Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hello, Orycon 37!

Steve here:

Greetings to those of you finding us from our appearance at Orycon 37. It's out first convention in many years, and we hope you had a good time. (Since I'm writing this BEFORE the convention, I hope we did too!)

For those of you who are here for the "Outline a Novel in an Hour" exercise questions and followups, you'll find them in a post HERE. If you have comments, suggestions, or would like to tell us how you used the exercise, or report results, we'd love to hear from you in the comments.

Yes, there are quite a few cobwebs around the site, and for that I appologize. Health and family issues have kept us (except for Chris' ongoing mystery series) somewhat sidelined the last few years, but we're working hard to change that up! Here are some relevant links to keep up with that.:

Want to win a free copy of Chris's latest mystery? Join our "Vacation is Murder" mystery mailing list. One in twenty wins (while supplies last, U.S. and Canada addresses only)!
Steve York on Twitter
Chris's Mystery Page: Christy Mystery
Steve's In-the-process-of-relaunching webcomic Minions at Work (beta site).
Christy Mystery on Facebook
Bad Agent Sydney (Our evil little cat has become a literary agent, and occasionally snarks about agents and the publishing business.)

We don't spend enough time writing as it is, and this stuff takes up valuable writing time and makes us nothing. If you find any of it useful, our tin cup is always open through the link below, and your contributions of any size will encourage more useful stuff in the future. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

One of Steve's stories in a new name-your-price Science Fiction Story Bundle

Now and for the next thee weeks (a little over 22 days from the time of this post, according to their web-site clock) one of my stories, "Radio Free Future," is a small part of (via the anthology, "Fiction River: Time Steams") a great time-travel ebook StoryBundle. 

Name your own price and get six great titles (including "Time Streams"), or pay at least $14 and get six bonus titles as well. 

The bundle is curated by New York Times best-seller Kevin J. Anderson and includes a great lineup of writers, including best sellers and award winners such as Bob Mayer, Robin Brande, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Steven Savile, Dean Wesley Smith, and many others.

Get it while it lasts at:

Monday, March 2, 2015

A new mystery (and a chance to win a signed copy for free!)

On sale March 4th
Chris (writing as Christy Fifield) has a new mystery coming out this week, the forth installment in her "Haunted Souvenir Shop" series. More northern-Florida murder and mystery, and more of Bluebeard, the haunted parrot!

Of course, you should go reserve your copy at your favorite book seller right now, but you could also potentially win a signed copy for free! We're trying to build our newsletter mailing list, and as an incentive to join, Chris(ty) has set aside twenty advance copies from her personal stash to be signed and sent out to subscribers.  Here's how it works: For every 25 people who sign up, she sends out a signed copy, until those 20 copies are gone. Every time we get 25 more people, YOU get another chance to win. So don't just sign up yourself. Spread it around and share it with your mystery loving friends.

And don't worry. We'll only send out an occasional newsletter or notification of new books and events. We won't clog your inbox, or share your list with others.

How do you sign up for our mailing list? Just click HERE.