I’d like to thank Clifton Kenny Publishing for the hero’s welcome I have received. It is a privilege to be onboard for this new adventure.
The planning for our YA series opener titled Bad Luck Zach is well underway. In this story, Zach is a ten year old, extremely intelligent boy who has been thrown into a rough middle school two years early. He befriends a small group of misfits to help him get through life in a San Diego south bay border town.
Along the way, Zach deals with violent bullies, missing his deployed dad, his sister and mom running a food truck, and many other adventures. He deals with all of his bad luck experiences by writing digital stories on his phablet. In his stories, he incorporates some ingenious ideas that his friends discover may just predict the future!
So far, we’ve made a BLZ Pinterest board for some visual images of characters and arranging some story notes. Check it out! 🙂 Thanks for reading, and I will be sure to keep you posted on all things Bad Luck Zach!
In honor of our Reflections paperback second edition, we have now reformatted and updated all ebook editions. Our iBooks edition, Kindle edition, and Nook edition are now improved for easier reading with our most current CKP media links and cover art.
With this reformatting, our ePub files for kindle and iPad have never been easier to share, so anyone willing to read in exchange for amazon or iBooks reviews can get the updated version easily via email. It will function on your device just as if you bought the book.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a reviewer and receive a free copy. Every review helps independent authors like us immensely.
There has never been a better time to check out a Reflections digital edition!
Happy New Year to all, and happy reading!
The Navigator Part 2 has officially launched its iBooks edition and Amazon edition! To help kick this off, we are making The Navigator Part 1 FREE in both stores for 11/30 and 12/1. If you like Quantum Leap, Sliders, or Star Trek fiction, check out these NA speculative fiction short stories. New illustrator Oscar Aparicio brings these characters to life like never before. We could definitely use more reviews on Amazon, iBooks, and Goodreads.
We are rapping up a Reflections giveaway, but there are still two more days to enter. Five signed copies of our first edition will be given away to those chosen randomly by Goodreads. Enter to win until the end of the day on 11/30, and your copy will be shipped to you totally FREE on 12/1. There’s nothing to lose, and you might just win a free book! Several new reviews show a promising fan base gravitating toward this book.
We here at CKP have many irons in the fire with our first children’s book being illustrated, concept development on our first YA chapter book, researching the Reflections sequel, and a plethora of other projects. We will keep you posted as new projects come to fruition!
Sometimes I crack myself up. The latest occurence of this was when I thought of sharing two CKP pinterest boards together: Reflections Faith Factor and The Navigator Character Concepts.
Reflections Faith Factor shows all the ways Shane’s faith in God grows stronger throughout the book. I really love how his faith develops while in the midst of an unsupervised party house in the 70’s. He’s surrounded by high school and college kids with a lower drinking age, commonplace smoking, promiscuity, and yet his trust in the Lord grows. Oddly, this felt like the riskiest part of the story at times, but I am so glad it is there. This board shows some of the why and how of this dynamic.
The Navigator Character Concepts is on the steamy side. It’s an Eva thing, I really wanted to create a breathtakingly beautiful mixed race character. -And I worked with an illustrator with limited english, so I ended up showing him what I envisioned on this board with images of surf culture beauties, etc. Oh yeah, and Killian’s in there somewhere too.
So my goofy punchline is, if you don’t like one of these boards, you’ll probably like the other one. So here they are: something for everyone! And if you like them both? Not sure what that means, but I think it makes you a fan! Follow us on Pinterest, and check us out on iBooks or Amazon. 🙂
CKP is proud to announce the launch of our second edition of Reflections! The new updated edition of the novel features our publisher’s imprint on the title page, updated publisher information, and a new link to our blog and social media for the paperback and kindle versions. Nod to my dad, the original Clif, for the coolest imprint ever made.
In order to celebrate this launch, and all our hard labor, kindle and iBooks editions will be FREE this Labor Day weekend – Saturday September 3rd through Monday, September 5th, 2016. So don’t labor. Read a free book and relax.
In other news. . . CKP is now on Pinterest! We have really taken a liking to how this bulletin board layout can help show our fans some author insight, planning, and hints of things to come both visually, and in the written descriptions. CKP has boards for Reflections and The Navigator in the areas of: character concepts, settings, science, and additional Reflections boards for history and faith. -Had to cover all of the trio’s areas of expertise. Come check it out, and follow us!
Reflections has also entered a second round of The Story Peak Novel Contest at Inkitt.com, which is a another great way to get a free read.
Happy Labor Day people!
-Happy to report that the first draft of The Navigator Part 2 is complete! We could use beta readers if anyone is interested in giving honest feedback on this installment of our NA speculative fiction short story series. It’s around 8,000 words, text only on a google doc at this point. We will publish part 2 with animator styled printing, and a few comics-inspired illustrations eventually – once we’ve secured an artist who can do Eva justice. 🙂
Beta readers, comment below, or email us at email@example.com, and we will hook you up!