Monthly Archives: May 2014

RIP: Touch now permanently free on Amazon

RIP-1-Touch.jpgAmazon has price matched.

That means you can download the first RIP novelette for FREE.

Barnes & Noble and Smashwords already had it free, but now Kindle users have the option.

RIP: Touch is the first of four novelettes that appear in RIP: Choices After Death. So now you can read the beginning of the book at no charge, fall in love with the story, and then come back for the rest.

I’m such a manipulative so-and-so, aren’t I?

I’m now a certified group fitness instructor

I went ahead and earned my certification to teach exercise in a group setting, just like you’d expect of any author.

I enrolled in the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America’s group exercise instructor certification class as a back-up plan before I was hired as the editor of a community newspaper. Since I had paid for the course and had started studying, I figured I might as well see it through.

My passing score and AFAA certificate arrived in the mail the other weekend, proving I’m certifiable.

I have no idea when I’ll ever make use of it. My day job doesn’t lend itself to part-time moonlighting, and I’ve already been neglecting the marketing of my books. But it sure feels nice to have.

This really came about following my stint as a martial arts instructor last year—something else you naturally assume every author and editor has on his resume. Continue reading

Win a signed paperback of RIP!

I turn 31 this month. Know what that means?RIP-V1-final.jpg

Time to give away one free paperback copy of RIP: Choices After Death! (What? Not 31 copies? Sticking to the ones place is much more affordable, thank you.) My birthday, but you get the gift. Ain’t I swell?

I’ll even autograph it, and believe me, my signature is worth precisely the ink it takes to write it. (Anyone know what ink is worth???)

This is the first time I’ve ever done this. Sure, I’ve given away several e-books, but that’s as easy as sending an email. For this, I will take a special trip to my friendly neighborhood Post Office and place the specially autographed paperback in the care of a United States Postal Service employee, who will then initiate a process that sends this intrepid paperback on an epic cross-country journey.

The book, however, will stick to the continental U.S. It’s not that intrepid, and I am that cheap.

Now if only we could find some impartial arbiter to select a winner…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That should do it. Enter by “liking” me on Facebook or adding RIP to your Goodreads shelf.

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