On February 14, 2014, I released my debut novel, Ride the Train. The first draft was written in about six weeks, and the edits took nine months. I put a lot of effort into it, and with the help of multiple beta readers and the members of Nevermore Edits/A Murder of Storytellers, my labor of love greeted the world. It was the culmination of a dream I had had since I was a child.
Now, it's almost three years later. Ride the Train remains my baby. Like most babies, it has it's flaws, but I still love it. I'll defend it until the day that I die. However, that doesn't mean that I can't work to make it better than what it started out. With that in mind, I'm happy to announce that for the third anniversary, I am releasing a second edition for Ride the Train. With what I have learned as a writer and editor over the past three years, I feel that this will be a better version.
What I'm the happiest about, though, is the new cover! Megan Baker of TatteredWolf Studios has really outdone herself on this cover. For me, it's more than worthy of my baby. It has filled me with a renewed love for this project that started out as a short story and blossomed into a part of me that I've shared. Ride the Train was my debut, and it's only fair that I do right by it.
Over the next few days, the ebook pre-order will be available through Amazon, with the book releasing in both electronic and print formats on February 14, 2017. If you would like to order a signed physical copy of the book, you may do so here.
As a special tribute, I will be adding a signed, annotated copy of the book. This version will have handwritten notes and information about various items in the book. You'll gain access to the process I went through, what scenes were previously different, and other little tidbits. The annotated edition will be limited to only five copies (Ever. Period) and will be shipped as they become available.