Answering Questions About the Upcoming GLEAM UPON THE WAVES Launch

We’re ten days out from the arrival of Gleam Upon the Waves, the fourth book in The Bell Forging Cycle. Since its release date announcement, I’ve had quite a few emails from readers with some really great questions. So, I figured putting together a post where I answer them publically would be helpful for everyone!


Where can I preorder the ebook?

Everywhere! In fact here’s some links:

Kindle – Kobo – Nook – Apple Books – GooglePlay

While you’re at it, you should add it to your Goodreads.


Can I preorder the paperbacks?

For reasons I can’t comprehend, Amazon doesn’t actually allow for pre-orders of physical copies—at least not for Amazon-printed titles. (My books are printed through Amazon’s KDP service, formerly CreateSpace.) Trade-paperbacks are planned. I have a proof sitting next to me as I write this post. I’ll be pushing them live on the 30th, and you’ll be able to order them then.


Are you going to be offering signed copies?

You betcha! The plan is to have signed copies back in my story after the 30th. I realize my story has been empty for much of the last year (when the pandemic hit, I didn’t order any more books since I wasn’t going to conventions.) But I should have fresh new stock arriving soon, and the store will reopen. Believe me, I’ll be posting about it.


Do you have ARCs for reviewers?

I do. I wrote a post about it here with all the details.


Will there be book sets available?

Yep! The Roader Pack is slated to return in a fancy new 2021 format. I’m currently building out the newest swag set and waiting on shipments. I’ll post about it when they’re available.


That covers most of the typical questions people have asked. If you have a question I haven’t answered leave a comment below or reach out to me via email.

Ten days, roaders!

Book Reviewers, I Have ARCs for You!

Gleam Upon the Waves is a little under three weeks away. There’s a sample chapter ready for you to read right now. You can even go and preorder it! (And you should.) But I’m also sitting here looking at a handful of Advanced Review Copies eager for a few bold and ambitious reviewers to claim. So, if you run or write for a review site and are interested in acquiring an ARC of Gleam Upon the Waves for a future review, then let’s connect. Just shoot me an email, let me know your name, your site’s address, and your preferred shipping address. (If you prefer a digital copy—let’s talk.) Act now! Supplies are limited, and ARCs will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. (I’m going to keep this US only for now, but if you live elsewhere, reach out. Maybe we can figure something out.)

Remember, Gleam Upon the Waves is the fourth book in The Bell Forging Cycle. While the first few books can be read out of order, I’d say by this point, book four is dependant on the previous three. If you’re interested in reviewing the series from the very beginning, don’t be afraid to reach out. I still have a few ARCs from earlier books, and I’m always happy to work with any reviewer or review site. Just follow the same instructions as above.

If you’re not a critic and don’t run a review site, you can help out by leaving an honest review after Gleam Upon the Waves arrives. Where? I’d suggest two places: 1. where you purchased the book (if possible) and 2. over on Goodreads (or any social media platform of your choosing). Positive or critical, remember reviews are first and foremost for other readers. They help out us authors by making sure the right readers find novels they’ll enjoy.

Nineteen days, roaders!


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