Still Alive: NaNoWriMo 2014

Greetings, Terrans;

Rick’s still alive, though posting has been sparse. It’s National Novel Writing Month!

This year’s NaNo project is called A Dragon Problem.

Rex is a bartender at a popular pub in Hartford. One night, one of his regular customers mentions running into a crazy lady asking for help with “a dragon problem.”

After closing time, Rex meets the lady for himself. Against his better judgment, he invites her in.

“I don’t need help slaying a dragon, I need help recruiting one.”

Let the fun begin.


A Time To Mourn is Coming!

A Time To MournWe’re getting closer to the release of A Time To Mourn. It’s gone through the second revision, and is heading out to proofreaders as we speak…Well, okay, we’re not really speaking. I’m typing and you’re reading…and by the time you read this, I won’t be typing anymore…

The second revision is getting looked over. I hope to be ready to publish the second book in the Umea Bakearen Series by the end of March 2014.

In the meantime, if you haven’t yet read A Time To Build, it’s still out there, just waiting for you. Check out the links over there on the right!

Watch out for barkmoths!

Rick, for the Office of the Mediator, Sol III Div.

Smashwords to Team Up With Scribd

I don’t know about anyone else, but as an indie author and self-publisher, this is pretty big news to me. Scribd is a relatively new subscription service, like Netflix, except for ebooks. That means that for a low monthly rate ($8.99 US) a subscriber can read unlimited ebooks on their PC, Tablet, iPad, or phone. As an avid reader, I think that’s a great deal!

As an author, it’s even better. A reader might be more willing to read a relatively unknown author’s work if they don’t have to pay for it. There’s less risk involved. How many times have you passed over a book because you’re not sure you’ll like it? If it’s an author you’ve heard of before, maybe, but who’s this Rick Rossing guy? 😉

I’m told that distribution to Scribd begins in January, so I’ll be looking for my book there! I hope that you will, too.

Watch the skies!

Rick Rossing
for the Office of the Mediator, Sol III Div.