OK…first off, I have no idea whether I'm up against the board's spam policies or not, but this is the "post your art" subforum, so here goes...
I don't talk about this on the board much, but I'm trying hard to make it as a novelist and ghostwriter, and since I have a new book coming out today and since Xmas is coming up, I thought I'd send out a few early gifts.
Be one of the first say, six people to PM me your email address, and I'll gift you the Kindle version of any one of the books below.
But first, let me introduce myself. (Doffs Spiderman mask.)
This is the brand-new one. How to Format Your Novel, etc., is designed to help independent authors get past what's probably the most frustrating barrier to self-publishing: getting a manuscript out of a word processor and into the major e-book stores.
I loved the Hardy Boys mysteries when I was growing up, so I wrote a modernized teenage detective thriller a couple of springs ago. In Gunrunner Moon a family on a beach vacation runs afoul of an international crime ring while trying to locate a Confederate smuggler's long-lost fortune. Fun stuff.
Heart for a Hero was my first novel and I sold it the traditional way. It's a genre novel, a transformation story, based on an incredible experience my cousin had. (She's billed as the co-author.) A woman suffering from postpartum depression discovers that a homeless Korean War vet may be able to help her unlock a secret that's been haunting her family for 50 years.
I wrote Iron Addict's Way of Change with a strength/fitness/life coach who personally helped me out a lot. This guy was a world-class trainer until he died unexpectedly two years ago. These are his methods for getting not only your body in shape, but also your whole life.
Finally, Conquer the Cage! is a mixed martial arts training manual I ghostwrote for a guy who -- IMO -- is one of the most physically imposing people on the planet. He's six-three, two hundred and fifty lean pounds, covered in tattoos, and fully capable of twisting your head off your neck. And yet he's the nicest guy you'll ever meet.
Geez, way to make the rest of feel like jerks. "After I donate my kidney to a friend in need, I'll still make the effort to go Bonnaroo and see all my friends even though I'm not crazy about the lineup this year."