8/16/13

Haven


I have a new novella out, another in the further adventures of Jake Bonner, called Haven. Here's the blurb:

Jake Bonner’s been hired by one of the richest men in the galaxy. This real-estate mogul wants to acquire Haven, a once-famed recreational planet. Haven was abandoned when the robots that served the visitors rebelled.

Are the robots still there? Jake’s job is to find out, and smooth the way for this grand acquisition. Of course, no job is ever that easy.

Will Haven be safe for Jake? Or will Haven be one Hell of a job?

The novella is available in print and as an ebook at your favorite bookseller. I hope you enjoy it!

8/13/13

Museum of World Treasures Signing


On Saturday, August 10, I went to the Museum of World Treasures in Wichita to do a signing for Kansas County Seat Conflicts. It was part of their Customer Appreciation Day.

I only sold one book, but I had a good time. I talked to one of the staffers for a good long while about interesting museums and ghost towns in the area. I also met two young teens who were aspiring writers and SF/F fans. I gave them information about Wattpad and about Encounters.

Unfortunately, I came down with a sinus bug that night. The congestion affected my equilibrium so much that on Sunday I was actually nauseous. As of today (Tuesday), I've improved enough to get to my desk and write this post.

I have a new novella out, so I'll try to post on that this weekend. I'm hoping I'll be over this bug by then.

8/5/13

Rivendell Book Signing


On Saturday, August 3, I had a signing at the Rivendell Bookstore in Abilene, Kansas.

I left the day before. I went through Lindsborg and Concordia, trying to drum up more interest in Kansas County Seat Conflicts. I don't know if I accomplished all that much.

The signing was also slow. I'd decided in advance to stay in Abilene Saturday night, as well as Friday. That allowed me to get to the store when it opened at 10 AM, and stay though the afternoon. There was a fair and rodeo going on in town that weekend, and the folks at the store were hoping that would bring in traffic.

It ended up being a slow day. Only one person came into the store and looked at my books. Others came into the store but passed me by. The folks running the store were happy to hear about area SF cons, and excited for Encounters; they're fans of Jim Butcher.

Still, it was a pleasant little trip. I have another signing on the 10th, and then nothing on the schedule till September. I am in the process of getting out another Jake Bonner novella; I'll let you know when it goes live.