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“The Tower”: A Novella of Pre-History Available for Free on Amazon

For a limited time this weekend, March 2nd through March 4th, my novella The Tower that appeared in Chaos Theory Magazine will be available on Amazon as a free Kindle eEook ( ). The Tower came about as a need to give substance to the villain in my novel Echoes of Avalon. My wise editor, Sarah Cypher, insisted that my villain was two dimensional, a card board cut-out and stereo type of bad guys. She said he needed motive. A history. People needed to understand him and find him believable. Thus was born The Tower, a flash-back sequence on the life of Loki. The eBook novella ends with bonus material, the first chapter to Echoes of Avalon, and a fantastic piece of art work by artist David Greene. And if you miss the free promo it is only $0.99. Also, you can find it in Amazon’s Lending Library.

Interview With Editor Sarah Cypher

Recently I interviewed with blogger and editor Sarah Cypher who made it possible for me to publish a novel that was a piece of art, and not a piece of something else. She is a kind, patient, reasonable and very good editor. I must admit that I lucked out when I picked her name from a list of potential free-lance editors when it came time to take the next step in the publishing process. I chose her, not necessarily because of her Carnegie Mellon University education and professional editing background, but more because at the time she lived near me. Which is ironic since we’ve never met in person, and only talked on the phone once. Our correspondence was purely through the internet. Nevertheless I was very comfortable with her and she made it tremendously easy to tolerate the shear amount of red ink and (constructive) criticisms she sent my way. She gently broke me into the real world of writing and I owe her many thanks.

If you’re an aspiring writer or have anything to do with writing at all, she is a wonderful resource and I highly recommned her. Please see my interview with her at and take a gander at the rest of her site while you’re at it. She’s an accomplished author herself and I can’t wait for her next work of fiction.

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