Death Thing was released in May and the reviews are pretty damn excellent so far. I'm carrying around a stress ball for when the first truly negative review goes up.
I know it's bad for authors to even read their own reviews or to check their sales rankings so I try to limit it to fifty times a day.
The craziest thing that happened for the Death Thing release was that my publisher was sent fan art. That blew my mind. Take a look:
Besides that, I've been getting personal messages from readers expressing how much they liked Death Thing and that is honestly the best feeling for an author.
I've got a few more books coming down the pipeline. My relationship with Double Life Press is great. I couldn't have asked for a better publisher. If they'll keep publishing me, I'll keep sending them stuff.
The MEV is rolling hard these next few months. Here's the schedule:
Sunday, June 28th, 7:00pm: Death Thing release party at Radio Coffee & Beer. Music will be provided by Luke Malone and Chris Mattix will be hosting.
Wednesday, July 1st, 6:00pm: I'll be on Writing On The Air on KOOP radio in Austin. 91.7fm. If you're not in Austin, you can livestream it.
Tuesday, July 14th, 7:00pm: Francois's Bastille Day Extravaganza at the Whip-In. A slew of writers will be reading. There'll be music and beer. I'll be reading something and slanging copies of Death Thing.
Wednesday, July 22nd, 7:00pm: Noir at the Bar at Opal Divine's with Scott Montgomery and Brad Parks.