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No News Is Good News?

I hadn’t really posted much here lately because…well, there wasn’t really much new to post.  MS5 is slowly developing.  I wish I could simply say that I was being thorough.  Methodical.  Anal.  But honestly, I’ve been struggling with time management, story development and a writer’s worst nightmare…self confidence.

Add to that, I’ve been running back and forth seeing different specialists for my heart and not really getting answers, only more questions.  I find myself not getting done what I’d like to have done and the frustration level has hit a new high.  For those who aren’t privy to the whole ‘heart’ thing, we thought I had a heart attack a few months ago.  A quick trip to the ER and their tests indicated that it wasn’t a heart attack.  They couldn’t tell me what it was, but they urged me to get a stress test. I figured, if it wasn’t a heart attack, why bother?  Yeah.  Not so smart.  Anyway, a nurse friend explained what the stress test was for and two chemical mountain climbing trips later, there is restricted flow to the lower part of my heart.  They want to try to treat it with medication first before they go looking around inside. Yay for them. I’m not keen on the idea of having anybody poke and prod my innards.  Especially around my ticker.

So what does that have to do with writing?  Nothing.  But it’s just one more thing on my plate and on my mind and it’s something that takes away from my putting my full attention to anything.  It seems that between ballgames, doctor visits, being a taxi driver for mini-me’s and trying to find time to write…it all takes it’s toll.

I can say that I got some really cool feedback on the t-shirt design.  I’ve even contacted a couple of different places that print shirts to try to get quotes.  I hadn’t realized all of the different ways to make a custom t-shirt until I started this search.

Anywho, I just wanted to touch base with everybody since it had been a while.  I AM still kicking.  Nothing has really changed other than the schedule for future releases, but since that is so fluid and up in the air, I’ll save it for later when I know something more solid.

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Posted by on April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Over 550 Entered, Two Winners!

I’ll admit, I made a mistake in setting up the giveaway.  I thought it was supposed to end tonight at midnight.  It ended last night and I received word from Goodreads that they had already randomly selected the winners.

Over 550 people had entered the giveaway and two lucky ladies, one from KY and one from TN were the winners.  Goodreads stated that I had 4-6 weeks to arrange delivery, but to me, that just isn’t right.  If you win something, you want it right away.  I made sure both went out first thing today.

I doubt seriously that either follow my blog, but if they happen to stumble across this, be sure to check the book when you receive it.  There may be a bumper sticker shoved in between the pages.

I don’t want to give out any information on either winner, but allow me to say, “Congratulations Hannah and Shirley!” I sincerely hope you enjoy the book and if you do, please, tell your friends!


Posted by on November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Think Nobody Ever Wins? Guess AGAIN!

Still haven’t entered to win an autographed copy of Whispers?  Think ‘nobody ever wins those things’?  Guess again!  I entered for a copy of Phantom, Ted Bells latest Alex Hawk novel and guess what came in my Gmail?

“Congratulations Heath!

You are one of our First Reads lucky winners! You will soon receive a free copy of Phantom (Alexander Hawke, #7) in the mail. Please allow a few weeks for shipping.”

And trust me, I don’t have NEAR the fan base that Ted Bell has!  So what are you waiting for?  Time is running out!  There’s only a few short days left to mash the hyperlink and ENTER TO WIN!

Good luck!!

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Posted by on November 25, 2013 in Uncategorized


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The Countdown Has Begun

As of right now, there’s still officially a week left for you to enter for your free autographed copy of Whispers at Goodreads.  It doesn’t cost you anything but a wee bit of time.  So what are you waiting for?  Tell your family, your friends, your neighbors, your coworkers!

Oh…yeah.  I didn’t think of that.  Yeah, the more people that enter, the lower the odds are of winning, but there’s actually going to be TWO copies given away.  There!  I just doubled your chances of winning.  So go on, tell everybody.  Help me to spread the word about this one.  So far, it’s been my favorite, both to write and to try to promote.  There was just ‘something’ about this one.  I hope that you think so too.

So scroll down on this post, look for the Goodreads ad and press the ‘enter to win’ hyperlink and get yourself in the running!  Time is running out!

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Posted by on November 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Only Two Weeks Left To…

Only two weeks left to enter to win your autographed copy of Whispers!

Look around the blog here for the Goodreads ad and click the ‘enter to win’.  No obligations, only a hope that once you’ve read it, you’ll leave some kind of review…good, bad or indifferent.  And you don’t even have to do that.  It’s just a suggestion.  A request really.  A small one.
What are you waiting for?  Go!  Tell people!  Time is running out!

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Posted by on November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Want to Win an Autographed Copy of Whispers?

This post will be short and sweet.  If you’d like a chance to win one of two autographed copies of Whispers, signed, sealed and delivered to you, simply look to your right and scroll down a little.  If you’re reading this on a mobile device, good luck.  I have no idea how it might populate on your screen.  But if you’re on a computer, you’ll see a small ‘Goodreads Book Giveaway’ offer next to the cover of Whispers.  Right underneath that is the hyperlink you click that will take you to the Goodreads website where you can enter to win!

It’s really that simple.

Why give away a paperback free of charge?  The hope is to generate interest and possibly drum up a few reviews.  Remember my previous post about ‘live and die’ by reviews?  Yeah…they’re that important.  So why are you still reading this?  Scroll down, click the hyperlink and ENTER TO WIN.

Tell your friends to enter, too.  The more the merrier.  Let’s spread the word and see if we can’t put this one out there.

Oh yeah…one teensy-tiny little caveat.  You have to a U.S. resident to win.  Sorry.

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Posted by on November 1, 2013 in Uncategorized


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