Category Archives: My writing journey
GUEST BLOG AT SPECULATIVE FAITH
Keven, you write dark paranormal Christian fiction. How in the world did you get there?? Glad you asked.
I’ve never talked much about the writers that have most influenced me. I think in some interview or other I’ve listed one or two, but I’ve never really told my writing journey by way of my reading journey. As the saying goes, “You are what you eat,” and so you also “write what you read.”
I don’t think I’ve keep it a secret that my first love is the fantasy genre. That may come as a surprise to some that know me as a paranormal suspense writer, but you’d be interested to know that prior to Winter and Prophetess almost everything I wrote was fantasy slanted and most of my to-write list is populated with fantasy ideas.
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I wish I could say 2013 was an amazing year. It was an excellent year, by all accounts, but it was one of those rebuilding and relearning years that you’re happy to see behind you. Those of you who are closest too me know the many things that went on. Some of you may not, and for the sake of my fans who are eagerly awaiting Winter 3 then I’ll take a moment to tell you a little about this past year.
As I get reenergized and rebooted in my writing career, my publisher and I have made the decision to permanently drop the eBook prices of both my books. So if you’ve been waiting to read either because of price, now is the time…especially Prophetess, because I know it was $6.99 before.
On a related note, I’m in need of some blurbs that I can add to the Amazon page for Prophetess from published authors. If you’re a published author and have read it, I would be very appreciative if you would send me something to use. Or, if you’re a published author and would like to read it, contact me and I can probably arrange a review copy. Thanks!
I’ve been given the go ahead by my publisher to hire a PR Manager/ publicist to handle all aspects of writing and author publicity for me. Responsibilities would include: scheduling book signings, appearances, in-person and radio interviews, online interviews, guest blogs, speaking engagements, and any other approved publicity item. The PR Manager would work closely with me in scheduling to maximize exposure for my current books and upcoming releases.
Compensation. The PR Manager/ publicist will start with 20% of all royalties on sales figures that exceed the baseline of sales prior to starting. In other words, if the PR Manager’s efforts show an increase in sales from what was happening without the PR Manager, then the PR Manager gets paid.
The ideal candidate should be outgoing, creative, love books, and (preferably) love my books. They should also be somewhat local to me (south Mississippi) and having a working knowledge of what kind of publicity opportunities are available within two hours of me.
This is a great opportunity for someone to earn a little extra money and to get involved in the wild, wild west world of the publishing industry. If you’re interested, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.