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Jan. 11, 2023

In this issue
  • New book price and music
  • Blog highlights
  • In Conversation with poet/fantasy writer Patrick Johns
  • Cartoons

Hi <<First Name>>,

To celebrate finishing The Final View (book 3 in the series) I have decided to lower the price of book one, The View from Here, to $2.99 US. There are many factors to consider when pricing books, with first in series being the deciding one this time.

On the topic of finishing the trilogy. I made my beta readers cry (not because of all the plot holes and split infinitives either). 

When I wrote the final two chapters of my trilogy, I admit I did tear up a bit. Chalk it up to investing two years with my characters and trying to come up with a fitting ending to a story that creates a satisfying conclusion.

When I received the following comments from my beta readers, I knew I succeeded.

If you have read the first two, The Final View, will be released on April 17 and is available to pre-purchase.

Moving on. Here's a conversation that never happened:

Why don't you post more of your own music here?
Well, it takes me a long time to write a piece, even longer to be able to play it properly—
Without mistakes.
Pfft. I wish I could play without mistakes. There's always a few, well, more than a few. But to continue my thought, it takes me even longer to record the piece.
Because of all the mistakes.
Yes. Because of all the mistakes.

When I finished the last chapter and epilogue to the final book in my sci-fi trilogy, I was a bit saddened and teary eyed (yes, they're that good), and nothing bring out a piece of music than emotion. So, I sat with my guitar and began to compose.

It took a few months, but the piece became an homage to the characters and the story. I then decided to make a video with it as a way to wrap everything up for the readers of the trilogy.

I can't share the video because:

1. It's not done
2. If you haven't read the series, it won't make sense
3. If you are going to read it, there are spoilers in the video

But, I will share the piece, Time and Again:

Visit my Blog:

Music Monday Jan. 9: Me
Weekend Wrap-up: Week One
Free Book Friday Jan 6: Interview Repost - The first interview I did with myself
Thursday Thoughts: Poetic License Updated.

 Social Media
If you don't already follow me on these accounts, here's what you can expect:
Twitter: I post links to my books and retweet others that I think my followers might enjoy. I don't tweet excessively though. 
IG: My weekly cartoons, short poetry, and book news
Facebook: I've linked my blog there, so you receive real time updates when I blog 
Reads From StoryOrigin and BookFunnel: 

StoryOrigin and BookFunnel allows authors to advertise their books to each other's audience. I hope you have been able to discover a new favorite! 

Featured Author: Patrick Johns

Born and raised in Ramsey, New Jersey, Patrick Johns attended university at Virginia Tech, obtaining an engineering and mathematics degree. Go Hokies! However, writing is Patrick’s true passion. After writing his first novel, Junkland, the first book in The Hoarding series, Patrick left his engineering job to teach English overseas. Patrick currently lives in Spain. When he’s not writing, managing his literary magazine, The Kraken’s Spire, and teaching English, he’s surfing, hiking, or traveling.

Read our conversation here (Pass LbL): Leon Stevens interviews Patrick Johns

Check out his website here: Patrick Johns

Check out the currently running promos here:

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That's all for this week. Thank you for supporting me on my journey, 


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