July 10th, 2013 | Published in News
March 8th, 2013 | Published in News
There’s currently just over a week to go in my IndieGoGo campaign to raise the prepublication costs for the Storm Child campaign and I’m really happy because I’ve already beaten the total raised for the first book. So thank you! X-D
As it stands I’m currently only $145 from hitting the $500 target and this is a big deal. If I don’t hit target I pay 9% of the total in charges to IndieGoGo. If I hit target that is reduced to 4%. Five percent is a massive difference and would really help. So I’m asking you if you read and enjoy my stories please consider contributing if you can or sharing the campaign with your friends and family.
There’s some really nice perks including not only the books but also the chance to get a Christmas Card from me and the chance to have a personal Skype or Google+ conversation/reading of your favourite scene.
If you need more encouragement to contribute check out this awesome blog post Tony (one of my long time readers) wrote about me and about why people should back me.
ps If you want to comment telling me if you’re going to contribute or not I’d be happy to hear from you. I always like to hear from you guys.
February 12th, 2013 | Published in News
The IndieGoGo Campaign to fund pre-publishing for the Storm Child is live! The target is $500 again and if you can contribute there’s some pretty nice perks.
Please check it out and contribute if you can! Signal boosts also much appreciated!
February 2nd, 2013 | Published in News
As promised here is the date announcement for the IndieGoGo campaign for the preproduction costs for The Storm Child Arc.
The campaign will commence Tuesday 12th 2013 in the evening UK time and will run for 32 days.
The target will be $500 again. If you’re planning to contribute could you try and do it early on if possible (I know it might not be). The reason I ask this is that one of the metrics that sets ifully funded campaigns apart from less successful ones is funding a third of target in the first quarter of the campaign. In this case this means I have a target of $167 in the first eight days.
Perks available this time include – alongside the books – the chance to name a character in the third or fourth arcs, getting on my Christmas card list, a 1500 word story about your favourite character,and a skype call or G+ hangout with me where I will read you your favourite scene.
So please if you you have some spare moolah consider contributing to creating book 2 and if you don’t please consider signal boosting the campaign when it launches.
December 18th, 2012 | Published in News
So I was in the middle of posting Monday’s Dragon Wars Installment when the server my site is hosted on went kaput. A Small Orange got on it immediately but whatever had gone wrong was pretty serious. It’s just come up after 24 hours but the last four weeks of posts are gone. I still have them all so I’ll be getting the missing Dragon Wars posts up today and the missing Haventon Chronicles posts tomorrow or Friday (Thursday is my work team’s Christmas Dinner).
November 19th, 2012 | Published in News
As I’m sure you noticed there wasn’t an Haventon update last week. There won’t be one this week or next week either. If you hadn’t guessed it’s fallen victim to NaNoWriMo. Kind of annoying when it’s only a chapter or so from the end. Just the climax and a bit of a epilogue and book one will be done.
Haventon book one will return on Tuesday 4th December and probably conclude sometime in the new year. At this point I’m not sure if I’ll launch straight into book two (Lord of the Wolves) or take a preplanned hiatus to build up some buffer.
Dragon Wars will continue to update Monday and Friday.
Sorry about that.
July 2nd, 2012 | Published in News
Would people be interested in a livestream session where I do readings from Land of Myth (and poss other stuff if you want)? I’ve been considering it for a couple of weeks but need to know if anyone will turn up before scheduling.
If no one replies I’ll have to assume no one’s interested so please comment if interested.
June 7th, 2012 | Published in News
As I’ve mentioned I’m doing a little blog tour this month. I’ll be listing them here as I do them so you can follow along if you want.
- I talk about “World Building the Weird” at Feral Intensity.
- Worried about the possibility of dragon attacks? I give my tips on surviving one over at Zoe Whitten’s blog.
- I talk about the Draconic language on Aldersprig’s Dreamwidth (mirrored at her LJ).
- I’m interviewed over on Tony’s Miscellnea.
- I muse on my IndieGoGo crowdfunding experience at Cheapass Fiction.
- Why I am not on KDP Select at ankewehner.de.
I have other things lined up and will add them as the posts go live for people who want to follow me on my tour.
May 28th, 2012 | Published in News
As the title says I’m organising a little blog tour to try to drum up some interest in the Land of Myth Book. I’m going to start it on 4th June and run it on Mondays through Fridays for the month.
Five Six people have already agreed to host me so I’m looking for at least another fifteen fourteen blogs to host me. So this post is an appeal to my readers – if you are willing to host me please comment on this post and we’ll sort something out. If I get more than I need I’m happy to extend into July.
Below is a list of confirmed dates – I’ll fill in the list as new dates are added.
04/06/12 – http://feralintensity.com/
05/06/12 – http://zoewhitten.com/
06/06/12 – http://www.ankewehner.de/
07/06/12 – http://aldersprig.livejournal.com/
08/06/12 – http://tonysmiscellanea.blogspot.com/
11/06/12 – http://cheapassfiction.com/
Of course, if you can’t host me and want to help spread the word about the book there’s plenty of other things you can do.
At the bottom of the Books page is a social sharing bar – please consider sharing the page on your favoured sites.
Reviews are important as well. Here is a post by MCA Hogarth about how important reviews are. So please consider posting a review on one or more of the Amazons, on Lulu or on the book’s Goodreads page.