Almost 8 years ago, I wrote my first book, Johnny Came Home, a novel about people who develop super powers in a West Virginia town. I’m very proud of that book and perhaps one day I’ll get around to writing the sequel. It’s been described as the “X-Men meets James Bond with, believe it or … More Celebrate National Superhero Day with a Free Book!
Luckbane, the first book in the Impworld/Øtherworld series, was the second published book I ever wrote. As fate would have it, Luckbane was published on Friday the 13th of ’13. The germ of what became Øtherworld was sparked back in the mid-90s when my then-future wife and I got bored with the dice-driven role-playing games … More Soulbright: An Introduction
Update 7/1/18: Both Luckbane and Soulbright are now back on track. Today I received the following email: “Hello Tony, Thank you for reaching out We have reviewed your response and can confirm that your book complies with our guidelines. We had incorrectly suppressed your title in error and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you … More In Which the Createspace Content Validation Request Team Suppresses My Newest Book
I know that some of you were disappointed that I didn’t publish a book in the Fall of 2017, like I predicted. I was also frustrated with my lack of progress on Soulbright, mostly because I have published at least one book a year since 2012. (Technically, my average remains intact because I did publish … More What I’m Working On Now
In 2008, I was hopelessly stuck on a novel I’d been writing for about half a decade. That novel would later emerge as Luckbane, the first book of the Impworld/Otherworld series. As many of you know, I decided to put the book on hold for a bit. My progress had been painfully slow, bogged down by … More Why I’m Giving Nanowrimo Another Shot
Believe it or not, this September 28th will be the fifth anniversary of the publication of my first book Johnny Came Home. For those of you who haven’t yet read this book, this is the action-packed tale of kids who develop super powers and a fictional town here in my home state of West Virginia. … More A Goodreads Book Giveaway and a Few Other Things
Ok, Folks! There are only ten days left until Christmas, so it is officially time for my obligate Christmas sales pitch. It has to happen. It needs to happen. And I think you’ll thank me for it. In the hopes of enticing you to buy one my books for a deserving someone in your life … More 2016 Christmas Kindle Sale & Holiday Guide
At long last, Amazon has heard my pleas to price match the Kindle version of Dreadknights: For the Love of the Game with the other ebook versions I have available pretty much everywhere else, so [drum roll please] Dreadknights is now free everywhere! Free on Amazon. Free on Smashwords. Free on Lulu. Free everywhere else. … More The eBook Versions of Dreadknights are Free (also a book excerpt)
Ok, it’s no secret that Smashwords uses an ebook converter called the Meatgrinder, and that books that go through the Meatgrinder must stringently adhere to the massive tome known as the Smashwords Style Guide. Those of us who’ve had to use it know how frustrating it can be! I’ve gone nuclear in more than one … More In which Mark Coker issues me a friendly challenge… and I learn something.
Dreadknights is nearing completion, so I thought that now might be the perfect time to give you an excerpt. This excerpt is also found in the back of the newest print edition of Johnny Came Home: Chapter 1 – Next of Rank Christine Johannsen growled in frustration as she was forced to duck for cover … More Excerpt: First Three Chapters of Dreadknights