November-December 2011 News Where does time go during the holidays? I sure as heck don't know, but suddenly we're at the end of the year and -- despi

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November-December 2011 News

Where does time go during the holidays? I sure as heck don't know, but suddenly we're at the end of the year and -- despite my having done a lot of prep work in October -- this newsletter is bumping right up against the New Year.

So ... What have I been up to lately? Cool stuff -- and not just because it's now winter.

Below, you'll find info on my new book, The Crimson Collection, a Frost Harrow update, a new wallpaper, and lots of other stuff to give you chills. (And not just because it's now winter.)

What are you waiting for? Time to unwrap those post-solstice presents!

This Month's Feature -- THE CRIMSON COLLECTION

Because you demanded it, I've gathered all the Crimson short stories into one kick-ass book: The Crimson Collection, now available for Kindle.

The book will be out soon in print and other e-reader formats, but, for the moment (because most of my sales are in Kindle), I decided to go exclusive for a few months and try some of Amazon's new marketing tools. (What other formats should I make my priority? Let me know!)

The collection holds all the short stories to date, including the not-previously-in-e-book "Time War" and the new-to-any-format "Crimson the Barbarian" (see illo above). The omnibus also features all of the story covers -- in color for those of you with a new Kindle Fire.

Click here go to go Amazon and buy it now!

Frost Harrow Update

It's been a busy time for Frost Harrow . Since the last update, I've done two major rewrites on Book 1, Scream Lover, and started rewrites on Book 2, Die with Me. The rewrites are going well, and I'm discovering new depths and new secrets for many of the characters. I'm also bringing my writing style out of the 1990s and into the present (which was the reason for reworking the series before publishing it, you'll remember).

As I work, Book 1 is also off with my "first readers." First Readers, for those of you not in the book business, are the people with whom we authors entrust our unpublished works -- people whose opinions we value, and whom we believe might help us make the book better.

In regular publishing, an editor can serve some of these functions -- at least he/she could in the old days. Now, though, many editors are too harried to spend a lot of time developing a book (or a writer). So, even there, First Readers can be important -- and they're especially vital in micro-publishing (my playground).

What's next? More rewrites, of course! And then maybe another round of readers. If you're interested, let me know! I may use some "blind readers" (people with no foreknowledge) on these books. Then on to editing and ... publishing!

The end is in sight, but I want every book in this series to be the best they can possibly be! Keep your eyes on this newsletter and my website for ongoing updates!

Walkabout Publishing News

Well, the newest Walkabout Publishing book is The Crimson Collection, detailed above. Look for a print version (and non-Kindle e-formats) in early 2012.

Unforgettable by Paul McComas continues to pile up great reviews. Click here to buy it on Amazon.

You can find more information about these and other projects at the Walkabout Publishing home page. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Editorial Calendar

Keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming fall and winter releases, listed below, as well as unannounced specials.

Winter 2011-12 - Frost Harrow #1 - Scream Lover
Winter/Spring 2012 - Frost Harrow #2 - Die with Me
Spring 2012 - Frost Harrow #3 - Ghouls

NOW: Hot and Steamy featuring "Automata Futura"
NOW: Carnage & Consequences featuring "Time War: Second Front"
NOW! The Twilight Empire: Robinson's War
NEW! The Crimson Collection featuring "Crimson the Barbarian"
January: Pan-Dimensional Yule Party (tentative)
Early 2012 - Steampunk project with Bob Vardeman, more Frost Harrow
Mid 2012 - Surprise Film Adaptation, BK: Swords & Sorcery

Upcoming re-releases include the e-book version of "Martian Knights" (short story -- also available in the collection Martian Knights & Other Tales) -- see the cover preview below, and "Shipmates," among others.

Got something you'd like to see me re-release, or a project you'd like me to tackle? Drop me a line!

FREE stories still available!

I have some awesome free stories still available online for those interested. A perfect free gift for the New Year!

Here's the link to my FREE STORY about GIANT ANTS. Yes, giant ants. (I hope to complete another story or two in this series soon.)

"The Road to the Crown" is also still available -- and you can still set your own price. Here's the link to do that and buy it from Smashwords. And here's a link if you'd rather buy it from Kindle for 99 cents.

Plus, of course, Tournament of Death, the free online novel - The next summer Olympics are only a few months away. Think I'm crazy enough to try for Tournament of Death 2?

Free Wallpapers!

Another Frost Harrow teaser? You bet. This month we've got a couple of nifty wallpapers of Ivy Frost up on my freebies page. Click here to go to my wallpaper page and download her for free! And be sure to check my website for regular FH updates.

Appearances Calendar

A new year brings a new convention schedule. Here's where it starts:

Gary Con, March 22-25, 2012, Lake Geneva, WI

Out Now! Get your copies today!

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Join Rob, Fin, Brenna, & Bill in a rollicking graphic novel!


Still Wishing for Free Stories?

My "write a review, get a free story" policy continues -- and now's a great time to add to your collection! So, if you've posted something on your blog, or Facebook, or Amazon (or elsewhere), let me know. You can contact me through those services, my website, or just write to

For your efforts, I'll send you a free story in PDF or a format you prefer. I'll even try to send something you haven't seen before. Plus, those who put up reviews are also likely to get a first look at my new stuff (like my upcoming Frost Harrow series). Such a deal! So, what are you waiting for? Hit your keyboards!!

Coming Soon!

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Coming Soon!


Cool stuff coming in the New Year! (Pass it along!)

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Steve Sullivan

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