This week’s promo – The Secret World Chronicle Podcast
This week the Robots chat with Marion Jensen to talk about his interesting fan fiction Kickstarter campaign called Massive Fiction. Fan fiction is a great way to learn about writing, and we think this campaign is one all writers should get on board with. Enjoy!
This week’s promo – HAYWIRE by Justin R. Macumber
This week the Robots talk with Scott Roche of Flying Island Press about his upcoming anthology, The Way Of The Gun, which is a mashup of samurai and the old west. We hope you enjoy and support the IndieGoGo campaign!
This week’s promo – Nutty Bites!
As I look at Matt’s Kickstarter page, I see he’s made the inital goal, but I’d like to help him do more. So, from now until the end of his campaign I’m going to offer up some science fiction short stories. They need an editing pass, for me to make covers, and publish them. That might take a few weeks, but it’ll be worth it. Trust me.
So, from now until the end of the campaign, if you make a new contribution of $5 or greater, or increase a previous contribution by at least $5, I’ll send you both of the shorts listed below as soon as they are ready. No later than mid-October I hope. Just send me a copy of your pledge receipt to terry at lynnmixon dot com.
Near-Earth space has been wracked by war. Due to the particularities of subspace, that war is very similar to what the wet navy would have recognized from World War II.
Ray Honeycutt commanded the USS Flasher, a subspace submarine. When a large group of ships interrupted a quiet patrol, he expected a convoy. He got a lot more. Can he carry out his duty without losing his ship?
This story is already available as a podcast with music and sound effects here.
The Man Who Stole History
Cahill used time travel to venture into the distant past and take items that history recorded as lost or destroyed. He thought of it as a way to stick it to the Time Corps. They let his father die.
On what should have been a routine job, he got the chance to undo that wrong. Failure means death. Success means he steals himself from the timeline. Does he have the balls to carry it off?
If Matt reaches Goal + $1,200 and redoes Brave Men Run, I’ll record a podcast of this second short story and release both shorts to all the donors. So go on out and help him make that final push.
I’m always happy to pass along podcasts that I think you — our listeners — might find worthwhile. The wonderful guys over at the Roundtable Podcast are still putting out a great show (and will also happen to be on tonight’s DRS episode to help me brainstorm my next book, but there’s another relatively new podcast I recently found about that you might like as well. It’s called the First Million Words Podcast, the name instantly capturing my heart since it’s based on Stephen King’s ON WRITING, the best book about the craft of writing I’ve ever read. King states in it that every writer should consider their first million words written as practice for the real writing to come. Ben and Guillermo are two guys just like the rest of us, struggling to understand what writing is and how to do it well, and each week they deliver a show that aims to help us all do just that.
Today I started listening to the episodes they did with author and occasional DRS guest Michael Sullivan, and the wisdom he lets flow has really been inspiring. I recommend that all of you head over to their site and give their podcast a listen. And, if you hear something you like, let them know about it and that we sent you.
Well, it’s March 13th, and you know what that means! No, I’m not talking about when St Felix III began his reign as Catholic Pope, or that today is when Mongolia declared their independence from China in 1921. No, I mean that today is the day HAYWIRE becomes available for purchase. I hope that all of you are ready and eager to buy your copy, because I’m more than ready for you to get it. Now, the first question is of course, “How do I get it?” Great question! First, and probably most importantly for a good number of people, it’s available on Amazon via the following links:
It is also available from Barnes & Noble for the Nook. I don’t have a cute picture to serve as a link, but you can click HERE and head straight to it.
If those aren’t to your liking, it’s also available from Smashwords in a wide variety of formats, among them PDF, EPUB, Palm Doc, RTF, and HTML. You can go HERE to see those if you’re interested.
Soon it will also be available in print from Barnes & Noble, as well as in ebook format for iBooks, Sony, and the Kobo. When those come available, I will let you know immediately.
Now, some people have asked me, “What about signed copies of the print book?” That’s another great question! As of right now I don’t have any copies on hand to sign and send out. When I do, I’ll let you know. Until then, though, you are free to mail me your copy with a self-addressed stamped envelope, and I’d be happy to sign it and mail it back to you, or you can order it and send it directly to me, along with an email to let me know to expect it. Either way, reach out to me and I’ll pass an address along to send it to. Or you could make a trip to Balticon, run me down in the hallway or on a panel, and I’d be happy to sign it and have a chat. Your choice.
Let me end this by saying thank you. If you’re reading this, then it means you’re at least somewhat interested in buying my book and reading it. For that, I thank you. Writing is something I’ve wanted to make a career of my entire life, and with your support I get closer to living my dream. I hope that you order the book, love it, order copies for your friends and family, and then you review it on Amazon or where ever you bought it to help bring more people on board. I also hope you pass this post along to everyone you know, and so on, and so on. Thanks for everything, and check back soon for more news.
I want you to buy my book Tuesday, March 13th (from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and other fine retailers). I do. I can’t lie. I’d love for you buy it. But, more than that, I want you to buy it and ENJOY it. If you buy it and end up hating it, I might have gotten some of your money, but I’ve lost a reader, and at the end of the day it’s you guys who will help me establish a career that thrives. So, to make sure that you know what you’re getting in for before you actually plunk down your hard earned cash, I want to offer you a sample of the book. Right-Click HERE or on the small book cover above to download a PDF of the first three chapters of the novel, complete and unchanged from the full book. If you read it and you like it, then I encourage you to purchase the novel on March 13th in print or the ebook format of your choice. If, sadly, you don’t like it, at least you’ll have saved some money and time, and maybe the next novel that will be coming out later this year, A MINOR MAGIC, will be more to your liking.
Thanks for reading this post, for your time, and for your consideration. It means a lot.
For those of you who enjoy listening to our brainstorming sessions where we help people work out their ideas and break the story down to hopefully build it back up again, let me direct you to the Roundtable Podcast, which is a show ENTIRELY about doing just that. Episode #1 just went live this week, with guest host Dan Sawyer, and it was a lot of fun to listen to. I encourage you to give it a try as well. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
If you’d like to give it a listen right now, or download it directly, here you go:
Set in a lethal American professional football league seven centuries in the future, THE MVP puts huge humans on the field with five alien races to make a game that is faster, stronger and deadlier than anything we know today. The fourth book in the Galactic Football League series, THE MVP follows on THE ROOKIE, THE STARTER and THE ALL-PRO.
Star quarterback Quentin Barnes has spent three seasons putting together a hard-hitting, hard-fighting team that combines all-stars, rejects, young players and seasoned veterans from all five sentient races. He has fought against racism and bound his team together through shared sacrifice, blood, tragedy and victory. But this season Quentin faces the biggest challenge yet — the deadly threat of the Prawatt race, which has captured him and the rest of his Ionath Krakens teammates. Quentin and his friends must overcome impossible odds to escape this deadly and unknown race.
The GFL series is described as “STAR WARS” meets “THE BLINDSIDE” meets “THE GODFATHER.” Join the Krakens as they fight to take the title and achieve immortality.
“THE MVP” PRE-ORDER: Feb. 4 — SUPER BOWL SATURDAY!
Fellow Junkies, it’s nearly time to pre-order Book IV of the GFL series. Set your alarms for Feb. 4th at 9am Pacific Time, noon Eastern time, 5pm GMT. “THE MVP” is the fourth in the series that includes “THE ROOKIE,” “THE STARTER” and “THE ALL-PRO.”
When you order, please use the pre-order code ROBOT to save $3 per hardcover! This code works not only on “THE MVP,” but on ALL the GFL books!
“THE MVP” EBOOK FOR FREE
But wait, don’t order yet! If you pre-order “THE MVP,” the Dark Overlord will throw in the $9.99 eBook for free. Yes, that’s right, FREE! You can get the eBook for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, Kobo, Sony eReader and any ePub device.
Limited-edition hardcover: When they are gone, they are gone. “THE ROOKIE” is no longer available.
Signed and numbered: The earlier your order is in, the lower your book’s number
Personalization: Every book is signed and numbered, but if you want the FDØ to personalize it he’s only doing that for pre-orders.
Pre-order insanity: Each of the first three books in the series sold 1,000 copies in the first three hours. The books go fast, so be ready at 9am Pacific, noon Eastern and 5pm GMT.
Remember, use the pre-order code ROBOT for your pre-order.
Hey, everyone, Justin here. Today marks the start of Movember, and I’m hoping you’ll want to join me. What’s Movember, you ask? Well, I’ll let the site who organizes the event fill you in:
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
Once registered at www.movember.com, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.
And, to make sure that I do my part to help this worthy cause, I’ve shaved off my goatee, signed up with the site, and am now asking people to donate. If you’d care to lend your dollars to this effort, please go to http://mobro.co/JustinMacumber and make your donation. We can use every dollar you’d be so generous to give. Thank you in advance.
Oh, here’s what I look like tonight, just so you know I’m on the up and up: