Self-publishing – why are there so many rules? Look, the perk to being an indie author is having total control of creativity, deadlines, and event planning. But as I read author interviews, blog posts, and other internet fodder, I have noticed that there are a few specific “rules” that writers “must” follow. No, I refuse … More Oh, These Silly, Senseless Rules!
Need a quick read? It’s LIVE! Jinn is here – watching and lurking over naive voters in City-State’s Senate Chamber. James and I have released a new City-State short story entitled “How to Kill Your Senator” today, Friday, January 16th. This short story is around 3,000 words, it is available through Amazon via Kindle and the … More IT’S HERE! IT’S LIVE! “How to Kill Your Senator” is available through Kindle via Amazon!
Introducing Jinn – a creepy creature who lives in City-State’s Senate House in the Capitol on Layer Seven. Jinn provokes a young voter named Jackson Cartwright, and the insanity ensues in the short piece, “How to Kill Your Senator”. James and I are going to begin releasing individual short stories for $.49 on Amazon. Jinn is … More The Early Creation of Jinn…
The next stage in promoting City-State is… business cards! I created these through VistaPrint. VistaPrint was very simple (and loaded with suggestions for multiple products and upgrades – be sure to read each section of VistaPrint). This process took a little time (yes, more patience), but I am thrilled with the outcome. James and … More Get INTO Our Business… Cards!
City-State’s artist, Jamie Green, is creating a close-up illustration of City-State’s Capitol. The Capitol is situated in the middle of Layer Seven – the surface of City-State. Many despicable political decisions take place in the Capitol with Supreme Judge Harkin at its helm. Meanwhile, President Wilhelm looks on with apathy and a lack of passion. … More Artsy Roughs – The Creation of City-State’s Capitol
James and I learned quite a few things while publishing and marketing our first collection of stories: 1. Have a handful of reviews available for readers the day of release – James and I had no idea that we needed a few reviews for readers the day of release! What a great lesson! Creating a … More First Publication… First Time Reflections…
Get your FREE copy of our first publication for a limited time only via Kindle and the Kindle app! The Dystopian Nation of City-State: An Anthology – Origin, Corruption, and Rebellion is available free of charge from November 28 through December 2nd – FIVE days to grab a FREE copy of this … More FREE FOR FIVE – The Dystopian Nation of City-State: An Anthology
James and I want you all to meet Jamie Green! She creates the cover art for City-State. She is extremely talented! Please give her a warm welcome! She designed the two book covers posted above, and she is currently working on more designs for City-State. The Dystopian Nation of City-State: … More Say Hello to City-State Artist, Jamie Green
It’s here, and it can be yours! James and I have released our first publication, The Dystopian Nation of City-State: An Anthology – Origin, Corruption, and Rebellion. We are thrilled to unleash City-State’s cruel government, its kind hearted citizens, and its band of Illegal rebels. As of this moment, you can purchase this anthology through … More It’s Live: The Dystopian Nation of City-State is Available Through Kindle
The official symbol of City-State is the Seven Point Star. Each point represents the most important attributes of the nation: Upper right point: Progression Upper left point: Innovation Middle right point: Community Middle left point: Strength Lower right point: Honor Lower left point: Technology Top point: Leadership Leadership – the top point and the tipping … More The Seven Point Star of City-State