Submitted by Douglas Smith on Wed, 2011/08/17 - 8:19pm
With this blog entry, I'm starting what I'm planning to have as a regular (weekly, maybe? weekly-ish??) feature on the site for my regular visitors. Each week, I will post a coupon for a free ebook from my spiffy new online store. This coupon will be valid only for the first ten people who use it. The coupon expires after ten uses, so check back here each week and try to be in the first ten. This week's free ebook is "Going Harvey in the Big House," which recently showed up on Kris Rusch's 2011 Recommended Reading List. The coupon code is HARVEY-FREE. Go to "Going Harvey..." in my bookstore, click on the ebook section, select "Going Harvey...", and enter that code in the coupon box on the order page. And if you're late reading this and you find that coupon has expired, you can always use one of the coupons on my specials page. "Going Harvey..." is included in my collection, Chimerascope, which is a current finalist for the 2011 Aurora and 2011 Sunburst Awards. Enjoy!
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Tue, 2011/08/16 - 5:01pm
Multi-award winning and multi-genre writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch recently posted her 2011 Recommended Reading List, and I was delighted to see that she included one of my short stories, "Going Harvey in the Big House," on her list. Here's what Kris had to say about that story:
"I first read this story in a workshop nearly a decade ago. Since then, Doug sold it to a number of different markets and it was a finalist for Canada’s prestigious Aurora Award. Now it’s out in e-book format. I read a lot, as you can tell, and I don’t remember most stories the next day, let alone decades later. The images and the power of the story have stayed with me all this time. That’s one of the strongest recommendations I can give."
Thanks, Kris! This means a lot to me. It's great to be on a list with names like Neil Gaiman, Bruce Stirling, and Geoff Landis. And if any of you are writers, you really, really need to be following both Kris's and Dean Wesley Smith's blogs on a regular basis. I can think of no better source than these two to understand and stay abreast of the rapidly evolving world of publishing.