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Todd Barr! He was the first to answer the questions, and he got all of them right. :) Thanks Todd!
So I’ve been trying to think of a good giveaway, and I’ve been drawing a blank. So I decided to go with a little trivia. The first person who answers four questions correctly will win signed copies of Old Sins, Saying Goodbye to the Sun, and 61 A.D. I would add a copy of 33 A.D. to the pot, but I am fresh out. The questions are taken from some of my books, so hopefully you guys have read them. ;) Answers must be posted here, not on Facebook.
1. In Saying Goodbye to the Sun, what is Raine’s last name?
2. In NASTY LITTLE F!#*ERS, what is the name of the man who contracted Colby to protect the team of scientists?
3. In 61 A.D., which of Boudica’s daughters was pregnant?
4. In 33 A.D., what was the name of Marcus’s murdered brother? For a bonus point that will earn the winner absolutely nothing, who killed him?
The first person to post all four correct answers here, on my blog, will win signed copies of the books I listed above. BUT…there is a bonus round. I have one more question to ask, and the first person to answer it correctly will win a free signed copy of 79 A.D. when it is released. (NOTE: The release date for 79 A.D. has not yet been determined.) This, by the way, is separate from the other contest, meaning you do not have to answer all 5 questions in order to win anything. If you just want to answer the bonus question for a chance at 79 A.D., that is fine, too. Ready for the question? Okay, here goes:
Bonus Question: Indie author sensation Amanda Hocking featured one of my short stories on her blog not once, but twice. What story was it?
There you have it. Signed copies of several books are on the line. Start digging through your Kindles or hard copies…..now!
I would like to share with you a conversation that Cole and I have at least a dozen times every day…
So, file this under the tag “THAT explains it!”
Recently, I have noticed a drop in my clothing count. Pants, socks, unmentionables, etc. seemed to be disappearing from my dresser. We have been making regular trips from the house in AL to the one in TN, so I simply assumed I was leaving clothes in Knoxville by mistake. But lately it has gotten to the point where I don’t have enough pairs of pants or socks to make it through a solid week in AL, which doesn’t add up. Again, I just figured I was screwing up somehow.
Then, this morning, Cole was in our bedroom while I was making the bed. I watched him walk over to the clothes hamper and pull out out one of Heather’s shirts. He then proceeded to take the shirt over to the extra dresser (we have two, but only use one) and put the shirt into the bottom drawer. When he opened the drawer, I saw that it was FULL of clothes. Pants, shirts, socks, underwear…all dirty, and stuffed into the drawer so tightly that he couldn’t fit the new shirt into it.
So there you have it. I have not been leaving my pants in another state, my two-year-old son has been hoarding them.
Yeah, I know. Another long silence. Sorry, guys, I am pretty bad about that.
I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking about 79 A.D. And I deserve them. I had said it would be out by Christmas and it isn’t. This is all on me. I would like to blame several weeks of illness (not just me, but my wife and son, too…it’s almost been a plague at the McAfee house!) and over two weeks of holiday traveling, but the simple fact is that I have not delivered. Part of that is due to the reasons I just mentioned, and part of it is because the book just isn’t ready. There are issues with the timeline and plot elements that still need some tweaking, as well as editing. I can not, and never will, release a book that is not up to my own personal standards, and 79 A.D. is not there yet.
The new target date is late February. I will keep you all posted if that changes.
2013 is shaping up to be a very busy year for me, as I am planning to release no less than three new books and a couple of compilations. If I am lucky and the timing and inspiration fall just right, I might release four. Of the projects slated to be released this year are my first foray into epic fantasy, another collection of short stories, 79 A.D. (of course), an omnibus edition of the Bachiyr novels (all four books will be available in one volume, along with bonus content), an omnibus edition of my short story collections (again, with bonus content), a second book of Stay At Home Dad stories (NOTE: I may scrap this project, since the first book just languishes on the virtual shelf), and a vampire novel called BAIT, which is a particular favorite of mine that I have been dying to get back into.
Much of this depends on how much time Cole gives me to work, of course, but all of the above are quite doable, so long as I can keep my butt in line. Your emails, reviews, and comments help more than you can know in that regard, so please feel free to contact me and tell me to get off my fanny. Or get on my fanny, I guess. Butt In Chair, and all that.
In any case, thank you all for your patience, and my sincere apologies for how often I test it.