Category Archives: Welcome to Newtonberg

Entries having to do with the creation/publication of WELCOME TO NEWTONBERG

Who Me

(Buckethead reference in the title!)

It’s my birthday! And once again, I’m giving YOU a present.

If you haven’t read my books yet, here’s a special offer: until December 31st, all of my eBooks are FREE on SmashWords.

Welcome to Newtonberg is already free, so there is no special code needed for it.

To get All That Remains free, use coupon code CH79H at checkout.

For Back to Newtonberg, use coupon code UQ22Q at checkout.

Thanks again for all of your support this past year. Feel free to share this post with everyone you know to help get the word out about the books!


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My Little Town

(Paul Simon reference!)

Lots of important news!

First of all: November 1, 2014, is the launch date for Back to Newtonberg.

On that date, it will be available as an eBook from SmashWords and Amazon. Over the next few weeks, it will make its way into the Kobo store, iTunes, and other online retailers. It is already available for preorder from Amazon & SmashWords.

Both the regular and large print books will be available from Amazon and CreateSpace immediately, and from Barnes & Noble and other retailers after that. Your local bookstore should be able to order it for you if you don’t want to order it online.

Secondly: the large print versions of ALL of the Newtonberg books will now be available from Barnes & Noble and other retailers. Up until now, they were only available from Amazon and CreateSpace.

And last of all: eBook prices have changed at SmashWords. Back to Newtonberg will still be $2.99. The cost for All That Remains has been reduced to $1.99.

And Welcome to Newtonberg is now FREE.

That’s right — FREE.

No discount codes. No coupons. No nothin’.



Now for the caveat: THIS IS ONLY AT SMASHWORDS. Due to their restrictions, Amazon will not allow me to set the eBook price at their site any lower than $2.99. So if you buy any of the eBooks there, the price is still $2.99. I can’t do anything about this unless I give them exclusive distribution of the title, and I won’t do that.

So there we have it, folks. Just because I’ve been slow in updating the blog doesn’t mean I’ve been bone-idle. I’ve been busy. Working to bring the new book to you a month ahead of schedule. And in the immortal words of Bryan Adams: “Everything I do, I do it for you.”

(I’m not sure if I apologize for that bad song reference or not.)

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I Love Everybody

(Lyle Lovett reference!)

Well, it’s that time again. It’s my 40th birthday, and as I did last year, I’m giving YOU a present instead.

From now until December 31st, the eBook of Welcome to Newtonberg is FREE at Smashwords. Use coupon code LA27B at the checkout.

Also, for the same time, the eBook of All That Remains is 50% off if you use coupon code UJ65X.

Take advantage of both offers, and that’s a lot of reading for only $1.50.

Giving someone an eReader for Christmas? Print out the coupon codes and give them a great stocking stuffer (if I do say so myself).

Merry Christmas to everyone, and I hope 2014 is even better!

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Wake Up

(XTC reference!)

Wow. Has it really been almost a month since my last post? I’m falling behind on the job. I’ve been updating the Facebook page, I’ve just been neglecting the blog.

So what’s happened? Well, All That Remains is out and available at CreateSpace, SmashWords, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and everywhere else that Welcome To Newtonberg is, and both books have also been released in Large Print (only through Amazon & CreateSpace, though).

Overall, I’ve gotten some good feedback from readers, and I’m quite happy with how it turned out. The Jacksonville Daily Progress and the Cherokeean Herald were nice enough to promote the book again, and I believe something is in the pipeline for the next issue of County Line Magazine.  The book even got mentioned on the Tyler Morning Telegraph’s site! (Although not in their print publication).

I’ve uploaded several “tweaks” in the past week or so (I’d only call two of them actual “corrections”), so if you got the eBook and haven’t read it yet, you might want to go grab the free updated version before you start.

For those of you who bought the print version — my apologies. I only just caught the issues myself. But hey! You have a collector’s item.

What’s next? Back to the drawing board for book three. I’m incorporating all of the new people, places, things, and background info gained the writing of All That Remains into my master database. At the same time, I’m brainstorming ideas for the next book.

At the moment, I’m leaning toward another collection of short stories to update current characters and introduce new ones. Maybe another tale from Newtonberg’s history from Cliff Magnuson. There are several options.

I’m also considering (probably for book four)…

Book four?! Shouldn’t you finish book three first? Or at least start on it? *shakes head*

…FOR BOOK FOUR… I’m considering another historical book. Maybe a companion to All That Remains, maybe something else entirely.

Hope that brings everyone up to speed, and I’ll try to be more conscientious about blogging from now on.

As usual, leave any feedback/ideas/suggestions/petitions for me to stop writing and go back to my day job below.

(HA!  Joke’s on you.  I never gave up the day job in the first place!)

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It’s Arrived! (And To Prove It, It’s Here!)

(Today’s title is courtesy of The Rutles. I don’t think Neil Innes will fault me for changing it a little.)

Almost three months after I wrote the last word, All That Remains is now available for purchase.

At the risk of sounding like I’m making a speech at an awards show, I do want to take a moment to thank everyone who supported me in the writing of this book. Although primarily based on the first Newtonberg story I wrote twenty years ago, the story grew in the telling and incorporated a lot more than I originally planned. It was my first full-length book (although probably just a novella by professional standards). I am quite pleased with the result, and I think I did the story justice this time.

Although subtitled “A Newtonberg Story”, you don’t need to have read Welcome to Newtonberg to enjoy it.

I hope those of you who are interested will take the time to read it, and I truly hope you enjoy the story.

All That Remains is available in print form from CreateSpace and Amazon.

The eBook is available from SmashWords in a variety of formats. It will be available directly from Amazon shortly.

Other eBook and print vendors will be available sometime during the next few weeks.

And as always, Welcome to Newtonberg is still available from the same sources.

And now to publicize it. Please help spread the word!

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