I not fond of using my blog posts for shameless self-promotion, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. As some of you know, I normally write mysteries and horror. Funny thing, I never intended to write horror books, the idea for Nephilim Genesis of Evil just kind of happened. And it’s a bestseller – go figure.
A Niche Audience
I also never intended to write books for kids. But then the idea for The Emerald Quest, the first in the Noah Winter adventure series, just happened. Go figure. What’s so cool about this book is I’ve fallen into a niche that I didn’t even know was there: books for boys.
A Little History
I normally don’t share about myself, but I’d been unemployed for almost 20 months. During this time I increased my volunteer time (I had already been volunteering at an assisted living facility for the elderly). I got involved with a middle school, helping in transcribing a captain’s journal from a whaling ship, following a 3 year journey from 1856-1858. I’ve met some great students and a wonderful teacher, Thom Adorney. Thom knows I’m an author and he read The Emerald Quest. I was delighted when he said not only was the book a great read, filled with action and adventure that kids will love, he also said that boys in particular would love the book. He went on to say that it’s difficult to find good books that boys enjoy reading. I had no idea. I’m thrilled that Thom is going talking to other teachers at the school and that The Emerald Quest may be included on the kids summer reading list.
If you’d like a chance to read The Emerald Quest, the first in the Noah Winter adventure series, it’s free until midnight Friday night. AND, for the first ten people who read and review it on Amazon (and let me know that you did and you read this blog), I will give away ebooks of ALL my books. What a deal!
So hop on over to Amazon and get your copy of The Emerald Quest. This is a great book for kids and adults (don’t take my word for it, take Thom’s :)).
If you are an undiscovered indie author who writes books for kids, read Wanted: A Few Undiscovered Indie Authors. You may get a chance to be featured with me as I promote on traditional radio shows.