So far…

“Everything Comes Full Circle” has been beating my expectations so far. Reviews, for the most part, have been good. And sales have been steady.

I want to thank everyone that has bought the book so far. If you told me a year ago I would be a published author, I’d probably laugh in your face. But it’s true.

I say reviews were good for the most part, because I dealt with my first negative review. The first thing you have to remember when you buy me book (for just .99 cents on Amazon) is that I am a first time writer. So there are going to be mistakes made. I wish there weren’t, but it’s true. I’d go back and fix them if I could. Instead, I have to learn from them as I move forward with my second book.

One of the critiques was something I knew would be an issue, and it’s something I addressed here not long ago. I tend to write more dialogue than anything else. It’s something I am working on for my second novel. More on that in my next blog.

If you were one of the people to buy my book (or are planning too) please leave me a review on either Amazon.com or Goodreads.com. I read everything that is written. You can also email me or tweet me as well.

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Today is the day that “Everything Comes Full Circle”..

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. Today is the day that “Everything Comes Full Circle” is released on Amazon for just .99 cents.

I hope that you will like what I have written. It is my first novel as I have mentioned many times. It’s got comedy. It’s got drama. It has a few surprises that I hope that you won’t expect. I just really hope that you will like it. To find out more, check out the link to “Everything Comes Full Circle“.

Sales have been more than I have expected, which is always a good thing! It has definitely gotten me pumped for my second book which is underway as we speak. I will keep you up to date about this one, but it is a complete 360 degree turn from my first.

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Readers of this blog may know that a friend of mine and I have created our own independent publishing company called “Two Dudes, Brews and Books‘. We have created a page on Facebook that you are welcome to join as well. We like to help new authors as well. I am not the only one with a new book out on the market. Jack Crosby has released a book under our label called “Death Among Us“. If you like books with demons, language, sex and violence, this book is for you. I just started reading it and I am enjoying it. I think you will too. Check it out!

The Release Date of “Everything Comes Full Circle”

Here it is…. I am very proud to announce that on Monday, February 2nd 2015 “Everything Comes Full Circle” will be released on Amazon as an eBook.

I am anxious for this date, anxious to see what people have to say about the book. I hope that everyone will enjoy it. I like to think the characters are well developed. I hope that you will feel a part of this ensemble group as they look to find the part of them they left behind in high school.

Interviewing my Business Partner

Good afternoon and welcome back. As it stands “Everything Comes Full Circle” is in the hands of my editors. I hope to have more information about the release soon!

In the mean time, I am proud to conduct a very special interview. A few months ago a friend of mine that I have known for many years and I decided to partner up and form our own independent publishing company called “Two Dudes, Brews and Books.” So ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Mr. Jeremy Croston.

Tell the readers a little about yourself:

Well, my name is Jeremy and I am a giant nerd, lol.  Books and beer are two of my favorite things and hence how I came to team up with you and created this crazy company!

Since the name of our company is two dudes, brews and books let me ask you about the first time you drank. Do you remember what it was?

It was on my twenty first birthday and it was a Bud-Light.  I remember the first drink was awful, but years later I came to appreciate a good beer.  (note: Bud-Light is NOT a good beer)

Do you remember when we used to chug beer at Jungle Jim’s? And for the readers’ sake, tell us who won?

I do remember those days and to the readers, let me tell you, there were no winners.  On those nights, we were all losers, haha! (Editor’s note, Jeremy could out chug me those days and probably could still. But he has a point!)

You have primarily written science Fiction books to this point. Are there any genres you would like to write about in the future?

Ironic (or knowingly!) you should ask.  My next project is a romantic/sports novel about a boxer who is rebuilding his life, both personally and professionally.  It is a tale I think anyone can relate to, as we all have to go through the rough patches in order to get to the glory at the end of the road.  Look for it late spring/early summer on a Kindle near you!

For those that don’t know the story, your wife Stephanie was the one who encouraged you to pursue writing after finding your stories in a box while you two were moving. What did you think when she first told you to pursue it? Did you think it was a good idea?

At the time I thought it was a crazy idea.  No one would want to read the random stuff I came up with.  But you know, women tend to be a bit smarter than men.  Granted, I’m not on the New York Times best seller lists, but the response to my novels has been very positive.  It just goes to show you, all you need is faith in your abilities.

What drew you to the inspiration of writing about characters like Thor and Loki?

I’m a big Norse mythology guy.  I’ve studied it and even have a minor in mythology as a whole from UCF.  I wanted to give the public a more accurate portrayal of them, as the Marvel portrayals are fun, but not fully right.  Loki is not the evil genius everyone thinks he is.  He is a very complex and misunderstood character,

As a writer, what do you think is your ultimate goal?

My ultimate goal is to entertain the people who read my novels.  I think being an author gives you a different motivation than most professions.  You write what you think will inspire people to think and read more.  If my Ragnarok on Ice series motivates a person to learn more about the real Norse gods, than I am happy.

When you become a successful writer, where is the one place you would like to live?

Good question!  I’d buy a summer home in Alaska and a winter home in Cocoa Beach.  You would find me on my front porch sipping my favorite brew, creating the next big thing!

Thank you for your time with us, Jeremy. To find out about Jeremy’s books you can find them at this link  www.amazon.com/author/jeremycroston and you can find his blog here https://ragnarokonice.wordpress.com/

What’s Next After “Everything Comes Full Circle”

First off I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year’s Eve. Welcome to 2015.

If you told me at the start of 2014 that I would have written a book, I would have laughed in your face. But as of yesterday afternoon, I was done with my first novel.

I say first novel because I do have plans for other books. As it stands now, I plan on having two more novels in 2015 with a short story or two thrown in there as well.

I will say that the next novel will not feature as many characters. That was difficult to find dialogue for everyone. Unfortunately it was not as equal as I would have liked it to be. I have two ideas in my head for other novels, but a friend of mine has asked me to consider writing something based off his idea. That was definitely flattering considering my first novel isn’t even out yet!

But it depends if the reviews for “Everything Comes Full Circle” are positive. I hope that people will like it, but I am also being realistic. If reviews are positive, then I will continue to write. If not, then we shall see.

“Everything Comes Full Circle” is currently in the hands of my editor. I hope to have an update in a few days. I will keep you posted.

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