So, last you heard from me, I was getting ready to go in for VNS replacement surgery. The surgery took place last Friday and was successful. I have been unable to do much writing on the PC without the use of my left arm, so I have been more quiet than normal.
So, what else have I been doing since then?
Oh, not much. Just this:
Malum Non Dormita
Yes, it is true: Evil Never Sleeps. And neither do I, even while supposedly recovering from surgery. Instead, I have been working feverishly with the editorial staff at Fiction Vortex to get our baby to the printers.
That’s right: the printers.
In two weeks, we will be releasing the print version of the Ash Falls Sampler. The lovely, oversized tome contains all five of the first episodes of the current storylines from the Ash Falls Storyverse. Anyone wanting to explore the different “origin stories” for our current tales will have them all in one attractive volume, suitable for bookshelves, coffee tables, and spider-squashing.
Many of you will recognize that this is similar to the NoiseTrade e-book we released a few months back. This tome contains all the material that went out in our NoiseTrade version with a couple of pieces of short fiction to boot! We’ve included Joe Mankowski’s “Rodolfo’s Pizzeria”, as well as my own “Walk in the Shadows”, just as a bonus to those who want to own a physical book to accompany the one on their e-reader.
And, yes, all our proofs, edits, and revisions took place this last week. While I was recovering from surgery.
How, you ask?
By doing all the work one-handed on my phone. Much to the chagrin of my caregiver and delight of my editor at Fiction Vortex.
Because, how could I not, right?
Everything else came to a screeching halt, really. No studying for my upcoming certification exam. No creation of new blog posts or fiction. Certainly no video gaming.
And not much sleep, either.
But I couldn’t be prouder of the result. All our authors, gathered inside the covers of one (large-ish) manuscript, ready to draw you in to the world of Ash Falls.
The Nuts And Bolts
Now, how does the adoring public go about getting ahold of one of these fabulous manuscripts?
As I said, the book “goes live” as of August 4, 2017. It is retailing at $14.99. For the readers of Misdirected, I am willing to charge a whopping $.01 for shipping, bringing your total to $15.00 even.
Heck, I am even willing to add a signature to “my” section of the book, for those so inclined. Getting sigs from the other authors might be a bit problematic since it would involve tracking them down across the country (and in England, in the case of Mr. Cotterrill.) But I am willing to do my part!
Anyone interested should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to work out the details. Paypal seems the most likely avenue, to protect both sides of the transaction.
Also, as a reminder, any of you that have been supporting us on Patreon at the $20/month level will get a copy of the book for free, just because you are awesome like that.
One Last Thing…
Oh, yeah, by the way:
We’ll be doing this again in August for the print release of Inheritance!
Now, I am not able to discount the Sampler, since mine is not the only name on the cover.
But anyone interested in pre-ordering Inheritance can get it at a pre-publication price of $10+shipping !!
Again, if you are interested, just drop me a line and we will set up the details.
Thanks for supporting Misdirected and my other writings. We’ll catch you all again Real Soon!
Meanwhile, I Am Off To Go Put An Ice Pack On My Shoulder,