Announcement

Told you there’d be news today. What do you know, I’m sometimes right.

Okay, one of the reasons I haven’t been online is I’ve been working on a major project. When I released my books, I released them in a large trim size, hoping to cut costs. It has been suggested that may be one of the reasons that they aren’t selling well. So I’ve edited all of them, changed up the covers, and are re-releasing them in a slightly more standard size. There are no major plot differences, no major changes. But there are a couple minor things, fewer mistakes, smoothing things out, etc. At the moment, both copies are available for sale.

When April ends, I’m ending the distribution of edition one of all books. The newer versions are, unfortunately, more expensive. So if you want to buy a copy of the older book, which is cheaper (but has more mistakes in it. Not tons, I did hire an editor, but still, some), now’s the time to do it. Or maybe you’re a collector, and want to get what’s in limited quantity. Who knows, maybe some day my books will be famous and a first edition will actually be worth a lot, especially since there’s currently less than a hundred in existence. ;).

Or maybe you prefer new and better quality and what to buy a new one. I’d be thrilled. Heck, buy both and compare. (Joking, mainly)

I’ll be at Ravencon this weekend, selling the old versions, and the new ones if my shipment arrives on time (probably won’t). If you’re there, come say hi to me. Anyone who sees me at Ravencon and mentions reading my blog gets a free small gift.

In other news, I’ve been writing a few other things. Wrote a poem last week, a villanelle. I dabble in poetry on occasion, and short stories. I’ve been considering ways to share some of my poems and snippets. My ideas are I could open a Tumblr account for them, or share them on this blog. The problem with Tumblr is that I’ve never used it before and have no idea how, but it is a good set up for that kind of work, from my understanding. The problem with posting it here is I’m not sure if people coming for writing advice are as interested in reading my snippets, and vice versa. So, thoughts? Ideas? Anyone interested in reading those?

New covers are on pinterest with links to the books. Take a look. Some are very similar to the original, and one is very, very different.

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Update

Sorry I’ve been off for awhile. Sometimes I get blocked and then distracted. I hope to have a real post on Monday. But in the meantime, I’m pleased to make a few announcements.

Knightfall, the sequel to The Pawn’s Play, is now out as the second book in the Hyde Chronicles. Available on Createspace and Amazon. First chapter can be read for free here.

I now have a Facebook and a Pinterest account. Each has unique items that are not available elsewhere. With a little luck and organization, the plan is to release a blog post on Monday, new pins on Wednesday, and something new on Facebook on Friday. Being me, this probably won’t work out for long, but here’s hoping. Check them out.

Nightmare’s Revenge, second book in the ‘Moonlight Memories’ series will be available on Halloween. First chapter will be available soon. Sneak peek of the cover is available on Pinterest.

I will be a guest at Marscon (Jan. 12-14) and Ravencon (April 20-22). New announcements coming soon.

I’m Back!

Back from camping. We didn’t get eaten by bears! Yay! We didn’t even see any bears. Or much of anything else. Very little wildlife, and even fewer people. The entire time we were there, I didn’t talk to anyone but my sister. Still, we had fun.

Website is up, but still a work in progress. For some reason, it looks completely different on my computer than on my Mom’s tablet. If you have any viewing difficulties, please, please, please tell me. I’m still learning. I am at hjharding.com

Thank you!