Hey all! There's a great ebook sale this weekend -- 100 SF/F books for 99c each! Check it out and get some great reads!
Was on the Twitter machine today, trying to catch up with all my favorite writer news that I've missed in the past week, and I saw the following questions asked of fellow YA fantasy author, Arthur Slade.
(Click on the above image to find out Arthur's awesome answer to Jesse's questions. Also, be sure to give Arthur a Twitter follow and check out his books! He rocks!)
Since Arthur was kind enough to open the conversation to other authors' advice, I thought it'd be fun to tackle Jesse's questions too. Oh, and also because I'm nowhere near as good/succinct as Arthur on Twitter.
Let's dive in, shall we?
Judging from the emails I've received, box sets/bundles are all the rage these days.
Aaron wonders if people still say 'all the rage' anymore...no? Oh well. Get off my lawn, you whipper snappers!
Anywho, methought box sets/bundling were a grand idea, so I finally got around to putting them together for my two series....
"Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one."
-- Brad Paisley
How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was pretty laid back. My little ones helped me make noodles from scratch and a berry pie too, we watched the Dallas Cowboys get smoked by the Chargers, and then, after putting the kiddos to bed, I checked out Netflix's Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond documentary that's all about Jim Carrey's portrayal of Andy Kaufman.
It didn't disappoint either.
"Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." -Will Rogers
Heyo! If you haven't made plans for this weekend, make sure to put Barnes & Noble's B-Fest on your calendar for this Saturday, September 23rd. It's a great way to meet some of your favorite authors, find others you might not have heard of yet, and, better yet, engage with them!
Check out Barnes & Noble's website to see which stores are hosting an event in your neighborhood. For you Southern Cali readers, be sure to stop by this Saturday, September 23rd - Barnes & Noble - Fullerton, CA - 1 p.m. to hang out with me, Nara Duffie, and other authors! We'll also be signing books and participating in a panel!
See ya there!
The town of Lavere is coming together in super-fan Gabriel's Minecraft build of the Salted series world. Crayfish Cavern is also in construction. Check out the video to see Gabriel's progress! #GetSalted
My high school mascot was a star.
And before all the hecklers come out of the woodwork to label it as a lame mascot, (as my adoring wife does), ask yourself this and be honest...what can defeat a star?
Tigers? Eagles? Rockets?
Nope. Nope. Nope.
Unless your school mascot was 'The Black Holes', you can't take down the stars.
The school named ours Orion and its big, blue soul-sucking suit was created by some sort of witchcraft that garnered its awesome power from the buckets of sweat it soaked up from the innocent teens coaxed into donning the outfit in the name of school pride.
I know all of this because, of course, I was one of those favored souls given the honor(?) of becoming Orion for exactly one football game.
Anyway, I dunno if you would call it our school motto, but I remember a ton of my peers and the faculty endlessly quoting "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
Predictably, we thought that quote was awesome, even though I suppose it's kind of a silly saying. It's basically like 'Hey, aim for (your goal) the moon, but if you miss, just know you will float away in the cold, airless vacuum of space FOR-EV-ERRR.
Fast-forward to present day and, with my newest release, I shot for the moon -- make it into the Amazon Top 100 with the first book in my Salted series.
Spoiler Alert: I missed the mark.
Author. Actor. Rascal.