Apparently, once people get done looking for free porn, and discount toilet paper, on the internet they wander over here and sign up for my newsletter. I, for one, am damn glad to have them. Plus, they landed at just the right time. I am a fount of burbling good news today.
In honor of finally being able to print, and deliver, gear to all my fans (and their other clients too, I’m not THAT special), Spreadshirt has increased the number of options people will have for each graphic. In my case, it’s gone from ten to over one hundred. So you can get maternity gear, coffee mugs, onesies (more on them in a moment), T-shirts, and so much more I’d rather you just checked it all out.
When you go to the Legends Parallel or Bill McSciFi merchandise pages, you’ll see new designs, a wider selection, and a cool new McSciFi logo. It’s the one at the top of this newsletter. I’m partnering up with some PR specialists, cleaning up my brand, although still basing it on the original art by Leslie Tejlor, and letting them pimp me like your favorite five dollar hooker. This should be fun.
BONUS! You can now buy my stuff, both Legends Parallel and Bill McSciFi, in the United Kingdom and only pay local shipping. When additional countries get added, I’ll let you know. Until then, international shipping rates apply for everyone else.
Now, back to the important thing that has you on the edge of your seat; the onesies. I talk about them, I’ve noted people have them, but I’ve never shared a pic. Part of that has to do with my inbred reluctance when it comes to showing images of children on the internet. Too many nights in bars with cops spent listening to horror stories.
But, without getting specific, this mommy is near and dear to my heart, and the heart of my girlfriend, and was kind enough to share some awesome cuteness. So, make sure you’re sitting down, and prepare to say AWWWWWWWW, DAT’S SO KEWT!, loudly and often.
More below, so keep going once you stop cooing.
This Saturday, May 9, 2020, I will be a featured author at the LA Book Fest. There will be virtual booths, where you can buy stuff and interact with media mavens, a reading room, where you can hear me read a selection from Book III of The Brittle Riders, and an interactive moment where you can ask me anything.
That will happen at 4:45 PM (CDT), for just fifteen minutes, and you can hop in just by CLICKING THIS LINK.
Please swing by and say hi.
As much as I love being locked in a room with my girlfriend, some extraneous human interaction is appreciated.
Still more to come!
Just a quick clarification, the Bill McSciFi gift card is strictly an e-card for now. For all the right reasons. If we ever stop sheltering inside long enough for me to interact with humans, I’ll get the hard copies. Still, it works just like any other gift card you can buy online. So go ahead, buy lots of them for those you love, tolerate, or possibly know, and have fun.
Additionally, the Bill McSciFi store has become a more popular destination than I might have expected or hoped. Of course, with conventions cancelling around the country, it’s, pretty much, the only game in town.
However, if cash is tight, and it is for many, our distributor, Nerdanatix, is letting people read their entire line of comics for free, online only. And, as always, I have a collection of short stories, and articles, you can read for free on my blog.
Hopefully, my squishy brain can bring you a little joy during these turbulent times.
A little bit more.
By this time next week I imagine I’ll have a release date for SPLICE, the novel. This has been a fun ride, putting it all together. Those who have read a lot of my stuff, and beta read this, have called it the best thing I’ve ever written.
I can’t judge. After spending months with something it’s kind of burned out of my brain. By the time I turn something in it’s been beta read, story edited, content edited, rewritten, and and then finalized one last time. It’s like spending too much time with someone. You like them, certainly think they’re cool, but need to get the hell away and have some alone time.
That’s where I’m at now.
Like everything I write, I’ll revisit it in a year or so and hope to say “Well, cool, I guess that didn’t suck.”
Until next week, I’ll leave you with a bit of fun. Every day I, along with Cyril Brown, post #HashtagBingo promos for Hybrid Zero. They’re NSFW, funny, and irreverent. If you want to see the pictures, you’ll have to risk clicking each tweet.
Until next week, stay safe, sane, and indoors.