Last fall, I wrote this little superhero story called Making Up Lost Time for a bundle, but due to some mix-ups and misunderstandings, I didn’t get it in on time. It was a bit of an experiment, for me, as I haven’t written pure superhero stuff before. And while the intention was to write pure superhero, I think the mix of stuff in this doesn’t quite fit it into the comic book superhero realm.
The editor of the bundle, when he read an early draft, implied to me that it messed with his head. So you’ve been warned.
Since it was a bit of an experiment to begin with, I’m experimenting with the distribution on this one. Right now, the ebook is exclusive to Amazon. I don’t generally like being exclusive, anywhere, but I wanted to try out some of the features they let you use if you go exclusive with them, including having the title be part of Kindle Unlimited. It won’t be exclusive forever, and I know it might upset some of you that use other platforms, but it’s something I have to try.
You can get both the ebook and the paperback from Amazon.
When I first wrote Zombies Ate My Mom!, I had planned for it to be a short story of about 3000 words. Of course, when I showed it to my wife and my beta readers, they all said the same thing. “It’s not finished!”
After I reread it, I had to agree, which is how Zombies Ate My Mom! became the novella that it is.
But there was the inevitable question. “What happens next?”
So, just in time for Halloween, Zombies Bought The Farm, the second novella in my Zombies series answers that question. It’s now available from most of the major retailers, and should be available from all of them before the end of the month.
Andrea and her boyfriend Brad, along with their new friend Sean and the young boy Danny, escaped from zombie infested Lynnwood to a quiet, cozy farm. After three months, the zombies seem to have thinned out and the four of them are getting used to their new life.
Except they are slowly running out of food, and they haven’t got a clue about how to butcher a cow.
When a prison bus carrying a close-knit family stops in their driveway, they invite them in for dinner. but soon, they discover the family harbors a terrifying secret.
And Brad still can’t shoot.
Read the sample chapters
Few Dare Cross Its Shadow
The tower stood for centuries, a dark and forbidding figure against the horizon. Bremin toiled in its shadow his entire life, just like his father and grandfather. It did not appear the tower or Bremins’s life would ever change…
Until the day a tight-lipped stranger offered Bremin an enormous sum of money to guide him to the tower so that he may discover its mysteries.
Only, Bremin knows the tower’s power, and he fears what might befall them should they cross through the tower’s shadow.
A Tower Without Doors is a much-much-post-apocalyptic novella that turned out far different than I anticipated, as well as about twice as long. At first, I thought it would be a fantasy short story, and then things happened, as they usually do, and it became something else. It’s available in all the usual places right now (Apple should be along in a week or so – I’m going through them directly now, so I’m not sure how long that will take). If you want a paper copy, and you purchase from me, I’ll sign it and throw in the electronic versions for free!
There’s a quick preview on the book page.
Yesterday, I finished the first draft of another novella. This one is called A Tower Without Doors. I started it out thinking it was fantasy, but it turned into a post-apocalyptic science fiction novella. It still reads a great deal like fantasy, I think, so those of you who prefer my fantasy to my science fiction may want to give this a try.
I also thought it would be about half the length. I am SOOO good at guessing how long things will be.
There are a few things that have to be done before it gets to you. Readers, editing, cover art, formatting. For novellas, it seems to take me four to six weeks to get these things done, but for some of them, I am dependent upon other people and their schedules.
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