Posts Tagged ‘Shades of Gray’

It has been one unbelievably fun year since my first novel was published.   New writer friends, reader feedback, sales, and an experience that exceeded my wildest dreams (and I can have some doggone wild dreams!)   The social media aspect of this past year has been off the charts cool.  I have made dozens of writer friends and thus tapped into this incredible community of folks who are just like me (though probably less weird).  They are smart, funny, supportive, and just downright nice.  Hats off to all of you.  You set the standard  for what social media is all about.

2012 would not have played out this way without a couple of very special folks who contributed their time and enthusiasm to my project.  So here is a holiday shout out of thanks to some very, very special folks (in random order) —

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From Publishers Weekely —

At the 2012 Miami Book Fair, Self-Publishing Takes Center Stage

By Andrew Albanese |
Nov 20, 2012

There still may be some questions about the potential impact of self-publishing, but if the 2012 Miami Book Fair is any indication, self-publishing has gained acceptance among readers and would-be authors. From a pre-fair feature article in the Miami Herald to an informative panel on self-publishing—a prominent theme for this year’s fairgoers was: how do I get published? And in a visible change from even just a year ago, the question is no longer whether self-publishing is a viable option, but rather how to do it—and do it well.

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Very proud to announce that on September 1st,  “Shades of Gray” was picked by  Reader’s Favorite as one of the finalist in the category of Fiction – Suspense.  Several authors that I know

have been chosen as finalists.  Readers Favorite is a wonderful place for both readers and writers.  Stop by and meet a good  group of writers who have written books that you will enjoy.

 

Check them out at:     http://readersfavorite.com/2012-award-contest-winners.htm#Fiction-Suspense-a

                     Get your copy of   “Shades of Gray”  by clicking below (or just visit Amazon)

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SHADES of GRAY is free today!  Grab a copy and enjoy a great story full of SUSPENSE – THRILLS – AND SURPRISES ……but no sex,  sorry!  (you may want to try that that other “shades of gray” book)

1.  Free is your favorite price!  (yes, I’m talking to YOU…and YOU know who you are!)   http://amzn.to/AC8rlU

2.    If YOU download a Free copy, my mom says she’ll stop saying to everyone that my book is a      “piece of crap.”    http://amzn.to/AC8rlU

3.  Shades of Gray  was nominated for finalist in  THRILLER /  SUSPENSE  by  “Readers Favorite”  and  “Kindle Book Review”.    http://amzn.to/AC8rlU

4.  Shades of Gray  has been a consistent BESTSELLER on Amazon in the “Mens Adventure” category.  (but adventurous ladies are always welcome)   http://amzn.to/AC8rlU

5.  I’m easy.  If you “tweet” that you got YOUR free copy, I’ll  shower you with love and affection on social media !!    http://amzn.to/AC8rlU

To say that “Breaking Bad” is a good TV show, is to say that Mark Twain was a good writer.  Simply stated, Breaking Bad is one of the very best TV shows of the last 10 years.

Breaking Bad

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So – despite Mama’s best advice about not giving it away for free,  I’m doing it anyway.      (click here)

Grab an eBook copy of  “Shades of Gray” for your Kindle or other eBook reading device today  before they sell out.  (silly boy, eBooks don’t sell out!)

Also,  because I’m such a “swell” guy, I’m also throwing in a free interview for you to listen to that was recorded yesterday (4/10/2012) on our local NPR affiliate, WUNC – FM.   I visited with the mega-cool Frank Stasio on his show – “The State of Things”  which highlights the arts, news, and all things North Carolina.      Here you go.  (excuse my rough voice, have a little cold)

Hope you enjoy the book and don’t forget to show a brother a little luv by posting a review on Amazon and/or GoodReads.  Just a sentence  or two is enough lovin’ for me.  Remember, I’m cheap. (smile)      (click here)

             The Power of a Supportive Family –       

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Uncool Dads "R" Us

I was fortunate enough to be picked for an interview with a statewide Public Radio Show to chat about  my novel.   It is a show that my entire family knows as my wife and I are ardent WUNC-FM fans and thus force our kids to listen to Public Radio rather than the latest music from LMFAO, Justin Beiber, Kesha, et. al, which the kids seem to prefer, for some strange reason.

At the dinner table this weekend, I proudly informed all of them that I was going to on the radio and these are the comments that I got – —

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