Restoration is moving up on Amazon!

Just a quick post to celebrate some new firsts for Restoration on Amazon. As of today, it’s climbed to #14 in the Sci-Fi/Colonization Top 100 Free category, #41 in Sci-Fi/Genetic Engineering and #51 in Sci-Fi/Dystopian. Yay progress! Now I just need to hit the overall Top 100 list (only 3705 to go)!!

A big thank you to everyone who is encouraging and supporting my work. I can’t wait to share more of the Restoration story with you in 2019!

Happy holidays, get Restoration for free!

Hello friends and readers,

To celebrate the holidays I am giving the e-book version of Restoration away for free! The free book promo starts tomorrow Saturday, December 15th and ends at midnight on Monday, December 17th. If you aren’t am Amazon Prime Member or Kindle Unlimited reader, this is your chance!

Also, I ran across this article today that I find both interesting and timely. One of the central underlying themes of the Restoration series is the concept of humans exploiting advanced technologies because we can without ever taking time as a society to as the big questions: Should we do it? And what are the long-term consequences of doing it?

Human history is rife with generations of people kicking the big can of problems down the road to future generations. I feel like we are living at an important inflection point where we can choose to once again kick the can, or we can bite the bullet and deal with the can today!

What’s in the can today? Well for starters we have the monstrous U.S. national debt, which as of this writing is rapidly closing in on 22 trillion dollars. Beyond that, we have the looming collapse of the U.S. healthcare system, massive privacy breaches because of the over-collection of personal data by a whole host of companies, the advent of the “sharing” economy (which to me seems like a lame excuse for corporations to not pay people a fair wage and benefits), the rapid development of AI and how it’s already having a significant impact on our financial markets, massive trade imbalances and wage disparity around the world and, of course, climate change.

I could go on but I think the point is well-illustrated and, quite frankly, it’s depressing when you sit back and really think about it. One of the reasons I wrote Restoration was to, hopefully, start a conversation. Will it work? Only time will tell.

As always, thanks for reading and happy holidays to you and yours!

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels

My Goodreads Giveaway for December is Live!

Good day everyone. I hope your December is off to a fantastic start and that the last days of 2018 will be happy, joyful and blessed for you and yours.

Before I get to the giveaway, I have some very exciting news: I’ve actually sold 11 copies Restoration to readers outside of the U.S.! According to Amazon, four were from Canada, four from the UK and one each from Japan, Spain and Germany. I think it’s incredibly cool that people from all over the world are (hopefully) enjoying my work! Now I just need to sell a few million more copies and life will be grand.  🙂

And on that note, I am pleased to announce that my Goodreads Giveaway for December is live! I am giving away 100 electronic copies of Restoration for the holidays. Enter today for your chance to win!!

A quick update on my in-progress books: My goal was to have The Fourth World ready for release by this month, but it’s not going to happen. I am on track to have the first draft done, but there is no way I can get through editing and revisions before the end of the month. So, it’s probably going to be January or maybe even February before it’s ready. And that’s going to put me a little behind on Revival, book two in the Restoration series. I will provide better dates when I am a little closer.

Lastly, the audiobook of Restoration is also running behind but I am hoping it will be ready for release this month. More on that in the next couple of weeks.

As always, thanks for reading and have a fantastic week ahead!

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