We all judge books by their covers, all the time. And not just books. People, obviously, more often than we should. And beverages.
Look at these cool labels on this wine and IPA bottle I bought. And I barely even drink! But damn if the images and designs didn’t sell them to me!
It’ll take me weeks, probably, to drink a bottle of red wine and a four-pack of this imperial IPA. Maybe longer. But I can tell you, they taste pretty darn good!
Well, maybe not too many weeks. I’m actually on vacation this week, which is a good time to enjoy sipping on a beverage here and there.
I should say I was on vacation. Shit, it’s Sunday already! My vacation’s over!
Pass that bottle back over here...
I have been pretty productive this week, though. Aside from accomplishing many of the tasks I set out for myself so far, I also made time to visit with friends and to simply relax, which are probably even more important for me. I don’t do either of those things often enough.
Didn’t get that Father’s Day grill put together though, yet. Or go through that trunk full of old paperwork that needs to be sorted and/or shredded/burned.
But I have accomplished some fun book cover work over the past couple days. See what you think:
This is probably not the final draft for this image, and it isn’t for one particular book. It’s for a series of books that I’m rebranding right now. All three have been out before, but I’m adding some more stories to one book and shuffling the three of them together into a series. I’ve been calling the whole genre of these works my “grit & shadows” stuff for a long time. Now I’m finally going to make that official.
And once I do get them all recovered, rebranded, and relaunched anew, I’ll be sure to let you know. Because when that happens, I’m going to sell all three dirt cheap for a limited time.
Keep your eyes on your inbox for that.
In the meantime, enjoy the last bit of your weekend. I’ll be back in a matter of days to tell you more...
Oh, and in case you missed the last post, I also had a short story come out in Weirdbook Magazine last week! If you like weird fiction, check out this issue, #41, and/or the 40 that have come before it! You can find it on Amazon by clicking here. (Not sure if the Editor Doug Draa is selling it elsewhere or not...)
It came out on June 17 (my wife's birthday, actually!) and the editor didn't tell me...
WEIRDBOOK #41 is now about and available in paperback! The forty-first installment of modern weird fiction and this time, it's got one of my stories in it too!
That short story, "The Proposal", will also soon be featured in the new edition of KISS OF THE MAIDEN, a mini-collection of three stories of mine. More on that later.
For now, enjoy all the massive weird madness of WEIRDBOOK #41! Click here to find it on Amazon!
Virgin Post! (Or first post of the new site... whatever you want to call it...)
If you're used to finding this on Wordpress, you may have noticed that it now goes somewhere else. The address is the same but all the rest has changed!
I've decided to combine two websites into one. Saves a lot of time, bother, and (frankly) money doing things this way. The biggest factor for me, really, is that the Weebly website building tool is so much easier to use than Wordpress. As you may have noticed, I am NOT a cyber-dude. I hates me some cyber shit. So trying to program Wordpress versus drag and drop building tools... Yeah.
The new site is actually my old Fugitive Fiction site, still in the process of be redesigned and updated. That process will likely take weeks to complete. I'm doing it a little at a time. The most labor-intensive part will be putting in buttons that lead to all the various places you can buy my books. I also hope to build a store on the site someday so you can just buy those same books straight from me. But that's not a priority right at the moment.
For the time being, I'll continue to put blog posts on both sites. This will allow folks to (hopefully) migrate from the old Wordpress site over here to the new Weebly site.
To follow the blog from its new home here, I believe if you can just click on the "RSS feed" icon to the right. (Like I said, not a cyber guru...)
In fact, this blog post is probably going to exist in both places at once! And be the first post on the new site.
Let's try it out and see...