Richard Chizmar released the first chapter of Gwendy's Button Box, a book written by Richard Chizmar and Stephen King, today on his website. Go to richardchizmar.com to read it. The opening is a promising one, and I'm already intrigued to discover what exactly it is Gwendy, our protagonist, will have to overcome. It also felt good to be back in Castle Rock, even if for a short while.
CWDP or Conversations With Dead People, is an online experience between two amazing artists: M.J. Pack and Amy Venezia, and the deceased. They've had first hand encounters with Prince, Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, a few others, and, soon, Robin Williams.
You can follow their journeys on Facebook @ConversationsWithDeadPeople or at themjpack.com, click on the paranormal tab.
You can visit Amy, too, at amyvenezia.net. Yes, she's a psychic medium. And, yes, she's for real. Don't believe me? Then read the testimonials and request a reading for yourself.
Both of those women have helped me tremendously, personally and professionally.
You can pre-order my latest book, a collection of short stories called A Looking In View, for 0.99 at Amazon in Kindle format. The book will be published on May 16th, 2017. Paperbacks will be available on that date as well. If you're a Kindle reader, don't wait until May 16th to order it because the price will go up to $3.49.
A Looking In View is comprised of 13 shorts, one of which is a novella, and features 7 never before published stories. The other six which were published have been re-written and polished. I wrote them several years ago. Out of respect for myself (and most definitely the reader) the re-writing was mandatory. It always is.
Look for Autumn Dark for free on Amazon on April 8-9th. It's part of a big marketing campaign for A Looking In View. The next book always sells the current one, as it's said.
Until then, as Shooter Jennings says: Love is the only truth. Everything else is illusion.
(I'm still convinced nobody reads these blog posts. But, if for some strange reason someone does, I stole this next part of the blog from Brian Keene's newsletter. I respect him and his newsletter greatly. In fact, you should subscribe to it yourself. You might learn a thing or two.)
Reading: The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
Listening: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Watching: I'll be checking out Season 2 of Better Call Saul as soon as I get the time.