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And the Award for Worst Blogger Goes To

Has it really been two full months since I’ve updated this thing?

Yeah, it has. Usually I try to pass the buck and say, “Well, nothing has really happened since we last spoke” and then try to invent ways to make myself sound semi-productive, but the truth is, stuff did happen.

Let’s start with the release of Caldera 5 Audible!
Yay

Caldera 5 Audible

And…the release of Caldera 6 Audible.

C6 Audible

So, there’s that. And yes, Max is cleaning off a spot to fit in C7 and the rest when his schedule allows.

You really think I would have been all over those, right? I mean, I always tell you that I’ll announce here and at Facebook but once again, I dropped the ball.

In other news…Caldera 12 has been finished and sent to editing. It’s bounced back and forth and has gone into the que with the publisher. I think we’re looking at a June release for that. Maybe we’ll get lucky and see it out around my birthday.

C12

For those of you who have been following along, this ends the Caldera series. I left enough of the characters alive that I could maybe one day go back and address them again, but really, what more could be told after twelve stories?

I’ve broken ground on Bridger’s next escapade. Some of his partners in crime will be returning and a whole slew of new characters will be added to the fold for this story. Special thanks go out to Phil Sammons, DJ White, Lisa Vasquez, Matt Laughlin, Gregg Soares, David Mauk and my childhood friend Mario Gomez for allowing me to use their names for characters. They’re all bad asses in more way than one!

Once I wrap up Bridger 2, I want to move on to other projects that are rattling around in the old noodle and use Bridger 3 as a sort of reprieve for those times that stories go stale or I just need to step away. Believe it or not, that was how Caldera came into being. I had no desire to write any kind of zombie story but when I’d get burned out on the Monster Squad, I turned to another idea just to clear my mind. Before I knew it, Caldera was born and you see what it turned into.

So, enough prattling and apologizing. I won’t promise that I’ll do better but I will promise that I’ll TRY to be better at keeping this place kept up with all of the latest and greatest news and ideas.

Until then, here’s wishing you much love, luck and bacon!

Heath

 

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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I Need a Favor!!

If you’re friends with me on Facebook then you should be well aware that Flags of the Forgotten went live just days ago. This is my first attempt into a totally different genre and to say that it’s intimidating as hell would be an understatement. I’ve always felt that it took a special breed to create a thriller. A true thriller keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the book. Artists like Tom Clancy and Vince Flynn and Brad Thor know how to do this…and because of this, it took me two very long years to complete this project.

I knew I was jumping into very deep (and often dark) waters when I started this project, but it was one that I felt I had to complete, even if doing so meant falling on my face.
Hard.
With an anvil on the back of my neck.

But there it is, for anybody and everybody to read.

Am I proud of it? Actually, yes. I had a lot of friends step up and allow me to use them as characters. I hope I did them justice. I put a lot of effort into this story and according to the betas that read it, I pulled it off. I hope they weren’t blowing smoke to make me feel better.

Flags of the Forgotten

So, what’s the favor?

You know how writers feel about reviews. We live and die by them. I try not to beg y’all for reviews because…well, I just don’t like to ask. If you’re the type to leave a review, God bless you! Some people feel like it’s way out of their wheelhouse to ‘judge’ something that they don’t feel capable of doing themselves. I understand that completely. Putting a story out there kind of sets you up for the abuse anyway, but then to come to your readers with hat in hand and ask for that extra effort? It’s tough on both parties, I promise.

But that’s exactly what I’m doing.

Please, if you read Flags, please, please, please, leave a review. Good, bad, indifferent, it doesn’t matter. Not your cup of tea? That’s okay. I get it. Thank you for reading it anyway. Loved it and thought it was PERFECT? Great! Glad to hear it…and others would like to know too.

Why is this so important? Like I said, this is a totally new genre for me. I’m known for horror/urban fantasy. Thrillers? Not so much. In order to get Flags to pop up on Amazon’s radar, it has to have the reviews. And that’s where you guys come in. You’re the ONLY ones that make that happen. And that’s why I’m asking.

I’ve had people ask if I plan to make Bobby Bridger and his pals a series? That will depend a LOT on how well it’s received. If it’s a turd dipped in chocolate, then it’s still a turd at heart and nobody wants that. Especially me. But if it’s well received and folks dig it? Then yeah…I could see reviving this group for more action and adventure. But the only way that can happen is if word gets out and it takes reviews for that to happen.

So there it is. I’m asking you, my readers, to step up (and out of your comfort zones) and let others know what you thought of the story. For those of you willing to do it, let me take the time to thank you in advance. For those that just can’t being themselves to do it, I do understand and I still love you.

 

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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