On hiring mercenaries—another free sample

Here is another little piece of The Wrong Way Down. This Kickstarter is almost over, so why not show off a little more of the story? A couple chapters back, Priestess Popalia and her trusty guide Wynkkur had been saved by two mercenary ‘brothers,’ Seth and Raenyl.  This nice selection shows the undercurrents that will eventually cause lots of problems to come. Enjoy!

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The Kickstarter has Launched!

The Kickstarter began yesterday for the re-release of The Wrong Way Down. After talking with editor/author Lincoln Crisler, I agreed with his suggestion of posting a sample of the story for everyone to see. I feel the prologue is the best place to start because it needs no introduction.

 TWWD cover x500

Here is the same as what most literary agents and submission editors read before deciding if they want more. Now you are that agent.

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Looking to the Near Future

It is time for an update. (Sorry for the lack of pictures in this update.)

 

Through a bit of good luck, I have been invited to assist the writing team for the film production company, Man vs. Film. There is a 48-hour film festival and I’ve been asked to help on that project. The premier will be shown at the Hollywood Theater in Portland, Oregon, on August 6th and 7th. (Follow the links for more information.)

 

Through a bit of good luck, the revised edition of The Wrong Way Down (Book 1) was rejected by Hydra, (an imprint of Random House.) The truth is, although I don’t want the extra work required for self-publishing, I do want  books to be released faster than what a big publishing house could present. I’ve taken their lack of appreciation for TWWD as a blessing in disguise. After Damnation Books, I’m not sure how much control of my work I want to give to other people. I’m expecting to see a book cover from the artist within the next couple weeks, and then I’ll begin the Kickstarter. I see no reason why the pre-release books can’t be ready before December 12th. I plan to release the book on March 1st, 2015.

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