Well, well, well.
Look who needs your help again.
Actually, this time I come to you with a plea on behalf of the whole Inkshares Horror Family.
NPR is putting together a list of 100 scary books and stories. It goes without saying that it would be an honour to be included in that list (along with as many of my horror friends here at Inkshares). And you can help.
All you need to do is follow this link and submit A God in the Shed as one of your five choices. Voilà! You’re done. If you’re looking for other titles to fill out the other four slots, here are some recommendations from me to you:
As always, thank you so much for your support. There’s so much cool stuff on the horizon and it’s all because of you gorgeous humans.
Huzzah! The first draft of Cold Iron Crossing is finally complete, toping out at 30 chapters and two intervals. Dieselnoi Worawoot and his motley companions have survived another weekend in Cryptatown!
Now, of course, the harsh, cruel work of editing starts. I’ll be posting regular entries about my revision process on the main page for Cold Iron Crossing; each entry will talk about the edits I’ve made to certain chapters and the thought process behind my attempt to refine the flaws in my story.
If you like these peaks behind the hood, send a response or like! The Demon in the Hat demands it!
WE DID IT!
Thank you so much for having faith in the Pilot X sequel. I am BEYOND thrilled to get this going. Now I will begin the long process of asking for your patience as we get the book ship shape for publishing.
As promised to tide you over, here’s a link to my next book coming out this summer called Gallium. It’s in the same universe as my book Lot Beta.
The link here will work for 7 days. Hope you enjoy!
And thanks again!!
It’s been a long time coming, friends, but these little ladies have arrived. By now those of you who ordered physical copies should have received shipping notifications. When your books arrive, I’d love it if you posted a photo of them. I can’t wait to see how far the mech crew has spread.
This is a book that was driven entirely by you, the readers. Without the interest in this book, it wouldn’t exist. It would still be a jumble of graphic novel pages, barely a whisper of what it would become.
So today I celebrate you. Thank you for this gift of a book.
May the Code replicate eternal.
We’ve been busy here preparing for a move, which is exciting, but also a good distraction from waiting for my turn with the developmental editor at Inkshares. It seems like he will get to look at my book this summer.
In the meantime, I’ve kept busy with some other writing projects. I’m working closely with a new group called Writing Bloc, contributing to their blog and assuming the role of Project Manager for a short story anthology that should come out this fall. You can check out Writing Bloc and my contributions at https://writingbloc.com/.
I spoke at a panel on The Art of Publishing at the Claremont High School Literary Festival Word Play on May 19 and had a great time!
I also just finished outlining a new novel-- this one is speculative fiction and I’m really excited about it! I’ll keep you all updated as Rock of Ages moves forward. Thank you so much for your support!
Thanks to your overwhelming support we passed the 3/4 mark and are barreling towards the 750 preorders we need to get Trigor published. THANK YOU!
With two weeks to go I feel pretty good about it but I think we’d all feel better if it was just, you know, 100% already. ;)
So to motivate folks I’m going to offer to give a link to a PDF of ANOTHER book I have coming out this summer called Gallium. If you ever read my book, Lot Beta, you’ll recognise the universe. It’s not a sequel but it’s set in the same world. MThis time it’s a woman in a salvage operation trying to make a go of it and having forces set against her when she discovers ancient history that powerful people don’t want discovered.
Anyway if we get Trigor funded I’ll send out a link to the PDF of Gallium to all backers.
So spread the word, and thanks to all who have been. Y’all are the best.
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