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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!

https://redheadedbooklover.com/mechcraft-brian-fitzpatrick/

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 Fitzpatrick
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mechcraftbook/
Twitter: @TheWritingFitz
Instagram: @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
@TheWritingFitz
www.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, everyone
Brian


Hello readers,

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

  I want to take a moment and thank you all once again for all the support during the July book cover of the month contest. Although we finished in 5th place, there were times when MECHCRAFT was in 2nd place. And this says a lot for a newcomer. All the books that beat us were from well established authors with a large fan base. We were the "little engine that could" and we did really well- thanks to all of you who voted multiple times. Sorry for the barrage of posts begging for votes, and I really appreciate you putting up with it. Thanks again!

I’m 5 chapters deep in writing the sequel, plugging away as fast as I can.  Mechcraft: Harbinger got really dark, really fast, and our heroes are in trouble.  :)

Thanks again,
Brian  

It’s the last week of the contest... and it’s so close! 36 votes from reclaiming 3rd place in the book cover contest. Voting has been reset for the final week.
This is it! Last week of voting for the finale. One final push.
I feel like shouting "THIS IS SPARTA!"
Please, one final time, vote for Tyler’s amazing MECHCRAFT book cover. I would love for him to get some kudos for a job well done. 
Thank you all so much:

UPDATE: LINK FIXED.
Let’s try this again...

Big news! The audio book for Mechcraft is released today! It’s on Audible now, and will be on Amazon and iTunes in a couple days.
Voice actor, Meghan Kelly, brought this story to life and I could not be more thrilled. 
Check it out: https://www.audible.com/pd/Teens/Mechcraft-Audiobook/B07FDPCPHJ
Thanks for all the support along the way.  Things are happening for Mechcraft and I’m so glad to have you all on the trip!
Brian
Big news! The audio book for Mechcraft is released today! It’s on Audible now, and will be on Amazon and iTunes in a couple days.
Voice actor, Meghan Kelly, brought this story to life and I could not be more thrilled.
Check it out: https://www.audible.com/pd/Teens/Mechcraft-Audiobook/B07FDPCPHJ
Thanks for all the support along the way.  Things are happening for Mechcraft and I’m so glad to have you all on the trip!
Brian

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