I think I mentioned that Wolf Mama was originally set to be a short story. If I did, then I also mentioned that it’s grown into something more resembling a novella. Well, since I use Randy Ingermanson’s (sorry if I misspelt that) Snowflake method when I outline (it’s never let me down), I’ve reached the stage where I’m brainstorming scenes and, let me tell you, there’s loads of them!
I’m not saying I’m heading into novel length territory (I’m heading into novel length territory), but there is some pretty serious meat on Clata Tao’s bones! The character list has expanded and I’ve hashed out a couple of sub-plots that will keep the story moving whilst fleshing out the Weird West and the characters therein. Turns out Clara’s not the only parent who has lost a kid and the other guy’s empathy plays a big part in helping Clara out.
Anyway, I’m more excited about this one than I was with Copper Jacket (my favourite piece to date), so if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back to work.
After a long day doing other stuff, I punched open Amazon to see that The Shipment has a 4* review!
Thanks, Luke, and a Happy New Year to you all
Got a cracking pair of reviews over the festive period. Clanmum gave Wood Hollow 5* love while Luke put a 4* beauty up for Copper Jacket.
Thanks very much to you two. Reviews are always appreciated and it’s great to know I’m doing something right.
Okay, okay. I said I’d leave you all to your turkeys, latke, Yule logs and whatever, but it appears knocking Wood Hollow out there as a freebie has certainly caught somone’s attention! Ryan Stark’s first round of cult-punching goodness has received 4* review and I’m stoked!
Amazon Customer, whoever you are, have a most excellent winter festival!
Ryan Stark’s second outing, The Shipment, is up and available on Amazon. If you liked his first hard-drinking, face-punching, cult-busting adventure, then you might want to take a look.
If you haven’t read Stark’s first adventure, Wood Hollow, you can pick it up gratis for a while.
There’s a good chance that’s me done for the holiday season, so I hope you all have a great winter solstice, no matter how you choose to enjoy it.
So I was about to reread the review on Copper Jacket (what can I say, it’s my first one) when I noticed that although I still have a 5* average, Copper Jacket hs two reviews.
The second one lit me up like a Xmas tree! The reviewer, Liam, really seems to know his superhero onions, referencing both the old school Phantom style goodies and Planet Hulk. Verily, I am abashed by such kind words by someone who is obviously a fan of the genre.
Thanks, Liam, you just made my Winter Fesival.
Copper Jacket has received it’s first review! Bansheebooknerd appears to have dug my words because they splashed out a 5* rating!
Thanks Bansheebooknerd, wherever you are!
Okay, Copper Jacket is UP!
Yeah, I changed the name (again). Tin Man just seemed a little too Oz and I didn’t fancy writing sequels called Gutless Lion and Dumb Bag of Straw.
Anyway, Here’s the cover:
It’s currently up for just under a quid at amazon UK here
or just over a buck at amazon US here
I’ll be putting the price up by 50p in about a week, but I figured I can live with letting it go for cheaper than a cup of coffee for a little while. Of course, it’s totally free on Kindle Unlimited.
That’s me done. I’m off to finish the edit on The Shipment.
There it is, the cover for my latest offering. It’s just over 10k words long and retails at a MASSIVE £0.99/$1.20. I know that’s asking a lot, but I have a dog and jeez can she fill her jowly little face!
Here’s the link for .com version
And here’s .co.uk
If you do pick it up, I’ll love you forever (or probably only ’til Tuesday) and if you leave a review (even if you think the book sucks and I should die in an horrific ice cream-related accident) I’d probably manage to stretch out ’til Wednesday.