Both ‘Endless Skies’ and ‘Blind’ are scheduled for release this spring. I’ve made a promotional image for each. I also have a tidbit of news for each – neither are official though.
A Contract of Words may be open for presale in as early as a week. I will of course keep you posted.
Beach Reads 2: Lost and Found will likely have a public book signing in May, so if you are local to Laguna Beach, California, make sure you stop on by!
I will be featured on a horror blog on February 13th, for ‘Only the Dead Go Free,’ which was released last year in A Haunting of Words. More details to come!
I still have some more tweaking to do on the site (An About Me page, Pages for ordering ACOW and BR2:LAF as available, adding a ‘Fun Facts’ section for each of the published stories, new logo, a page dedicated to my upcoming Destiny Reborn series, etc.).
What’s next? I submitted Thankful to a flash fiction anthology. I am currently reworking an old story idea of mine, and plan on submitting it to a themed anthology that I believe strongly in. This one pays very well, so has my top writing priority. This will be complete in March. After that, I am focusing on the biography of my best friend. I am only writing part of it, but I want to get that part done and polished, so I can assist him with his part. The third on my list is another collaborative effort with my daughters – a Junior High age story, of a group of kids in a small town who develop superpowers as puberty sets in…
Until next time, stay awesome!
One of the two anthologies publishing a short story of mine this spring is A Contract of Words, which includes my story ‘Endless Skies’ as well as 26 other great tales. Today was the official public cover reveal, and I am thrilled to announce that I am one of the 7 authors whose name will be on the front cover!
I am quite happy to report that my sci-fi short “Endless Skies” is slated to be published in Scout Media’s anthology A Contract of Words in Spring of 2018! This is the around the same time that my short “Blind” will the published in Third Street Writer’s anthology Beach Reads 2: Lost and Found. Busy Spring!
The website is now mostly done – poke around and let me know what you think! There will still be a permanent new logo in the near future, and I think I will add a couple more pages – one for upcoming collaborations and another for upcoming novels.
Lastly, I am throwing out there a friendly reminder that whiles sales are awesome, so are honest reviews on Amazon and GoodReads. Any and all support is always very much appreciated. 🙂
Peace to you all,
Hello Folks! The website will be undergoing some construction over the next several days, possibly weeks, so if you see things changing or not working properly, that is why (but if something is broken for more than a day, please do let me know!).
For now, I’ve updated the banner, added a page for completed works, which now has links to all three currently published books, including Mirrors & Thorns, finally (long overdue!).
Next up is a Coming Soon! page for works for which a contract has been signed, but are not quit available yet. My story “Blind” fits the bill here, to be release in Beach Reads 2: Lost and Found, in March 2018.
Third will be an On Market page for completed works which I am currently marketing out for a home. “Endless Skies” and “Thankful” fit the bill here. Both have been submitted to publishers, but no contract offerings yet.
Fourth and final is a Work In Progress page. I won’t list all of my WIPs here, as many never see completion, but it will provide details on ones near completion. “Not Yet Dark,” “The Californian,” “Waves,” and I am happy to say “Phil” will finally be detailed here. There are plenty of other stories I am working on, including a couple of collaborative works I am very excited about!
As I get closer on my novels, expect pages on them to appear as well.
I have a professional Logo Designer hard at work and revamping the official J.M. Ames Logo, so that should be up soon, too.
Going to be off of Facebook for awhile, but I will be active on here, as well as on Twitter and Instagram. Expect activity to ramp up on my YouTube account, as well as a new Tumblr account. This website is woefully out of date and will be updated soon as well.
At 1 pm EST (10 AM PST) today, myself, author/vocalist Brian Paone, and Transpose bass player Tim Sigler, are going to be interviewed live on an internet radio show talking about writing rock fiction, Transpose’s song “Only the Dead Go Free,” and my adaptation of that song into a story of the same name. Stop on by and have a listen!
Here is the station: http://www.main.crimsoncloakpublishing.com/crimson-cloak-radio.html