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Let’s Do A Live Reading

Watch My Reading Of The Stars Were Right’s Prologue

As I promised on Twitter yesterday here’s the video of me reading the prologue of The Stars Were Right. I had a lot of fun doing this. (Though I was pretty nervous initially.) When it was over I was happy to see that almost 100 people tuned in! How awesome is that? If you missed it live, don’t worry. I’ll do it again real soon, might even make this a weekly occurrence.

Apologies for the portrait mode in the video. For now Periscope doesn’t give you a landscape option. Enjoy the reading!

More information on The Stars Were Right can be found at thestarswereright.com.

Paperback copies are available from: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or My Store.
Ebook copies are available for: Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks, GooglePlay, or buy a DRM-Free ePub from My Store.

CthulhuCon PDX

Come See Me At CthulhuCon

We’re now a week and a half away from CthulhuCon in Portland, Oregon. This convention is an official spin off from the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and will be two days of gaming, panels, readings, art, and music. The event takes place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on April 25th & 26th and includes guests like Lovecraft historian S. T. Joshi, artist Liv Rainey-Smith, author Sean Hoade, author Wilum H. Pugmire, and historical reenactor Leeman Kessler. With a lineup like that it’s sure to be a fun event.

I shall be there, along with fresh copies of The Stars Were Right and Old Broken Road. I’ll also have Bell Caravan patches and a bunch of free swag. So come on by, visit me in the Dealer Room, chat me up about the world of the Territories, and let’s talk Lovecraft.

More info (like booth number and such) as I get it. Get your tickets here (There’s only a few remaining.) I’ll see you at the Con!

Come see me at NorWesCon 38

Come See Me at Norwescon 38

We’re only a couple days away from NorWesCon 38 here in Seattle, Washington. I will be there along with copies of The Stars Were RightOld Broken Road, awesome 3″ Bell Caravan Patches, and a bunch of FREE swag (1″ buttons, bookmarks, and stickers).

I’ll be holed up at Booth #47 at the end of Author’s Row. Come on by and say hello! I highlighted my future tiny kingdom below:
Find me at NorWesCon 38 at Booth 47!If you live in the area and are interested in attending you can find out more about NorWesCon 38 at norwescon.org. Guest this year include: some guy named George R. R. Martin, Astronomer Amy Mainzer, and the incredible artist Julie Dillon. Looks to be a great group of guests. You can check out the full NorWesCon 38 schedule here. I look forward to meeting folks and seeing you there.

(Only two more days!)

Two more days until NorWesCon 38!

Seattle Geekly!

I’m On Seattle Geekly

Last week I was invited by Shannon and Matt over to the Geekly Studios to be on my favorite podcast: Seattle Geekly! The day has arrived, the podcast is up, and you can listen now! Download the episode from iTunes, listen to it on Seattle Geekly’s websitelisten over on Stitcher, or just hit play below:

Seattle Geekly for Thursday, February 19, 2015

I’m honored to be one of the final guests for a great podcast. I had a lot of fun and I hope everyone enjoys it. Huge thank you to Shannon and Matt for having me on. It was nice to relax and geek out for a while. (Also, Matt, I’m still very interested in joining you for that session of Call of Cthulhu.)

Seattle Geekly is giving away a few signed copies of Old Broken Road along with the launch of today’s episode. To win all you need to do is tweet with the hashtag #KMAbook before 3PM tomorrow (02/20/15). There’s still plenty of chances to win. Good luck!

The Stars Were Right by K. M. Alexander

The Stars Were Right 99¢ eBook Sale Extended

February has been a great month for me and for The Stars Were Right: hundreds of new readers, really positive press, and some great emails from readers. There’s plenty of reason to celebrate.

Last Sunday, while I was being interviewed for this weeks episode of Seattle Geekly, I mentioned the 99¢ sale and then immediately realized that it would air after the sale ended. Oh no! Thankfully, one of the benefits of being in control of my own marketplace is being able to extend sales at a whim. So, in celebration of the upcoming episode of Seattle Geekly, the month of February, and so many new folks reading The Bell Forging Cycle, I’m extending the 99¢ ebook sale through the end of the month! Tell your friends and nab a copy for yourself from any of these ebook platforms:

Kindle • Kobo • Nook • iBooks • GooglePlay • DRM Free ePub

Sale ends February 28 (for reals this time,) then The Stars Were Right will returns to it’s regular price of $2.99.

The Stars Were Right Print Proof

It’s Been A Good Week

I started this blog to document my journey as I began writing. I’ve have always wanted it to be as candid and honest as possible. So I have made sure to share ups and downs, highs and lows. I have talked about my fear. I have talked about rejection. I have shared my successes. I want to let others out there know they’re not alone, we all struggle through this creative process. Through it all I have trudged forward, writing my strange little novels, and working to create the best books I can.

Well, something pretty amazing happened Monday, and to stay on theme I wanted to share it with everyone here. A few weeks ago I was able to secure a 99¢ promotion with Book Bub—a daily deal promotional site for ebooks. That promotion launched on Monday, and well… I sold a lot of books. A lot. I have nearly doubled my readership and as a result The Stars Were Right took off and began flying up the charts.

Then this happened:

The Stars Were Right hanging next to Hugh Howey's WoolYep, that’s my book sitting next to Hugh Howey’s Wool on Amazon’s Best Sellers in Science Fiction Adventures list. It also ranked pretty high on a few other lists:

The Numbers Were Right
By Monday’s end I was feeling pretty overwhelmed, and excited, and flattered, and humbled. It’s incredible that so many folks took a chance on me and my book. I didn’t expect this. Sure, I expected a few sales, but nothing of this magnitude. Since this was a promotion it stuck around for about a day before slowly settling back down, but I had to share even my momentary rise with you.

I really look forward to hearing from all my new readers. I hope you thoroughly enjoy meeting Wal, exploring Lovat, and discovering just a small sliver of The Territories. Feel free to drop me a line at any time and let me know what you thought. There’s a lot more to come in The Bell Forging Cycle and I am glad to have more of you join me on this crazy adventure!