Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Waning of the Season

The Darkling Wind giveaway at Goodreads is over, and a resounding success in my opinion. Five winners were chosen this morning out of the more than 1100 entrants. Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated, and especially to Goodreads who makes these contests so effortless. The five signed paperbacks will be going into the mail tomorrow! I will definitely be doing more giveaways in the future, so keep an eye out.

School will be starting in just a few weeks here in northern California, and as the summer winds down, so do my seasonal promotions. My final summer giveaway is a Kindle wi-fi, which will run through the end of August. The rules and entry info can be found HERE.

I'd also like to take a moment to define my blog for new readers, if that makes any sense. It's been on my mind lately. I see a lot -A LOT- of writers blogging about their experiments with publishing, analyzing their sales figures, and sharing ideas of how to promote your latest work. That's great, but I really don't want to direct this blog towards other writers. I may provide some thoughts and insights into writing from time to time, but my primary focus is going to be on my readers.In other words, I'd like to use this blog as a means to share a bit of myself and my creative process with my fans. That is something I don't see a lot of, and it's something I would treasure from my favorite writers.

I regularly post info here regarding my titles, both existing and upcoming, and also contests and giveaway promotions that I have going on. I have a few more exciting ideas that will pop up as the year progresses, but I don't want to give it all away just yet. I'll just tease you with this:

So far in 2011 I have published 8 titles, including those published under my pseudonym. I have written two more books this year. They are both in the revision phase. One of those is a sequel to Shadow Born, and I am in the middle of another fantasy novel which I hope will launch a new series. I also have plans for a sequel to my best selling novel, The Tinkerer's Daughter. I hope to write that one this fall and publish it by Xmas. For each of these titles, I am planning giveaways and other exciting promotions. If the economy allows, I also hope to give away at least one more Kindle before the year is over.

To sum it up, it has been and will continue to be a very busy year for me. Hopefully, that adds up to something good for you. The future looks promising, so stay in touch!


  1. hi Jamie! good luck with all of your plans. i like the idea of focusing on your readers. have a good one! c",)

  2. Thanks for commenting. I think it's a slightly different approach than most, but hopefully it will connect with readers (instead of other writers, which is really just preaching to the choir). I want to get some other authors here for guest blogs, too. Time will tell...

  3. this is amazing!
    what a record year ~
    congrats, Jamie! well done ")

  4. Thanks Faith. Darkling got a nice 5-star review on Goodreads today, which is always a nice little lift. (Part of me only wants to believe the good ones... is that wrong?) :)