Tales From the Braided Pony…

Escape back to a time when survival defied morals, and monsters roamed the streets wearing the masks of strangers. “Tales From the Braided Pony” – Pick up your copy of the latest horror anthology installment from the twisted minds at Alucard Press. Available July 31st, 2017 at amazon.com and Kindle.
 
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So EXCITED!!!!!

I know, I know. You are not supposed to over use exclamation points. Whatever. I just got my proof copy of “Danger in Bass Clef”. I am allowed to be a bit excited. We nailed it. It is the perfect size and feel. We were shooting for dime-store novel and from the art to the size and paper, we did great! 🙂

I thought I was excited for the August 17th release before. Nope. This is the cherry on top. The proof that the book looks and feels great and that we have a perfect sized beach/travel book filled with all the pulpy, jazz-noir goodness that I could come up with for this story is all there.

I so wish I could go back on my promise to release it on August 17th and set it loose today, but no. I am gonna make everyone wait and build that much more anticipation for this thing.

For now…

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John

Tales From the Braided Pony release post 2…

That sound you hear echoing behind your eyes is the terror you cannot verbalize as your soul dares you turn the next page. “Tales From the Braided Pony” – Pick up your copy of the latest horror anthology installment from the twisted minds at Alucard Press. Available July 31st, 2017 at amazon.com and Kindle.
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New trailer is out for “Danger in Bass Clef”…

Here is the link to the new teaser trailer for “Danger in Bass Clef”.

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August 17th is right around the corner. Can’t wait to share this book with everyone!

Also, there is still time to be a part of the ARC list. Want an advance, digital copy of “Danger in Bass Clef”? Just message me with your email and intent to purchase and write a review on Amazon within the first few days of release and you can see the book before anyone else.

John

Tales From the Braided Pony…

The tales the Old West tried to bury just surfaced. “Tales From the Braided Pony” – Pick up your copy of the latest horror anthology installment from the twisted minds at Alucard Press. Available July 31st, 2017 at amazon.com and Kindle. https://www.amazon.com/C-S-Ande…/e/B0098PSRUS/ref=sr_tc_2_0…
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Weekend work

Hello all. This weekend I am putting in time prepping for the two releases that are happening in the next thirty days. If you are new to this blog then hold on cause I am gonna unload info regarding two very exciting projects. For my regular followers this will be a reminder to keep these things fresh and on the front of your brain as you look for summer reading. 🙂

“Tales From the Braided Pony.” – This Horror-Western mash-up is a collection of stories from ten writers. I contributed two stories, including the title story. Alucard Press is publishing this collection and they have quite the batch of books under their belt so I am very excited and honored to be a part of this project. This will hit Amazon and Kindle at the end of July and be in print later this summer.

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“Danger in Bass Clef” – This is my debut novella in the Johnny Scotch world. Many know that Johnny got his start as a comic book series that I collaborate with artist Dan Schaefer on. This story is a fresh narrative from Johnny’s perspective and taps into everything pulp, jazz, noir, and scotch that I love about the traditional hard boiled detective stories. This is a high octane, visceral adventure that has Johnny running around chasing down leads to recover Cass’ love before she has to face a down hill death race. This is going live on Amazon, Kindle, iTunes, and more on August 17th. It will be available in print as well for those, like myself, that love the look and feel of dancing their fingers across the pages of their favorite characters and stories.

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Trailers for both books are live at youtube at the following links so please go check them out:

“Tales From the Braided Pony”

“Danger in Bass Clef”

That’s it for now.

John

Promo, promo, promo…

“Danger In Bass Clef” is coming. A little more than a month away and the release date is looming over head. I wish, like many of my other creator peers out there, that all there was to creation was creation. But that is not the case. Along with the hours and hours that is poured into a project comes the development of the promotional material and emails and contacts necessary to actually get the book, comic, CD, what-have-you, in front of people.

This is probably the most time I have spent creating a series of promotional items for a single release and I am so excited to see what comes of this book, but also to see the effectiveness of my promotional efforts. A project is only as good as the number of people who buy into it. No matter how clean, tight, and well produced a creative project is, if people do not buy it then it is little more than a paper weight, or space taken up in the creators garage.

That is why I have been pouring so much more into this endeavor. Not only for the sake of the Johnny Scotch brand, but for the sake of my justification as a writer. I truly want people to get the vision I have for this project so I am taking the time to try and get it as right as I can.

Of course the next step in the process is to load both barrels for the next project as well, but for now, I am focusing on getting this sucker off the ground and out to the eyes of readers. I hope you will help me by sharing and telling others about this crazy thing that I am putting together.

Thanks

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The “Proof” is in the…mail…

The final physical proof for “Danger in Bass Clef” is on it’s way to my grubby little hands. That means that I am in the final heart pounding, sweaty palms, night terror inducing moments of being ready to drop this thing on the public for real. I must admit, it is soooooo tempting to say “F” it and just hit the release button, but that would be rash. There is still so much that needs to happen to make this work.

In the mean time, people will have to just be happy with my cryptic emails, trailers, and what not, while eager readers work themselves up into a froth with me over the next month in anticipation.

One more thing to look forward to is our release party. I am partnering with the Starday Tavern (the “OK’est bar in Portland) for an official party on the 17th of August. Festivities will start at 5 PM and go until 8. We will have music, books, comics, and more. Come celebrate with us and get your copy of “Danger in Bass Clef”, hot off the press.

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There is another trailer coming in a couple weeks and a fun little whisper campaign I have cooked up. Other than that, hope to see everyone on the 17th of August at the Starday Tavern.

John

On the hunt for reviews…

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Today I am putting together a short list of review outlets, bookstores, and other venues where I want to have events and also sell my book once it comes out. It is quite harrowing to hunt down this information. You spend a good chunk of time hunting down the websites, trying to find the most efficient way to get your book in someones hands. You know it’s great, so why do they make it so hard to give them something they want and get them to talk about it. 🙂

Honestly, I get it. the market is flooded with new and seasoned authors, all vying for the readers attention. We just have to take a breath, hit the send button and move on to the next. It is a numbers game at this point. Send out as many requests as possible and wait for the responses to trickle in.

In other news. The launch event for “Danger in Bass Clef” has been scheduled for a very fun venue. I will be releasing full details on where and when to celebrate with me on the day of the launch by the end of this week. There will be music, and books, and comics. Not to mention that it is going to be housed in a bar so specialty drinks are in the works as well.

For now, people are just going to have to be patient as I continue to roll out more details regarding this very special (to me at least) book.

Thanks

John

Lots in the hopper…

Books coming out at the end of this month. Books coming out in the middle of next. Comic books coming out in Sept. Whew. This will be one crazy summer. Here is the rundown if you are interested.

“Tales From the Braided Pony” is a horror/western anthology that I wrote two short stories for. It is being published by Alucard Press. The plan is to have this out to the public and ready for sale by the last days of July. This was an exciting project for me and my first departure from the Johnny Scotch world. There is a trailer that I put together that gives more info and will help set the mood for your reading pleasure.

“Danger In Bass Clef” is the first non-comic book Johnny Scotch story to hit the shelves. This high octane adventure introduces Johnny’s new friend, Cass, a bad-ass roller chic forced into a down-hill race of death, and Johnny is her only hope to get free from the sadistic gangsters running the show. The release date for this was announced yesterday. August 17th it hits stores and Amazon.com for your summer reading list.

“Johnny Scotch #3” releases in Mid September, just in time for Dan Schaefer and me to unveil the third installment in the Lila arc at Salt Lake Comic Con.

More trailers, promo and announcements coming in the next few months so stay tuned for all the latest.

John