Friday, May 3, 2013

Questions answered...challenges issues...and free stuff.

May is of the months named in our little publishing company. (This would be my son Cody's birth month...December is for Ronni and Alexander.) We give away presents to the masses on these months. So, The schedule is like this. The DEAD series will be offered up for .99...yep, less than a buck will get you a book each week as we draw closer to the release of the sixth book in the series, Dead: Confrontation.

So the ninety-nine cent sales periods are as follows.

Dead: The Ugly Beginning: May 1st-5th
Dead: Revelations: May 1st-5th (also)
Dead: Fortunes & Failures: May 6th-10th
Dead: Winter: May 13th-17th
Dead: Siege & Survival: May 20th-24th

And then Dead: Confrontation is out on May 30th!

Also, unrelated to the DEAD series...
First Time Dead Volume 1 will be ninety-nine cents May 27-31st

The freebie schedule is as follows:

Fresh Blood: May 6th & 7th
First Time Dead Volume 3: May 13th & 14th.
A Clockwork Orchard: Rivets & Rain: May 20th & 21st
Gruesomely Grimm Zombie Tales: Volume 1: May 27th & 28th.

So, my friend +Frank Edler sent this my way. It is a blog hop of sorts where you answer the questions and then suggest three other writers to carry on with this on their blogs and pass it on...etc. Since I am a fan of the Books, Beer, and B***sh*t gang, I was happy and honored to be called upon..

So, here goes...

What are you working on now?

I am just getting ready to start the second book in my Dakota series. Also, I will be starting on the seventh book in the DEAD series. That doesn't count any of my editing work (note...I am privy to the next book that Mark Tufo will be unleashing).

What experiences have influenced you?

Life in general has thrown enough into my path to give me enough fodder for a dozen War & Peace sized novels. As far as the literary world, Stephen King, Jasper Fforde, and Douglas Adams.

How would you describe your writing process?

Sit down and go. I think an outline would make my stories too liner. I like to let things happen in a more organic nature.

What is the hardest part of writing?

Wrapping things up.

What would you like to try as a writer that you haven't yet?

As a D & D geek from the late Seventies/early Eighties...a fantasy epic would be kind of fun, but the market is just so deluged. Fantasy is a tough nut to crack.

Who are the authors you most admire?

No lie... +Mark Tufo  is tops in my list. He does things his way and has carved out a very deep niche in the genre that I love.

What scares you?

Being eaten by a bear? Actually, in all seriousness, I go though a bit of the "yips" when I release a new book. I worry that it will fall flat.

So now is where I call out three writers who also have blogs. Drum roll please...

+Greg Carrico and his blog--Live the story
+Catie Rhodes and her blog (one of my personal favorites) Long Roads & Dark Ends
+Rhonda Hopkins And her blog...

So, there you have it three very talented authors with stuff to say and share. And I highly recommend stopping in on their blogs to show the love and support early!


  1. Woot! I can't wait to read Dead: Confrontation at the end of the month! :-) This is such a great series.

    Thank you so much for the shout out, Todd! I'm honored. Hope you and the family have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks Todd. I appreciate the noise. I'm actually going to do this one. No, seriously! Right now.
    Good luck with the Huge Dead Sale this month!
    Ok, ...NOW.