As many of you know, the Mayan Calendar ends sometime this year. This has lead to some people speculating that THE WORLD WILL END the moment the Mayan Calendar ends.
I'm not sure if I want to believe this one, but I DO think it would make a GREAT CONTEST for a post-apocalyptic book!
Here's how you can win one of five ebook copies of Wormwood....
To enter the contest, simply tell me the exact date that the Mayan Calendar ends.
Click here to enter your response.
For extra entries, tweet about the contest with the hashtag #WormwoodContest (it's important that you use the hashtag so that I can track your tweets - a necessary step if I'm to give you extra entries... so don't forget!) You must enter the contest first in order to be eligible for the extra tweet entries.
Contest closes at 11:59 pm on August 31st, 2012. Good luck!
Wings of the fallen, Garrette
On September 1st, five winners will be selected using Random.org.
Once again, each of these winners will receive a free ebook copy of Wormwood!
Here's a blurb about the book: (or check out the trailer on the right)
Against a devastated landscape, a legion of one hundred fierce half-angels is hell bent on purging the Earth of all humans. But one of them, the tormented Tiamat Wormwood, struggles against his mission, and when he rescues a beautiful woman named Kali, he finds the attraction as troubling as it is miraculous. Can Kali trust the one creature who could be responsible for her ultimate demise? Beautifully written and excitingly told, Wormwood creates a world that is as strange as it is compelling. Filled with brilliantly executed twists and turns on every page that are guaranteed to keep you guessing, Wormwood is one of the most exciting debuts of the year.
I heard back from that big agent in New York, and unfortunately, he passed. But to be completely honest, this ‘rejection’ didn’t bother me. Of course, it would have been absolutely amazing if he wanted to represent me, but he was such a big-time agent that my chances were incredibly slim to begin with. I went for it, though, and I’m still smiling at the fact that he chose to give up his valuable time to read Wormwood’s entire manuscript. What an incredible compliment!
And it gets better. Although he told me that all in all, the book wasn’t really for him, he had nothing but nice things to say about the story and my writing. And I’ll always remember that he called me “an energetic and creative writer.”
So should I call this a ‘rejection’? Alright, it still is. But honestly, I really think I could do a whole lot worse.
And by the way, I’m only getting started here, so don’t think that one nice rejection will set me back in the slightest. Agents, prepare to meet Wormwood!
This is it... the launch of my new website, and I am so excited!
Over the past few months, I have discovered (to my dismay!) that the road to getting a book published is a long, bumpy one, indeed! Picture a road that you thought you could traverse in no time at all... then imagine yourself on that same road, months later, only to discover that not only is it very poorly marked, your directions were ambiguous, your car keeps breaking down, and you've only managed to travel the first short section of it. Then you find out that if you wish to keep going, you'll have to continue construction on the road yourself. And so now I'm wondering: Is my road--the one I've struggled to lay down over the past number of months--even headed in the correct direction?
If anyone has a great road map to share with me, please let me know!
So, this site is one of many steps that I'm taking in order to try to increase the scope of both my name as an author, and interest in my book, Wormwood. I'll try to keep you updated on my adventures with the publishing world through this blog.
As for myself, I'm a relatively new author, who previously spent most of my time either reading or teaching the writing process to my students. After years of encouraging them to write, I thought it was time that I followed my own advice.