It’s been a year since I updated my blog! Oops! A lot has happened!
First, in the most exciting news, my first horror novel, Entomophobia, was published by Omnium Gatherum Publishing in January. With a gorgeous cover! This was the book I pitched at StokerCon years ago, and it was written years before that, so it’s been a long journey from my brain to a published novel I can actually hold in my hand. I’m still thrilled about it.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that Omnium Gatherum has decided to close their doors, so Entomophobia will only be in print until January 2023! That means I have less than a year to get this book in as many hands as possible. I need your help to do this! Here are some helpful things you can do, if you’re so inclined:
- Tweet, post, or otherwise tell the internet about the book, and the limited amount of time to get a copy.
- If you have a blog or a podcast (or know someone with one) and I can appear on there somehow, that would help with promotion. I’m happy to cross-promote one of your projects. I don’t have a huge social media following but none of them are bots! And I give a great interview.
- Read the book and write a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. If you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s currently free for you to read the digital version! If you’re a Patreon backer, you have access to the digital copy, and I’m happy to mail you a paperback if you send me your address. If you’re a reviewer, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do you know someone who reviews horror novels on their blog or TikTok or Instagram? I’ll send them a copy of the book if they’re willing to write a review! Please hook me up.
- If you’re a member of the HWA, please nominate Entomophobia for the Stoker for Best Debut Novel. I hate asking people to do that, but I don’t have much time. Getting on the recommended reading list would really help get the word out. If you want a copy of the book before you nominate, email me!
- Anything else you can think of that might help! I’ve never had a novel to promote before (especially under these circumstances) so I’m very open to suggestions.
Thus ends the begging portion of the blog post. In other news, I’ve updated the Published Work section of my website with links for the stories that were published last year and info about lots of new stories that will be appearing this year! Also, there’s poetry! Although maybe I should say pooetry…
And here’s my schedule for PenguiCon this weekend:
4:00 (Charlevoix A) Outlining vs. Discovery Writing
11:00 (Charlevoix B) Trad vs. Indie Publishing
3:00 (Baldwin) Workshop: Short Stories, from Idea to Final Draft
5:00 (EMC III) Author Reading with Sarah Hans and Michael Cieslack
6:00 (Charlevoix B) What You Should Be Reading: Horror Edition
7:00 (Charlevoix B) Finding Your Central Idea
Thank you for your support!