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I couldn’t have said it better myself

While I love talking about writing, I recently learned I don’t like listening to myself talk about writing.

Or anything else, for that matter.

When tapping away at my keyboard, I can pause and select the perfect word. If I don’t like what appears on the screen, I can delete and try again. I’ll tinker with a paragraph, a sentence, a phrase until it conveys exactly what I want.

The same can’t be said for a live interview.

After being a guest author on the Speculative Fiction Cantina webcast, I downloaded an MP3 of the broadcast. I found some software to transform the audio file into text. I knew I’d have to do some proofing before publishing any portion of the interview because auto-transcribing is not a perfect science.

What I said: “I’m a fantasy and sci-fi writer.”

What the app heard: “I’m a fantasy inside firefighter.”

Poetic? Yes, especially for a robot. Accurate? No, though I sometimes feel like I’m putting out small fires when editing.

What I didn’t realize, however, was how much editing I’d need to perform on the things I actually said. All humans use speech crutches, phrases we return to again and again while our mind processes a response to a question or the next discussion point.

Like, valley girls aren’t the only ones who, like, overuse the word “like.”

Other offenders include “I think,” “actually,” and “sort of.” If I had a dollar for every time I deleted the phrase “you know” from the transcript, I could happily retire—or, at least, buy a new laptop. And don’t even get me started on restarted sentences and self-interrupting.

The dialogue I write is so much smoother!

Nevertheless, I made it through the entire hour of the program, cherry-picking choice excerpts from the interview—the parts where I sound like I know what I’m talking about—and cobbled together a Q&A.

S. Evan Townsend (host): “David, tell us a little bit about yourself.”

David Michael Williams: “I am a fantasy and sci-fi writer. I live in Wisconsin. I’m a member of one of the oldest writing collectives in Wisconsin, the Allied Authors. I’ve been a member for more than a decade now. My day job is a writer—a content specialist, actually—at a website and advertising company. So I get paid to write at my day job. And in addition to that, I write novels, so I do quite a bit of writing. I have a wife and two kids, and yeah, that’s me in a nutshell.”

SET: “Tell us about your book.”

DMW: “Rebels and Fools is the first book in a sword-and sorcery-fantasy series called The Renegade Chronicles. I published them through my my indie publishing company, One Million Words. I published Rebels and Fools as well as the second and third books in the series on the same day.

“It was kind of an experiment. You know how people like to binge watch shows on Netflix? I thought, ‘I’m gonna let them binge watch my fiction if they want.’ I decided to do all three of the books of the series in ebook and paperback and even a three-in-one collection. That was early last year.”

SET: “When you say ‘sword-and-sorcery,’ I’m imagining elves and wizards and orcs and things like that. Is it that kind of a fantasy?”

DMW: “Yep, that’s accurate. Most (of my) characters are humans, but there are other races like elves and dwarves, although some of those I try to put my own unique spin on. I even invented my own race, a kind of demi-humans who are very prolific with magic, and they have the power of very potent wizards but the maturity and mentality of a child. I tried to take what I liked best about the genre I grew up reading and grew up writing and made my own world.”

SET: “How did the experiment work, publishing them all on the same day?”

DMW: “It was a lot of planning. In some ways it was, I think, very efficient because when you’re going through a novel and setting up your own style guide to make sure your writing is consistent—your prose is clean and certain words and situations are consistent—I think it was very good for that because I read them back to back. By knowing I was doing three books at once, I could work with the cover artist and say, ‘OK, here are the titles, here are what the books are about. Let’s make them look like they’re all part of the same series.’

“So in some ways I think it made a lot of sense. It’s more from the marketing standpoint that I may have shot myself in the foot, so to speak, because when you have three books at once, and you’re saying, ‘Hey, read my books! These books are out. Here’s what they’re about,’ you use up your marketing messages pretty quickly. Even looking for book reviews…it’s going to take a little while for (readers) to get all the way through the first two, let alone the third one.

“I don’t regret doing it though. I learned a lot. But when I look ahead at potentially publishing more of my books, I don’t think I would do that again. I would put some time at least in between releases so I could have them build up anticipation and have some additional touch points with the marketing.”

SET: “You have or you are planning on having a Kickstarter campaign for 2018?”

DMW: “I had one this year, and it already ended. I was trying to explore other revenue streams even as I’m trying to continue to market The Renegade Chronicles and working on my next series, The Soul Sleep Cycle. I am a huge fan of puns. In fact, I may have a sickness because even when I’m dreaming, I come up with some of the strangest and, as far as I can tell, some very original puns.

“I thought, ‘Hey, maybe other people would be interested in getting a fresh one every day,’ so I set up a Kickstarter—again, sort of an experiment—to just see what interest was out there. I had some backers but didn’t make my goal. So that’s not something I’ll be pursuing, which is fine. It’ll give me more time to work on the fiction side of things.”

SET: “So tell us a pun.”

DMW: “If you want a really nice hairpiece, you have to be willing toupee.”

SET: “What was your goal in establishing your business?”

DMW: “I had written The Renegade Chronicles years ago, and it was a while before I felt as though I was a good enough writer and objective enough to give them the harsh editing they needed to be published. Years ago, I tried to find an agent or publishers for the series, and there wasn’t interest at that time, and I moved on.

“Meanwhile, for the series I am working on now, The Soul Sleep Cycle, I do have an agent who is shopping those books around. So knowing I had an agent with a project out there but also having the books of my own…I just wanted to see if I could do it myself. I was going to take fate into my own hands and give this a shot. I still felt very strongly that there was value in the stories and there was an audience out there for them.”

SET: “You mentioned your day job, and you told me what expertise you have in your marketing job does not apply to book marketing. Why is that?”

DMW: “I shouldn’t say nothing applies. I mean, if you understand search engine optimization for giant business-to-business corporations, you’re going to understand how to use keywords in your author’s website. Some stuff does translate.

“But book publishing is such a unique business. I think a big part of that is supply and demand. Anyone can self-publish a novel. You have this market that gets flooded with products, and that product is all over the board as far as quality goes. What if you could have a DIY soda? I would have this new cola. You can buy it on Amazon.com. I don’t know why you’d buy it over Coke or Pepsi or any of those other ones that you’ve heard about all your life—which would be the Stephen Kings and the Dean Koontzes of the world, those authors who have brand recognition. And imagine hundreds and thousands of other people have a recipe for cola too. How do you find the buyer who’s going to have that particular set of taste buds—not to carry the metaphor too far—that’s going to enjoy what you’ve created? That, for me, has been the challenge with book marketing.

“It’s just a very strange landscape when you think about it. How do you reach readers when people are giving away their product for free and saying, ‘Hey, just take it. Maybe you’ll like me and you’ll buy more of my stuff’? This has just been an education and a lot of experimentation.”

SET: “You also said you’d like to write for a videogame or comic book. Why is that?”

DMW: “I’ve just always been interested in storytelling, whether it’s playacting or sketching or writing a manuscript. I’ve always been fascinated with telling stories in different and unique ways. I am fascinated with challenging myself. Could I write a comic book? What percentage of dialogue to action would there be?

“And then in video games, with roleplaying games, the player makes a choice. As a writer, you have to write a story that has multiple beginnings, multiple middles, and even more endings. I think that would be a lot of fun.”

SET: “I have a writer friend who’s convinced that in the future, books are going to go away, and everybody is going to write for video games or something like that. You have another generation, and there won’t be more books. All storytelling will be visual.”

DMW: “I hope that’s not true, and I suspect people who grew up reading books and loved books are not going to leave books. Like for me, I still read, and I play video. They’re not mutually exclusive.

“Look at how many TV series and movies and video games are being made based off of existing fiction. I think some of the best ideas are still coming to the surface first through the written word. But there will always be a need for storytelling, so maybe it’s not the worst thing that I have that interest in the tech side of things because no matter what the format is, as long as I can tell my stories, I’m going to do it.”

SET: “What do you find most challenging about writing?”

DMW: “I think back to when I was first starting to geek out on writing and realizing that this is what I wanted to do with the rest of my life…high school. I’d stay up on a Friday night, and I’d be up on my computer till 2:30 in the morning. Whenever the muse struck, I just went with it. I had these long glory sessions of pure unadulterated creativity.

“Even after graduating college, with my first job, Monday to Friday, before I went into the office, I’d crank out 2,000 words. I’d get up super early. I was committed, and I wanted to tell these stories. As life goes on…I got married, had kids, and worked jobs that sometimes were more demanding. You come home, and you’re just exhausted. You don’t have the wherewithal to put two words together, let alone 2,000.

“So the challenge has been trying to find that balance of getting large enough chunks of time where I can be effective.”

SET: “What specifically do you love about writing?”

DMW: “I mentioned earlier that even before I started writing, I liked storytelling. I liked inventing characters and narratives. For a while it was sketching and drawing. I think part of me would have really enjoyed going on to be an illustrator of some kind. But at a certain point in time, I realized writing was the quickest way for me to get the ideas down, to record what was happening in my mind.

“It was my default for a while, and I thought, ‘You know, I’m not the greatest writer, but I am a good storyteller. I have good ideas, and I can get better with the writing over time.’ I was just writing scene after scene after scene. Then I thought, ‘It probably makes sense to actually try to find a beginning, middle, and end and put together a book.’

“I decided I didn’t want to just write for myself anymore. The stories are there, and rather than have them evaporates, I wanted to get them down. Maybe it’s my ego. I don’t know, but I thought, ‘If people enjoy them even a fraction as much as I do then, then why not?’

“One of the greatest joys I’ve had since The Renegade Chronicles has come out…I’ve had these characters, I’ve known them, for 20 years. When people talk to me about them, and they’re seeing the story from such a different perspective, it just brings me such a joy because now they have a life independent of me. There’s something thrilling about that.”

SET: “I totally agree. I tell people I want to be read by strangers. But the flipside of that last question: What frustrates you about writing?”

DMW: “I think in some ways I’m my own harshest critic. Sometimes I get hung up on very minute details like word repetition or ‘Is this a theme, or am I unintentionally retelling the same story or rewriting the same scene in a different way?’ I get frustrated when I don’t feel like I’m growing, and sometimes that happens when you spend a lot of time in the editing stage, and you don’t have a chance to just create.”

SET: “Why should people buy your books?”

DMW: “I have a background in marketing, so I’m never going to say this book is right for everyone. I wouldn’t say that about my book. I wouldn’t say about anybody’s book. I think there’s a certain demographic who will enjoy The Renegade Chronicles—people who grew up reading shared-world books like Forgotten Realms and DragonLance. I think they would get a kick out of reading what I did because it was strongly inspired by that.

“I also think of kids who grew up reading Harry Potter. If they’re looking for something that has maybe a little bit more action, many characters and multiple storylines…The Renegade Chronicles is maybe wedged somewhere between Harry Potter and something more hardcore, like A Song of Ice and Fire, the Game of Thrones-type stories. There’s death, and there’s battles, but I’m not quite as R-rated as George R.R. Martin.

“Whether you’re a diehard fan of fantasy and or you have never given it a try, it’s a nice entry point into the genre.”

SET: “What motivates and inspires you?”

DMW: “For me, it boils down to two words: ‘what if?’ Just about any character I’ve ever developed—any mystery, any plot—has always come from something that is entrenched in this world, and you put a twist on it. What if this had happened instead? Or what if a person in this situation would do this? How would they react to that? It starts to be a puzzle.”

SET: “Is there anything you want to add before the show ends?”

DMW: “I want to thank you for having me. I love talking about writing. I’ll leave you with one final pun since you kind of caught me off guard earlier: A bookworm that leaves its food lying around is a literal litterbug.”

SET: “That’s a good one. Thanks a lot, David. I really appreciate you being on the show.”

DMW: “It was my pleasure. Take care.”

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Cancer: one hell of a plot twist

I wish I could say my intentions were altruistic, but that would be a lie.

When I first caught wind of the One Million Project—a charitable organization determined to raise £1,000,000 for cancer research by selling short story anthologies—my first thought was how the One Million Project and One Million Words, my publishing company, might work together.

After all, our brands sound awfully similar, and we both deal with fiction. If I could donate one of my short stories to help secure money for cancer research while gaining some exposure as an author—international exposure—that’s win-win, right?

Besides, I hated cancer.

Cover of the first One Million Project short story anthology

Proceeds from One Million Project anthologies are donated to great causes, including cancer research.

Or, at least, I disliked it in the same abstract way most Midwesterners lament hurricanes and earthquakes. They don’t happen to us, but we don’t like them on principle. I really didn’t have anything against cancer personally because cancer hadn’t affected me personally.

The fact is there is no shortage of causes in the world, no dearth of diseases that kill people or otherwise make their lives intolerable. I gave to the American Cancer Society a while back because a friend who knew someone suffering from cancer asked me to. I donated once and have deleted every follow-up email from the American Cancer Society since then.

Come to think of it, I delete a lot of emails and ignore many social media posts that advocate for activism. Can you imagine if you shared, liked, donated to, and genuinely cared about every injustice in the world? But, honestly, that’s what cancer research was to me when I told the editor of the One Million Project he could publish my short story, “Ghost Mode,” for free: one good cause is as good as another.

Maybe I was more aware of cancer than some of the other sicknesses and social issues sweeping our planet. Certainly, cancer has been around awhile, its presence ubiquitous in all manner of media. As it happens, I chose brain cancer as the instrument of one of my character’s death. I also remember pondering the possibility that cellular sabotage might be a side-effect of our species trying to evolve. Natural selection at work and all that. The premise of a sci-fi story I’ll probably never write.

However, cancer went from being an intellectual concept to a tangible presence when my dad was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in March.

I won’t go into the ugly details. Anyone who has ever come into contact with any disorder under the umbrella category of cancer knows it’s never pretty. Struggles seldom are. That’s why we use phrases like “the fight against cancer” and talk about sufferers as though they are warriors. Because they are—soldiers in an insidious civil war where their bodies are battlefields and the rebels will never negotiate, let alone surrender.

It’s tempting to portray cancer as a villain if you’ve endured the chaos it sows, especially if it robs a loved one of his or her life. Perhaps that’s why we personify natural disasters. When the enemy has a name, it’s easier to band together to battle against him.

I see cancer more as a plot twist. It can happen at the beginning, middle, or end of a narrative. For the patient, everything changes in an instant. Time splits into two eras: Before Cancer and After Diagnosis. And yet good can bubble up from the bad. Friends and family come together, gaining clarity of what is truly important in life. Individuals overcome.

Hope prevails.

I’m delighted (and blessed!) to report that my father’s prognosis is optimistic. I write this from his living room as he watches a TV show about fishing. If all goes according to plan, he’ll be doing some fishing of his own next spring.

Tuesday used to be a day of isolation for me—a pocket of time in which I could be creative and productive on my own terms. Life intervened with one hell of a plot twist. But all in all, I’m grateful for the opportunity to help my family. For me, this has been a reminder that fiction is fine, but the real world takes precedence.

Of course, I’m still writing as much as I can, when I can…hence, this blog post.

One Million Project’s fantasy anthology is slated for November or December. When it comes out, I’ll still be excited for “Ghost Mode” to reach an international audience, but the release will be much more meaningful than that. And even though he’s not a sci-fi kind of guy, I’m dedicated the story to my dad.

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My book marketing marathon continues

More than a year after I published three books in one day, I’m still working on getting the word out.

In between Goodreads giveaways and soft-touch marketing for The Renegade Chronicles, I’ve been focusing on a new sci-fi series, The Soul Sleep Cycle, which may or may not debut in early 2018. But even though I’m excited to share new stories, my search for sword-and-sorcery fans is far from over

And so I’m delighted to announce a couple of upcoming book marketing events:

Speculative Fiction Cantina

Friday, May 26, 2017
5 p.m. CST
http://tobtr.com/10020673

I’ve been interviewed for author profiles on blogs here and there, but I’m tackling my first live podcast next week.

The Speculative Fiction Cantina covers sci-fi, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and “things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers.” Author Aram Keledjian and I are tag-teaming for the May 26 episode.

In addition to the interview, I plan to do a reading from Rebels and Fools.

—Editor’s note: an archived recording of the program is available here.

Downtown Fond du Lac Wine Walk promotional image

Tour the Town Art Walk / Wine Walk

Friday, June 16, 2017
4 to 8 p.m.
Macy Place Art and Tea Shoppe, 82 S. Macy Street, Fond du Lac, Wis.

I’ll be one of two featured artists at Macy Place for Tour the Town Art Walk, and I’m delighted to announce that my partner in crime will be none other than Jake Weiss, the talented designer who created the covers for all three Renegade Chronicles novels as well as the free ebook compendium. The art walk is free.

Even better, the June art walk coincides with downtown Fond du Lac’s annual wine walk, which means we’ll all be able to raise a glass to the literary arts. Sorry, that was just hokey. Anyway, you’ll be able to chat with Jake and me, see some of the concept art for the covers and buy a book (or three). I’ll sign copies and maybe do a short reading.

I’d love to see you or hear from you on the podcast. Of course,  if you’d rather bypass all of this marketing stuff and go right to the stories, feel free to buy The Renegade Chronicles in paperback or ebook formats at any time!

 

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Some bad news about my brand

What is the digital equivalent of schizophrenia?

Whatever it is, my website has it. More specifically, my brand suffers from it. That’s right, I have a brand. Every author does. Except I ended up with two brands because I bandied about the phrase “One Million Words” for years and then finally formed One Million Words LLC in 2016.

On paper it seems so easy: David Michael Williams is an author, and One Million Words is a publisher. But at this point, OMW publishes only the works of DMW, so the two identifiers are irrevocably interwoven.

Should one-million-words.com redirect to david-michael-williams.com or the other way around? One could argue they should be two separate websites, but it would be ridiculous to maintain two websites with near-identical content.

The professional marketer in me bemoans the fact that OMW has taken a backseat to DMW. After all, a legitimate company should have its own logo, website, LinkedIn profile, and so forth. But if I’m being honest, One Million Words LLC is nothing more than a string of words created expressly for the spine of my self-published novels.

Until the company produces works by other authors, it really doesn’t need to be more than that.

Don’t worry. Even if the One Million Words brand disappears someday, I’d never make my name into a logotype.

I have a bigger problem on my hands, however: David Michael Williams, as a brand, is broken.

Nota bene: Marketing is my day job. I’ve worked with countless companies and organizations on branding exercises, so I’m no stranger to concepts like positioning statements, brand platforms, target audiences, as well as the formal guidelines that govern all marketing communications. And while a solitary novelist differs from corporation in many key aspects, the same fundamentals apply to any entity that sells a product.

The root of my dilemma—my identity crisis, as it were—is that David Michael Williams, the human being, is inconsistent.

If I penned only sword-and-sorcery fantasy books, it’d be much easier to market myself, my novels, and my company. But I also write sci-fi and other subgenres of speculative fiction. You might be thinking, “No matter. Many authors publish fantasy and science fiction. They’re close cousins.”

OK, but I co-wrote a children’s chapter book too. There was also a certain stillborn pun-a-day calendar. And I can’t promise I won’t attempt an interactive storytelling experiment at some point in the future. (Anyone wanna play a grammar video game?)

Some may argue that an author should use a different pen name for each genre he tackles. There’s wisdom in that, but at the same time, I can’t get enthusiastic about juggling additional aliases. I’m one guy with a lot of different ideas who doesn’t want to limit his possibilities; is that a crime?

No, but it can be confusing to consumers, which negatively impact profits.

Or perhaps I’m oversimplifying things. There are plenty of professionals who straddle genres and/or media. Some of my favorites include Robert Kirkman of The Walking Dead fame (though I like Invincible much more and am excited about the recently announced movie); the Decemberists, whose talented fingers touch projects ranging from music and visual art to children’s novels and board games; and the insanely brilliant Neil Gaiman, whose entire career I’d love to clone.

Given those folks’ success, it would seem that a diversity of creativity can be something of a brand in itself. That does give me hope, though in the short term, it won’t make building a fan base any easier. Because as much as it would streamline things, I can’t focus on just one aspect of storytelling.

I won’t.

Which means regardless of whether my website banner says “David Michael Williams” or “One Million Words,” visitors are going to get a messy, mixed bag of imagination.

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Some never escape magic’s grasp

How do I celebrate my blog’s fifth anniversary? I write a guest post for someone else’s! Here’s the intro. Click on the link at the end to read the article in its entirety at PrincessMyParty.com.

What do princesses, superheroes, and space explorers have in common?

In a word: magic.

Perhaps that fact is most obvious with the princesses. After, the fairytales that inspired Disney’s roster of young royals are rooted in magic. Where would Beauty be without her Beast—not to mention his castle full of not-so-inanimate objects?

When princesses aren’t succumbing to sleeping spells, they’re conjuring up blizzards or breaking the Guinness Book of World Record for most impressive ponytail. Magic is in their blood.

Is it in yours? Read more at PrincessMyParty.com.

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Countdown for my Pun-a-Day Calendar

pun-a-day-calendarI never thought I’d have to raise $10,000 in 60 days.

In my defense, I expected I’d have longer—at least four months to mobilize a small army of bakers. But instead of securing an average of, say, $83 a day, I’m now looking at a goal of $167 per day.

And I’m already behind.

I’m referring to the Kickstarter campaign I launched last week. In between attempts to increase the sales of my published novels and preparation of new books for publication, I decided to pursue a new revenue stream: a Pun-a-Day Calendar featuring my wittiest wordplay.

(What, you thought I was joking when I mentioned this possibility in January?)

Here’s the blurb:

Start your day with a dose of wit you won’t find anywhere else.

When I’m not writing and publishing novels, I post puns on social media. I get more likes and followers with #wordplay than any other kind of post. Which leads me to believe there are others out there whose minds appreciate and perhaps even crave puns.

To appease this underground — punderground? — faction, I’m creating a page-a-day calendar featuring my off-the-beaten-path brand of wordplay.

The Pun-a-Day Calendar chronicles several years’ worth of wordplay. These are original creations. If you’ve heard it before, you won’t find it in my calendar (unless you’re already following me on Twitter, of course). Topics cover all manner of miscellany, from food and folk songs to comic books and the Bible.

Since I didn’t have $10,000 of startup capital just lying around for the print run of 500 calendars, I thought I’d give Kickstarter a shot. For those who don’t know, “Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality.”

It works like this:

  • Someone—let’s say a writer—comes up with an idea to create something, but he needs funding to move forward.
  • So he creates a campaign at Kickstarter to see if there is any interest and, ultimately, to drum up investors.
  • He comes up with the price for the product (e.g. $20) and creates pledge tiers, adding extra prizes and incentives to encourage people to pledge more.
  • He chooses somewhere between 30 and 60 days (but not 120) for the lifespan of the campaign.
  • Then he does whatever he can to spread the word about the campaign, hoping that enough people pledge and that he reaches his goal before deadline.
  • If the campaign is successful, the writer gets to complete his project, and everybody gets what they ordered. But if the campaign fails to meet its goal, no one pays anything and nothing gets made.

If I do not reach my goal by April 15, no one gets the Pun-a-Day Calendar.

Which is why I need your help in spreading the word to anyone and everyone who likes puns, quips, and wordplay. Teachers, writers of all kinds, and other creative types seem to fit this category, but no need to limit it to just them. The more the merrier!

If you’re interested in supporting my dream of flooding the world with wordplay, there’s a lot more information about the Pun-a-Day Calendar here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1620958229/pun-a-day-calendar

Wait, what do I need to do?

If I’ve learned anything about Kickstarter over the past week, it’s that many people don’t know much about it. If you’re interested in backing my Pun-a-Day Calendar campaign, here’s all you need to do:

  • Scroll down and click the big green button that says “BACK THIS PROJECT.”
  • Now you’ll have four options for backing the campaign:
    • You can pledge money for no reward.
    • You can pledge $5 or more to get the e-book version of my fantasy novel Rebels and Fools.
    • You can pledge $20 or more to get the Pun-a-Day Calendar itself.
    • You can pledge $35 or more to get the Pun-a-Day Calendar as well as e-book versions of Rebels and Fools, Heroes and Liars, and Martyrs and Monsters.
  • No matter what option you choose, every dollar goes toward the project’s $10,000 goal.
  • Next, you’ll need to create a Kickstarter account and enter your credit card information. (But remember, you won’t be billed unless/until the campaign reaches its goal.)
  • On April 15, you’ll be notified whether or not the project got enough backing. If it does, you’ll get your calendar and/or other prizes in the months to come. If not, your credit card won’t be billed.

Not too difficult, right? Anyway, life is full of new experiences. And if this campaign proves successful, I’ll be learning even more as I publish my first calendar.

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New prices for 2017!

The Renegade Chronicles print and ebook covers

The Renegade Chronicles

  • Rebels and Fools: $3.99 $2.99
  • Heroes and Liars: $3.99 $2.99
  • Martyrs and Monsters: $3.99 $2.99

Or get all three—plus an extensive appendix detailing the people, places, and peculiarities of Altaerra—for $4.99!

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Paperbacks

Prefer a hard copy? All three volumes of The Renegade Chronicles are also available at CreateSpace.com and Amazon.com.

Learn more about The Renegade Chronicles.

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