July 2018 – Author Newsletter & FREEBIE coming up!

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Hi. Today I emailed my quarterly author newsletter to everyone in my email distribution list. Below is a copy in case you are interested in reading. To subscribe, please go to my website. Thanks for reading and sharing with everyone. Have a great day.

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Happy Summer! I can’t believe this year is more than half over and this is my third quarterly newsletter. I’m excited to share all the news going on in my literary and personal life. Let’s cover the big stuff from last quarter:

  • Watching Glass Shatter was offered as a FREE download for 5 days. In the first week after this promotion, book reviews on Amazon and Goodreads increased by 15% with multiple 5 and 4 star awards!
  • Father Figure, my second novel, was launched with great success. It’s been available for 4 months and has been doing very well. Check out the blog tour and book blitz promotions.
  • I committed to reading 104 books on my Goodreads 2018 Challenge. I finished in early August. Rather than increase it to 150, I’ll leave it as it stands, but that’s my new goal! How’d you do?

Let’s talk about what’s coming up later this year!

  • A 2019 sequel focusing on all the drama the Glass family encounters after Olivia revealed everyone’s secrets at the end of the first book. Savvy readers will remember she never actually told the truth of what was in the second letter, but rest assured, it’ll come full circle again.
  • A short story collection is in the works for 2018! Based on your input in the ‘Favorite Character’ poll, Ethan Glass will be the focus of the first short story, due out in October 2018.
  • Details about my third book were released. Academic Curve Ball, the debut in a new series entitled Braxton Campus Mysteries will be available for pre-order in September 2018. Description below:
  • Kellan Ayrwick, a 32-year-old single father, moved to LA to escape his complicated but lovable family. When Kellan requests time off to attend a party for his father’s retirement from Braxton College, his boss assigns him to meet with Abby Monroe, a source for their upcoming tv series who happens to live nearby. Unfortunately, while Kellan’s socializing at the campus event, he finds Abby’s dead body in a stairwell at Diamond Hall. Although Kellan’s family and friends are all on the suspect list, he’s compelled to investigate once he learns about a mysterious donation to the college, a nasty blog denouncing his father, and fluctuating grades to allow the star baseball pitcher to play in the season opener. As Kellan settles back into his hometown and finds a second body on campus, his eccentric and trouble-making nana helps him weed through the clues. Is it the shady director of the athletic teams? A victim’s soon-to-be ex-husband? A player desperate to be noticed by an MLB scout? Kellan’s intent on solving the case just a smidge before the county sheriff, but that win might just put him in even more dangerous hot water. Readers discover a cozy, secluded Pennsylvania village full of quirky, charming, and nosy residents. Among the daily workings of Braxton College and the memorable Ayrwick family, Kellan weighs his investigative talents against an opportunity to achieve a much sought-after dream. Is he ready to move back home, take a job as a professor at the college, and re-unite with a former girlfriend? Or will he return to LA to raise his young daughter away from all the chaos?

16 thoughts on “July 2018 – Author Newsletter & FREEBIE coming up!

    Roda said:
    August 15, 2018 at 8:23 AM

    So many amazing things! Awesome!!💚

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      August 15, 2018 at 8:41 AM

      Thank you! It was overdue… supposed to be July. Oops.

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        Roda said:
        August 15, 2018 at 8:43 AM

        You have had just a few things on your plate!😉

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        August 15, 2018 at 8:49 AM

        I need to go on a diet. Lol

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        Roda said:
        August 15, 2018 at 12:40 PM

        Round II beginning September 1st! I will win!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        August 15, 2018 at 1:44 PM

        oy! I was talking about a diet to divest myself of things to do!

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    melaniemolewriter said:
    August 15, 2018 at 8:42 AM

    You are flying high J. Well deserved!

    Liked by 2 people

    Colline said:
    August 15, 2018 at 9:30 AM

    I would leave the reading goal as is as well. It would be interesting to see how many more books you read than originally planned.

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    Mary Deal said:
    August 15, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    Amazing to read about all your endeavors, but… are you a robot? Between all the reading and reviewing of others’ books, when do you have time to write?

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    Beware Of The Reader said:
    August 15, 2018 at 1:56 PM

    Ooooh it does seem so promising!! I can’t wait!

    Liked by 2 people

    Jenn @ Bound to Writing said:
    August 16, 2018 at 8:58 PM

    So exciting! I hope the rest of the year treats you well! 🙂

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