Last night, I emailed Inkshares the manuscript for PrOOF Vol. 1: The Vampire and the Dragon...along with a copy of (hopefully) the cover art, my intended author bio pic, my dedication/thank yous, and lots of other stuff related to the book (marketing stuff).
I am free, for the first time since 2013. Until Inkshares replies, and then the REAL work starts on this book.
Thank you all for your support! The rubber is about to meet the road in a big way!
Michael James Welch
I’m starting a revolution. ANOTHER revolution, to be exact. Around the sun. And it begins today. Because today… is my birthday! Yes, that’s right! And I’d like you to know it’s totally OK if you forgot to get me something. Because it’s NOT TOO LATE!
For my birthday, it would be really great if all those who’ve followed The Animal in Man could make a pre-order. What you’ll get is a SIGNED COPY on September 25th. But, at the very least, it’d still be pretty swell if you followed me and my book(s) on Inkshares, and then hit me up on facebook and twitter (@BulletTime000). And at the very, very-VERY least click Like on this reader update. (It kind of makes me feel special. :D)
You should know, I got YOU something too. Coming up in June, I’ll have new character concept art to share as well as promotional giveaways as the September 25th release date approaches. (Hint: by pre-ordering NOW, you’re eligible for the drawing. Just sayin’!) Stay tuned!
As always, THANKS to all the supporters of The Animal in Man.
Hello Readers and fellow Writers!
Just a little announcement… I will be the Guest Author on LitCh@t’s Twitter Chat Monday, June 4.
I will be taking questions on Twitter, using the hashtag #LitChat between 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET. Twitter users can participate using the #LitChat. For more information, visit LitChat.com
Thank you and write on!
Author of The Love Fool
Dear friends and followers,
Things are really progressing! We have:
So, first off, the galleys. LOOK! Inkshares posted this to Twitter a few days ago:
Yes, there’s a blurb there from Andy Lewis of The Hollywood Reporter. It says, "A mystery that recalls the best of Golden Age detective fiction. With fresh characters and unique twists, Huang has created a whodunit with just the right mix of old and new."
If you head over to one of the online retail outlets like Amazon, you’ll see a few other blurbs too:
Over on Goodreads, Advance Reader reviews are already coming in.
And interviews. Well, interview, singular ... for now. I exchanged a few friendly words with Jacqui Castle, author of The Seclusion, on her blog. Here’s the link. (While you’re at it, why not also check out The Seclusion? It’s quite the disturbing little dystopian epic.)
And we’re on track for the official publication date of 31 July 2018. TALLY HO!
Very excited to announce my interview about Mechcraft, episode 198 of The Event Horizon, will air this Saturday May 26 at 4pm PST & 7pm EST, and again on Sunday May 27 at 4pm/7pm. It was an awesome hour with hosts Gene & Susan, and we covered everything about the book, the marketing, the publishing, and everything in between. We had a great time. Ever wanted to hear what this guy sounds like? Check it out: http://krptonradio.com/the-event-horizon
"How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?"
- Dr. Seuss
It’s almost impossible to believe it’s been over five months since my last update on Lost in the Fog. But here we are. Working with a development editor has been an amazing and enriching experience, and my novel will be so much better for it. But it’s also been mind numbing how long it’s taken me to finish!
If I didn’t have a full-time job that consumed most of my time, I would have completed the final version of Lost the Fog months ago. I am certain of that. But of course, that is just a convenient excuse, and I know I could have carved out more minutes, hours, and days to work on it. Playing the role of Sigmund Freud, maybe there’s some perverse part of me that doesn’t want to be done . . . this is, after all, a book I’ve been working on for more than a decade. Finally letting go of it is both exciting and terrifying.
But I promise you I will, and very soon.
My editor Caroline completed her second round of edits back in March, and I’ve been working (slowly, as explained previously) on my final version of the manuscript ever since. This weekend was a big one for me, and I made significant progress. My goal is to turn Lost in the Fog to Inkshares by the end of the month.
From there we have the final copy edit by the publisher, the galley proof revisions before the book goes to the printer, and the cover art and publication process. I’m still hoping for late 2018 for you to get your hands on Lost in the Fog, and once I have a better idea of the actual date, you’ll be the first to know.
As always, thank you so much for your support! Mahalo!
Time for an update on your favorite nanobots. Had my second book signing at the very cool, Comic Book Hideout in Fullerton, CA. We had a great time an sold some books too.
Mechcraft has an unbelievable 39 reviews on Amazon- incredible for just 10 weeks on the market. If you’ve finished reading the book, please leave a review on the Amazon page: amzn.to/2kqZHSB I really appreciate your help.
More news- Mechcraft is getting an audio version, narrated by award winning voice actor, Meghan Kelly! I’m thrilled for this and can’t wait to get it out around the first part of July! Meghan’s voice is perfect for this sci-fi thriller. You’ll love her.
Next, Mechcraft is in the hands of a writer/producer from the show Agent Carter. He’s working on new projects, and perhaps Mechcraft could be one of them. Stay tuned for updates!
And lastly tonight I was interviewed by the sci-fi radio show, The Event Horizon, on Krypton Radio. Hosts Gene and Susan were a blast and we had a great hour. The interview will air first on Saturday May 26th, details to come.
I look forward to bringing you more big news as things develop!
As always, thank you for your support. Without you, none of this is possible.
I hope you all are enjoying or have enjoyed reading The Love Fool. I wanted to let you all know that The Love Fool has recently received 5-star reviews from Readersfavortie.com, Amazon, B&N, Goodreads and more. Thank you to all who have reviewed The Love Fool so far, and for those who haven’t gotten around to it yet, please don’t be shy.
In other news, I’ve been busy planning and appearing at some author events here in New England. Recently, I participated at Author’s Night By The Sea event held at the Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH.
Saturday, April 28, is Independent Bookstore Day! I’m very excited to participate in this awesome event. I’ll be a “guest bookseller” at Cabot Street Books & Cards in Beverly, MA (4pm-6pm), signing copies of The Love Fool, giving away specially designed bookmarks [pictured below], and recommending books that inspired my writing.
On June 3, I will be engaging in an Author Meet & Greet at Barnes & Noble in Burlington, MA – signing books and handing out more of my fun bookmarks.
And in July, I’ll also be participating at the New England Authors Expo in Danvers, MA.
I’m keeping myself busy here in New England, while continuing to market The Love Fool online.
For updates and events info visit thelovefool.com
A writer’s work is never done.
Well, backers, it’s out in the world.
I’ve just started receiving notifications that the first copies of Blue Water are being received. I’m not quite sure the timeline on eBooks yet. I’ll contact Inkshares and have an answer for you shortly.
I am so excited/terrified right now in the best possible way. I know this book is the culmination of not only my work but of everyone along the way who ordered one and told a friend. I hope you enjoy it.
And if you do, please tell your friends again. We don’t get the full brunt of a massive advertising campaign to get this book noticed. It’s just us and the word of mouth. I know some people were nervous during the crowdfunding stage to purchase a book by an unknown author from an unknown website without the promise that it would ever get published you’d get your money back. So now, thanks to the people who believed in this book enough to still throw in some cash, we can take care of all those issues. Except for the unknown author part. Blue Water is a finished novel, people are reading it currently, and it’s available for pre-order from Amazon, a more well-known retailer (no offense to Inkshares, who I still encourage you to purchase the book through.) So share that info with anyone who was on the fence, especially if you really like it.
Thank you all again for paving this road. I wouldn’t be here without literally every one of you.