We are officially over 250 orders! More than 1/3 of the way there! THANK YOU!
I was featured in a great article in The Record Delta today! https://therecorddelta.com/article/semi-autobiographical-rock-of-ages-digs-into-authors-buckhannon-roots
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Thank you so much for your support!
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 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 hope your holiday season was wonderful and that 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for you!
I wanted to give you a quick update on where things stand with the production of Eudaimonia. At the beginning of January, I got an email from the folks at Inkshares. They have read the Eudaimonia manuscript and will be reaching out in the next week or so with some information/notes on editing. This is very exciting! Things are happening.
The email also asked a bunch of questions about the "theme" and "archetype" and "Where does your story belong in the 40,000-year-old tradition of human storytelling?" I’m not going to lie, that last one tripped me up a bit. My initial reaction was, "You know, near the end." Like I was telling a mover where to put a box. Not to be flippant, but it is much easier to tell a mover where to put a box than to consider where your place should be in the whole of human storytelling. (I mean, geez, what do you say to that?) So, I said what felt natural: "I don’t know."
I am very much looking forward to the next steps. I can’t wait to fill you in on everything as it develops!
Thank you so much for taking this journey with me, I think we are going to have a lot of fun along the way.
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.
Dear friends and followers,
Things continue apace, and I think we’re on track for publication before summer. It’s a lot more work than I bargained for! The big news, though, is that we’re changing the title of the book. The story will now be published as "A Gentleman’s Murder". Well, if a gentlemen’s club, then of course a gentleman’s murder, right? And one has to admit it rolls off the tongue more easily.
It does mean I’m going to need a new header for these news bulletins....
The other big news is that we’ve also got a new cover!
It’s not quite final yet, I’m told, but I gather that this is a pretty good taste of what’s in store.
And now, I had better get back to those edits. Before somebody murders me....
Today is a great day, thanks to you, and Inkshares.
I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am without the experience I had working with Inkshares on Sunshine is Forever. I have had both negative and positive experiences with the company, but I know their editorial process really improved my writing and taught me a ton. I want to thank Inkshares and all of you for supporting me with this book. You helped elevate me to the next level.
I’ve been querying to get a writing agent for 7 years. Well, I can finally announce that I have officially accepted representation with Jennifer Soloway at Andrea Brown Lit. I am thrilled! Here’s to a long and prosperous writing career!
I appreciate all of you! Don’t forget to review Sunshine is Forever on AMAZON!
Kyle T. Cowan