20 Years ago it was a Tuesday.
Me: Hi. How’s it going?
Me: Where are you?
Dad: They’re pulling us back to the gate. We know. Flights have been canceled. Rumor is it was one of ours.
20 Years ago it was a Tuesday.
On August 10, there is a ebook box set coming out that includes myself and five other ARIA authors.
Three of these authors should look vaguely familiar since I’ve been interviewing them for my newsletter.
The Association of Rhode Island Authors proudly presents their first ebook box set! Each author has contributed the first book of an ongoing series. From the sandy wastelands of far-off world filled with magic, machines, and men to war torn edge of space to aliens invading Earth. There’s a little something for everyone. We hope you enjoy sit back and enjoy the ride.
This boxed set includes:
R. K. Bentley – Where Weavers Daire
A. Keith Carreiro – The Penitent, Part One
Tabitha Lord – Horizon
Paul Magnan – Kyu, The Coming of Dis
Christopher Paniccia – Heaven’s Gate
Debra Zannelli – Sisterworld
The ebook box set is available everywhere on 8/10/22.
Jungle Cruise is available on Disney+ as well as the your movie theater. From the trailers you may have gotten a Mummy or Pirates vibe and that’s not wrong. The movie does harken back to the sword and sandal antics of the Mummy. The copy and paste CGI legion of mummies isn’t used, thankfully. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt star in this lovely swashbuckling tale.
If you can make it out to the theater then I would recommend seeing it there instead of paying the $29.99 on Disney+. Or invite friends over and make it a family movie night.
Fear Street Trilogy on Netflix, I was late to watching this and came away very impressed. I’m not really a horror buff but occasionally like a good scary movie and found this one to be rather enjoyable. The trilogy of movies is not family friendly and is Rated R for good reason.
Book 2 continues to move along and it was my hope it was going to be out next week but alas that isn’t the case.
It has become painfully clear, pandemic or not, I’m not an author that can push out a book a year and back in December 2020 when I gave myself until August 2021 to publish book 2 it was wishful thinking until work went to 5 days a week instead of the 4 days we’d been having. The credit card bills are happy along with my credit score. My creativity isn’t even if I am making progress it’s not just the fast progress I expected.
For those not signed up for my mailing list you can read the first three chapters of When Riders Crosleigh over here on Wattpad.
I’m posting scenes in chronological order once a month via the mailing list and will upload each new chapter to Wattpad once it’s completed.
I will recommend getting the ebook box set above, the other five books are well worth your time.
If there are any authors that wish to have their novel in the spotlight or are part of free book giveaway, it’s best to go through StoryOrigin and I’ll get it into the next email that goes out September 1.
I’ve never been one for April Fool’s Jokes so no big surprise awaits for you.
It looks like between the last newsletter and now, Necronomicon 2021 and RI Summer Comic Con in Rhode Island has been canceled. I think it’s all for the best. Even with the vaccines rolling out it’s going to be a while before the convention scene is back on its feet and most of the conventions are still going the virtual route.
I’m going to assume WorldCon DC isn’t going to happen even if they’re still looking at hotels since the one they were supposed to have it in has filed for bankruptcy.
Now, as for why San Diego Comic Con decided to say: Let’s throw a con on Thanksgiving weekend, I haven’t the faintest idea why.
The When Riders Crosleigh K BAR count: 36008, goal is 120000.
While book 2 is plugging along and the price of the ebook version book 1 is $0.99 on every electronic platform.
I was playing around with a boxed set template for eBooks 1,2+3. I realize I haven’t even finished book 2 but it’s fun to play around in Photoshop.
If you haven’t seen Dark on Netflix and are looking for a Stranger Things fix, then go watch Dark. If you liked Dark and enjoyed the music by Ben Frost, seasons 1+2 are up on iTunes and make for great ambience music if you’re looking for something spooky.RKB’s Picks
The Irregulars on Netflix bears a striking resemblance to The Nevers that will be appearing on HBO/Max shortly. Both series take place in London and involve supernatural events going on. The Irregulars has two things going for it: 1. It takes place in the Sherlock Holmes-universe and 2. Joss Whedon isn’t involved with it. I’m two episodes into it and enjoying it, sure some of the plot lines are clunkers, the wide-eyed Prince being the primary culprit but no show is ever perfect right out of the gate.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are two episodes into their six episode run and the banter we got during Civil War between the two actors is back. Yay! The great thing about this series is that it’s not trying to copy what WandaVision did. While WandaVision covered what happened after the death of Vision in Infinity War, this series covers what happens after Captain America needs to be replaced since the events of End Game. It also takes a couple of deep cuts into the super soldier serum when Captain America was on ice. And as always: the animated credits that started in Captain America The First Avenger and continued through Winter Soldier and Civil War are worth watching.
|If there are any authors wish to have their novel in the spotlight or are part of free book giveaway, it’s best to go through StoryOrigin and I’ll get it into the next email that goes out May 1st.|
One of my resolutions is to post more here. The advent of Twitter, Facebook and the rest has made posting easier and easier.
Since Boskone 2021 is going to virtual this year, I’ll be in the virtual dealers room selling copies of Weaver along with my eBay auctions.
They’re going to have three days worth of panels and with no airline or hotel fees to worry about I’d recommend checking out the schedule.
I hope things start to look up towards the end of the year.
Rhode Island Comic Con is still scheduled for November and Emerald City Comic Con scheduled for December.
Association of RI Authors will an isle at RICC like we usually do. So long as I can get the time off from work, I’ll be at RICC. Any updates on RICC will be appear here, on my twitter feed, blog and FB page.
I would love to go to ECCC as a vendor but I think I’ll wait off until I have three books.
I’m trying to be optimistic about 2021 and in person events…
The prologue and chapter 1 for book #2 has been posted to Wattpad.
I should note, these previews I’ve been posting haven’t been edited so there are most assuredly spelling and grammar errors.
I will be having the book edited prior to release.
Welcome to summer 2020.
Are we having fun yet?
I haven’t posted in a bit because, well, there has’t been much to talk about that isn’t depressing as all get out. From the covid cases, the BLM movement to the assault on women going through the author community and the gestapo pulling people off the streets of Portland.
My apocalypse bingo card doesn’t need more squares.
The states are re-opening and the covid cases are going up. Masks aren’t political. They’ll save your lives. Period. Darwin is rolling in his grave right now.
The conventions are canceling and 2020 has become the shelter in place year. If anyone was writing a post-apocalyptic or virus novel than you’ve got some great story fodder to play with.
Any of the conventions I may have appeared at have either canceled or gone virtual this includes the Rhode Island Author Expo for which I’m on the committee.
But there’s hope! Expo like the rest will be going virtual so when I know more so will you.
To that end, since I’m not going to conventions this year that doesn’t mean you can’t get Where Weavers Daire my awesome sci-fi novel.
It is still available through every ebook dealer and the paperback is available through local stores, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
If you are local fan and haven’t gotten the book then please support local shops first then Amazon/B&N. Check out this post to find the books locally.
If you’re looking to get free ebooks check out these giveaways:
With one week left in September (where does the time go), the last three months of 2019 are on the rise.
Several big events I’ll be selling at like North Scituate Art Festival, October’s Lively Literati (link coming soon), Rhode Island Comic Con, 7th Annual Rhode Island Author Expo are coming soon.
And let’s not forget NaNoWrimo, my username is rkbentley if you want to add me.
I’m happy to report the book is selling well at the festivals I’ve been going to like Necronomicon, Richmond Fall Festival and in bookstores like Stillwater Books in Pawtucket, RI.
And the mailing list has gotten bigger due to the Book Funnel and Story Origin’s giveaways.
The next step in all this is leaving a review with Goodreads.
If you’re reading this post and if you’ve managed to finish Where Weavers Daire it would be great if you could leave a review. It doesn’t have to be big.
I’d love to put some blurbs from the readers on the back cover of the next book or add them the next time I print copies of Weaver.
Every little bit helps myself as an author.
Thank you for your support.
Work continues on Where Riders Crosleigh.
I’ve updated my appearance page to include Boskone which is this coming weekend where myself, J. Michael Squatrito and Christopher Paniccia will exhibiting in the dealers room at the Association of Rhode Island Authors table.
Boskone is great convention to go to if you’re in the area. It’s more geared towards authors instead of comics and has three days worth of panels to attend.
If you can’t make it to WorldCon then Boskone is a great alternative.
15 Years ago it was a Tuesday.