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Three years ago today….

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Today marks an important day in the history of me as an author. A little company called Two Dudes, Brews & Books was founded. And even though both of the Two Dudes have moved onto other companies, I thought it was important to at least remember the occasion anyway.

And speaking of Two Dudes, the new paperback covers for Paranormal Contact Volumes 1, 2 and 3 will be available sometime in the next 24 hours. I thought about changing them over to reflect my new company, but the series was printed under the Two Dudes company, and that’s where they should stay.

I am considering releasing the entire Paranormal Contact series in one book. Is that something people would be interested in? I would throw in a new short story in there as well. Let me know!

And there will be some serious writing done a little later today for the first book of mine that will be released under Wicked Good Time Publishing.  I’m trying to convince Austin that he should release The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants in paperback as well. He’s wavering, I think!

Have a good Sunday everybody!

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Various Updates October 2017

There was a part of me that was going to break from my normal blog posts.  I almost wrote a Hot Button Topic Blog similar to what would have been said on that old podcast I used to do to describe how I feel about America these days. But I won’t go into that. There’s a time and a place for it, and I don’t think my blog mostly about books is the place for it. But make no mistake about it, it is the time to discuss things. You want to know how I feel? Hit me up. I’ll tell you exactly how I feel.

What I will say is this…. Last year I started writing a book that was going to be ultra violent. It would have been unlike any of my other books previous. But I stopped and looked at the world as it was. You don’t need to read a book about violence. Because all you have to do is turn on the news. I refused to contribute to it. Maybe there will be a time that I will revisit that book, because I was enjoying it. But I am glad that I stopped it when I did.

Today would have been the day that I would have released the new covers for the paperback books for Paranormal Contact, but I’m having a hard time connecting to the website that would have released them. So it looks like that venture is on hold for a little bit. I will let you know when the new covers will be available when I know.

I’m at a loss for words about the death of Tom Petty last week. I’ve always been a fan of him. I had just gotten off of work on Monday and I wanted to see what was happening in the world. So I logged onto social media. One of the first posts I saw made my jaw drop. “Oh no. Not Tom Petty.”

So later today or tomorrow I will be doing a special top 5 of best Tom Petty songs.

State Of Sales September 2017

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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!

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!

 

A Tale of Two Covers

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Good Thursday afternoon. How’s everyone doing today? I’m in the stretch run of my book. I’m so excited!

Normally by this point, I have released a book cover and several excerpts from a book. As I have mentioned several times I’m being secretive with this one.

Last week, I revealed two possible covers during an event on Facebook. I have gotten several good comments about both. But I am still undecided on which cover to use. So I thought I would bring both covers to you for your review.

The first cover was designed by my business partner Jeremy Croston. What do you think of this great cover?

Possible Time Traveler's Journal cover

And then there’s the cover that I designed.

Time Traveler Font 2 attempt

Both covers are similar in design. They both feature paper designed to look old. I am half tempted to do one as the paperback cover and one as the e-kindle.

But before I make a decision, if you have an opinion on either covers, let me know. I’m definitely looking for feedback. Which cover jumps out at you most?

Until then, thank you for your time and have a good one everyone!

My Three Books

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Oh graphics department. You’re so silly! This is now the seventh logo you’ve designed for me! Don’t get me wrong! I appreciate the effort. Oh well.

So with my third book coming out last week I thought I would just make a little blog showing my three covers. Which one do you like best?

Official Book Cover - Everything Comes Full Circle

And while I’m at it, I will give you a little description. Just in case you missed it. Because I’m not against selfless promotion.

Everything Comes Full Circle is a comedy drama about a small New England school who reunites the cast of the most successful show in school history to perform the show nine years later. The school finally has a new auditorium to perform in so they want to open it up with style. They find that no matter how long they have been a part, they fell right back into the same old cliques and same behavior they had back in high school

Paranormal Contact

The first in a planned trilogy. Four friends in need of excitement set off in a paranormal contest. Jason and Greg are trying to prove ghosts exist. Shawn and Brad are trying to prove aliens exist. Will either group find what they are looking for? And what else will they find along the way?

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Jason, Tanya, Katie and Greg are back in the second installment in the Paranormal Contact Series. This time they travel to St. Augustine Florida. They meet some locals that set them up on a case that is very personal. In the sequel everything is increased. What will they find by the old Lighthouse? Or I guess the better question will be who will they find?