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Crimson & Cream 99-cent Sale

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Starting today, for a short time only, Crimson & Cream is on sale at Amazon for only 99 cents (eBook). Immerse yourself in The Oxbow Kingdom for only a buck, and while you're at it, pick up books two and three of the trilogy: Mirrors & Mist and the just-released Warlock & Wyrm.

For those of you interested in my marketing plan for this sale, in addition to my ads running on Amazon, I'm advertising with the following services:
BookDoggy; $10 ad running today (10/12/17)Free99; a free ad running on Friday the 13thBooksends; $25 ad running on 10/15/17Book Brag; free ad on 10/16/17, andReading Deals; free ad running from 10/12 through 10/17. I applied for an Ereader News Today (ENT) ad, but didn't get accepted this time, and both Books Barbarian and Robin Reads were already booked for my sale dates, so I need to check these sites much earlier next time (six weeks or more in advance).
Regarding my Amazon ads, I'm currently running Sponsored Products (keyword) ads f…

The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy

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Now that the final book of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy has been published, I'm going to indulge in a little self promotion.  The first review for Warlock & Wyrm, Book III of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy is up on Amazon (and if it wasn't a great review, I wouldn't be sharing it):

"A thrilling end to an amazing trilogy! After waiting with much anticipation for the final book of the Oxbow Kingdom trilogy, I was not disappointed. This one had all the excitement, adventure and fantasy as the first two, and then some! The descriptive writing captivated me, and as each chapter came to a close, I found myself wrapped up in the story and not wanting to put it down. Warlock & Wyrm took everything from the first two books, and added to the character's depth. The story line was well-developed throughout, and filled with descriptions and details that made me feel like I was inside of the Oxbow Kingdom. I could feel the emotions and empathise with the characters. I loved thi…

Warlock & Wyrm Release

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I'm happy to announce that Warlock & Wyrm, Book III of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy is now available on Amazon. By publishing the final novel of the trilogy, I've completed an ambitious project that began in my imagination 18 years ago on a long drive from Lansing, Michigan to Evanston, Illinois. Inspired by Tolkien and Star Wars, I naively set off to create my own mash-up of these two legendary tales. With one unpublished novel under my belt and a surplus of misguided overconfidence, I began writing the tale of Mouse and Rat.

Jetsam and Ratboy have come a long way since the original story concept, and I've learned and grown as a writer and story teller. Some folks have discovered entertainment in my trope-filled tales, and I hope Warlock & Wyrm serves as a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.

Over the years, I've had help and support from so many people, but two individuals in particular have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help me craft something read…

Warlock & Wyrm Status Update

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So, a quick update on Warlock & Wyrm, Book III of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy: I've addressed all the comments from my fantastic beta readers  (a special shout-out to Jennifer Thompson and Anne Carlson). I'm currently reviewing the book to search for any errors that crept in during the final revisions. I read seven chapters last night and found enough errors/typos to convince me this effort is worth my time. I have 35 chapters left to read, so I hope to finish in a week.

After I complete my read-through and associated fixes, I'll convert a version to epub/mobi and send it to my ARC reviewers. If, by chance, you're interested in receiving an ARC copy in exchange for writing and posting an Amazon review, please let me know, as I would be happy to send you one.

I also need to update my webpage to include the new book cover and a link, and then also make a new Facebook page for Warlock & Wyrm. Then, about a week after sending out the ARC copies, I'll publish the …