[This is an out of character post]
Hey all! It feels weird writing on the blog as myself instead of the fictional version of me. I promise only to do it when I have something really important to say, and today is a big one for me.
My debut novel, Bound to Silence is now live on amazon! It's an epic fantasy adventure, and I think that many of you will like it. Living With the Dead has been an enormous help for me, both as a storyteller and in the mechanics of writing. I wrote the last seventy percent of this book after I started writing this blog, and when I went back through the novel during edits I could really see the difference.
If you like the blog, please consider supporting its writer by purchasing this book on the kindle here.
It's also available on the nook right here.
I also want to remind all of you that until the end of next year's Worldbuilders, I will be saving ten percent of everything I make selling eBooks to donate to it. Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind and amazing philanthropist, runs Worldbuilders each year to raise money for Heifer International, which is an organization that provides sustainable living solutions to people in need at home and abroad. People everywhere from north Dakota to Zaire can be gifted with goats to provide milk to drink every day, and hair to make fabrics or rugs. Chickens provide eggs for eating as well as for sales. It's an amazing charity that provides the animals as well as training to make the best use of them.
Not to mention that unlike a lot of charities, Heifer is totally transparent in their bookkeeping, and you can see right on their website how much of every dollar goes to the people who need it. I'll make it easy--75%. That's HUGE for a charity. So even if you don't want to buy my books, please consider donating to them. It helps to make the world a better place.
On an end note, let me mention that after next year's Worldbuilders is over, I will still be donating 10% of all my royalties to charity. My first novel, the one mentioned above that can be found here and all subsequent books in its series will go to Worldbuilders. After next year's Worldbuilders, I will be picking a charity for each of my books or series, and donating one penny in ten to it.
That's it, folks. I hope you buy my novel and enjoy it, but if it isn't your cup of tea, that's ok. I'm just thankful to have you as readers and supporters on Living With the Dead. You keep me going.