Hell Holes: Demons on the Dalton is the Online Book Club’s Book of the Day today, and people are downloading it like crazy. It rose to #308 out of over 1,800,000 free Kindle books. It is temporarily free for the duration of the sale. Pick it up now as I will be raising the price back tomorrow.
I had a great time today at the Murrysville Community Library at their Local Author Fair. I was one of 12 author, and the 3 hour event was very enjoyable. It wasn’t great as far as selling books (I did sell a few). It was well worth it getting to meet and talk with the other authors.
This Saturday, I will be taking part in a local author fair in Murrysville, Pennsylvania from noon to 3PM at the community library. Hope to see you there.
I just finished a long teleconference with the producer, Mike Chamoy, and scriptwriter, Leland Anderson, to go over my inputs on Leland’s draft movie script based on my book, Hell Holes: What Lurks Below. I am pleased to announce that all of my concerns were addressed. Mike also made some good changes, and we did some good brainstorming. I am much happier now with the pacing of the plot, the characters, and some of the events. Leland will now have a little over a month to rewrite the script before Mike reviews it and provides final input. I hope to see the final script by the end of November. After that, Mike will have shopping rights for one year in which to find a studio and/or investors to purchase the script. I think the odds are looking better than they did yesterday.
Join me at @passagesandprose on Saturday, October 7th, from 10 am to 4 pm at @thetwentiethcenturyclub in Pittsburgh, PA, where I will be signing autographs. www.passagesandprose.com
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Just received my first batch of copies of my second Hell Holes book with the new cover. Nice to have books 1 and 2 match with both paperback and ebooks.
My book, Hell Holes 1: What Lurks Below, is nominated for the Reader’s Choice Award in the Science Fiction category. PLEASE support me by going to the following website and vote for my book:
The easiest way to navigate to the science fiction category is to click twice on the left arrow to go to page 15/16. Once there, all you have do is click on my book to cast your vote. Every vote will be greatly appreciated.
I’ve added a lot of information that is background for Hell Holes 2: Demons on the Dalton.
Here is the brand new cover for Hell Holes 2: Demons on the Dalton.
The Online Book Club has a program they call “The First Ten” in which they ask approximately 20 of their top reviewers to read at least the first 10 pages of the books they pick as their “Book of the Day”. These reviewers look at the cover, blurb, official Online Book Club review, and read at least the first 10 pages. Then, they write up a short review and state whether or not they plan to read the rest of the book. The percentage that say they will read the rest of the book represent the percentage of people who upon perusing the book are likely to buy it. According to the Online Book Club, “any score above 0% is acceptable” and “any score over 10% is considered very good.” Hell Holes: What Lurks Below just scored 47%. I’m naturally very pleased with the score and also with what the reviewers had to say about the cover (thank you Ellie), the blurb I wrote, the editing (thank you Heidi), and naturally the book content itself. I was also glad to see that I had already fixed one of the complaints. Now all I have to do is get a ton of potential readers to look at the book’s cover, read the blurb on the back cover, and skim the first few pages.
Here are the actual reviews if you’re interested: