A favor and some exciting news...
First the favor: the more reviews I get on Amazon, the more Amazon sees traffic going to my page, and the more they work their Amazon magic for my book. Getting past the 100 review mark would be huge. So PLEASE go to the link below and WRITE A QUICK REVIEW. It doesn’t have to be much, just a sentence or two saying what you thought of KILL CREEK (hopefully good things). Just click the link below, go down to Customer Reviews and click "write a customer review." It only takes a few minutes. I’ll wait while you did it:
Sweet! Thanks for the review! Now on to the exciting news. KILL CREEK has been officially nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel! The Stoker Awards are one of the most prestigious and well known awards in horror literature, honoring fiction, nonfiction, short stories, poetry and screenplays. This year’s ballot includes huge names like Stephen King, Owen King, Joe Hill, M. Night Shyamalan, Guillermo Del Toro, David Lynch, and Jordan Peele, among many, many others. Past recipients include Stephen King, Thomas Harris, Dan Simmons, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub--you get the point. This is HUGE, and I know it’s a cliche, but it truly is an honor to be nominated. The awards will be announced at a banquet in Providence, RI, (home of H.P. Lovecraft) on March 3, so I’d appreciate it if you’d cross any available fingers for me.
The book continues to gain momentum with over 5,000 copies sold and a steady stream of very cool responses on Instagram and Twitter, including an amazing tweet from Joyce Carol Oates, who called KILL CREEK an "intensely realized & beautifully orchestrated psychological Gothic/horror first novel set in once-Bloody Kansas." I’m thrilled and humbled to hear people from all over the world saying how much they enjoyed my book. I couldn’t have done it without the support of all of you. Thank you for believing in this novel and for helping me make this lifelong dream a reality.
Hope 2018 is treating you all well. I’ll be back soon with more updates.
Oh, and if you didn’t stop to write that review while I waited earlier, why not do it now? It’ll give you a few more minutes of "staring at your phone" time, and who doesn’t want that?