It Sounds Familiar – Now Out Everywhere

It Sounds Familiar is now available at all the usual places (it took about a month this time).

Here’s the updated list of where you can find it.

Now that we’re working on improving my life balance in our stay at home situation, I hope to plan some readings or something to give folks a taste of both Something Familiar and It Sounds Familiar.

It Sounds Familiar – Slowly Hitting Distribution

It Sounds Familiar’s distribution has been slower than usual, but that’s to be expected.

Here’s the updated list of where you can find it.

Still waiting on Barnes and Noble for both Nook and trade paperback.

It Sounds Familiar – Expanding Availability

It Sounds Familiar’s distribution is finally cascading out to more retailers.

Where can you find it?

Update From Quarantine

Look what arrived in the mail yesterday!

The book It Sounds Familiar on a brown wooden table.

It Sounds Familiar is now available as a paperback and ebook at Lulu, and as an ebook at the Apple iBookstore. It should be hitting Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Rakuten/Kobo in the near future.

Paperback is looking a bit delayed as businesses and distribution chain components need to close to keep their staff safe. This is a necessary thing, and we can wait it out with our digital media in the meantime.

While we have no known COVID-19 exposures at our house, my daughter and I are both at high risk for complications, so we’re effectively quarantined (or perhaps reverse quarantined) for the foreseeable future. It’s all a bit surreal, but we’re getting by.

As a result of a teachers’ strike followed by school closures, I’ve been homeschooling my son for a bit over three weeks and my daughter for two and a half. Now that we’ve adjusted a bit, and distance learning picks up next Monday, I’m hoping to get my writing time back.

It Sounds Familiar – Finally (for real this time)

We ran into some technical difficulties on the cover (specifically the back cover text), and then, of course the world pandemic became a thing. Ideally, I should have more time, once the kids, spouse, and I all adjust to our current state of encampment at home.

The ebook (ePub) edition of It Sounds Familiar is now available from Lulu. It should cascade out to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBookstore, and Kobo in the near future.  I’ll post as I see those go live.

The print edition will be available once the page proofs arrive and are vetted.

Cover of the book It Sounds Familiar, featuring a blue sky and a classical French building.

It Sounds Familiar – Finally

I’m finally back to fixing the end bits of It Sounds Familiar for a March release.

It turns out that while I can meet my ambitious goals for writing and producing, it’s unfair to dump a new novel on my writers group and expect them to get through it in a month (unless it’s a beta read).  Lessons learned!

More details to come as I get this wrapped up.

It Sounds Familiar book cover
Cover of A Familiar Story – Book II: It Sounds Familiar.

No Joke, I’m Doing a Reading April 1

I’ll be reading at Dream Haven Books & Comics from 6:30-7:45 pm, on April 1, 2020.The current plan is that I will read from It Sounds Familiar, which should be available by then.

This event is free and open to the public. And if my story isn’t working for you, you can always browse the collection of science fiction, fantasy, and comics to add to your own collection.

Parking is available in the lot and on the street.

Book Promotion on a Budget – Upcoming Class

If you’re a small press or indie writer, or are working in this direction, it’s important to know how to promote your work. This is one of the parts of small press and indie writing that can be extra frustrating and difficult to learn on your own. 

The amazing and entertaining Catherine Lundoff will be holding an online class on book promotion on a budget through Cat Rambo Academy in January. Scholarships are available, and both writers of color and QUILTBAG writers are encouraged to apply.


For more about Catherine Lundoff, check out her website, Queen of Swords Press, or follow her on Twitter.

Disclosure: I have no affiliation with Cat Rambo Academy. I do, however, know Catherine as a friend, and consider her one of my writing mentors.