Blog tour, and other things.

Hey folks. It’s been a while since what I’d consider a real post. I’ve got a few minutes tonight, so I figured now’s as good a time as any.

First, a bit of news:

I’m organizing a short blog tour for early April (tentatively the 4th through the 9th). This means I’ll be appearing on the blogs of others, be it in the form of an interview, article, or book review. Several folks are on board, but so far two have selected their dates:

April 4th:Dorothy Distefano

April 8th: R.J. Keller

Others whose dates are waiting to be confirmed are Hope Fields, Megan Curd, Lenox Parker, and Michael Wolfam. There will be giveaways on each stop of the tour. So, if you’re a book blogger and might be interested in hosting a stop on the ALT tour, please email me!

Also in the works is a book giveaway with my good friend Jen over at Sick On Sin (who finally tied the knot with her long-time partner in crime, Michael Lalonde–congrats, you two!).

And the price break on ALT’s digital edition continues. It will expire next week, so get it now for 99 cents while you can from Amazon or Smashwords.

Needless to say, between the day job and trying to promote ALT, I haven’t had time for much else. I have plenty of ideas (as outlined in a previous post), but finding the time to work on them has been tough. I suspect I’ll devote another month or so to heavily promoting the book before stepping back to work. There’s the next book (Amelia, if you’re reading this, please email so we can discuss editing things), and then there’s that collection I want to put together.

I fear I’ve reached that plateau where I have too many ideas that all want to be novels. An idea for a tie-in story to ALT and TLM has the potential to become a novel in its own right, but it may not see the light of day (at least, not for a while). I’ve probably said too much as it is on the subject.

This is sort of new territory for me. The last time ALT was in print, I really didn’t have the means to properly promote it. Now, years later, things have changed: there are more cost-efficient ways of promotion, social networking is huge, and I’m fortunate to be able to throw a small sum into the promotional machine. What I’ve found is that it’s incredibly exhausting, a little disheartening, and a possible defeatist exercise in futility. But that’s a topic for a later post.

So this is what I’ve been up to. How about you? What have you been up to in my pseudo-absence?


One thought on “Blog tour, and other things.

  1. Well social media is definitely exhausting. I wish your ALT blog tour much success!

    All I’ve been up to is community college and deciding on whether or not I want to self publish. Seems very, well, disheartening.

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