It's been out for a few weeks, but I forgot to mention here--the sequel to "Echo and the Sea," "Poseidon's Scar," is now available in paperback and Kindle. This one was a ton of work but so much fun to write. Check it out if you like myths, Atlantis, Aquaman-ish adventures, pirates, or Amazons. Among other things.

... okay, so I blew out a softbox and probably gave myself lasting damage from the fumes, but I think I got a cyberpunk headshot out of this. Not bad for one light, a few gels, and a timer, right?

nilly:
I think you almost did!. 😊
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Echo and the Sea is free this weekend on Kindle. It's the story of the heir to Atlantis, assassination plots, a war with the surface world, were-sharks, pirates, wizards, mermaids, and stolen submarines. Also the sequel is due out in January/February, so now's the perfect time to get caught up.

Pick up a copy on me this weekend. Tell your friends. Everyone...
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I'm giving away a bunch of digital, holiday related superhero short stories this month because why not, right? This weekend: the Indestructibles take on Krampus. Because why not, right?

Free on Kindle all weekend right here.

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My new publisher is doing a fun one-day giveaway of my first book, the Indestructibles! One review called it "the JLA meets the Breakfast Club," but I think it's more like Teen Titans meets Gilmore Girls. Or something. Anyway, if you like young superheroes bumbling their way through learning how to save the day, check it out. Free all day this Saturday (Pacific Time...
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VIEW 5 of 5 COMMENTS
chef:
I’m half way ish through book 2.  I have laughed out loud several times.  Thank you for writing something awesome 💙.  I had my hat on while I was reading it....I was all...red...orange...yellow...started petting my hat before I made it through the sentence. Haha.
ashander:
Thanks for checking them out, @chef! I'm really proud of the series. (And glad you caught the Jayne reference. Entropy Emily's all about the pop culture references.)
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After months of work, the new editions for the Indestructibles are now live. New covers, new publisher... and I'm pretty psyched. It's been a journey. Of course now it's time to get to work on the 5th book in the series before the readers get frustrated. No rest for the wicked, right?

bookcouple:
Congrats
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A 2nd edition of my first book series is launching right now, as we speak. New covers. New publisher. VERY exciting. But for a brief window, as the old version is taken offline and the new version goes live, there will be a short period of time when my first book series will be unavailable for purchase. A few hours, maybe a day. And it...
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I didn't think I could do it, but I blocked off an entire week, nothing on the calendar, to hit the deadline for the sequel to Echo and the Sea and tonight, seven days and 36,000 words later, the draft is done.

I feel like I'm living in one of those memes like "Sex is great, but have you tried finishing your...
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psyria_delight:
Wow!  Great work! Lol never any rest for the wicked. Keep up doing what youre doing though🙌
gadget:
Dang!
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... but hitting a "finish a new book manuscript the night before heading out to a comic con to promote your other books" deadline is kind of fucking amazing. Of course it's now 2 a.m. and nobody's around to celebrate with me, and the dog is just staring at me like "GO TO BED."

rhody:
I'm sure your dog was excited again in the morning :D Congrats!
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And then I find out I gave some writing advice to a teacher a few months back and he now incorporates it into his classroom and it legit helps his students.

Okay, maybe not ALL writing advice is bullshit.

chef:
Well mr cryptic.  What would that advice be ? ;)
ashander:
@chef all I recommended is that he read his writing out loud, because it'll help him hear if it sounds like something real people would say as well as with how the language flows. I love that he's now using it as a teaching tool. (I do guest author writing seminars sometimes and I always kind of assumed I was just throwing out nonsense ideas. Maybe not?)
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For the past few months I've been working on a series of novellas called the Dungeon Crawlers, in which a group of friends find themselves trapped in a Dungeons & Dragons meets the Descent style game. And in all honesty, without Gygax's work, the Dungeon Crawlers wouldn't exist, and it's amazing, as someone who grew up super geeky, to see how...
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So last year, I wrote a book that was sort of my answer to writing a different kind of Atlantis story, about a young woman who finds out she's the heir to Atlantis and has to stop her war-mongering aunt and isolationist father from either killing each other, or starting a war with the surface. One reviewer said "Arthur Curry's got nothing on...
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