To catch you up, I’m cruising along on the third Jackrabbit Junction Mystery Series book, THE GREAT JACKALOPE STAMPEDE. The goal is to finish with the first draft in early November and have the final ebook version available on multiple sales platforms (Amazon, B &N, Kobo, and iStore) by early January 2014.
So far, the first draft readers are having a fun time getting to know Claire’s older sister, Ronnie. As usual, Claire (and Ronnie, Mac, and Kate) are stirring up more trouble and laughter down in the desert. I look forward to sharing the cover of this soon-to-be-released book next month with more original art from my brother, C.S. Kunkle, and my talented graphic artist, Sharon Benton.
A couple of months ago, Amazon’s printed book division (CreateSpace) contacted me and asked if I’d like to work with them on getting my two “Deadwood Shorts” short stories available in print. I took them up on their offer and low and behold, Deadwood Shorts is now available on Amazon for those of you who like to hold books in your hands. It will be distributed to other vendors, such as Barnes & Noble (online print book sales) in the next few months.
This 80+ page book has all of the contents from both “Seeing Trouble” and “Boot Points.” All of the images included are in color, just as they were in the ebook format. For those of you who buy a printed copy of this book, I would be happy to mail you an autographed book plate if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name to which you would like me to sign the book and an address where I should send the book plate. What is a book plate, you ask? It’s a sticker that I sign/personalize for you and then send to you to stick inside the cover of your book. Below is a slightly blurry picture of it (or maybe I’ve just been drinking too much caffeine lately).
I will be heading to the Emerald City Writers Conference this coming weekend to give several workshops on writing and marketing. I am also participating in a 100+ author book signing on October 19th from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Here is the link for the book signing if any of you live close to Bellevue, Washington and are interested in coming to buy some books and get them autographed from some of these authors: http://www.gsrwa.org/bookfairInfo.php
I’d love to see you there if you can make it!
With Halloween just around the corner here in the U.S., I thought I’d have another poster contest with a monster theme. To enter the drawing to win the autographed Transylvania Chapter poster from the NW Ohio Book Signing Tour this last summer, visit: www.anncharles.com. To be entered into the drawing, name the book displayed on the easel in the poster under the Post a Comment section (below the picture of the Autographed Poster in the contest blog post).
The drawing for two winners will be held November 1, 2013.
I hope you all are enjoying the start of fall, whether it has brought you rain, snow, sunshine, or crazy witches on flying brooms. As for me, I’m going to get back to work writing the final ten chapters of THE GREAT JACKALOPE STAMPEDE.
Until next time, try to stay out of trouble!
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