NEWS AND UPDATES
5-7-15: 'A Brief History of the Russian Mafia' is now available as an exclusive download for the Amazon Kindle (check out the URL in the e-book section!). It's $0.99 but check back for deals as it may be part of a sale or even free at some point in the near future.
5-6-15: Since it's been some time since my last update, let me make some formal announcements.
JURASSIC audiobook is complete and available for sale.
I have released the first of many non-fiction history books (see, I'm using my college degree for something!) and, should it be approved by Amazon, it will be available exclusively in a day or two. It is only going to be available for download since it is so short, but that shouldn't be a reason to ignore it. By the way, its title is 'A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN MAFIA'
3-4-15: The audio for JURASSIC is being finalized by ACX and will be available shortly.
2-26-15: I know I haven't updated the site since the beginning of the year; but it has been a crazy time (I recently moved and have been dealing with all of the associated tasks). The CPU with all of my writing on it has basically gone down the crapper so I have to rewrite most things until I can see what is salvageable. In that regard, some delays are happening. But not to worry, other things are happening on schedule.
On a side note, I'm compiling all parts of the Dark Heritage Saga into a single book; Glossary if there is room.
1-2-15: It's a New Year and time for new things. So, what's on the docket for me?
-JURASSIC audiobook (in production, more info to come)
Now; for the details:
12-26-14: To everyone who celebrated the coming of winter over the last couple of days, I hope that it was a special time for you. I know that it held some unexpected surprises for me. To those who have yet to celebrate, I wish you well. If anyone got one of my books or something from my web store, I than you and welcome you. Know that I have a lot planned for this upcoming year (and something very special for this time next year), though I'll keep it all to a surprise for now.
12-19-14: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanuka, etc. The time of the year's end is at hand (the winter solstice is in a few days) and we celebrate each year in our own ways. If you're still looking for a gift to give for the holidays (and I'm not excluding a New Year's gift), consider a book or a gifted download. There are three days left to order from Amazon for Christmas (with PRIME).
10-3-14: The M.O.T.H.E.R. audiobook was released; now available on ITunes and Audible; soon to be available on Amazon.
9-22-14: The New Britain Herald (newspaper) has an article about me in it's "local" section. It was written to correspond with the release of THE COLD TOWER audiobook but focuses on all areas of my writing. It was released late last night (9-21) but was in today's paper (9-22).
9-21-14: ITUNES has updated its listing of THE COLD TOWER
9-18-14: There's a new author photo on the website, taken on the day of my wedding.
9-10-14: I found THE COLD TOWER audiobook on Amazon and ITunes; though ITunes lists the book as "Young Adult"
Links have been updated. Clicking on the image will bring you the Audible page.
9-9-14: The audiobook for THE COLD TOWER is available for purchase. The link to audible.com is above and on the "audio" page; I've been told that it can also be downloaded on Amazon and ITunes though I haven't found those myself.
9-3-14: The M.OT.H.E.R. audiobook is being checked by ACX for any possible problems before it is released to retail. Lizzy Andretta, the narrator, uploaded everything so quickly that it took me by surprise. Let the wait begin; updates will be made as necessary.
8-28-14: THE COLD TOWER audiobook is on track to be released. I don't know the release date, or price, at this time; but I'll post an update as soon as I get it.
8-20-14: It's time to try again (this is not an exact repeat of the 8-13-14 news but it's similar); the ACX final review of THE COLD TOWER has begun. It could easily be another 10 to 14 days.
8-14-14: There are new problems with the audiobook for THE COLD TOWER. It was so nice of ACX to inform the producer and me about some problems a couple of weeks ago but not all of them; further delaying the release of THE COLD TOWER and subsequent audiobooks in the series. I'll post another update when more happens.
8-13-14: It's time to try again; ACX is again reviewing THE COLD TOWER for quality issues. Hopefully all of the issues that had existed before have been fixed to ACX's standards. 10-14 days.
7-25-14: ACX, the audio publisher, is currently reviewing THE COLD TOWER for quality issues. Barring any problems, the audiobook will be available shortly! According to Amazon, 'shortly' can be up to 10-14 days.
7-24-14: The audiobook for THE COLD TOWER will be finished very soon (next 24-48 hours or so). But I'll post another update when it's finally available. If this does as good as predicted, the rest of the Dark Heritage Saga will be recorded for future audiobooks.
7-8-14: The 'Shop' has been updated; the 'Dinosaur' section has been expanded.
7-2-14: Updates to 'About The Author', 'Books', and 'Links' have been done.
6-26-14: The Cold Tower is going to be made into an audio book. It is currently being recorded; I'll post another update once the audio book becomes available.
6-14-14: Getting married today to my lovely fiance, Shannon Quinn!
6-13-14: IT'S FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH!!!
Ok, so that's not the point of this post; I have converted M.O.T.H.E.R. so that it can be downloaded on the Amazon Kindle. While I had thought that this had already been done... I was wrong and no mention was ever made to me. If this is successful, which it should be, I will begin converting my other published books so that they can also be purchased from the Kindle.
If you have a Kindle (or any other e-book device) and you buy one of my books, let me know if there are any problems when you adjust the text size.
5-15-14: Within the next 6 to 8 weeks, the following books of mine will be available for distribution to libraries and academic institutions: I encourage everyone to request that their local and favorite libraries carry my work.
Creatures of the Night
The Keeper's Gate
('The Cold Tower', 'The Shadow Road', and 'The Lost Worlds' have been available for some time but I still hope that people will request these books. I can't make 'The Blood Fields' available unless I raise the MSRP which I don't want)
5-14-14: I sent my latest work to the publisher; fingers crossed that it'll be accepted and available soon.
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