M. Z. Urlocker's latest update for The Man from Mittelwerk

Sep 24, 2018

Thank you everyone who helped launch GUMSHOE RULES this weekend! I’m happy to report that my book is currently #1 in the Inkshares Mystery & Thriller contest. I sent out a lot of email these last few days and you came through with nearly 100 orders totaling more than 130 books (and counting) which puts me at almost 20% of the goal. I am grateful to everyone who ordered.

The challenge going forward will be how to scale this to get to the finish line as I’m rapidly running out of people to email. So if I can ask one more favor from everyone: please help me get the word out about this book. If you can email it to a family member, friend, stranger,  or strange family member, post it online on Slack, Facebook, Twitter or otherwise let people know about this project, it is greatly appreciated. Send them a link to: https://www.inkshares.com/books/gumshoe-rules 

 I am currently awaiting feedback from my developmental editor to revise the third draft. I’m sure there is a lot of work ahead of me, but it is great to know there’s an audience waiting for the book.  I’ll do my best to keep you posted on my progress and I’m happy to answer any questions that you have. In future updates I’ll tell you more about GUMSHOE RULES, some if it’s influences, why I chose Inkshares, the value of a creative side hustle, the selection of a pen-name and more.
Again, thank you for your support!
--Z.Z. Traver
PS. Here’s a photo of me with one of my favorite authors, Ian Rankin, whom I met at Bouchercon, a writer’s conference I attended earlier this month. He was very gracious but he did make a weird face for the camera.