The Adopt a Werewolf campaign is on!!!

That’s right. Now you can have your very own soft, furry demon from another dimension. Thousands are waiting to be adopted right now. Yes, we know, There’s no such thing as Werewolves, but if we’d called this the Adopt a Whargan campaign would you be here now?

Think of it. Your very own snarling Whargan demon. So many are homeless right now, baying at the moon, waiting for a place they can call home. (They don’t even need shots. I mean rabies is scared of these guys.) Surely you have a place in your heart, or on your Kindle device, for a furry, snarling creature from hell.

The line is open now, straight to Amazon.com, and they are FREE, FREE, FREE, FREE, FREE!!!

Yup, the Kindle version of There’s no such thing as Werewolves is FREE, now through Monday. Get yours today!

Follow me on Twitter @AuthorSMitchell or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorSCMitchell to follow the Adopt a Werewolf campaign.

Steve

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Am I really here?

I just finished up a radio interview. It was an amazing moment. Yup, it’s just my local, small market radio station, but still…I was interviewed as the author of three books. I have an appointment on Thursday with a reporter from my local newspaper. In two weeks I have a ‘meet the author’ at my local public library. Sure it’s just a small step on my journey, and nowhere near where I want to end up, but as I look back just six months ago (before I published Swiftly Beats the Heart) I find myself happy with the progress I’ve made.

I am rarely satisfied with where I am – always wishing I could write faster, publish more. There is always so much more I want to do. But I think for right now, today, I will be happy with where I am.

Until next time,

Steve

The world keeps moving

As I have aged I have noticed how much harder it is becoming to embrace new technology and ideas. It is so much easier to stay in my well-worn groove. But the world moves on, and if I am to continue on my path, I know I must occasionally exit my comfort zone and explore new areas. A year ago this blog was a big step into the unknown. Yesterday I took two large steps into new realms. The first I posted about – I tweet. I have started ‘following’ people that interest me. To my surprise, people have already started to ‘follow’ me. At the time of this posting I have 8 followers, only 2 of them are people I know. So Twitter is not so scary anymore.

My second step yesterday was to purchase a domain, and begin the process of setting up my web site. This presents a real challenge for me, and there are a number of hurdles I will need to jump before http://www.scmitchellauthor.com is a real thing. (www.scmitchell.com was already taken) Originally, I planned to use this blog as my website until I had made it big, then hire some company to build my web site. But this blog has limitations. I need a separate page for each book I publish, and the room to expand beyond one layer. So to that end, and with a little help from my friends, I am going to learn how to set up and administer a web site.

The world moves on. I must move on with it, or stagnate. This was brought home to me clearly yesterday after taking these two big steps. I was standing in line at the grocery store, wondering if I should have taken those two big steps. I had my groceries on the check-out counter and my credit card in hand, as an older woman stood in line in front of me writing out a check for her purchases. She had to ask the checker the date, and spent quite a bit of time writing out the check, that the checker had to then process through the cash register reader. “Why doesn’t she just use a credit card?” I wondered, and then it hit me. She couldn’t. She’d found her comfort zone and stayed there…as the world moved on.

I will get there, eventually. I’ll be holding up the line at the grocery store, waving my old, slow credit card, as the younger woman with the new body-scan-credit-tatoo-thingy waits patiently behind me just shaking her head.

So I blog, I tweet, and I’m learning to set up a web site, swimming against the current of complacency. Some day I will give up, and be carried away, unable to grasp the new concepts ahead, but not today. Not today!

Until next time,

Steve

I tweet therefore I am

Okay, I did it. I now have a Twitter account. @AuthorSMitchell is a thing (I think). Anyway, I’m still not sure how, or how much, I will be using this new tool but I’m out there in the Twittersphere. Tweet at me, follow me, all that stuff.

Also remember my Adopt a Werewolf campaign starts Thursday. I’ll probably be tweeting about it.

Until next time,

Steve

The Adopt a Werewolf campaign.

So many of you have commented to me about the joys of having a werewolf around the house, and it has warmed my heart. I’ve even heard of people passing around their werewolves just so others can know the joy of cuddling up with a vicious, fanged creature. I sent my children out into the world, and the world responded, even across the pond. (Yes, I’m talking about you, my faithful British readers.)

But there is a dark side to all this joy. Many homes are still without their very own copy of There’s no such thing as Werewolves. So many Kindles are starving for the story. But now you can help!

Spread the word: Starting next Thursday, and running through Monday, July 30, anyone with a Kindle device or Kindle app on their computer, iPad or Droid can get their own cuddly werewolf. There’s no such thing as Werewolves will be FREE for five days.

The Adopt a Werewolf campaign is on. Tell your friends. Tell your family. Shout it from the rooftops!! (okay maybe don’t go that far)

There are so many werewolves waiting to be adopted.

Look into these eyes: (.) (.)

Can you say no?

Steve

 

A review from across the pond

The whole move into publishing has been an eye-opening experience for me. That something I do, sitting here at my computer in Wisconsin, can have an effect on the other side of the planet, is mind-boggling. A few weeks ago I was checking my foreign sales and noted a jump in sales in the United Kingdom. Also, to my complete delight, there were two reviews of There no such thing as Werewolves. You can see them here:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007KAE45A. Two people in England bought my book, and thought enough about it to go on Amazon and comment. To me, that is amazing. To those two wonderful people: THANK YOU SO MUCH!

I’m working hard on the third, and final, book in the Demons Rising series. It’s Salina Frye and Ryan Chamberlain’s story. I hope to have it out in late August or early September. While the series will be ended, the story will continue. Demons Rising will set the stage for a new series of novels set in a very dark future and dealing with a new generation of Templars and Arcanists. Right now I have three novels planned and hope to have the first out next year sometime.

So many stories to tell…so little time. Okay, back to work!

Until next time,

Steve