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December Charity Blitz

December 2, 2017

For the month of December, I will be donating 100% of my royalties to the Against Malaria Foundation!

As anyone who has read the series is probably aware, the world-building of Theonite is heavily based on West African culture (specifically that of the Mande of Mali, Guinea, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone and several neighboring countries). From the magic system, to the languages, to the themes of colonialism, my work owes a lot to West African history and culture. This month, I want to give something back, in the form of donations to a charity that helps save lives throughout Africa (including some of the aforementioned countries).

My goal is to reach $100 dollars in donations for the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF), a charity that works to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets in areas affected by malaria. Since 2011, it has been recommended as a top charity by GiveWell, a non-profit organization dedicated to researching the most cost-effective interventions to save lives in the developing world. Reasons GiveWell cites to support AMF include that it is:

  • Effective (nets placed in homes significantly lower the risk of malaria)
  • Cost-effective (nets are low in cost relative to their impact)
  • Transparent (all their financial information is available on their website)
  • & UNDERFUNDED
  • For more information, see Givewell’s write-up on AMF or visit the AMF website.

    For reasons having to do with Amazon content rules and printing costs, my royalties aren’t super consistent between all my books. So, here’s the breakdown of how much will be donated for each purchase:

    Book I: Planet Adyn ebook ($0.99) = $0.35 donation
    Book II: Orbit ebook ($2.99) = $2.00 donation
    Book I: Planet Adyn paperback ($11.20) = $2.30 donation
    Book II: Orbit paperback ($18.75) = $3.76 donation

    So, if you have yet to purchase any of these books or know someone who might like them as a holiday gift, now is the time to get them! If not, I strongly encourage you to make a direct donation here.

    Thank you and happy December!

     

    New Goodreads Giveaway Underway

    November 11, 2017

    With the success of my previous Goodreads Giveaway, I am running a new one through the remainder of November up to December 20th. Winners will receive a paperback copy of Theonite Book I: Planet Adyn. If you do Christmas like my family does, you could call this a Christmas giveaway - the idea being that winners will receive their books in time for the holiday. Not that you need religious reasons to want a free book. If you don't already have a paperback copy of Planet Adyn or you'd like a copy for a friend, click the link below to enter.

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    Theonite Novella, The Sword of Kaigen available to read online

    September 25, 2017

    The first part of my standalone Theonite novella, The Sword of Kaigen, is now available to read online. If you like swords, storms, and superpowered warfare, be sure to check it out. New chapters are released to the Newsletter each month.

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    August Giveaway Underway!

    August 3, 2017

    To celebrate finishing the paperback copies Theonite Book II: Orbit, I will be hosting a book giveaway through this August (2017).

    FIRST PLACE winters receive paperback copies of Theonite Book I: Planet Adyn and Book II: Orbit

    SECOND PLACE winners receive your choice of a paperback copy of Planet Adyn or Orbit, or PDF copies of both

    THIRD PLACE winners receive PDF versions of Planet Adyn and Orbit

    ALL ENTRANTS automatically receive a PDF of Planet Adyn for free with the next newsletter.

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    Winners will be announced to the newsletter at the end of August. Nyama to you all!

     

    Theonite: Orbit Paperbacks Available!

    August 1, 2017
    Orbit cover Great news! After my protracted struggle with the printing service, paperback versions of Theonite Book II: Orbit are finally available for purchase on Amazon! At long last, I have a link for you!

     

    This 550-page monstrosity features a map of Duna, fancy chapter headers, a guide to the Yammaninke alphabet, and my trademark super-last-minute edits.

    Theonite: Orbit on Amazon

     

     

    Summary:

    After barely escaping Earth with their lives, Joan and Daniel scramble to piece together the mystery of Killer 31 while dodging police, security guards, annoying family members, and dark hooded figures.

    Daniel always intended to take on the Firebird mantle and fight his father’s enemies, but he didn’t expect to have to do it at the age of thirteen under a hail of spears and bullets.

    Joan was hoping to find a world where she wouldn’t be isolated because of her powers, but adjusting to existence on the bottom of Duna’s racial hierarchy turns out to be more painful than any of the alienation she experienced on Earth.

     

    Brand New Standalone Theonite Novella Coming Soon!

    June 30, 2017
    Theonite cover High in the mists of a coastal mountainside, live the most powerful fighters in the world, warriors capable of raising the sea and wielding blades of ice. For hundreds of years, the fighters of the Kusanagi Peninsula have held the Empire’s enemies at bay, earning their snowy spit of land the name ‘The Sword of Kaigen.' But when the winds of war return, stronger than ever, will the men of Kusanagi be enough to hold them back? And if they are Kaigen’s sword, whose fingers hold the handle?

     

    Subscribe to my newsletter to read The Sword of Kaigen absolutely free in monthly installments (starting this July) before its Amazon release!

     

    Theonite: Orbit Available for Pre-order!

    April 19, 2017

    Theonite: Orbit, the second Theonite book, is available for pre-order on Amazon. The ebook will be released on May 20th, 2017, with a paperback version soon to follow. Pre-order the ebook here.

    Read preview chapter here

     

    Second Theonite Book Coming Soon!

    November 25, 2016

    Theonite: Orbit, the second installment in the series, has been drafted and will be available for pre-order in early 2017.