Hello my friends, and Happy New Year!
I know I’ve been missing for a bit, but I’ve been hard at work. And I didn’t want to update you with nothing to update. Sorry for the prolonged absence. It’s been a crazy year.
But 2019 is already starting out to be a big success. As I have several outlets to update to, I decided to condense everything into the following blog post:
Long story short, as far as The Man Who Stole The World goes, I’m still hard at work, and I thank you all for your love, support, and patience. 2018 was a rough year, a busy year, but ultimately a good year. The book is still on, it’s still going to be a while, but it’s going to be great. I promise.
Let me know if you have any trouble reading the blog entry or if you have any questions.
I’m still here, still working, and, as always, I love you all.
I wish everyone a healthy and happy 2019.
The 14th has come and gone, and the Inkshares Mystery & Thriller Contest is over. Unfortunately for us, both "Richly Drawn" and "Ripe for Execution" put on a last-minute spurt and forged ahead, leaving us in fourth place and off the winners’ podium.
While we don’t have a guaranteed publishing deal, we still have a chance. Inkshares is currently evaluating each of the entrants for inclusion as an "additional winner". A number of contest entries have been counting on this "additional winner" spot, I believe; but I also believe that fighting for a top three spot (even if we failed!) has put us in a much better position to get it.
We should know by January whether we’re going to get the go-ahead after all.
In the meantime, pre-orders remain open on "Cat’s Paw" until the end of January, and Christmas is almost upon us. I don’t know about you, but I refuse to let any of this get me down. May the new year bring all the best we could hope for!
Like a brisk shadow crossing a dim alley, David Diegert returns in the thrilling sequel to Tears of the Assassin. Having saved his Mother, Diegert’s victory was short lived, he and his Mom are now propelled into deeper, more complicated trouble than ever before. Face of the Assassin continues the tale of the world’s most skilled, but reluctant assassin as he finds himself drawn into the darkly powerful world of Klaus Panzer and the secret society of Crepusculous.
I am very grateful for your support for my first book. I am now humbly asking that you check out the link to my new campaign page on Inkshares for Face of the Assassin. Like before, I am seeking pre-orders so I can demonstrate reader interest in the continuing adventures of David Diegert and the world of Crepusculous. Remember, Inkshares publishes the book after I reach the required threshold of pre-orders. You can be the first to make this happen by placing your pre-order today, the first day of the campaign!
Please check it out, the first Chapter is available under the READ heading. You’ll get to see what happens immediately after the end of the first book.
Thank you very much.
Your grateful Author,
William "Bill" Schiele
Greetings from a cold and rainy Japan. Finally got enough time and internet to get the reader update function to work on Inkshares through absolutely zero fault on their part and one hundred percent fault on old computers running a version of Windows that dinosaurs used. Things are progressing well, the first round of edits is done and we’re shooting for a publication date of June 19th. That means you will have your ebook ready, and the print version will be mailed out accordingly. Don’t forget, half of the pre-order are going to charity, so anyone that’s holding out on buying should do so!
Also, due to some issues beyond anyone’s control, I had to switch the cover art. For anyone who is disappointed by this, I encourage you to check out Millicent Barnes Comics for some amazing art and stories. I have a lot of his art on my walls, in fact.
The day gets closer and closer and I get more and more excited. I’m sure when I get to sleep it will all feel like a dream.
P.S. "P.S." doesn’t make sense in emails because you can go back and edit. It’s not like I’m writing in ink.
Ho Ho Ho,
Festive greetings Ripperists!
A sack-full of salutations to the many followers that financied the publishing of LOUISIANA BLOOD. By now I hope you have received your digital downloads and for those of you who sprung for paperbacks as well you should have received a shiny new copy.
If anybody has not yet received a digital or hardcopy of the book please let me know and I will rectify the situation.
As I have over 300 followers it is possible that some of you have not yet ordered a copy for your own pleasure…some of you may, even at this late hour be scratching your heads for a suitable last minute Christmas present for a difficult to please family member, or an Ipad wielding youngster. Well, your search is over.
What could be more fun than reading the INKSHARE’S NO 1 alternate history mystery book of the year!
Imagine Mission Impossible meets the Prestige and you’ll be in the right ballpark.
I welcome any feedback from readers good or bad. I’m already well into the follow up BRUGES BLOOD and planning VENICE BLOOD, so hoping to build a loyal following while learning from my readers what they enjoyed most about the series.
You can purchase a copy through Inkshares here:
Or on Amazon here:
I hope that you all are doing well! I wanted to send you a very short, but really exciting update: this past week How to Get Run Over by a Truck was in the Top 20 best selling non-fiction books on Amazon last week! We made it to #17 - which is nothing short of incredible! Especially almost a year after the book was first published!!!
Thank you for believing that this book would be successful, even when no one in the publishing world did. You have put this book into the hands (and ears!) of so many people!!! You are an amazing, generous and kind person. Words can’t express how grateful I am for your support then, and now!