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Welcome to my Wordpress page. I'm an independent author under the Two Dudes, Brews & Books label. So far I have four books out ranging from comedy/drama to science fiction. Check out Everything Comes Full Circle, Paranormal Contact Vol. 1 & 2, and The Time Traveler's Journal. I also contributed a story to Twisted & Sinful Stories. My blog serves as an inside look at my books as well as me, the author. There will be updates and comedy, plus some other material as well.

State Of Sales September 2017

State Of Sales

Welcome back everyone! It’s the first of the month so it’s time to take a look at some sales numbers. Yeah, just what everyone wanted. So exciting right? Yes, that’s full sarcasm.

So I have some good news and bad news. At least for me anyway. The good news is I had six sales this month. The bad news is they are all from one title. I would prefer to split them up a little bit, but that’s not the case.

And it’s no surprise that the big winner this month is Twisted & Sinful Stories. I have stated many times that it’s the been the most popular book to be released from Two Dudes, Brews & Books publishing.

It has sales in 7 of the previous 9 months of the year. More importantly if we get two more sales, it will hit a pretty cool milestone. 200 people would have purchased the book. So yeah, all four of the authors in this one should be pretty proud of that number.

Moving on from the State Of Sales, the Kindle versions of Paranormal Contact are available once with the new covers. So you should go check those out on Amazon. Next week I will see what I can do about getting them available for paperback as well.

I’ll be back later in the week with a top 5 or something, I’m overdue for one of those. In the mean time have a good one everybody!

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Paranormal Contact On Hold – Kindle Version

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Happy Friday everyone. Hope you have plans to have a Wicked Good Time this weekend.  Just wanted to stop by and give you a little bit of an update. If you were looking to get the Paranormal Contact series on Kindle today, I’m sorry to tell you that you can’t. The Paranormal Contact Series is being withheld for a few days while the Kindle versions update to the brand new and bad ass covers that were designed by Wicked Good Time Publishing. I will certainly let you know when all three are available.

You want to see one of the new covers? Here you go!

Paranormal Contact Vol 1 Redesign

It is very similar to the original cover as far as the design goes, but I think it adds a little bit more to the spooky nature of it.

Speaking of Wicked Good Time Publishing, we are in talks to bring on a few new authors to publish with us. We are very excited about this. The more people we have, the more people will be talking about us. So that’s always a good thing.

CKCC Spotlight

We are back in the Club Kayfabe Creative Community (CKCC) Spotlight. We recently talked about a wrestling podcast in the group, but now we are talking about another. Take a listen to Wrestling With Fanboy Mark Jabroni’s Ring Rust.  Mark has been a lifelong fan and is very knowledgeable. Check him out!

UPDATE: PC Covers

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Happy Monday morning everybody. Yeah I know. I feel the same way.

I just wanted to give you a quick update. All three of the Paranormal Contact covers will be changing next week. I got together with the team at Wicked Good Time Publishing and came up with three new covers. So I think it will be easier to change the Kindle version first, so expect that this weekend. And then I will roll out the paperback covers after that.

I’m very happy with the new covers. It adds a little bit more of my personality in the covers, I think. I’m also looking to possibly update the Everything Comes Full Circle cover as well. I will keep you posted on that as well.

Have a good work week everybody! Hang in there!

 

Winners Announced

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So as many of you know my book Paranormal Contact Vol. 3 was up for the best Paranormal Book in the Summer Indie Book Awards from Metamorph Publishing. Well, the winners were announced this week!

I didn’t win. That’s okay. As the old saying goes it’ was just an honor to be nominated, and it was.  Would I like to have won? Of course I would have. It wasn’t written in the stars for me to win though.

I’d like to congratulate Nicky Charles for the book “Deceit Can Be Deadly” which won in my category.  I might have to go check out the book!

There will be an update later in next week about the progress of my next book. In the mean time have a good one everybody!

Happy Labor Day + Updates

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Happy Labor Day everyone. If you were one of the lucky people to get a three day weekend I hope you are able to enjoy it. I know I am!

It’s been almost a year since my last book release. I’m not proud of it. But I have no one to blame but myself. But I’m hard at work with my next book. I’m hoping that I can have it released by the end of the year. If it’s not released in December, then it will be an early 2018 release. This book will not be in the paranormal realm at it. It’s more Everything Comes Full Circle, then anything else. A bit comedy, a bit drama and all about relationships. It also does focus on a reunion. I seem to have a soft spots for those. But this is quite different though.

This will be my first release under a new book label. It will be released under Wicked Good Time Publishing.

While I’m temporarily stepping away from the world of the paranormal, it’s just that. Temporarily. I’m kicking around some ideas for future releases that take me back into either The Time Traveler’s World or back to Paranormal Contact.  I haven’t yet decided what will be my follow up to this right now. But you know I will let you know as well.

If you haven’t had a chance to vote yet for Paranormal Contact Vol. 3, please do me a favor and vote. You can vote for the next week every single day! Sure they spelled my name wrong. With a name like Trelewicz, are we really surprised? Maybe the next book should be under Treleqicz as an inside joke?

If there are any authors who need a little free publicity, feel free to message me. I’m looking to do some more Authors Helping Authors. Whatever I can do to help other Independent Authors, I’m glad to do. Let me know if I can help you!

In the mean time, have a good one everybody!

State Of Sales August 2017

State Of Sales

Happy Friday evening everybody. There is definitely a chill in the air. It’s almost Halloween time, the perfect time to pick up a spooky book. Or Three! Like Paranormal Contact? Shameless plug, I know.

I did a free sale this week for Paranormal Contact Vol. 3 since it’s up for a Summer Indie Book award hoping it would drive sales through the roof. It didn’t. That’s fine.

Once again the big winner of the month is Twisted & Sinful Stories. It has been the most popular book as far as actual sales goes so far. And that has little to do with me as it does have to do with Jeremy and Morganna and Jack. All of us should be pretty proud of the book.

CKCC Spotlight

 

Oooh, new graphic for a feature! Club Kayfabe Creative Community is awesome bunch of guys and girls showcasing their works. I’m a proud member of the group. It’s been a few weeks since I turned the spotlight on them, so now’s a good time to do that. And why not talk about the podcast that started it all. It used to just be the Club Kayfabe Podcast, but it was recently rebranded as Club Kayfabe WrestleTalk. Every week Chris, Dan and Glenn talk about everything in the ring. It’s not just WWE talk, as they talk Lucha Underground and GFW sometimes too. If you’re a fan, you should listen in and join the group on Facebook. There’s a game every week that’s guaranteed to make you laugh. Plus I’m winning the game right now. Can I hold on for the next 3 months? Only one way to find out!

Come back this weekend and there will be a new blog. About what? Excellent question. I’ll let you know!

Best Paranormal Voting – Polls Open

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Today is the day! Voting is open for Paranormal Contact Vol. 3 in Metamorph Publishing’s Summer Indie Book Awards.

You are able to vote once a day per device. You will notice that they did spell my name wrong on the Poll Maker. That’s fine. You can help make it right! I want to go from an award nominated author to an award winning author. I would greatly appreciate it!

https://www.poll-maker.com/poll954024x598a0Fe6-40

Later today there will be a State of Sales update as well and a CKCCOnline Focus as well. See you then!