jmward14 (jmward14) wrote,

Boosting the Signal for a Good Cause and a Fun Promotion

Originally published at Jean Marie Ward. You can comment here or there.

Nope, no RavenCon pictures…yet. But give a girl a break. I’ve got over a hundred photos and three interviews to assemble.
Meanwhile, I thought I’d join the chorus pimping David Farland’s Book Bomb. Per the Book Bomb Facebook page, David’s son Ben suffered catastrophic injuries earlier this month. Conservative estimates, place the cost of his care at over $1 million. I don’t know David or his family personally, but like many folks, I’ve learned a lot from his journal and frequent kicks in the pants. Now’s the time to say thanks by helping out.
On a much happier note, my good friend and frequent co-conspirator Danielle Ackley-McPhail has an interesting promotion in the works. In her own words:

DA-M book cover

Hi, All.

I received a wonderful review yesterday for my solo science fiction collection, A Legacy of Stars (DTF Publications/Dark Quest Books). It made my day, but it came with something of a mystery, which I’ll quote here: “One of the cleverest first contact stories to come along in a long time.” (Analog, June 2013 issue)

Where is the mystery, do you ask? See…there are two first contact stories in the collection. Now I could just ask the reviewer which one he thought was the cleverest, but where is the fun in that? I say this calls for a contest.

For the next week I will be taking a poll on what you thought was the cleverest first contact story in the book. How it works: If you really like me and want to give some support to a small press author buy the ebook version of the book for $2.99 and give it a read.



Or, email me at greenfirephoenix (at) and I will send you a PDF file of the two stories in question. Whichever route you take, read the stories: “Building Blocks” and “To Look Upon The Face of God” and click the rafflecopter below by April 20 (EST) with your pick for which is the cleverest. Afterwards the reviewer, Don Sakers, will answer the question on my Facebook page. Two people will win a free, autographed copy of the print version of A Legacy of Stars.


To help share this promo visit this link.

Click here to read the full review

Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Tags: danielle ackley-mcphail, david farland, david wolverton, jean marie ward

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