Here we are: launch day for The New Program. I’m keeping this one sort of low-key for a few different reasons, not the least of which is the fact that I’m terrified of marketing and I’m taking the easy way out. Considering that, for my first two book releases, the sum total of my promotions was a couple tweets and posts on Facebook to accompany closing my eyes and hurling ePubs into the ether, we’re going to call this a gradual step up. The New Program gets blog posts, its own landing page, and more tweets and Facebook posts than the other ones ever did. We’re moving in the right direction!
It’s a terrifying direction.
There’s also the fact that the book is a novella, not a full-blown novel, and that it’s free. And that I’m having some minor technical difficulties (it’s apparently not actually free on Amazon just yet). If you’d like to read a copy, I’d recommend heading over to Smashwords, Barnes and Noble or iTunes for the time being. I’m sure I’ll be tweeting from the mountaintops when the Amazon link is ready.
If you’re new to The Primer, or my work in general, now is a great time to jump in. The New Program is free, Break is free for everyone who subscribes to my newsletter, and Beaten will be on extra-special sale next month to celebrate The Volunteer‘s impending release. They’re a series, but not an episodic one–you can read any of the three (or four, as the case will soon be) without reading the others, and you won’t be lost. We’re building a world here–the layers interlock, but they don’t depend upon one another. I can promise plenty of suspense, tension, intrigue, and the occasional burst of violence.
Starting with Book 5–which is so early in development that it doesn’t even have a proposed name, things are going to start to converge. But that’s a story for another day. For now, grab yourself a free copy of The New Program and take a look. If you like it, come one back here. There’s plenty more. Thanks for reading.
Back after a long absence is Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors. This time we have a very special installment, in honor of my new novella coming out later this week. Without further ado, on to The New Program…
“You’re exaggerating the situation to an absurd degree, Marcia, and I think you know that. It’s a new form of therapy with a remarkably high success rate. That’s all it is. You should be excited about it. No one is going to come out of it a robot or brainwashed, they’re simply going to come out of it reformed. Perhaps you’re not….”
“If you say I’m not thinking clearly because I’m pregnant I’m going to walk up to your office and beat you to death with a crib bumper. Don’t think I won’t do it; I’ve got the ugliest one you’ve ever seen in my trunk.”
He cracks a smile. So he can’t be that angry. I’m probably not going to get fired today.
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