Mad Powers Audio Book — Now Available

MAD_POWERS__audio_tnyThe audiobook versions of the Mad Powers (Tapped In Series Book 1) is now available on audible (and soon on iTunes and Amazon). Paul Heitsch did a remarkable job as the voice for the book.

Experiencing the Mad Powers book as well as all the Scrapyard Ship series through the audiobook versions and listening to all the voices, the performances, truly enhances the reading experience!

The new  audiobook is available on Audible.com now (search Mad Powers) and will be available on iTunes and Amazon.com within a day or two… if not already.  Enjoy!!!

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Writer’s Idea Factory

Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 3.59.14 PMWriters are certainly an odd bunch. I think that’s a good thing. The ability to repeatedly close oneself off from the world over prolonged periods of time on a particular writing project, for months even years without any guarantee that your work will have any kind of market success or monetary benefits—shows something about the person’s dedication to his or her craft.

I really enjoy talking to other writers/authors. A little over two months ago I started my own MeetUp group near Boulder, Colorado. I called it Writers Idea Factory. Free to local writers at any level who are looking to connect‚ not so much to have their work critiqued but to talk about the process itself. It’s evolved into a wonderful hour of sharing of ideas and brainstorming concepts.

I’ve had pretty good success with the five books I’ve self-published over the past year. Most have become amazon best-sellers in multiple categories. But I’ve made my share of mistakes and learned a lot about the e-book publishing process… what works what doesn’t. I hope sharing this information will provide a bit of rocket-fuel to those stuck, wondering if it’s all worth it. Take it from me, it is.

I look forward to my Tuesday afternoons when I meet with my fellow Writer’ Idea Factory cohorts. What a great bunch… each incredibly creative and talented in their own unique way.

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Mad Powers — Now Available!

MAD_POWERS_smThis paranormal thriller started out as a short novella called Tapped In. It’s taken about six months for me to write the other two parts of the book and now release it as a full, 72,000 word novel. I really enjoyed writing this—a nice break from the Scrapyard Ship series.

I grew up reading thrillers like this and, depending on how well it does, would like to continue the series.

Here’s the blurb:  Rob Chandler, regaining consciousness, realizes he’s somehow been involved in a horrendous car accident. In pain and unable to move, he has no memory of his identity, or how the hell he’d gotten on that deserted desert road in the middle of nowhere. He has little time to contemplate his situation when he sees an 18-wheeler barreling down on him. The truck swerves, crashes, and plows into Chandler’s already decimated car. Then, as if his luck couldn’t get any worse, he watches a 30,000 volt high-power line drop from a telephone pole into his mangled car, hanging suspended mere inches from his head. Still alive, something at a molecular level changes Chandler. 

Past enemies converge in a small desert town in Arizona, with one singular objective in mind … to kill Rob Chandler. What they didn’t expect was coming up against Rob’s new, strange, mad powers. From small town America to high-society of Baden-Baden, Germany, join Rob Chandler in this high-tension, paranormal thriller that doesn’t let up until the very last page. 

Mad Powers is a full-length, 70,000 word novel. Originally a short novella called Tapped In, this newly integrated, three-part story kicks off what’s sure to evolve into another best-selling series.

Mad Powers is available now at Amazon.com

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Realms of Time Audio Book now available!

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I LOVE the audiobook versions of the Scrapyard Ship series.  L. J. Ganser does (AGAIN!) a remarkable job as the voice for the series and with the just released audiobook version of Realm of Time (book #4) – out today, he has REALLY REALLY REALLY! outdone himself.

Experiencing these books through the audiobook version and listening to all the voices, the performances, is like being right there on The Lilly — fighting the Craing!

The new  audiobook is available on Audible.com now (search Realms of Time) and will be available on iTunes and Amazon.com within a day or two… if not already.  Enjoy!!!

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A Letter From Prison

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I received a hand-written letter yesterday from Royce. I don’t know him, but apparently Royce is in prison and has another five and a half years to serve on his sentence. As he describes in his letter, he is what’s called indigent — has no funds to pay for books or magazines.

It seems Royce got hold of my first book, not sure how, Scrapyard Ship and enjoyed it… helped him pass the time there in confinement. I don’t know what he did to get himself locked up, not sure I really want to… but I like the idea that I’ve helped him in some way while he pays his debt to society.

I’ll go ahead and send him all of my books this week. He’s promised to donate them (after he’s read them), to the prison library.

Hang in there Royce… Jason, Ricket, Traveler and Dira are on their way across the universe to help you fight the fight…

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So what’s the Status of Craing Dominion?

photoFirst of all… The other day I saw my 21 year-old son reading one of my books (HAB 12) out on the deck. Wow… How cool is that? Maybe he’ll even finish it!!

I’ve received multiple inquiries these last few weeks on the status of Craing Dominion…

It’s coming along! But I’m doing something I haven’t done before… I’m writing two books simultaneously. Both Mad Powers (see previous post) and Craing Dominion are coming along great – I’m enjoying writing two completely different story lines with two completely different protagonists.

Why? You ask….

Imagine writing thousands and thousands of words, day after day… the same story… the same characters. Yes, I understand there is a demand. I love that my readers want more – thank you!! But, after a while my brain goes to jello. Remember, I started Scrapyard Ship less than a year ago… Four full-length novels in nine months. Uhhhg!

So I’m completing the Tapped In full length novel (now called Mad Powers) and really enjoying the break. Yes, Crain Dominion is coming along too – it will be a lot of fun for those involved with the series…

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Cheers!

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