Saturday, December 28, 2013

Changes in plans...

A few changes have been made to YEAR OF THE KING as I prepare to launch it:

  • THE COVER design was not going as planned. With no money to pay a designer or to purchase art to go in to the cover, I had to rethink the look. Everything that Chris Mori and I tried just looked wrong (I wanted to add future soldiers and robots to Elvis' sunglasses). I can't have just Elvis, because that doesn't say science fiction or military fiction or future America. It says book about Elvis. So I took the flag I made (that Chris originally helped conceive) and added a brush spatter filter to it. I also decided to add the story's date to the title so that, along with this re-imagined flag, I could convey the idea of a future America. I love Chris's original cover and hope to use it one day (with the desired art), but it's just not in the cards. Maybe when I publish the whole enchilada next year.
  • THE EPISODES are now being called PARTS again, because while episodic, I didn't want readers to expect book-ended installments that always finished with a cliff-hanger. I also don't want to change YOTK too much in order to support that concept. YOTK is already a complete screenplay with an intact plot.
  • THE SERIAL idea is not gonna happen either, because I've noticed that Amazon no longer even offers/highlights the Serials on their page on Kindle anymore. How would anyone EVER even think to browse for such a thing? So I am just going to publish each part each month for 99 cents. With just six parts planned, it would only cost readers $6 to own the complete book.
So all that being said, here is the new design for Part One of YOTK.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The end is nigh!

I finished proofing and editing Episode 2, but need to rewrite the very last paragraph of it. It's just not right yet. I know what I want to say, but I am not saying it we'll enough.

This isn't a big problem. YOTK was a screenplay first and is a serial novel so nothing has changed plotwise. Since it's been elaborated on, it needs to have an impactful, episodic ending.

I just need some time to reword what I have.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Episode 2 of YOTK almost complete

I finished writing Episode 2: Pressure Points of YOTK over a week ago, but I'm still proofing/editing it (which always takes longer than you think). It's amazing how many mistakes you find or changes you wish to make upon each reading. I will hopefully have a final version done by the weekend.

That being said, it really is turning out fantastic in novel form and picks up nicely where Episode 1: Special Delivery leaves off.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

HUB CITY HERALD nears 600!

The Hub City Herald is now at almost 600 tweets!
Come by daily to learn what's happening in YOTK's fictional city of Hub City, Kansas.

From weather to sports to breaking news and more, Hub City Herald is the number one news feed for the nation's Capital.

Episodes 1 and 2...

I have completed Episode 1 of YOTK and am near completion of editing Episode 2. If I can get these done and finalize a cover with Chris Mori, I will then write to Amazon and send them the two completed parts in hopes of them admitting YOTK to their Serial Program. I would like to pub the first episode of the book on January 8th, which is Elvis Presley's birthday. From there I would hope to complete a new episode every 2-4 weeks with the story culminating on August 16, the anniversary of "the King's" death.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

YOTK Novel in Serialized Form!

YEAR OF THE KING is finally coming!

I'm looking to publish it as a serial on with a planned Launch Date of January 8th—Elvis Presley's birthday!

Presented as episodes—like a television show, but written in novel form—YOTK will be offered at one low price with each episode being shipped to subscribers at no additional cost.

I hope this all works out as planned and that you all take the journey with me.

Updates to come.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Soldiers, Robots, Flying Vehicles and More!

Looking for insight into the people, places and events in the future world of Hub City? The Twitter page for the Hub City Herald is now at over 400 tweets. Learn about the technology, politics, sports teams, weather and more!

CLICK HERE to follow the official news feed.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Hub Ciy Herald nearing 300 posts.

The Hub City Herald expands on the Year of the King universe, providing readers of the novel with a more enriching experience.

While I'm not yet advertising the Hub City Herald Twitter page, I am updating it each day so that when readers of the upcoming YOTK novel come to visit, they will be met by a world already in motion.

The Hub City Herald 
by clicking 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Future Flag of America

Here's a look at the design for YOTK's future flag of America:

The red and white stripes representing the original 13 states still appear along with the stars that represent the nation's remaining 25 and 2 half states (with Kansas being the large center star).

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Hub City Herald

The Hub City Herald twitter page is now at over 150 tweets. Updated daily, the fictional news source for the nation's Capital gives followers insight into the people, places and events of the world of YOTK.

YOTK the novel

Hello. I'm working hard on the book almost every day. It's coming along slowly but surely and I'm loving what's happening. I may post a few pages in the near future.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Hub City Herald

The Hub City Herald—the official newsfeed for Hub City (the Capitol of YOTK's United States)is updated by me every day. 

Check it out HERE when you get the chance.
I will continue updating it for years to come as I write the sequels as well as possible single-story spinoffs.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Courtesy of the Hub City Welcoming Center.

Monday, March 18, 2013


Get breaking news and information from Hub City via the Hub City Herald comm news feed. Through the "publication's" daily updates, you'll gain insight about the politics, weather, technology, events, people and lifestyles of those who live in the future utopian Capital of the United States.

Follow now before the launch of YEAR OF THE KING and after—through the continued publication of all three books.

CLICK HERE to subscribe absolutely free!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

YOTK book concept art

There was a point when I considered publishing YOTK as a three part ebook, put have since changed my mind. Here's a look at the concept art.


Notice the Red, White and Blue theme.