Hope all is well with you guys.
A couple of weeks ago, I (under my corporate secret identity) launched a Kickstarter campaign for Pangaea, an anthology that will feature the... Read more
Can't believe it's been a year...
...since you guys pushed me over the finish line and enabled me to publish I Am The Salamander. Let me say it again--I couldn't have done it without you.
In... Read more
I Am The Salamander slithers forth!
Thanks to you guys, we have liftoff. I Am The Salamander has been released to the masses via Amazon and BN.com.
I couldn't have done it without you guys. Really... Read more
Looking for $822...
...to fund my Lost Days kickstarter campaign, which has only 8 days to go. Can I get a vote of confidence from my Salamander peeps?
I have a feeling I... Read more
Eight hours left...
...in Silence In The Library's Kickstarter campaign for its fall book releases. I'm a backer. How about you? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/silence-in-the-library-publishing-fall-2014-releas?ref=nav_search
Only 56 hours left...
...in Silence In The Library's great fall-novel Kickstarter campaign. If you haven't checked it out yet, please do so while there's still time!
The link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/silence-in-the-library-publishing-fall-2014-releas?ref=nav_search
I can't keep quiet...
...about the latest Kickstarter campaign by Silence In The Library. It includes three new books by terrific authors, all of whom you should be reading.
And to encourage you to... Read more
Lost Days stretch goals
If you haven't been following my Lost Days Kickstarter campaign, you may not know about the stretch goals I've put in place.
For instance...when we hit $4,500, every Lost Days... Read more
As a teacher myself...
I know the value of exciting stories--the kind to which kids, including reluctant readers, may be drawn. Education is a lot more fun for everyone when a student enjoys what... Read more
A sincere thanks...
...to those of my Salamander peeps who have already jumped on board my Lost Days campaign to publish a historical fantasy for reluctant readers. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1354092292/lost-days
It's especially heartening to see you... Read more
As of ten minutes ago, my Lost Days campaign is out of my head and in the world, and I couldn't be more excited!
I'm hoping you'll help me spread... Read more
Greetings, everyone. Thanks yet again for helping me get I Am The Salamander off the ground. It will be released as both an e-book and a trade paperback very soon--you'll... Read more
The naming of names
I'm almost ready to finalize the manuscript for I Am The Salamander. But first, I need those of you who secured the right to name things--streets, companies, etc.--or... Read more
Yesterday I finished writing I Am The Salamander. Today I make a few tweaks and then send my darlin' off to my beta readers for input...just in time... Read more
The Old Block
I just got back from Farpoint, a sci fi con in Timonium, Md., where I have a ball each year. This time around I served on a panel... Read more
Just a note...
...to say I'm about three quarters of the way finished with I Am The Salamander and charging hard for the finish line. Thanks for your patience, everyone!
Progress, signs of life...
Just wanted you to keep you up to speed. I Am The Salamander is a little more than halfway done at this point. Of course I know how... Read more
Any baseball fans out there?
My nephew, Seth Augustover, has got a really nifty Kickstarter project going. A baseball nut from birth, he uses a special camera to make these beautiful panoramas of... Read more
Have a great, warm, peaceful holiday, everybody. What I'm grateful for is you.
Best regards, Mike
Well, go figure.
Looks like we made it after all (much to my surprise)!
I can't thank you all enough for helping to make I Am The Salamander a reality. You made the... Read more
I swear, I thought we were done. But as it turns out...
With exactly four hours to go, we're less than $600. from our goal!
Now's the time to ask those friends who were on the fence to get involved -- even... Read more
Less than three days to go...
And we've still got some work to do, no question. But I'm optimistic that we can make this happen.
If there's anybody you know who may be interested in backing... Read more
Please check out my interview on DJGrandpa's podcast, in which we talk about I Am The Salamander and what goes into the creation of a new super-hero. Then I hope... Read more
Philcon is one of your bigger East Coast science fiction conventions. And I'll be there this weekend sporting my snazzy new I Am The Salamander tee shirt, unabashedly drumming up... Read more
A new reward for all you aspiring writers...
Thinking about writing an I Am The Salamander of your own? Or maybe you know someone who'd love a pro's eyes on their work? Take a peek at my new... Read more
Going to Philcon in Cherry Hill, NJ this weekend?
If so, keep an eye out for the guy in the black t-shirt with the I Am The Salamander cover art on the front and my name on the back.... Read more
Check out my appearance on popular sci fi blog Jeff Trek, in which I discuss I Am The Salamander and a host of other science fiction topics--including how I carry... Read more
Daylight savings time...
...is working in our favor. With only 15 days to go, that extra hour may prove invaluable.
Some of us will be using it to catch up on some much-needed... Read more
Almost 20% of my backers...
...are going for the $45 reward, which gives them the chance to name a street, a school, a business, or a bystander after them or someone they love. Why is... Read more
Last night I had a great conversation with DJGrandpa, the premiere podcaster in the Kickstarter arena. Turns out he's not grandfatherly at all. In fact, he's one of the coolest... Read more
Action picking up at the $45.00 level!
For $45.00, you can get both the e-book version (for either Kindle or Nook) and the trade paperback version of my superhero novel I Am The Salamander, have a street... Read more
So you're contemplating backing I Am The Salamander at one of the higher levels but you don't know enough about up-and-coming Brazilian find Caio Cacau to decide what kind of... Read more
A new goodie -- and it's free!
As a way of thanking everyone who has supported the I Am The Salamander project to date, as well as those who decide to support it at any time during... Read more
Our goal is $5,000. But if we reach $5,500, everybody--even those who have contributed at the $6.00 level--receives a set of five I Am The Salamander bookmarks. These handsome replicas... Read more
Two new rewards!
One is really an old one, but I've taken the cost down from $75. to $45. That's Reward #5, the one that first introduces the backer a chance to be... Read more