So change is on the horizon. I happily put out some new content January 1st, trying my hand at writing a novella-length work of fiction. I'm happy to say that the work has paid off. Clockwise & Gone has made a wonderful start and brought in some excellent reviews so far. If you haven't had a chance to check out this latest addition to my In Times Like These Series, be sure to have a look!.
Some of you may have read the news that Facebook is making changes to its newsfeed. How will that affect you? Well, one way is that it will give you more posts from your family, friends, and groups you enjoy and less commercial content. You'll see more posts with comments and fewer videos, ads, and notifications from publishers, content providers, and businesses. I think the changes will be very positive. But I want to make sure that I still have a way to connect with those who want to stay in touch. That's why I decided to create a dedicated public Facebook group for readers of my In Times Like These Series and anyone else who wants a place to talk time travel, books, or just wants to hang out. The group is called In Times Like These Time Travelers and anyone can join. You'll have absolutely zero obligation to participate in anything, but you'll have the opportunity to weigh in on new cover designs, hear from occasional guest authors, and be first to learn about new deals and bonuses. Join the group today to get into the fun!
I have another level of activity available as well. If you are looking to be an active participant in the production of this series and would like a chance to beta read the new material as it is taking shape, you may be a good candidate for Beta Team Bravo, my group for advance readers of my books. It does require some commitment to be involved and to actively read and review new content. I'll ask you to commit to leaving a review on Amazon when the books are published and I'll of course ask that you not share any content outside the group. But if you think you'd like to a part of the ongoing process of the creation of this series, Beta Team Bravo might be right for you!
As many of you may know. I love a good deal. That's why recently when I needed to buy some shipping envelopes and saw that I could save some money by buying in bulk, I jumped at the chance. "I can get a hundred and save how much?! I'm in!" Of course, my wife looked into the office closet and said, what on earth are you going to do with all these envelopes?
Send you guys stuff!
I've got a brand new monthly giveaway. Each month I'll be choosing a winner and mailing a signed paperback of your choice! You can enter the giveaway right HERE!
I did the final gift card giveaway selection from my 2017 Reader Survey results. Congratulations Grady Murray! You were the big winner. Check your inbox soon for your gift card! If you haven't had a chance to fill out my reader survey before, you can find that HERE. While I won't be giving out prizes every month in 2018 for survey responses, I still plan to give away periodic prizes for people who have responded. If you have filled it out before, don't worry. You are still on the list.
Want to know what people have recommended we read lately? Here's the list of what other subscribers are currently reading. Recommended Reading List.
As always, I'm excited to hear from you about what you've been up to, your thoughts on books, and what you'd like to get more of from my writing. I'm currently working on multiple projects, including book 4 of the In Times Like These series and I can't wait to share more details about it with you. I'd like to have the book finished by this summer but I am waiting to see how the arrival of little Baby Van Coops affects my writing schedule. My wife and I are expecting a daughter at the end of February/beginning of March. I'll be sure to let you know when she arrives. Personally, I can't wait!
Wishing you all the best.
Till next time!