In years past, going way back to the days of “The Daily Cave,” I used to do a part reflection/part horoscope sort of thingy blog post right around New Year’s Eve. This year, as evidenced by January being half-over, I decided not write such a post. Maybe I’m older. Maybe I’m wiser. Maybe I have better things to do.
I just don’t see the benefit in dwelling on the past too much any more. On the other hand, writing about what you’re “going” to do is a sure fire way to end up not doing it.
But I digress. Let’s talk about what’s done. Now. In January of 2014.
I’ve finished three short stories so far this year and the pilot script for a television show. I’ve set some new ground rules for reading and writing in the new year, but the specifics are for me and me alone. What all this means is that you should be able to read some new stuff soon. I’ll let you know when.
All the best in a great new year.
FALKNERCAST will be up very, very, soon.
Here’s a teaser.
Hey – Unbeknownst Entertainment, the publisher of “The Feast of Catchville” just put up a contest to win a free signed copy. All you have to do is leave a review of “The Feast of Catchville Author’s Preferred Edition” on Amazon before January 31st, send an email to ’em that says you left the review (email@example.com) and they’ll pick a winner at random on Feb. 1st.
The winner gets a signed, paperback copy of the new edition of “The Feast of Catchville,” by yours truly.
You can leave a review on the paperback OR kindle page, apparently. And, to the best of my knowledge you needn’t have purchased your copy of the book from Amazon – just have an Amazon account.
(For that matter, if you read the original version of “Feast” (by Stonegarden Books) and want to leave a review of that under the “Author’s Preferred Edition” Amazon page… I won’t tell if you don’t.) 😉
Official rules are up on the UE SITE.
Best of luck.
The Feast of Catchville Author’s Preferred Edition is now available in both paperback and kindle versions! Here’s the official release blurb from Unbeknownst Entertainment:
Scott F. Falkner’s terriffying breakthrough novella is back in an all new Author’s Preferred Edition!
University professors Seth and Anne Landon need a weekend away from their hectic lives. They head to scenic Catchville, Wisconsin in hopes of spending a few days at the rustic Bennington Hotel. But something is working its way across the Northwoods, something with an insatiable hunger…
…something that intends to feast on Catchville.
Seth and Anne will soon long for their hectic lives.
Includes an all new introduction by the author and a sample chapter from the forthcoming Author’s Preferred Edition of Falkner’s horrific paranormal suspense novel, “Swaybuck.”
And here’s some folks telling you that it doesn’t suck:
“A must read for any fan of the horror genre.” – Midwest Book Review
“A cult classic.” – Horror World
“The Feast of Catchville is near-perfect suspense. Tight, fast, and scary as hell.” – Horror Cram Annals
The Paperback is available HERE for a little over six bucks, and the Kindle version is available HERE for .99 cents – (or FREE under the Kindle Loan Program if you have the Amazon Prime thing-a-ma-jig.)
The holidays are coming up, and The Feast of Catchville Author’s Preferred Edition makes a great gift. I guarantee it.
Last Wednesday I taught a class at a local library on writing, publishing, and selling your book. The class was well attended, and from what I hear most attendees enjoyed it.
One thing that’s come up since the class: Three of the attendees have sent me friend requests on Facebook. During the class, I talked about how an author should have a “professional” fb page and a “personal” one. Talk about not practicing what you preach. I’m afraid I only have a personal fb page at the moment, but hopefully that’ll change in the near future.
In the meantime, I’m hoping that those of you who sent me friend requests are on Twitter. Please head on over and “follow” me on twitter here: https://twitter.com/ScottFalkner and I swear I’ll “follow” you back – Scouts Honor.
All right, in other class news, I had a request by a bunch of you that I post the Power Point I used in the class online. I think we figured out a way to do it. Just follow this link to download it:
The “power point” is actually an Openoffice.org Impress file. So if all else fails, just download OpenOffice for free to view it. I think that’s all for now.
Big Book News will be posted here shortly…
On Wednesday evening, I’ll be teaching a writing/publishing/marketing class at the public library in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. As such, the next few days will be dedicated to prepping for that class. As I stated in an earlier post, we’ll be discussing the writing process, defining the terms “writer” and “books,” taking a look at the current, ever-changing cyclone that is the publishing industry, and exploring guerilla marketing tactics when it comes to selling books. The class is free and open to the public. More info: http://www.ricelakelibrary.org/
In book news, the Author’s Preferred Edition of “The Feast of Catchville” was supposed to be available last week, but we hit a minor snag in the development. Nothing major, but we wanted to make sure the book is absolutely perfect before releasing it to the world. That said, I’m hoping it’ll be ready for World Domination in the next week or so. Sorry about the delay – but it really was a question of quality over expedience.
Well. This is just one of the coolest things that’s happened to me in quite some time. Yours truly was mentioned on Brian Keene’s website.
On Keene’s website.
Good times. Noodle salad.
Here’s the linkage: http://www.briankeene.com/2013/10/25/pulp-king/