I’m excited to announce the release of Tainted in both Kindle and paperback versions. Though I’ve been getting great feedback from readers about the first book, I’m still a little nervous about the second book, where I decided to “up the ante” so to speak. I’m curious to know how the reactions to the sequel will be.
In other news, I’ve been getting a little discouraged about writing lately. It may be the time of season too. A year ago around this time, my dad passed away due to a prolonged illness. In remembering him, I couldn’t help but become sad, so I don’t know if that is what has me down or if it’s something else?
The revelation that no one in my local news outlet seems to care that I’ve written a book was also a small blow to me as well. I was ‘interviewed’ by someone from the local newspaper and was told my article would be in an upcoming issue, but that was over two months ago. When attempting to reach out and contact this reporter, they are pretty dodgy with me so I’ve stopped trying to contact them. It’s almost criminal that when something good comes out of a community as small as mine that it’s not recognized unless it’s something to do with a prominent local or has something to do with something to do with a trivial issue.
One thing that keeps me going is the fact that I know that if I ever do become bigger than just a few small reviews on amazon, that I will always remember how I was treated. It’s one thing to offer to pay for your own article and be told that you will get an interview instead, but another thing to just pretty much give someone an interview and then brush them off like they are nothing, like their story doesn’t matter because it has nothing to do with meth arrests, a local beard growing contest, or how someone felt offended at a council meeting. It’s their loss, not mine, and it reflects a lot about the character of their newspapers and the reporters that they employ.
Anyways, if you buy Tainted or even Broken, I really appreciate your support. It means a lot to me, especially your reviews on amazon.com.