Is it just me, or does time seem to slip by faster and faster the older we get? I’m pretty sure last year lasted longer than this year seems to be, and the one before was even longer than that. Regardless, somehow we’ve come to the last day of May, so I need to remind everyone that today is the LAST day to purchase “Never To Sleep” and know that my royalties from your purchase will go to St. Jude’s Children’s hospital. I will be donating all of the royalties from the first six months’ sales (minus any taxes owed) as soon as I am paid, which won’t be for several more months. The details are here.
Some things to keep in mind about “Never To Sleep”:
- Pirated copies and illegally bought copies (yes, these exist–some e-pirates actually CHARGE for illegal copies) won’t benefit the charity, because neither my publisher nor I will see any profit from those, thus there will be nothing for me to donate from them.
- “Never To Sleep” is available only in electronic format at the moment
- “Never To Sleep” is not yet available outside the US (that I know of). I’m sorry about that. There’s nothing I can do about that. It’s a territorial rights issue, and way beyond anything I can control. The story can’t/won’t be published in any other countries until my publishers in those countries buy/exercise the rights to publish it in their territory. (And I believe the UK will be publishing it very soon.) I can’t speed that process up, but you can, by writing to ask the publisher in your territory to publish it.
In looking at that word count meter and thinking back to the first couple of Soul Screamers books, I’m hyper-aware that if this book were as short as those, I’d only have 10,000 words left to write. I’d be finishing this up in the next two days. Alas, that is not the case. Fortunately it’s going quickly, and I’m making notes of emotional high-points and scene details that need to be fleshed out in the rewrites.
Since I now have finished copies of Before I Wake (have I shown you those here yet?), I should give some away! Check back tomorrow for a teen-only giveaway of THE ENTIRE SERIES so far (Volume 1 – book 5, US edition). If you know a teen who likes the series, or who might like the series, please feel free to spread the word. Later I’ll do a no-restrictions giveaway, but I want to take care of the teens (the target audience) first.
Okay, I’m off to work! Have a great Thursday!