With the release of The Italian Screwjob, book four in The Many Travails of John Smith, just one week away, I thought it might be fun to both remind you all of who our principal players are… and to introduce you to a few of the many, many, many new characters that will make their appearance in this book. I hope you’ll love (or hate) the newcomers as much as I do! Now, without further ado, let’s meet the cast of The Italian Screwjob!
The Italian Screwjob is the fourth book of The Many Travails of John Smith. That means more adventures for our affable everyman, more supernatural hijinks, more drama, trauma, and Obama (technically, anyway… the book is set in 2015), and especially more of the chapter subtitles readers know and love.
A subject that pops up from time to time in self-publishing circles is pricing. How much is too much? Is there even such a thing as too cheap? Do readers treat free books differently than they would books they have to buy? And is there even such a thing as a consensus opinion these days?
The truth is that there are a lot of factors that go into a pricing decision and many of those factors are external in nature. With the release of The Italian Screwjob somehow only two weeks away, I thought I’d take you all on a quick trip through the modern day theme park ride that is my strategy for pricing.
It’s been ten days since One Tin Soldier‘s release, which somehow means Thanksgiving is less than a week away, Christmas is less than five, and it’ll be 2053 before we know it. As ever, time has no real meaning anymore. Still, it seemed like a good time to look back at the release and to…
The last two days passed in a blur. Holding Tessa. Meditating out on the bench overlooking the Pacific. Eating the cupcakes Winter had made for Silt, Supersonic, and me, as if we were headed to our own funerals, already lost forever in the wind-stricken plains of the Badlands.
We had a week to get things together before Mammoth and the Mission left town. I spent most of it with Tessa, of course, each of us coming to grips with the reality that the next time we saw each other would be damn near Christmas.
I loathe being the center of attention. Maybe things were different back when my mom was still breathing, but if so, growing up in an orphanage had beaten the attention-seeker right out of me. Do what you have to, fight for what matters, and don’t back down from anyone, sure enough… but public speaking? Stepping out from the crowd, drawing every eye and sudden hushed whisper?
Not my idea of a party.
When I was five, my father murdered my mom.
Shit only got worse from there.
One Tin Soldier, the last book in my The Murder of Crows trilogy, launches November 9th, 2021! I’m counting down to its release by sharing sample chapters, advance reviews, content warnings, and whatever else seems fun. Today, we’ll start at the beginning. And because this book is just a bit different than the first two,…
I am thrilled to announce that Ghost of a Chance, the next book in my comedic urban fantasy series, The Many Travails of John Smith, is now available! Release days are kind of like birthdays, except you sometimes get to have more than one of them a year… and there’s almost never any cake.