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WATTYS 2015 – Peoples Choice Award

So, just a quick note. I survived Worldcon/Sasquan with some great stories and some not so great ones. Prepping for my Reading for STRAIGHT INTO DARKNESS at Village Books THIS Friday at 7pm! But more about that later this week.

The purpose of this post is to let you know about WATTPAD’S People’s Choice Awards for the 2015 WATTYS. All Is Silence is eligible! Please consider voting for it. Yes, it actually is a popularity contest. What the book needs is votes between August 24th and 31st! Those votes are tallied by Twitter activity. Simply post this link https://www.wattpad.com/story/21270135-all-is-silence-deserted-lands-1 to ALL IS SILENCE with this hashtag: #MyWattysChoice.

Something like this: Check out my favorite for the Wattpad People’s Choice Awards. ‘s

Thanks for helping.


Whelmed, but not in Europe. What’s up?

As I power through the last month before release of my second novel, I realized that I hadn’t updated my events page. Since I had three to add I thought I would share it with you. If you meet me at these events there will always be special deals on my books and an opportunity to talk. See you out there.

  • August 19-23, 2015: Worldcon 2015 — “Sasquan” The 73rd World Science Fiction Convention. Spokane, Washington, USA – Attending.
    • Autograph Session: Sunday 10:00 – 10:45, Hall B (CC)
    • Possible Podcast. TBA
  • 28 August 2015: Novel Release Party Village Books, Bellingham, WA. 7pm. Reading, Q&A, Signing.
  • September 26-29, 2015: Chanticleer’s Conference, Awards Banquet, and Books By the Bay Book Festival. Science Fiction Panel with James Wells and others. Signing.
  • November 2015: [Date TBA] Local Authors. Barnes and Noble, Bellingham, WA. Reading. Signing.
  • April 3-6, 2016: Norwescon – Attending [Tantative]

If you have somewhere you would like me to speak, Convention, School, Library, please contact us at pr@rockettears.com.

Thanks, hope to see you all at one of these events!

Don’t Buy My New Book…

… not yet. Please. Really. Wait. Why?

Well, it’s an experiment. STRAIGHT INTO DARKNESS will be up for pre-sale on Amazon sometime in the next 24 hours. This means that it can be pre-ordered for the next 90 days.  Why am I putting it up for pre-sale if I don’t want you to buy it? Well, because I want people who don’t know me around the world to be able to buy it when they find it. I want people who are thinking about buying ALL IS SILENCE to know that there is another book coming. But mostly, I want the people who know me personally or who have become my fans and supporters to help me get a buzz going and get as many sales as possible as close as possible to the release date giving it the biggest chance of busting out!

So, when do I want you to buy it? As close to the release date as you possibly can. When’s the release date? August 18th? Why? 18 is my lucky number and it’s the day before Sasquan, the World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention right here in our backyard, Spokane, Washington. Also my class reunion is the week before, the release party for the print book is two weeks later… And then back to school.

BUT I CAN’T WAIT, ROB! Okay. I’ve got a fix for that. Sign up for my newsletter. When I finish the third draft you can be a beta reader. Read it free. Read it early. The catch is that I also want feedback on what works and what doesn’t. If you can’t wait for that, please e-mail me for a copy of TOILS AND SNARES to read and review.

Thanks, for all the support. I’m going down into the word mines as my friends, Eddi Vulic and  Marshall Ryan Maresca, [I’m deeply engrossed in his debut novel THORN OF DENTONHILL.] say.  See you in a thousand words.