May 7, 2012

It's The Backworlds, Baby!

I'm starting off this bash with a post on Frances Pauli's blog, Speculative Friction. Discussing the space opera today. I met Frances several years ago on Goodreads. Her first book had just come out, Roarke, which is outstanding. She's been prolific ever since. Check out her books on her website. If you've never read anything by her, you're missing out. One of her stories will be in the Wandering Weeds: Tales of Rabid Vegetation with The Tumbas, by me, due out later this year. She was one of the talented editors who put the anthology together.

Tomorrow I'll be at  Rick Gualtieri's blog, The Poptart Manifesto talking about colonizing space. He's an amazing writer. Do you know Rick?

Thank you for stopping by to celebrate the launch of my first series. The Backworlds is the first book in the series of the same name. It is space opera, set entirely in outer space. One of my visions of humanity's future.

The Backworlds
 After the war with Earth, bioengineered humans scatter across the Backworlds. Competition is fierce and pickings are scant. Scant enough that Craze’s father decides to hoard his fortune by destroying his son. Cut off from family and friends, with little money, and even less knowledge of the worlds beyond his own, Craze heads into an uncertain future. Boarding the transport to Elstwhere, he vows to make his father regret this day.

The Backworlds is a free read and is currently available in all ebook formats from both Smashwords and Feedbooks. It's also available from Amazon / AmazonUK / AmazonDE / AmazonFR / AmazonES / AmazonIT for 99 cents.

It will be free there soon and up on Barnes & Noble, iTunes, elsewhere for free. Stay tuned to this blog, my website, or sign up for my newsletter to find out the day it does go free on Amazon and becomes available at those other outlets.

Thank you to my fellow partiers for helping me make a small splash in cyperspace this week. And, thank you to my talented editor, Leigh T. Moore, for guiding The Backworlds to be even better. Any typos are my sole responsibility.

And thanks to these fabulous authors for renting me space on their blogs over the next few weeks.

 Mon.                May 7              Frances Pauli               Speculative Friction
            space opera                    
Tues.                May 8              Rick Gualtieri              The Poptart Manifesto
            colonizing space            
Wed.               May 9              Rachel Morgan            Rachel Morgan Writes
            bio engineering              
Fri.                   May 11            Misha Gericke             My Fist Book
Mon.                May 14            Nick Daws                  Nick Daw’s Writing Blog
            launching a series strategies
Wed.               May 16            Allan Douglas             The Write Stuff
Fri.                   May 18            Derek Flynn                Rant, With Occasional Music
Mon.                May 21            Siana Wineland           Siana’s Place
Tues.                May 22            Toby Neal                   Toby Neal
Wed.               May 23            Raine Thomas             Write as Raine Thomas
Thurs               May 24            Lynda R. Young         W.I.P. It
  Fri.                   May 25            Julie Flanders              What Else is Possible?
            Adventures Outdoors   
Mon.                June 4              Catherine Stine           Idea City
Wed.               June 6              JL Campbell                The Character Depot
            space opera                    
Fri.                   June 8              Greta van der Rol       Greta van der Rol
            Pine Mtn. Obervatory   
Mon.                June 11            Libby Heily                 Libby Heily
            Getting Free on Amazon & Mailing lists 

In celebration, you all get a free copy of The Backworlds. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.