concentration camps to find his friend and save lives. He becomes a guardian for the persecuted. To end the suffering, he must stop one person. The politician turned dictator. Ronald Teagun. The Tommy Gun.”
Good news everyone! On February 12, I will launch an online store for my website. What are some things I’ll sale through this online store? I will have autographed copies of my paperback books for sale. They will be cheaper than buying them from Amazon and with my signature. With shipping, the costs may come out the same. Shoppers will also have the ability to purchase custom written poems and haikus. These custom poems can be about anything one desires; funny, romantic, raunchy, contemplative, etc. I’ll also have poetry prints. These are 11×17 posters with one of my poems for one to hang in their living room or wherever.
The main product I am most excited about is the t-shirts with titles of some of my poems. Each shirt is related to one of the poems in my most recent collection of poetry titled “Men Are Garbage.” Yes, one of the shirts says, “Men Are Garbage.” You’re welcome ladies. At launch, the shirts will be approximately $30 only because I don’t have any in stock and will have to order them to be made for every purchase. Once I can buy many in bulk, the price will drop. Shipping costs will remain the same.
I’m hoping with the sale of books on Amazon and with sales from this new online store, I can make enough money to devote more time to my writing without having to work multiple jobs just to pay the rent. As always, I appreciate those of you who have downloaded my works and I will continue to ask for honest reviews. If you hated it, say so. If you loved it, say so. If you felt indifferent, say so. The more honest the better. Be sure to check out my published works and keep an eye out for more updates as the shop launch comes closed.