Successful Launch!

Thanks to everyone out there who stopped by my Facebook page and joined in the Shudderbugs launch this week!

We ended up with 208 downloads over the five day free period. It means a lot to me that you all participated. I know it’s not as much as some of the others got during their free periods, and I think I’m out of freebies from Amazon for the next couple of months (May-ish, I think), but I have a couple of more stories and collections I can recycle and put out to keep interest up.

I have planned full-length works too. Just no time to work on them right now.

Stay tuned and hang with me as we move forward, everyone, and thanks again!

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Don’t Forget — “Shudderbugs” Launches Tomorrow!

I hope you’re all ready!

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 23, my newest short story eBook will go live on Amazon Kindle for FREE! It’s called “Shudderbugs”, and contains not one but TWO stories with photography themes! The book will be free from March 23 to March 27, and then it goes to its regular price of 99¢. So get your copy while it’s free!

Here’s the cover:

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If you do pick it up and enjoy the stories (they are older, though, and my writing has changed a LOT since then), please consider leaving a review on Amazon. It helps us, and makes me feel better. I mean, when it’s positive, anyway. But be honest! Always be honest!

Anyway, go pick it up for FREE starting tomorrow!

Have a great weekend.

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Come to the Party!

There’s a launch party this Saturday, March 23, 2013, over on my Facebook page!

Why?

Well, this Saturday, March 23, 2013 (yeah, I can’t do it without the year, sorry), I’ll be releasing a new (old) short story duet for the Amazon Kindle platform!

The set is called Shudderbugs, and features two stories based on – wait for it! – photography! And the best part? It will be FREE for the first five days of the launch!

I’m hoping to have it uploaded on Friday and have it available for Saturday, when it will also be FREE for FIVE (meaning for five days). So mark your calendar, and come on over to my Facebook author page and join the party!

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See you Saturday!

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“Great Gams” is Now Live!

Great Gams Cover 1 ReducedI’m happy to announce my latest release, a short story called Great Gams, is now LIVE on the Amazon Kindle store!

And even MORE good news – starting tomorrow and going through the Ides of March (which is March 15, 2013, if you don’t know), it will be FREE for the downloading! After that, it goes back to its regular price of 99¢, so get yours while it’s FREE!

Click the image to get yours today!

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New “Scales of Justice” Cover reveal!

It depends on how it looks in the KDP publishing preview, of course, but I’ve been working on a new cover for Scales of Justice, my one and only full-length published novel. I like the one I have, but thought maybe, just maybe, it could use some “oomph,” so I worked up a new one.

So sound off, one and all, and tell me what you think of the NEW cover for Scales of Justice:

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Now, I’m not wild about the author name line right now. I don’t mind if people can’t read the “A Novel By” line, but I definitely need the name to stand out. And I’d like to use either contrasting colors or something from the background, but I just couldn’t seem to hit on anything good. I finally settled on a bright cyan, but I’d like something better, so that might change.

The other covers, which didn’t make the cut, were all more yellow-orange and didn’t play well on screen when uploaded to Amazon’s KDP. I feel fairly confident this one will work well. And I love the imagery, and the scales. Of course, friend and fellow author (and thereby cover designer) Bryce Beattie made me a cover for this one too, and I might just use his instead.

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Well, which one do you guys like better? Which do you think will read cleaner and be more eye-catching on the screen?

Sound off! I want to hear from you.

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“Barrel of Fun” to Publish SOON!

Well, thanks to everyone who participated in the poll to pick the cover for my next short story, Barrel of Fun. It was overwhelming in favor of the darker, shadowy version, which spoke more to the mood of the story.

So, even though I said midnight, I closed the poll a little early.

I should have links to the new short piece very soon on Amazon’s Kindle store, and for the first five days of it’s release, I’ll be running a FREE promotion, so watch for that!

I had a lot of help getting this one done, and I want to thank everyone involved.

Take care and be on the lookout for the link, soon!

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Short Story Collections READY on KoboBooks.com!

Well, that didn’t take anything LIKE 24 to 72 hours!

KoboBooks.com had my books ready for sale last night on their site!

Here’s the links:

A Moonlit Stroll

A Fine Cast of Characters By: J. Dane Tyler

Now, I don’t know why that cover for AFCC is so UGLY, but be sure I’m letting Kobo know about it. I’ve even replaced it and it didn’t do any good. So for what it’s worth, there they are!

Thanks and please, spread the word!

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