Monday, December 26, 2011

New Book Released-The Occupiers

I just wanted everyone to know that my latest book, The Occupiers, is now available for the Kindle and other ebook readers. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

The Occupiers is a fictional look at what would be possible is the current protests movements throughout the United States turned their energy toward creating a political movement in an effort to see them take over Congress, much as the Tea Party was successful in doing.

In this novelette, we follow the leadership of the new Occupy Party as they attempt to strive for the highest office in the land. Powerful forces in both of the existing parties are not happy with their efforts, and they are willing to risk it all in order to retain their ownership on the political process.

No matter what your political persuasion, this book is intended to show all of us how it is possible for a movement to develop into a means for making a difference, just as we saw in the sixties and even in recent years.

This is a fun fast read of about 6,800 words, and the storyline moves quickly. Written by the same author as Range War and Diary of a Zombie.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Free Ebook

I know a lot of people tend to stay with authors that they know. I am guilty of that many times as well. I just wanted to let you all know of an opportunity. Amazon Prime member can now get a copy of Range War for free if you pick it up today. The is the first book in the Saugatuck trilogy, and I hope you enjoy it.

Range War follows Sheriff Sam Stevenson as he struggles to maintain order with the coming of a railroad to his town. Two very powerful ranchers are attempting to split the town in two and consolidate theri power in the town, as the only true friend that Sam has is the local minister, Ely. Before this is over, Sam is forced to confront a frogotten period in his past, and the result may affect his future in the town.

This is a one day promotional offer, and I hope you can take advantage of it.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Writing Project

I just wanted you guys to know that I have just started a new exciting project. I have taken a break from my usual writing fare to work on a project based on a fictional account of the Ninety Nine Movement, a look at what may be possible if they succeed in making a difference. The book is written as an observer, looking at what would happen if they were able to morph into a political movement in the future.

This project is still in the early stages, and the project may morph several times, but I wanted you to be aware of what is potentially on the horizon. The working title of this book is The Occupiers, and I hope to have to story completed by the end of the year.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Book Released

Well, the second book in the Saugatuck Trilogy has just been released, and it should be available on Amazon on Friday, December 2, 2011.

In this book, Sheriff Sam Stevenson returns to face a different kind of with no sense of evil. This times, things are different. Not only does he need to try to keep a lid on things, but this time, the outlaw has decided to target his family. Things are different. When forced to make decision between his badge and keeping his family safe, there is no choice. Revenge is a dish best served cold, and Sam is ready to dish things up.

Along with the outlaws, Sam also has to deal with the presence of a bounty hunter that has come to town. Just what he needs at a time like this. A former lawmen trading a badge for easy money.

This is his biggest challenge yet, and we will have to see if the town or the young sheriff survives the struggle.

I hope you guys enjoy this one.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Motivation Behind Diary of a Zombie

Most of my writing has been in the area of westerns, although I occasionally dabble in other areas of fiction as well. This book was my first attempt at the zombie genre, but I wanted to take it in a new direction. Most zombie books that I had read revolved around the slow, lumbering moaning undead, along with a lot of gore. I felt that was too limiting, and I felt there was room for a thinking man's zombie book.

That is where the idea for this novella came from. I wrote this book as a series of letters that were written to the mortal world by the leader of the zombies, with the mortal world as the intended audience. Although this is in the genre of horror, the intent is also to make us take a step back and think. Maybe it is not they that are the monster.

Thanks again to all of you that have made Diary of a Zombie a successful release. I was hoping there was room for a different type of zombie story, and you proved me right.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Western on Sale

With the large number of people that recently picked up one of the new Kindles or other ereaders, I decided to offer a deal to you. In order to give you a fun read to put on your new device, I am now offering my western, Unlikely Trio, for only 99 cents a copy. I plan on leaving this price for at least the next week or so, but if the response is good, I may leave that as the permanent price.

Think back to the days of the pulp fiction western. This book seeks to recreate that era. A quick fun read of only about 8,500 words.

Three men are close friends, despite their different backgrounds. One is a lawman, one is a gambler, and the third is a man that tinkers on both sides of the law when times call for it. Now toss in a down on her luck girl with her cap set for the gambler and sparks are bound the fly.

The lawman wants to gather up the team to go after five outlaws who shot up a gambling hall and killed a barmaid. Certain things cannot be allowed to stand, and the death of a woman is one of them. Although the lawman wants to bring them back for trial, the gambler has vengeance on his mind.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Kindle Fire is One Hot Tablet

As much as I was attracted to the Kindle Fire when it was first announced, I continue to be stunned by the projected sales numbers. It is estimated by some accounts that six million units will be in the hands of users by the end of 2011.

This could be somewhat of a risk to the iPad if only in one regard. The Kindle Fire doesn't try to do too much. They took the most common features that people look for in a table, and packaged it into a small form factor that is large enough to be usage, and small enough to be portable. Most people do not need or want a fully functional tablet. According to studies, the most common things people want to do on this form factor is read books, browse the Internet, email, watch videos, and mild gaming. Amazon was able to do this while still keeping the price very affordable.

There has been some questions over whether or not Amazon is making any money on the product, but they are thinking long term. Even if they sell at a loss, Amazon knows that people are going to buy media to consume on the product, and long term it will be more profitable than their traditional channels. No warehouse space needed for the media, just some computer files. Think about how cool it will be to carry entertainment for a trip in your pocket or purse.