With the EARTHCORE paperback finally in stores (boom!), I thought I’d celebrate by reading some reviews from the eBook and audiobook versions. It seems some people did not enjoy some of the more colorful EARTHCORE language and they weren’t shy about letting me know …Continue Reading →
EARTHCORE TRADE PAPERBACK PREORDER
• Pre-order autographed copy (use the “Order Comments” field to request an autograph)
• Pre-order from Amazon (non-autographed)
• Pre-order from Barnes & Noble (non-autographed)
• Or pre-order from your local brick & mortar bookstore!
There is a new version of EARTHCORE. We’ve talked about it on the podcast, on Facebook, in our newsletters and on this site, but you can’t reach everyone all the time, so this post is for the Junkies who say …
“Hey, what’s the deal with the new EARTHCORE?” I covered this a little bit in a blog post back in 2015, but let me give you the short answers here:
REASON NUMERO UNO
The new EARTHCORE is straight fire. You will love it. If you buy it (only $9.99 in print), you will feel guilty that you didn’t give me more money.
HEY, LUCAS JR., YOU TRYING TO SELL ME THE SAME STUFF TWICE?
No. I am not. I hate …
I am in no way, shape or form an expert on firearms.
I write about guns extensively in my work. Not having a background in law enforcement or the military, and not coming from a “firearm family,” when I began writing my knowledge of guns was limited to what I’d seen on TV and in […]Continue Reading →
Damn, it feels good to be a Junkie. To benefit the United Way of Greater Houston, Empty Set Entertainment (that’s the company that puts out the GFL books, dontchyaknow) issued a $1,000 matching challenge – for every $1 donated by Junkies, we would match $1, with the goal of hitting $2,000.
We beat that goal […]Continue Reading →
And I left my laptop behind.
Yes, I hear some of you looking at the headline and saying: “If you’re on vacation, you shouldn’t be working at all.” Imma guess anyone saying that is not a writer. You do you, but take it from this fine feathered friend — a writer’s gotta write.
I recently had the amazing good fortune to go […]Continue Reading →
Read also: "When rejection letters become blurb requests"
How does it feel when the people who reject you for that thing you desperately want to do wind up courting you when you’ve finally done that thing?
Well, that’s more than a little overly dramatic for this situation, but as they taught me when I was a journalist you have to hook the reader with the lead. […]Continue Reading →
Points to consider for writers describing people of color
Did you know that certain skin tone descriptions can piss some people right the fuck off?
We contracted a new editor to do the copyedit for my scifi/thriller EARTHCORE (out Nov. 29 in print, eBook and audiobook). This editor did a solid job. She’s quickly getting the hang of my particular style and the Siglerverse as well […]Continue Reading →
Spoiler alert: my friend Shannon died today, after a long battle with multiple cancers. Writing is my life and my therapy. This is me trying to work through some things in the only way I know how. Besides scotch, I mean. Oh, wait, I’m doing both at the same time!
My friend Shannon was a […]Continue Reading →
I.e., "Striking while the iron is hot."
“Hey, Sig, what’s up with the old white dead dude at the top of this page?”
Well, Pilgrim’, we’re making some changes in these here parts. We’re easing up on something that has served us well for a decade so we can better focus on what we do best.
You won’t see the effect of these changes […]Continue Reading →
You can buy my stories if you so choose. Many of you do, and for that I am grateful. Some of you choose instead to listen to the free podcasts. That’s cool, too. The free podcast is kept free via advertising — you know, like every other form of storytelling entertainment. You may have heard […]Continue Reading →
Back in 2005, a devilishly handsome young podcaster was looking for a way to get more fan involvement on his show. He found this crazy site called K7.net, which gave a free 206-area-code number that worked not only as a free fax-to-JPEG service, but also a free call-to-MP3 service. You called the number, left a message, […]Continue Reading →
“Are you a magician? Because baby, whenever I look at you
everyone else just disappears.”
Oh, sorry, that’s my pickup line. This here blog post is about opening lines, i.e., the opening lines of my novels.Continue Reading →
Thousands of people read my books. (Quick aside: that phrase still rattles my melon — thousands of people read my books. Livin’ the dream, boss.)
But in any large enough population, you get groups of people who look at the exact same thing and see something completely different. People tend to imprint their worldview upon what they experience. […]Continue Reading →
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Number 5 may shock you!
I get it every year from readers. Depending on who the hot NFL quarterback is, I get the inevitable, “Quentin Barnes is a lot like X, amiright?” Plenty of NFL QBs are comparable to Quentin in one way or another, but I think the closest I’ve ever seen is Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers.
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Oh, I read, dawg ... I read.
I started to write this post, then remembered I could see all my books in my Goodreads account. Well, whaddaya know — Goodreads had a handy “My 2015 Year […]Continue Reading →
SiglerFest 2K15 is fast approaching! It’s right around now that we start to get lots of questions:
- Can I still register? (Yes! Get on that!)
- What goes on at SiglerFest? (Listen to the cast, yo!)
- How’d y’all get to be so great? (It’s the Junkies, obvs.)
Take a listen to this short ‘cast to whet your appetite. Can’t wait to see y’all in Vegas!
Oh! And the SiglerFest 2K14 photo books are done and they’re glorious and lovely! Shot and designed by the sublimely talented and gracious Bruce Press, they are a wonderfully fun memento of a great weekend.
Unlike previous years, we will not have copies for purchase on hand in Las Vegas this year. Instead, you can head over to Blurb right now and order your copies directly! While you’re there you can pick up other years too if you like!
As ever, a million thanks to Bruce Press for his great work and also this year for patiently nudging me over and over to get the book done early enough to put it up for sale well in advance of SiglerFest!
Don’t see a “play” button above? Click here to download.Continue Reading →