Here Be Dragons

First short story up!  If you want to read it at the permanent archive, see here!

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This Is Going To Take Longer Than I Thought

So it turns out that even when you unpublish a story from Kindle, you’re required to keep it exclusive to Kindle Select until the enrollment period ends. That means one or two short stories are going up this week, but the rest are going to have to go up a bit at a time, and some are going to take as long as April. Stay tuned.

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I Have Received Some Advice

Hey All. Sorry I’ve been gone for a while. The holidays went pretty well. Visited family all over Central New York and the Southern Tier.

So I recently spoke to a friend of mine who has some experience in media marketing, and she pointed out something that I perhaps should have been able to figure out from my own experience over the past few years: very few people are willing to pay even 99 cents to download short stories from an unknown. I’d hoped that enrolling the stories in Kindle Unlimited might help – after all, once they’ve paid their subscription fee, they can read whatever they like for free, so why not my stuff? – but it didn’t work out that way.

My friend’s advice was to take my short stories down from Amazon and distribute them as far and wide as possible in the hopes of getting my name out, and I’ve decided to give it a try. Starting this week, I’m going to be taking my short stories down from Amazon and creating an archive both here and at my Author Site where you can read them for free! I will also be looking for archives and journals that accept stories that have been previously published. If you have any suggestions in that regard, please let me know.

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New Post Up At Matthewkeville.com:

There’s a new post up at Matthewkeville.com!  It’s the second half of the story from last week, the story of George Fuller and his last day at Coney Island.  As a bonus, there’s a new draft of the cover art with a better look at our heroine Aislin Rourke.

Check it out!

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New Post Up At Matthewkeville.com: Excerpt from City of Dreams: George Fuller’s Last Day At Coney Island – Part 1

There’s a new post up at matthewkeville.com, another excerpt from my novel-in-progress.  Or rather, the first half of an excerpt.  This one is special: it’s the uncut version of a scene that will need to be seriously trimmed for length when it goes in the book.

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New Post up at Matthewkeville.com: Excerpt from City of Dreams: Aislin Enters Nightmare

The first look at the novel I’m currently working on is up over at Matthewkeville.com!

Head on over and check it out!

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New Post Up At Matthewkeville.com: Excerpt from Dreams of the Boardwalk: First Visit

An introduction to the titular Dream of the Boardwalk, and a glimpse of the Nightmare just beneath the surface.  Head on over to matthewkeville.com and check it out!

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