Down and Back Again: Twists at Amazon

Whew! Glad I caught it early! Somehow my new novel, The Unexpected Traveler, had slipped back to “draft” status on Amazon Kindle. That has been fixed and now the book is again available. The URL is http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007ZW4ZH0. Please do buy one. It’s only $2.99 [$2.99 was the introductory price. Now $4.99, regular price] and can be read on any device that has a Kindle App. That includes all Kindle devices, including the new Kindle Fire, plus iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, and Android phones and tablets. If you don’t have the Kindle App yet, just go to Amazon.com and download it for free.

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The Unexpected Traveler has its own page

See this link to access the special page that’s all about The Unexpected Traveler.

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New Option – Subscribe to This Site Via Email and Get Updates About The Unexpected Traveler

Look in the right hand column. There’s a spot you can enter your email address and then click the “Subscribe” button. Then whenever I update this site, you’ll get an email. Note that you’ll get an email asking you to confirm. Just say yes! I’ll keep you posted on the latest news about The Unexpected Traveler, now released on Kindle.

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Published! The Unexpected Traveler is on Kindle!

I just pushed the button—The Unexpected Traveler should be on Kindle within 12 to 24 hours. I set the introductory price at $2.99. Check it out! Click here to go to the book’s page on the Amazon website. Be sure to write a review on Amazon!

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The Unexpected Traveler is Finished!

The Unexpected Traveler Cover

Final cover art for The Unexpected Traveler. I took the picture and Brett Pfister did the finish work. That's his sword too.

The Unexpected Traveler is now on Kindle for only $2.99. Click here to go to the book’s page on Amazon.

I’m thinking of doing a YouTube video to celebrate its release. Stay tuned! It’ll be on the davecasler video channel.

The maps at much higher resolution than in the Kindle edition are posted here for easy viewing, download, and printing.

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Flyer for Workshop: Create your Fictional World

My workshop is nearing – see here for details. And, if you’d like to print a copy of the handout to mull over and bring with you, you can find it by clicking here (Google Docs).

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Postage rates have gone up

Sorry, but blame the USPS for this one: rates have climbed a bit. I now need to charge $3 shipping for the Narrow Gauge Railroad books – only a slight increase and the first in quite some time! Thanks for your understanding.

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Upcoming Writing Workshop in Montrose, March 7th

If you’re in the Montrose, Colorado, area on the evening of March 7th, come by the Montrose Library and attend a workshop I’m conducting. “Creating your fiction world” will focus on creating the right setting for your story.

Here’s the advertising blurb:

Are you ready to write your novel? A sense of place is critical to drawing the reader in. Join fantasy author Dave Casler in a hands-on workshop in which the workshop members–as a group–will create a new fantasy world. Dave will walk participants through exploring all the ramifications and continuity issues that apply to your fictional world is, fantasy or otherwise. Does your world have horses? Then it needs stables, hay, tack, pasture, and so on–not to mention characters who know how to ride! Knowing your setting well helps you put your characters in context. Good settings draw the readers into your story, making them feel just at home as your characters. We’ll discuss the details of the new world and how to develop a sense of authenticity. This workshop will help you focus on your fictional world, focus your research needs, and focus on making fantasy real. Dave Casler, a Ridgway resident, is the author of “The Story of the Great American Flying Broomstick” series and is nearing release of a new fantasy novel set in its own fantasy world, “The Unexpected Traveler,” due on Kindle at the end of February. His writing website is www.mtsneffelspress.com.

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Technology Page Updated

I’ve listed the tools and suppliers I use for Mt. Sneffels Press books on my Technology page. I revamped it today to remove tools I haven’t used in ages, and to add information about publishing to Kindle and other ebook outlets.

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Progress on The Unexpected Traveler

My latest fantasy project is The Unexpected Traveler. It’s a fantasy epic action-adventure set in its own fantasy world, replete with elves, dwarves, faeries, sprites, gnomes, eagles, and dragons, all of whom are sentient creatures. See details at The Unexpected Traveler project page.

I’m also posting chapter heading drawings as Loretta completes them. I’ll soon have Brett Pfister’s maps here too. And the text? Well, that’ll be available on Kindle in February for $2.99. Start saving your dimes and pennies now for a rocking good book!

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