Quick update for you...
I’ve been holding onto a big secret for a couple weeks, and now it’s time to drop the bomb...
Chmcl Str8jckt, the incredible Industrial Rock band from New Jersey, wrote a song about MECHCRAFT, and let me hear the demo today! The song is gritty, slick, and packs a serious punch.I am beyond humbled and honored to have a song based on my story out in the world. No words can describe the feeling.The song, "Tendril and Blade" takes on Sasha’s point of view, and I could not be happier with the way they captured the character.Tendril and Blade will be released later this year.In the meantime, Chmcl Str8jckt has a new album due out toward the end of the month. Check them out with the link above. Great band. Great guys. Book 2 is progressing well. Working hard to deliver the best story for you all.Warmest regards,Brianwww.facebook.com/mechcraftbook
Hello everyone,Well the interview with Storyrocket was today, and it was a blast. Hosted by 2-time Emmy award winning producer and co-founder of Storyrocket, Ana Benitez and award-winning author, Danielle Vann, the live show discusses different aspects of the writing experience. Today was all about marketing, and I was thrilled to be invited to be a part of this.Check out the conversation at the link below. My segment begins at about 22:30, but the entire show is worth your time. Comedian and author, Kiki Melendez, is up first. Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/storyrocketweb/videos/630045547441758/
And also check out the Mechcraft page on Storyrocket to see what this cool site is all about: https://www.storyrocket.com/mechcraft
Have a great weekend, Mechcrafters!Brian
Hey everyone,Very excited to announce a special interview I’m part of this Thursday at Noon pst, 3pm est. Storyrocket is a fantastic site that brings writers and filmmakers together. Studios, producers, agents visit the site in search of new talent and new projects.
I’m honored to be invited to be on their live Facebook show. Be sure to check it out.
Happy one year anniversary to the release of Mechcraft!To celebrate this milestone I’m giving away the ebook on Amazon for FREE!Spread the word to your friends, family, everyone from 2/20 through 2/24 the ebook costs nothing. It’s the perfect time to dive into the first book of the franchise before the sequels come out later this year!
Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/Mechcraft-Brian-Fitzpatrick-ebook/dp/B079HTG6C6
Hello, everyone.Hope you’re all enjoying a long weekend. I wanted to touch base with you all an let you know that Wednesday, February 20, marks the one year release anniversary for Mechcraft.To celebrate the occasion, I’m putting the ebook on sale for FREE! From 2/20 through 2/24, pick up a copy of the ebook at no charge. Spread the word to friends and family. Anyone who’s been on the fence, now is the time to grab this sci-fi epic.
Additionally, Mechcraft received an amazing review from the fantastic book review site, Red Headed Book Lover. With a subscriber base of 55k, this is great exposure for the book. If you haven’t read Mechcraft yet... or even if you have, please check out the review. I’m thrilled with what she wrote!
As always, thank you very much for your support through all this. The sequel, Mechcraft: Harbinger, is nearly half finished. Look for its release later this year.
Best regards,Brian FitzpatrickFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mechcraftbook/Twitter: @TheWritingFitzInstagram: @MechcraftOfficial
Happy New Year, everyone.2019 is going to be massive.Battle plans for this year: secure a film deal for Mechcraft, publish Mechcraft: Harbinger, overhaul the website to create a hub. Working on these items already. More details later.And a side strategy happening right now, and it involves all you kind people...
The Amazon, Goodreads, and Audible reviews have been fantastic and really helped the book. But now its time to set our sites on the Barnes and Noble site! When you have a moment, please go to the link below and give Mechcraft a review. You can even cut/paste your Amazon review if you like. Or drop in a single sentence if you prefer. The more reviews on BN, the better odds of them picking up Mechcraft for nationwide store distribution! Thank you all in advance. I really appreciate your support. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mechcraft-brian-fitzpatrick/1127913927
Thank you all for your ongoing support. I’m glad we’re on this journey together.Best regards,Brian
Hello everyone. Happy holidays. I hope you’ve all had a wonderful year.
2018 will go down as one of the most incredible years of my life, and I thank you all for helping to make it all happen. Here’s a recap of the awesomeness:
Mechcraft released on February 20 with a huge launch party- taco bar, giant Mechcraft cake, and an acoustic set from The Potential Lunatics (the band from chapter 1).
Had a couple of fun book signings.
I was interviewed a few times, including The Event Horizon sci-fi show on Krypton Radio.
Published the audio book with an amazing narrator, Meghan Kelly.
Spoke at an author evening in a local museum.
Started the sequel, Mechcraft: Harbinger.
Made a valuable connection that has started introducing me around L.A. at different social gatherings. The networking is fantastic, and will hopefully lead to something.
I was invited to add a short horror story to a charity anthology with the theme of abandonment. The book comes out early 2019. It felt great to step back into my horror roots for a time.
Found out about a cinematic novel contest from Screencraft, so I threw Mechcraft into the ring to see what happens.
And lastly, I gave a two hour workshop yesterday on writing, publishing, and marketing a novel. Received positive feedback and the store has invited me to return and do it again.
Looking ahead into 2019, my goal is to get Mechcraft: Harbinger into your hands as soon as possible. Also, I will continue to pursue a film deal for Mechcraft.
It’s been a crazy, amazing year, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year.
As always, I am eternally grateful for your support, and I will continue to deliver for you.
Best regards and wishing you all a happy New Year.
Brian Fitzpatrick facebook.com/Mechcraftbook @TheWritingFitz
Hello friends,Been a bit too long since my last update, and there’s lots going on.In August I was asked to speak at a local museum/gallery on the writing and publishing experience. It was a 2 hour discussion and it was invigorating. I’m getting set to do it again on December 15 as a new workshop! 2 hours on writing process, paths to publication, and the marketing madness that comes with the territory. I’m looking forward to this.I have Mechcraft news as well- we now have 57 Amazon reviews, holding at 4.8 rating, 29 Audible reviews, with a 4.3 rating, and 19 Goodreads reviews, 4.3 rating. If you’ve read Mechcraft, please give it a quick review. It means everything.More good news. Mechcraft: Harbinger is now 12 chapters deep. This is a much darker and much longer tale. Prepare yourselves; our heroes are in trouble.I had planned on having the first draft finished by end of the year, but I’ve been invited to participate in 2 upcoming anthologies for charity. I’ll be contributing a horror story with an abandonment theme, and the other a ghost/haunting theme. I’ll finish these short stories and then jump back into the sequel.I hope you all had a fun Halloween, and a great Thanksgiving coming up.Best regards,Brian@TheWritingFitzwww.facebook.com/Mechcraftbook
Hi everyone,Just a quick check in. Here’s how Mechcraft is doing...
And here’s one of the latest reviews...
Have a great Labor Day, everyoneBrian
Mechcraft has its first celebrity endorsement! Jennifer Marshall, from Stranger Things and NBC’s Timeless, made a little video for the book. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/tXe1WmFYVhg
In other news, I’ll be appearing at the upcoming San Diego Festival of Books on Saturday August 25. If you’re in the area, swing on by. Here’s the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/173139736714144/
Have a great rest of the week.Brian