Over on the US site, The Woodsman is only $0.99 right now, and then will move in a few days to $1.99 before returning to its regular price of $3.99.
Meanwhile, over on the UK site, for the next week The Woodsman will be only £0.99 until it returns to its regularly-listed price of £2.52.
To the rest of the world: I’d have loved to offer a similar Countdown Deal to you, but currently this is a promotion Amazon only makes available in these two territories. Please continue to consider picking up The Woodsman in your territory! It’s a great, creepy Halloween read, whether it’s still Halloween or not!
And what the heck does that mean, you ask? Well, anyone in at least their thirties will know: It’s a line from Twin Peaks, a show I was addicted to while I was in my master’s program in college, and one that influenced me creatively ever since. In fact, that was the year I wrote my very first version of Most Likely for my creative master’s thesis, even though it wouldn’t see print until 2011, about twenty years later, after an update and polishing draft, when I first became an indie novelist.
I’m not suggesting that I write in a Twin Peaks style; however, the show reeked of atmosphere … spooky atmosphere … and was one of the major influences on me when I started conceiving of Veritas County and Hope, Wisconsin, where I set much of my fiction.
Northwest Wisconsin, much like Twin Peaks, Washington, is a heavily wooded area with vast stretches of deep, dark forests where anything could be going on, unseen and largely undetected. That inspires a creative mind like mine.
So imagine my joy when I discovered, along with the rest of the internet, that Mark Frost and David Lynch have reunited to produce nine brand new episodes of a show that will turn twenty-five years old by the time it hits the air in 2016. It’s a long time to wait, but as I’ve waited over twenty-three and a half years already, I think I can manage another eighteen months or so.
Best part? Frost and Lynch will be writing, and Lynch will be directing, every single episode. How amazingly cool is that? That gum I like is coming back in style, indeed!
And in a way, they even predicted it, kinda: In a Red Room scene, Laura Palmer uttered some of her famous final dialogue. “I’ll see you again in twenty-five years. Meanwhile…”
Indeed, we will, God willing and we’re all in good health!
Okay, so, early-90s-fanboy moment over.
Here’s the other good news: The Woodsman in eBook form drops in about a week, on Friday, October 17! However, the print version is already live and available now! So if you’re a fan of the tactile experience of reading a paper book: get a jump on the debut! Order your paper copy today!
I now return you to my regularly-scheduled ramblings…
It’s finally up and available for pre-order on Amazon! The novel previously known as EyeCU when I was just working on it is now known as The Woodsman, and can be obtained for only $3.99 USD on your Kindle.
Right now, the book is exclusive to Amazon. The pre-order will reserve your copy, and enable you to be among the first to receive it on your Kindle on the book’s official release date: Friday, October 17! The Woodsman will also be available in Kindle Unlimited at that time.
Yes, the book will eventually go wide and be available from other retailers. Also, a print edition is coming, which may even be available on or before the book’s official eBook debut! (More details on that as they become available.)
But for now, don’t wait for all that: get your pre-order in now and be among the first to read the book that took me thirty-three months to write, polish, and complete.
I have great news!
I’m almost done with EyeCU, and it’s been given a new title and an official cover!
The new title is should set the tone better for the novel I’ve written: The Woodsman.
The cover design is courtesy of Victorine E. Lieske of Blue Valley Author Services; my talented business-partner there.
I’ve been laboring away on this novel in various stages of production for about thirty-three months: almost three years! Yet that journey is finally about to come to an end.
If all goes well, I’ll soon be announcing the book is available for pre-order on Amazon, perhaps as soon as this week sometime.
Furthermore, the book will also be made available in print via CreateSpace, for those who still love print over eBooks.
The pre-orders should start soon, but the official release will be on a yet-to-be-announced date in October; that’s when the book will go live and all pre-orders will be delivered automatically to the Kindles of those lucky pre-order fans.
I’ll post again when the book goes up for pre-order, with more details on The Woodsman.
Until then, enjoy this cover reveal!