Review Request Campaign

19 Jun

Reviews Needed

I’ve started a massive book review campaign. Over the next several days I will be mass emailing potential readers to one, read my novels, and two, kindly leave a review. If you’ve received an email from me, it’s honest, and hopefully not annoying.

Independent authors are dependent on reviews. See the irony there? Can’t write that stuff. If you’ve read my novels please take the time to leave a review on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Goodreads, or wherever you like. They make a massive difference on visibility and sales. Reviews lead to greater prominence on Amazon, and that leads to more sales, and more sales leads to me writing more.

As an aside, I used to have many more five star reviews for my first novel, Duilleog. Inexplicably Amazon took down about 5 of them. No warnings or reasons provided. I’ve since read many explanations but nothing makes sense to me. It is annoying.

Inspirations

You probably won’t believe me but there comes a moment whilst writing when great ideas and storyline events happen and the world lines up and you are pretty impressed with yourself. That’s why I write – for those moments. Doesn’t matter how well you outline – something new and wonderful will come to mind and next thing you know you’re immensely happy with yourself.

Update on Stoc

I’m sorry to admit that I am severely behind with Volume 3 of the New Druids series. I am still fully employed in the military and work is draining me at the moment. I’m trying to make a change in my work and life and that has my focus. End of summer is my goal for release. Certainly by mid-August. I’m pleased with the story and the outline and the writing is much easier this third time around. It’s now all about getting ink on paper (or bits on screens) and forming sentences, paragraphs, chapters, and worlds. I’ll be in PEI this summer fishing on a lake [yes, there are lakes in PEI] and I expect to crunch out the remainder of the novel.

Ciao!

Canadian Military Family Magazine

20 Mar

I am pleased to report that the Canadian Military Family Magazine (cmfmag.ca) has done a piece on me under their Avid Reader section. It’s a lovely two paged glossy write up with a section on me and a section where I got to recommend novels that inspire me. I have no idea where you can get the magazine if you are interested – especially outside of Canada. I do know in Barrhaven you can pick it up at the Sobey’s Grocery Store for free by the door. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen the latest issue there yet.

Here’s a pic of the inside. Sure hope this is legal to post here!

Ottawa Bytown Market

27 Jul

For anyone in Ottawa: I will be selling trade paperbacks versions of The New Druids series novels Duilleog and Craobh on August 7th from 10am to 4pm at the Ottawa Bytown Market. I will be happily signing them as well. The Bytown Market is a thriving business area and hosts a wide variety of vendors and the like. The City of Ottawa graciously provides an area for Ottawa authors to sell their novels. Free for the asking for vendor space.

The following week on August 13th, I will be at the Author’s Market at the Ottawa Parkdale outdoor market from 10am to 4pm (provided I have books left to sell). This is another City of Ottawa run event and they have provided me space with any other Ottawa author who cares to participate.

If you were waiting for a chance to get your hands on the book and hate eBooks, this is your chance. I will only have two dozen of each novel so get there early and maybe do a little produce shopping at the surrounding booths.

I hope to see you there!

Lastly, I’ve chosen my logo! Thanks to everyone that voted!

Copper Penny Publishing Logo

Copper Penny Publishing Logo