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Free review copies of Vestigial Tales

Would anybody like a free .epub or .mobi copy of my micro short story collection Vestigial Tales? I have a limited number to give away.

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If, after you’ve read it, you’d like to write a review for your blog/Amazon/goodreads/Kobo, then so much the better but I don’t need a guarantee.

You can find more info about Vestigial Tales here.

Just fill out the form below if you’re interested and I’ll email you a copy asap.

That’s it.

TTFN, Internet.

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“Vestigial Tales” Christmas Promotional Posters

As part of their Christmas sale, Ichabod Press have released three promotional images for Vestigial Tales. Each one shows a story from the book along with its accompanying illustration and I think they look pretty cool!

I’ve posted them below for your perusal along with links to the Kindle and Kobo stores. Don’t forget – you can get Vestigial Tales for just $1.99 over at Amazon, but only until Christmas!

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Happy Holidays!

Book Cover Reveal!

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BOOM: Vestigial Tales has a cover! We’re one step closer to the actual release.

This short book of my flash fiction is being published by Legends, the fiction imprint of Ichabod Press and is due to appear in ebook form later this month with a paperback version following in due course.

Containing 106 short stories of no more than 140 characters each and lovely original illustrations by Maria Astakhova, I can’t wait to share the finished product with you.

Watch this space for more news and, of course, links to the actual book!

Micro Update

Hello! Just me, here with a micro-update on on travel and, of course, Vestigial Tales.

We’re back from Toronto, where we had a wonderful time and, amongst many other exciting adventures, visited our friend’s new brewery in Guelph! It’s called Royal City Brewing Company and you can read more about it in this recent(ish) article from the Guelph Mercury.

The day we we there, they had literally just received their official brewing license from the Ontario government and were hard at work on their first brew. Unfortunately that meant there wasn’t any beer available to taste, but I have heard very good things from friends who tried test samples earlier this year and I am sure it’s only a matter of time before Royal City Brew becomes a popular tipple.

If you’re in or near Ontario, be sure to check them out.  You can follow them on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.

While we were away, I was also emailed the third illustration for Vestigial Tales, and it looks great! I wish I could share them all with you now but I’m just going to have to wait until the book is published later this year.

If you haven’t already, please check out the very talented Maria Astakhova whose own blog can be found here.

Right, that’s it for now. We’re off to Chicago later this week and California after that. I will throw more web-based ramblings your way when I get the chance.

Until then keep doing whatever makes you smile, unless it’s particularly immoral, in which case you might want to practice a little restraint.

Found an illustrator

Huzzah! Following my last post in which I was desperately looking for an illustrator, I am incredibly pleased to announce that I have now found one.

*Drumroll, please*

Ladies, gentlemen, and those free from such limited binary concepts, please say a big hello to the incredibly talented Maria Astakhova.

Maria will be providing illustrations for a dozen of the 106 stories (not 120 as I previously mistakenly stated) that will appear in my flash fiction collection Vestigial Tales when it is published later this year. Kind, highly experienced and really rather good, you can see more of Maria’s work on her blog duckandwhite.

I am so excited to have Maria on board and I cannot wait to see her finished work next to the stories. Give her blog a follow and check back here for more updates soon.

 

Looking for an illustrator…

My first blog post and already I am asking you for something. Namely, I am looking for an illustrator (or illustrators) to produce a dozen or so drawings for my upcoming collection of flash fiction, Vestigial Tales.

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The collection is going to be published by Ichabod Press and will exist initially as an ebook before a print version is made available later this year or early 2015. It will contain about 120 stories each no more than 140 characters long. In order to make the book a little more visually interesting, I’d like to commission illustrations to accompany about twelve of these micro shorts, the catch is that I don’t have very much money with which to do so (quelle surprise).

Are you an illustrator? Do you know an illustrator? Do you think, given the promise of say $50/£50, you might like to try your hand at becoming an illustrator? These are the questions I put to you, and anyone else who will listen. If you think you know someone who might be interested in helping me out then please share this post with them and direct them to my Twitter @Liam_Aidan for more examples of my flash fiction shorts.

I am happy to discuss what I am looking for and share the stories in question with anyone who enquires via either the contact form below or through Twitter.

So, who wants to draw me some pictures?