July 28th is the Date

Get your mouse-clicking finger ready. Thursday, July 28th the world will discover Fistful of Reefer with your help.

Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Fistful-of-Reefer-Reeferpunk-ebook/dp/B005DUB4X4

Use this wonderful link on Thursday to get your Fistful of Reefer. You can enjoy the ebook anywhere you have the Kindle app: on your smartphone, your iPad, your computer. You can also gift the book directly from the buy page at Amazon. (Look for the tab on the right that says, “Give as a gift.”) Don’t forget to spread the word via your social media networks by using the “share this” at the bottom of the post.[divider]

Thank you so much for your support. Yeehaw! And enjoy the show.

Have Reefer Will Travel

Angry American signWelcome to the first Global Reeferpunk blog post (literally, not in a “cosmic” sort of way). I’ve learned a few interesting things, commentary on American society if you will, since embarking on my treacherous Reeferpunk journey. It turns out that creating Mexican good guys who grow marijuana and get chased by a Texas Ranger bad guy who smokes marijuana sort of pisses people off in the United States.

Who knew, right? I’m as shocked as you. Equally surprising, Europeans feel completely differently about Mexicans, marijuana and Texas Rangers. Down right freaky. To top it all off, it appears that some literary snobs (who live with their noses in books so much they actually blow boogers composed of classic literature) have decided that the Western genre is as dead as bipartisanship in American politics. But, Europeans seem to enjoy the stuff. [Read more...]

Amazon Reefer Blitz

Blitzkrieg!!! On July 28th the history of the written word will take a diversionary path from which it may never recover, and you can be a part of it. It’s an Amazon Blitz, baby. [tent fingers diabolically while listening to "Ballroom Blitz" by The Sweet]

[dropcap2]T[/dropcap2]he Amazon Kindle store uses highly trained algorithmical bots to scour the site daily and adjust statistics according to popularity, and thus profitability to Amazon. When a book sells lots of copies in a short period of time, said book moves quickly up the Amazon rankings. Why, you may ask is this important? Basically, Amazon assumes that popularity is a good way to sift the best books from the chattel and give those books more promotional space on the site, thus increasing sales and profit. [Read more...]

Smashwords Challenge

The time has come. Whether you inhale or not, it is time to get your free Fistful of Reefer from Smashwords.com. (Don’t worry about the free thing. I’ll ask you to buy it next week from Amazon in my next post. I know, so demanding!)

[dropcap2]F[/dropcap2]istful of Reefer has skyrocketed up the “Best Seller” chart on Smashwords to the number 16 spot since uploading it on July 13th. But, only the first 10 make the first page, and you know how it is. When you google something how often do you look past the first page of results? So Fistful needs to climb 6 more spots in order to get additional publicity. Rabid FREE downloads from all my loyal fans can push Fistful over the top! (FREE offer expires on July 28th!)[divider]

Get your Fistful(s) today!

Even if you plan on waiting to read the Kindle version, or you never plan on reading my stinking book anyway (or you never learned to read). Go and download a copy today. You can even download additional copies to email to friends (downloading addition copies basically just gives you legal permission to copy it yourself because books on Smashwords have no protective measures.) So feel free to spread the love. www.smashwords.com

It’s time to make this thing go viral. I don’t plan on making my pennies from all my beloved friends and fans, but from all those strangers out there who haven’t yet discovered the life altering bliss that is Reeferpunk. And your download is one of the best ways to get the word out (and this time it won’t even cost you). While you are there, don’t forget to download Reeferpunk, Volume One of short stories (which is also climbing the short stories chart).[divider]

Leave a review

Lastly, if you’ve already read Fistful or the shorts then please leave a review. I have one review currently. Only five more (5 star) reviews will put me on page one of the “Highest Rated” novels participating in the summer sale on Smashwords. Getting on this list would be another coup d’état for Fistful.

You guys rock! Thanks so much for your faithful support.

Cowboys and Aliens: Mot Juste!

Cowboys and Aliens movie postermot juste/ˌmō ˈZHYst/ Noun: The exact, appropriate word.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let me say how ecstatic I am about the timing of this new weird-Western movie. (Fine, the graphic novel has been around since 2006, but how many of you have heard of it?) But I mean, holy alien prodding! I’ve planned the release of Fistful of Reefer to be July 31st (formerly June 31st) for several months. And now it’s announced that Cowboys and Aliens will be released nationwide on July 28th?

I tell you, it’s exactly appropriate. And for those of us who have always rooted for the Indians we can now root for our future galactic overlords. (I jest! I love the Cowboys *grumble, grumble. Stupid, evil Jerry Jones*) Not only is the timing perfect, but the content is perfect as well. [Read more...]