Dear Lions — it’s all my fault

After watching my Detroit Lions flail about for some 40+ years, I have finally realized the reason they suck — that reason is me.

In particular, my absolutely inexcusable lack of statistical tracking of the Lions clothes I wear on game day.

How can the organization itself be blamed when I don’t know which shirts […]

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The devil made us do it…

Since we’re getting out of the print biz and we’re sniffing packing tape for the next week, how about a warehouse-clearing sale?
• THE CHAMPION hardcover (only fifty remain)
• THE STARTER hardcover (at half-off)

In case you already bought THE GANGSTER hardcover, we cut the price of THE CHAMPION and THE STARTER so you don’t get double-dipped on shipping. You still have to pay the shipping cost when you buy, because we can’t reduce that — it gets wayyyy to complicated because foreign shipping is a nightmare, so we just cut the product cost and now all across the globe everyone benefits.

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THE STONE WOLVES is out!

GFL Novella #6 is available for Audible and Kindle

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This GFL story has been in the works for five years. Now, finally, we bring it to you. This is the final GFL novella. It falls directly between GFL Book V, THE CHAMPION, and GFL Book VI, THE GANGSTER.

I don’t normally say this about the novellas, but this is must-read material if you’re going to better enjoy the sprawling, face-punching epic series finale that is GFL Book VII and VIII.

SYNOPSIS
The five members of an elite commando group nicknamed “the Stone Wolves” once raged against Creterakian rule. Now, four decades after their heyday, they each try to stay alive and eke out a living. But a friend from the past won’t let them move on, nor will their bitterest enemy. Hopscotch, RedWire, the Killer, Lulz and Recoil will soon wish their pasts could stay dead.

HUTCHINSSSSSS!!!
If you’re a podcasting fan from back in the day, the name J.C. Hutchins may sound familiar. He’s the bestselling author of the 7th SON series. We’re so stinkin’ proud to have a Hutchins book under the Empty Set banner.

THE BOOK’S THEME
THE STONE WOLVES is somewhat of a love letter to military vets who feel abandoned by the nation they served. It’s a pulse-pounding adventure with what I feel is the best finale I’ve ever created, but it also looks at some of the effects of PTSD on combat vets, and at the crushing guilt, loss of direction, and substance abuse that hits many.

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I’m doing a Marie Curie horror story

Marie Curie, Two-Time WWE champ

Sheesh, with Facebook, Insta, Twitter, LinkedIn and more, is there any point of blogging anymore? I dunno, but here’s some news.

Blackstone Publishing will be doing an anthology of stories about a young Marie Curie, titled THE HITHERTO SECRET EXPERIMENTS OF MARIE CURIE. No big deal, just a passel of fictional tales about the two-time Nobel Prize winner (two-time science champeeen, whoooo!). The anthology will be edited by Henry Herz and Bryan Thomas Schmidt. From the posting on Herz’s site:

The anthology will comprise 18 dark stories of science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror set during Marie Curie’s high school years in Poland. What might she have done had she applied her genius in darker directions? The rockstar cast of award-winning and bestselling authors is: Scott Westerfeld, Jane Yolen, Mylo Carbia, Alethea Kontis, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler, Stacia Deutsch, Seanan McGuire, Sarah Beth Durst, Lissa Price, Christine Taylor-Butler, Jo Whittemore, Dee Leone, Susanne Lambdin, Emily McCosh, Steve Pantazis, myself, and Bryan Thomas Schmidt & GP Charles.

The book/audiobook should be out in 2022.

I expect my story to be darker, gorier, and more just plain wrong than all the others combined. Looking at that list of authors, that will be one high bar of “wrong,” so I’ve got my work cut out for me.

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So let it be done!
MOUNT FITZ ROY UP AT AUDIBLE

MOUNT FITZ ROY is Book II of the Sun Symbol series by #1 NYT bestselling novelist Scott Sigler

MOUNT FITZ ROY on AudibleFifteen years in the making, we are proud to finally deliver MOUNT FITZ ROY, the sequel to EARTHCORE.

Get it at Audible
Book I EARTHCORE at Audible

This is an Audible Original audiobook, which means the print/eBook version won’t be out for one year. Audible is doing a ton of marketing that will hopefully expand my audience — in return, they get a window of exclusivity. So you will get print and eBook, just not until December 3, 2021.

If you don’t have Audible and want to get the MOUNT FITZ ROY audiobook for free as part of a no-risk trial offer, check out this page.

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MOUNT FITZ ROY audiobook pre-order!

MOUNT FITZ ROY is Book II of the Sun Symbol series by #1 NYT bestselling novelist Scott Sigler

MOUNT FITZ ROY by #1 New York Times bestseller Scott Sigler It… is… alive! Click here to pre-order MOUNT FITZ ROY!

MOUNT FITZ ROY, the sequel to EARTHCORE, is now available for pre-order from Audible. Ray Porter (the narrator of EARTHCORE and the actor who plays Darkseid on the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie) is the narrator.

  • Publication date: December 3, 2020.
  • This book is over 29 hours long! Helluva deal.
  • MOUNT FITZ ROY is only available as an Audible Original until December 3, 2021.
  • If you’re annoyed at that, we get you, there’s business reasons we made this choice, and we list those reasons down below.
  • If you don’t have an Audible account, though, you can get the audiobook for free. Click here to learn more.
  • This series is now called the “Sun Symbol Series.” EARTHCORE is Book 1, MOUNT FITZ ROY is Book II. We don’t know if there will ever bee a Book III. Right now, the series is a two-book duology.
  • Yes, it took me fifteen frickin’ years to get this done. Thank you for your patience!

Why Audio Only? 

We know this will upset some fans. Let us explain the reason why we’re going this route.

We’ve been in the podcast/audiobook/print business for 15 years now. A lot has changed. When we started, podcasts weren’t on iTunes, the Kindle hadn’t even come out, eBooks weren’t a thing, and Audible was only beginning to ascend to industry dominance. (click dat “continue reading” link below to get the rest of the info)

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New book release: FIRE IS ORANGE

Ten short stories, including five never-before-seen stories

FIRE IS ORANGE short story collection

We gots new fiction for you! FIRE IS ORANGE is the third installment of our “Color Series” shot story anthologies. Five brand-new stories, Scott’s first-ever published fiction, and a couple of rarities thrown in for good measure.

eBook: Currently available for Kindle (other eBook formats coming soon).

Audiobook: Stories narrated by Ray Porter, Scott […]

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Pre-order GFL Book VI — THE GANGSTER

Signed, numbered, limited-edition hardcover

Click here to pre-order GFL Book VI.

Or click the pre-order button at right.

 

Problems ordering?
If you have trouble, email us. If you reach out by any other method, we won’t see it today.

ALIVE coupon code trouble?
Buy the book without the code, then email us and we’ll apply that coupon later (today is insane for us, but we have you covered).

Publication Date
We don’t have it scheduled yet. At the latest, THE GANGSTER will ship prior to April 1. 2020.

Audiobook?
The audiobook release will coincide with the hardcover release. Scott will be narrating the audiobook.

eBook?
With purchase of the hardcover, you get the eBook for free when the hardcover publishes.


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25% off holiday sale!

>Save 25% on T-shirts, paperbacks, hardcovers an sticker packs!

Save 25% on paperbacks, hardcovers, T-shirts and sticker packs. Boom, we’re dishing deals! Fill the holes in your bookshelf, or stock up on holiday gifts for your team — at $7.50 per paperback (or $37.50 f0r all five), you can give kick-ass presents and make out like a moolah-bandit.

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My “The Problem With Apu” script

Written for a Simpsons spec script contest

TL:DNR SUMMARY

If you’re a Simpsons fan (or you have spent basically any time on social media, ever), you might be familiar with controversy over the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon from THE SIMPSONS.

Apu, the operator of the famed Kwik-E-Mart, is a …

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A scoring system for writers

Or: "How to actually be happy with this frustrating job"

This post is about being happy, productive and successful in your creative life.

I put that topic sentence right up front because this is a long post, worth reading for all creatives (but especially you writer-types). This post is about my “scoring system,” which I devised to help me from tearing my own eyes out from […]

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