Some Thoughts on My New Book The People’s Republic of New Arkaim

The People’s Republic of New Arkaim is my latest effort, a sci-fi dark comedy about aging, blind patriotism, cults, government overreach, love, politics, and technology. Did I also mention paranoia? It’s there too.

Here’s the short pitch:

For a long time I’ve been plagued by dreams of ending up back in the army. As a veteran, I know I’m not alone. This novel came to life, in part, because of it. Nostalgia can be a nasty bit of business concerning days in uniform.

The People’s Republic of New Arkaim I published under Red Grit Books (named for two of my father’s favorites: True Grit, the novel by Charles Portis and Leon Redbone, of all people). I have an idea about starting a tiny press in the future with which I might publish other indie authors who pen dark comedy and satire. It’s too early to tell about that.

More news later…

The People’s Republic of New Arkaim is available at Amazon and other online retailers.

The Great Big Free Giveaway Endeth

This past week the Kindle edition of my novel Little Flower of Luzon was offered for free on Amazon.com. The response exceeded my expectations, and for that I am grateful. Little Flower of Luzon is also available in trade paperback for those readers, like me, who have yet to catch up to the rest of the world, or, again like me, simply relish the feeling of a physical book in their hands.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, it is my hope that those who took advantage of the free Kindle copy giveaway, as well as those who paid for my book before the promotion and after it, will be kind enough to leave me reviews on Amazon. Of course, promoting one’s own book is a tedious affair. And I know that this only the beginning.

So, my next step is to find as many people as I can to write reviews on their blogs, web sites, etc to further garner interested for my novel. If you are interested let me know by leaving a note in the comments section or email via my profile.

Now, I’d like to go on about Little Flower of Luzon, the incredible response I had to the Kindle edition free promo, and the enthusiasm everyone shared with me; but, alas, I am working on another novel now so I must go.

Until next time…