Holy cow! This has been an exciting week.
For starters, Failstate has released! It actually became available for purchase this past Saturday, which was technically a day early, but that's still cool! As of right now, there's really only one way to order the book, which is directly from the publisher. So if you want to get your hands on my debut novel, head on over to Marcher Lord Press and get your copy now! If you need any extra persuasion to do so, check out what Publishers Weekly had to say about it. It's the first starred review a Marcher Lord Press book has ever received. For those of you with e-readers, the ebook version will release soon, but for now, you can get my debut novel shipped to you in a few days!
But that's not all the publishing news that I have. Far from it.
Today also marks the start of the Memory Eater Kickstarter campaign. A few months back, I saw a notice saying that someone was putting together a short story anthology that centered around a device that could erase memories. That sparked my imagination and I set to work on two short stories for it. One didn't make it in, but "Satisfaction Guaranteed" did!
After the editor had put together the anthology, he shopped it around to a few houses. In the end, he chose to use the Kickstarter website to finance the anthology's release. For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it's a way for artists, authors, filmmakers, game developers, and others to find financing for their projects. You can contribute as much or as little as you want and you usually get cool rewards for doing so.
So if you want, please head over to the Memory Eater Kickstarter page and consider contributing some money to the project. If you contribute enough, you can get a physical copy of the book. I've already thrown in my support, please join me!
And finally, let's not forget about the Spirited anthology! Quite a while ago, a friend of mine sent me word about this YA short story anthology, a collection of spooky stories. I wrote one entitled "The Night Queen," a story about a wrecked spaceship and the folks who try to salvage it. It was my first attempt at "spooky."
Anyway, all the proceeds go to 826 National, a literacy charity. You can purchase this one for your Nook or Kindle. Or you can order a physical copy of the book if you want. No matter what, the proceeds go to a worthy cause.