Thursday, October 30, 2014

Civil War News

The November issue of Civil War News has been published, the issue features the annual massive Civil War Book section. I submitted my book in for review, while sadly it did not get selected for review, it was featured in the "Books Received For Review" column on page 42, so at least that is something!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Book on Ebay

I was bored tonight and decided to visit eBay.  I am a big fan of eBay and used the site extensively while looking for copies of obscure sources while writing "I Would Still Be Drowned in Tears."  eBay can be a dangerous place, especially if you broke, or in my case saving up for Remembrance Day Weekend in Gettysburg--so tonight I was purely browsing.

On a whim I decided to type my book title in the search engine and was shocked to see my book being issued for sale.  Instantly my anxiety kicked in and I began to fret that my book was being sold by unhappy buyers.  Realizing that I can't satisfy everyone, I noticed that the books where being sold by book dealers.  I found it interesting that one of the copies was being sold for more than it is offered by Amazon or when you purchase from me at an event.

It is flattering to see that people are watching the auction, but when you buy from a used book dealer the author receives none of the profits.  I have nothing against used book sellers, having used them for rare and out of print books, but it is important for the public to know who gets the profits for a book currently in print.  Regardless it is still kind of cool to see your name on eBay, and I hope that no matter how my work reaches the public that they are satisfied after spending time with my work.   

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Lee's Headquarters

On Saturday I had my book signing at Lee's Headquarters in Fredericksburg, VA.  It was a lovely fall day and I enjoyed meeting readers and seeing friends all while being across the street from the Fredericksburg National Military Park and Cemetery.  In fact the store, Lee's Headquarters and its next door neighbor the Battlefield Restaurant are located on land where men fought and died in December 1862 in the bloody fight for Marye's Heights.  I gave the waitresses at the restaurant a fright when they saw me crossing the street--for a moment they were unsure if I was flesh and blood or a spirit.  It turns out that they have a spirit of there own which they have have dubbed the "Battlefield Ghost" which likes to play harmless pranks on the restaurant staff.   My next book signing will be on Sunday, November 16 at the Gettysburg Heritage Center.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Paramericon 2014

On Saturday, September 27, I attended Paramericon, it was a great experience and it is always fun to connect with my readers.  Below are some photos taken at the event.

 My booth

Another image of me at my booth, photo by event organizer Suzanne Sorrell

At Paramericon had the pleasure to meet fellow author and Aztec alumi (San Diego State University) Alex Matsuo, photo taken by Alex Matsuo

My new fan Dani N., it is always a pleasure to meet and interact with my readers!  Photo taken by Dani

The event was great and there will be Paramericon II next year.