It’s that time of year again...the mince pies have been scoffed and the brandy quaffed, now all that’s left to do is catch up on the backlog of goodwill for 2018.
Hopefully by now all you lovely people that purchased LOUISIANA BLOOD will have received a digital or paperback. If anybody has not, please let me know.
In that vein, can I ask you all for a small favour? REVIEWS. I’m starting to plan the marketing campaign and good reviews are one of the most important planks in the bridge from obscurity to notoriety.
If you have read or are reading the book please take a few seconds to nip over to Amazon and post a review. Hundreds of you were kind enough to launch the book into the ether, now I need some reviews to help land it in the press and boost it up the ranks of the mighty Amazon. No algorithms were harmed in the construction of this update :) Thank you for all your support.
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I Am Waltz releases in 18 days! Are you prepared?
Update Details: Will you receive your book?! (MUST READ INFO) | New Trailer | Official Cover | Goodreads Giveaway | and More!
It has been a long time since so many of you pre-ordered the first in my new sci-fi trilogy, I Am Waltz. Again, thank you so much. Today, I am happy to announce that your patience has paid off and the wait is officially over, because I Am Waltz is releasing on 2/6/18!
As such, I have a lot of exciting news to share with all of you:
A good friend of mine worked closely with me since May of 2017 to create this promotional teaser trailer for I Am Waltz. I wanted to share the excitement with you and hope you all enjoy it.
Please feel free to share with your friends and family on social media or in the real world and tell them how excited you are to be of the first to read I Am Waltz.
The very talented Jordan Butcher of Studio Workhorse designed the official front and back cover art for I Am Waltz and I am so excited to share it all with you. Please enjoy below and relish in the joy that soon you’ll be able to hold this cover in your very hands. Follow Studio Workhorse on Instagram and show some love.
While many of you have ordered I Am Waltz already, we are excited to announce a new Goodreads Giveaway going now through 2/18/18 where anyone can enter to win 1 of 10 signed, first edition copies of I Am Waltz. If you’ve pre-ordered, please enter again and maybe you’ll win an additional copy for a friend, family member, or for your own selfish self!
If you have not yet pre-ordered, go ahead and enter. Maybe you will win. But you should just order anyway.
Share the Giveaway with your friends on Facebook and tell them how exciting it will be to read I Am Waltz together! The more the merrier!
Share/Enter Giveaway Link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/275102-i-am-waltz
WILL YOU RECEIVE YOUR BOOK?
As I said at the beginning of this email, many of you ordered I Am Waltz a long time ago. You may have moved in that time and I encourage all of you to login to your Inkshares account and make sure your address is up to date! The book releases in 18 days and I wouldn’t want you to miss out! Take action now!
FOR THOSE WHO DID NOT ORDER YET?
Some of you, who have actually read this deep into the email have not ordered the book! I wonder why? Hopefully the trailer, cover art, and fact that this book is real, releasing soon, and will be followed up by two awesome sequels has sold you on ordering.
Well now you can order in so many places you have NO reason not to.
Of course, if you care about publishing, my wonderful publisher Inkshares, and me, you’ll order from Inkshares here $7.99 eBook | $14.99 Paperback
But maybe you like other platforms, fine.
You can order I Am Waltz almost anywhere and I will not provide links:
Walmart: $14.99 Paperback (Yes, even Walmart!)
I doubt anyone is still reading, but if you are, kudos to you.
Again, thank you all again. Can’t wait for you all to read I Am Waltz and hear your feedback. Please leave reviews on Amazon when you finish reading and keep an eye out for updates on the sequel currently under working title IAW2.
-MATTHEW D. DHO
Greetings wonderful followers,
I have some news. I have contracted Mickey Mikkelson with Creative Edge as my publicist. He will help me build a strong writer platform and get the word out about Beyond the Code. He’s already booked me to be a guest on the awesome writers video podcast, Spilling Ink, on Feb 17/18. Look out for it.
With any luck, we’ll have plenty more events to announce in the future. I’ll keep you informed the best I can.
Also, I’m being told that the email address confirmations have been going out to my wonderful readers. So if you have moved in the recent future, make sure to input your correct address. And don’t forget that once you have read Beyond the Code, make sure to give it a review. Reader reviews are a first time authors best friend.
Thank you all for following me this far. It’s been a long road but pub day is fast approaching.
Kelsey Rae Barthel
GREETINGS SPACE GENTS,
Okay, it’s been a bit, but I wanted to have some really freaking great news for you before I put any wish-washy pseudo-updates out. So here goes.
We are IN PRODUCTION. Full stop. We’ve blasted out of our old star system into the new, and the destination is in view. Do you know what that means?
First it means I have a whole lot of work to do, but this is some fast-tracked, scheduled, definitive (as can be) work. And it also means I have a...how do you say...release date?!
Okay, no question mark. I have a release date. And because I have a release date, you too are going to get it! Now, this is my first time doing the whole pro-publishing gig, so I don’t want to say that it’s 100% certain, but I have a pretty official-looking timeline, and it looks like the book will be releasing on...
That’s right; this thing is slotted for May Day! It’ll be in your hands before you know it.
(Also, author’s note: I’m PUMPED about this release date coincidence, because as many of you know, this book is all about that class war (and also space).)
I hope this news finds you well, and in the meantime I’m working with Inkshares’ editing and production staff to make the book solid, as well as getting together the packages I owe many of you from the campaign.
Thanks for your support and patience along this magnificent space quest.
Your spaztastic Space Captain,
I am so very happy with all of us! We are still looking at a February release, which is FANTASTIC!!! Even if it’s a little late, that’s still in the first quarter of the year. :D
I also have some more good news: the cover art for Book Two of A Vow Unbroken (The series name for Borehole Bazaar) is at the middling draft phase! The initial artist’s portfolio can be seen here, and the final digital correction artist’s portfolio can be seen here!
I wish every last one of you FANTASTIC success, by whatever measure it is defined, and hope the coming weeks bring you great joy!
Hey, Faoii. Want to see a sneak peek of Faoii Betrayer? Click here.