Thursday, March 30, 2017

Reviewer Campaign for A WORLD WITHOUT YOU!

The hardcover!
One of the most important things a book needs to survive in the competitive market of publishing today is reviews. Most readers will check out a book's reviews before deciding whether or not to take the plunge on the book, and even if sales are doing well for a book, they do better with more reviews, specifically at powerhouse Amazon, where people tend to check reviews regardless of whether or not they buy the book.

A World Without You is coming out in paperback in June, and before that happens, I'd love for it to have 50 reviews. Why 50? Because at fifty reviews, Amazon gives the algorithms a little boost, making sure the book shows up higher on people's searches.

I need your help. If you've read the book and can spare a few minutes to give it a review, that will help immensely. And to encourage people who've not read the book yet to give a review, I'm holding a giveaway below. 

I'm giving away FIVE signed, hardcover copies of A World Without You. There are several ways to earn additional entries, but to enter, you need to:

  1. Enter your mailing address
  2. Promise to review the book on Amazon as soon as you can. NOTE: It does not have to be a positive review, just an honest one. 
  3. Give the book to a friend and ask them to review it. 
The new paperback cover!
Of course, in case you want to keep the signed hardcover for yourself, I'm also including a signed bookplate and extra swag for both you and your friend--may I suggest gifting your friend a copy of the paperback, which is on sale for just $5 right now

In addition to sending out five books to random winners, I am also going to mail a swag pack of two signed bookplates (one for you, and one for a friend) and a few extra goodies to 25 additional readers. So 30 people are going to have prizes shipped right to them! 

Have you already reviewed the book on Amazon? Thank you! You can still enter as normal by promising to ask a friend to review it as well. 

And yes, this is open internationally! Entries close April 7th, prizes will be mailed by mid-April. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

For those who love writing...

Valentine's Day is all about love, but when you love books and writing more than as much as some people, let's celebrate them instead!

In my recent newsletter, I talked about some of the books that I've been in love with lately, but today I want to talk about the other side of the books--writing them!

There's a reason why I named my writing and publishing advice books "Paper Hearts"--because writing is so close to our hearts, and it's something you have to love in order to create. So to celebrate that love, I'm going to give 100 aspiring writers a prize--a swag pack with tips on writing advice, resources, and more--and I'll be sending on random winner a signed copy of all three Paper Hearts books.

To enter, all you have to do is fill out the form below. That's it. No hoops to jump through, no strict requirements. I've got a program that will randomize the entries and print 101 labels for me, and I'll slap them on the envelopes of the swag packs and the box of signed books.

While it's not a requirement to enter, please consider sharing with the other writers in your life!

This giveaway is open throughout the month of February and prizes will be mailed out in early March.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Upcoming Events

If you're in the Chicago area, come see me as guest of honor at the Capricon sci fi and fantasy convention! This fantastic convention has a long roster of amazing panels and events, and is perfect for anyone who likes fiction.

You can find out more information here, and I highly recommend you check them out!!

Where: Chicago area, Westin Chicago North Shore
When: Feb 16-19
Who: Me and tons of over authors and experts on sff!

I'll also be visiting a local school in the area, and I should have some extra special swag to share, so make sure you stop by and say hello!


If you're in the Greenville, SC area, come see me in Six Wakes, and all things weird and wonderful. All the details are here.
conversation with author Mur Lafferty at the beautiful MJudson Bookshop in downtown Greenville. We'll be talking about Mur's latest book,

Where: MJudson Books, downtown Greenville, SC
When: February 21
Who: Me and Mur Lafferty

Nashville, TN area people should absolutely check out the SE-YA book festival! Now in it's second year, this book festival promises to bring together all the best readers and authors in one epic event. Personally, I'm bringing an extra suitcase for all the books I'll be buying. More info!

Where: MTSU Campus in Murfeesboro, TN
When: March 10-11
Who: Um, a ton of authors, seriously, it's a lot


There's a ton of stuff to do in Orlando, FL, but the cool kids will all be at this year's Apollycon! The book convention has a ton of your favorite authors getting together for an amazing series of parties and signings and panels and more! This one also features a virtual signing, so if you need to buy books but can't make it to the event, you still can! Info here!

Where: Doubletree Hilton Hotel at the entrance at Universal Orlando
When: March 24-25
Who: Like, seriously a bunch of authors