It has been over a week since A Campfire Nightmare was released and I have to say how crazy this is. I can't believe the support and the feedback I am getting.
I have checked my Amazon page and found a few comments that have just floored me! I can't believe how people are reacting to it. To those who have already written a review, I appreciate you honesty and interest in future books. My dream has never been popularity or wealth. No, I am a simple man who wants to show others what I think about and let them wander around my thoughts for a little while.
More books will follow, but I must ask that everyone reading this might spread A Campfire Nightmare to friends, family, or any you know who enjoy fantasy and urban fantasy. I am working on three new novels, including the sequel to Campfire. They're very close completion and hope you all will enjoy them!
I am starting to do book signings and I am more than happy to do school and book club visits. If you are interested in this, please, feel free to contact.
Now, a few more thoughts:
Young authors, don't give up. You are your own worst critic. You might convince yourself that you aren't good enough or that your story is lacking in certain areas, but you must continue following your passion.
When I finished Campfire, I didn't know what to do. I wasn't going to publish it, and I knew no one would want to read it, so I kept it hidden away. But, one day, a friend of mine volunteered to read it. I feared what he would say, but was astonished when he told me how much he liked it. For weeks we would discuss strengths and weaknesses until a few others offered to read it. My manuscript jumped from one home to another and I found out that it just might be a possibility for me to publish it.
When you complete a book, don't hide it away. Read your own work, edit it as you go, but then find someone to read it for you. Find a good friend or relative, who have similar interests, and let them see your gift.
You will be scared, you will fear what they say, but, guess what, you'll survive. Take any of their suggestions and weigh them. Remember, this is your work, you have final say. If they are truly good friends and family, they won't criticize you in any awful ways. They can only help you grow.
Never give up!
Spread word of A Campfire Nightmare!
Thanks readers, you guys are awesome.