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Update: I’ve got 25 subscribers on the newsletter thus far.
And it even contains some people I don’t already know personally. I hope to get to know them better as time goes on.
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Thus far folks with Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail/Outlook addresses appear to be getting them based on the opens I’m seeing.
Cox addresses… Cox addresses are not even getting them in Spam. Hopefully, this will change as time goes on.
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Hello, all you happy people. In the coming month or two, Repenter will be getting relaunched on Kindle. Most exciting! Here is the snazzy new cover by Jim Mehsling:
But wait, there’s more in the series than just Repenter. The free bonus content novella Repenter: The Hidden Chapters AND the second book in the series, The Brigands are also coming. I’ll be giving out free advance review copies to any fans who want to assist me by putting up Amazon or Goodreads reviews. More to come soon.
In the meantime, here are the covers to Repenter: The Hidden Chapters and The Brigands in separate posts.
Still plugging away at Book 4. Up to page 155. It’s a scene where the assembled protagonists: Ed, Ashe, Avril, Harry, Xax, Tamona, and Candice all meet Vurg before embarking on a journey through a subterranean sea on their way to an extra-dimensional prison break.
I also spoke to some other self-publishing authors, Kent Sievers and Victorine Lieske, and got a lot of great info. More to come on that topic, hopefully soon.
With other media consumption:
I played the hell out of Darkest Dungeon a few months back. Totally fun and addictive game. It was a giant time sink, but I enjoyed it oodles.
I watched the two seasons of the Expanse as well. Very compelling and complex. Great acting and halfway decent TV Sci Fi SFX. I just started listening to the first audio book, Leviathan Wakes by James SA Corey. It’s pretty good so far.
“Blood, Sweat, and Pixels” by Jason Schreier gives a very interesting look into the madness involved in putting together a video game. I had no idea that the Shovel Knight team initially had a so-so Kickstarter campaign. Very interesting read and makes me very disinclined to get into the video game industry. There appears to be a horrific work-live balance culture through all levels of that industry.
I binged the Tick’s second half of season 1. Not quite as absurd as the cartoon or comics, but MILES better than the first live action show. I liked it plenty. Tick even whispered Spoon, but I crave a full throated battle cry of SPOON! While were at it I effing need Cap to yell out AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! in the Infinity War movie. I NEED IT. But I don’t know if I’ll get it. A man can dream.