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News and announcements
01/16/17 - Lost Souls, Chapter 2 has been posted.
12/24/16 - I alluded to getting a couple of stories up here for some Christmas reading and I have only been partially successful. The Amends story (set in the Shiners universe) is up and complete:
Amends, A Shiners Story
The other one, that I am calling 'Lost Souls' is one that has been asked about quite a bit, I am glad to have finally started it, but alas, ran out of time to get very far with it. Ideally I shall be working on it weekly and posting the additions here as I finish. It is set 2 years post Z-day in the Zombie Chronicles Universe:
11/01/16 - Shiners is up for pre-sale now:
Shiners. That’s what they call us. Me? I’m more practical. I’m the result of numerous genetic mutations that have been passed down over the years and the combination of my mother, father and environment has brought my shine to the surface. I may not be as flashy as some or as useful in a fight as others, but my skills are always in demand. Need to find your missing daughter? I can do that. What about that fifty thousand your business partner ran off with? I’m on it. Once we reach a deal, my abilities come to life and I can see exactly where what you are looking for is at. Of course, knowing where it is and recovering it are two different things. Be sure you are asking for what you want to find. In an age of superheroes, someone needs to point the way. On the streets, they call me Compass.
Or if Amazon is not your thing you can get it from Smashwords directly here: Shiners
Shiners should be available at Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Apple on the release date of 11/11/16 as well.
08/18/16 - I finished Shiners today. Well the 'writing' part of it. Let the editing/rewriting begin!
08/16/16 - Shiners is coming right along, I expect to finish it this month and get on with editing. I will not release it before November at the earliest, I am going to spend a solid 2 months reviewing, rewriting and fixing as many problems as I can with it. As the first book in a new series I have extremely low expectations of how it will be received, so I want to polish it as well as I am able. before setting it free. I have written two pre-shiners stories with the same character - Billy Greer by way of an introduction to the series. These will be released here in September, in October I will start posting chapters of Shiners once or twice a week as I finish them off.
07/04/16 - Happy Independence Day! Or Happy Ungrateful Colonists Day depending on which geographical location you were blessed to be born into. Wait! I know there are some readers who are not part of the US or British Empire, so for you I just say, "Good Day Ladies and Gentlemen." Have I covered it all? Sheesh, holidays can be confusing in a multinational environment such as the internet.
The rest of the news is that I am writing at a normal rate, working through a ton of work issues (as in, 'how to do my job') and dealing with some health problems in a pro-active manner. So everything is normal and things are fine. Finally, now through July 31st most of my books are on sale over at Smashwords:
The Zombie Chronicles: Outbreak is free with coupon code SFREE
Collapse, Tales of the Zombie Chronicles is free with coupon code SSW75
Billions, Tales of the Zombie Chronicles is free with coupon code SSW75
The rest of the core chronicles books (2-5) are 25% off with coupon code SSW25 and the non-core zombie chronicles books (Undead Advantage, About a Woman, etc.) are 50% off with coupon code SSW50, if you have wanted digital copies now is a great time to get them for less out of pocket cost. All of the books I have out on Smashwords can be found at my author's page here: Mark's Smashwords author page.
04/13/16 - I am still alive and still writing! Just checking in here as it has been a while since I last did. I really need to post some stories up here as I have a few that I've completed this year, but I'm sort of going through a phase of just wanting to write and not wanting to do stuff on social media or the web. I am sure it will pass...
01/13/16 - No, I am not dead, nor have I fallen off the face of the earth quite yet. I got a new day job and have been incredibly busy with it. No real news to report that hasn't been blogged about or mentioned on the facebook page, except that I had to disable the 'contact' form here as I was getting oodles of spam. If you are just dying to reach out to me, please use facebook! Sorry for this, hopefully, short term work around; I'll try to get the website re-vamped soon.
09/12/15 - TZC5 is live on Smashwords see it here - The Zombie Chronicles 5: Obliteration
Other venues will follow as it work's its way into their premium catelogue. Ideally it will be released everywhere on Friday, October 2nd. Amazon is going to be a little dicey this time around, I'm not releasing it for pre-sale on that platform, but instead will push it up manually around the end of the month, usually there is only a two day turnaround until it goes live with them.