Sorry for my absense, seems everything has kept me away from this site and blog, my apologies. Tonight, I will be for a few hours releasing a glimpse at one of the poems from my new manuscript, Ghost in the Reflection-Letters to Erin. It will only be online for 4 to 6 hours on the Facebook Poet Page, the fun is figuring out when those 4-6 hours begin and end, but it will be well worth the little game of cat and mouse, that I can promise.
There are talks of possibly being on tour in December, if anything becomes of this I will announce the dates and cities as soon as confirmed. Fingers crossed.
The release of Ghost in the Reflection was originally set to happen in November, I’m going to push back the date until after the first of the year. But I will be opening presales through Amazon next month, and will be trading copies for reviews (either digital or paperback) closer to the release date. I wanted to push back the date to allow some time for me to submit the poems individually to lit journals and publishing presses to hopefully grow the reach of the book a little further than A Footnote was able to reach.
I’m very excited for this new collection and cannot wait to get some eyes reading it. It’s nothing like anything I’ve done before and the material turned out really excellent. I feel like I may have found that voice I’ve been striving for as a writer since I was a child when I first began writing poetry.
There will be a lot of promotional swag for this collection going out in contests and to be found on the store located on the Facebook poet page.
I look forward to hearing what everyone thought about the teaser I’ll be posting later. Have a great hump day everybody!!
I just pressed the publish button on my current installment of my Channillo series Ghost in the Reflection. Anyone wanting to see a freshly out of my notebook piece I encourage to check it out.
A Footnote for Tomorrow has a great first two weeks and has not left the top ten list of Amazon’s Hot New Releases for Drug Dependency Category. So far, I have been fortunate to maintain some excellent reviews of the collection coming in. If you haven’t purchased or borrowed it on your Kindle app, I strongly encourage you to give it a read. If you do or have, please feel free to drop a review and leave me a link to check it out.
The reserved copy holders will receive emails in the next hour or two with information on ordering their discounted copies. In the coming week or two, I struggle to remember which off the top of my head we will launch our first marketing campaign since the title’s release. We will release specific details on this promotion but it will be a matchbook kind of arrangement, where if you purchase a paperback copy of the book from Amazon between certain dates you will be able to receive a free ebook version of the title as well as an ebook version of a title from Fly On The Wall Press out of the UK. If you’re unfamiliar with any of the titles they’ve released in the last couple of years, I cannot emphasize how talented and strong the message of the work coming out of there is. I would like to extend a thank you to Isabelle for all the time she has put in with me editing A Footnote for Tomorrow and for coming on board to give me a hand with the PR and upcoming marketing campaigns. Very talented poet and editor, worth reading.