As I noted on my personal blog recently, there are many steps to the book creation process and there are some more exciting than others. One of the most thrilling is receiving your author copies. The first 15 copies of The Dark Terror arrived yesterday and they look fantastic, if I do say so myself.
It’s like Christmas morning when this package arrives. After months of writing, weeks of editing, reviewing the electronic files and then finally getting to see the physical book and hold it in your hands, that’s exhilarating.
The Dark Terror is available for pre-order, and as I often like to write and say, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
The Dark Terror, available in trade paperback, Kindle and e-book as of March 18, is a bloody, vampire noir from Trifecta Publishing House of Port Angeles, Wash., set in modern-day San Francisco. Elizabeth Rubis, the foul-mouthed vampire with the acerbic wit, develops even more new abilities as her demonic evolution continues. She desperately must elude the authorities while pursuing her maker and tormentor. This story of supernatural transformation and bloody revenge can only come to a violent conclusion in a battle between the forces of good and evil, and the bewildered.
The award-winning tour is $25 per person, payable on location at the meeting point on the corner of California and Taylor streets, across from Grace Cathedral. All three books in The Dark Passage Series will be available for purchase and tour goers will have the opportunity to win a complete set along with other prizes.
The Vampire Tour of San Francisco is a walking tour of the beautiful Nob Hill area of San Francisco. The stops are: Grace Cathedral, the Nob Hill Cafe, Huntington Park, the Pacific-Union Club, the Fairmont Hotel, and the Mark Hopkins Hotel. This special event will also highlight specific locations from the books.
I have discovered the ease and joy of iMovie. Over the years I have become a decent videographer and editor but I was at a loss when it came to piecing together a trailer for my first two novels. Well, fret no more. Thanks to some help from my son the aspiring film maker, here is the first trailer for the first two books in The Dark Passage Series – The Dark Truth and The Dark Descent.
Hit the Where to Buy page to find out how to order your copies.
After an enjoyable signing event at the Gilroy, Calif., Barnes & Noble location, The Dark Truth book tour has drawn to a close. However, The Dark Descent releases four weeks from tomorrow on Monday, April 23. I’ll post pre-sale information as soon as it becomes available.
I’d like to thank friends and co-workers who came to out to support me, and of course, the people I met at these events – those who purchased on the spot, ordered later, or just stopped by to chat. I have met a lot of great people so far, and I am looking forward to meeting more book lovers.
Details have yet to be finalized, but I have several more events in the works. I’ll be returning to a couple of locations and adding a few new ones for The Dark Descent book tour. I was interviewed for the Write About Now podcast recently. I’ll let you know when the episode is available for your listening pleasure. I am also scheduled for an appearance on Write Now with Sarah Werner in July.
Work on The Dark Terror continues. I don’t know where it’s going to go or how it ends, but it’s been a wild ride to write the first 12,000 words. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to get and read The Dark Truth, and get ready for The Dark Descent. April 23 will be here before you know it. And you don’t want Elizabeth knocking on your window in the middle of the night.
If you have read the book, please drop a review on the web site for the store where you made the purchase. Any and all feedback is welcome and encouraged.
After a fun evening at Mockingbird Books in Tracy, Calif., last Friday night, I have another signing event coming up this Saturday. I’ll be at the Modesto, Calif., Barnes & Noble location signing copies of my debut novel, The Dark Truth. The event starts at Noon.
The next book in the series is due out in April, so come on out, get a copy of the first one, meet me, and get it signed!
I hosted my first book signing event today at Barnes and Noble at Arden Fair in Sacramento. The store was decked out for yours truly, which is a heady tonic. It’s fulfilling and validating to see your picture, your book cover, and your name on a Barnes and Noble event sign next to your books in the window.
I spent five hours at the store chatting with patrons and hawking my wares. To the young lady whose mom saw my appearance on Good Day Sacramento and couldn’t wait for the event (and meet me) – thank you. I wish you all the success in the world in your creative endeavors.
And thank you to everyone who stopped by the table and took a moment to chat with me, whether you bought a copy or not (extra thanks to those of you who did). For those of you who didn’t purchase, but took a postcard or bookmark, I hope you do decide to give The Dark Truth a try.
Special thanks to Erik Stevens, Community Business Development Manager at Barnes and Noble Arden Fair. Although we weren’t able to meet in person, the store staff members were gracious and helpful. Thank you to every employee I encountered today, you helped make me feel very special.
I absolutely adore bookstores, chains or indie. I mentioned it before, if you sell books, you’re okay in my … um … book. It was an absolute thrill for me to sit at a table in a bookstore, surrounded by books, at a table signing MY books.
Hopefully, with three more signing currently scheduled, this is the start of something big.