October is Fan Month!
So as we draw to a close on September (huh? what? where did that month go, eh?) I thought I'd let you in on just ONE of the cool things that will be happening in October. I happen to love October. It's my birthday month, it was my late father's birthday month (we usually celebrated together, which was always nice) and Halloween happens to be at the end. So I thought it would be fun to turn this October into "Fan Month." Everyday throughout the month, I will be calling one fan each day, thanking them for their support, and having a quick chat with them. It's completely unscripted stuff and it's your chance to ask me pretty much anything you want (within reason). I'll be doing these video calls over Skype and recording them for everyone to watch. They'll last about 10 minutes and it's my way of saying thank you to a select group of folks who have been kind enough to buy my work and stand behind me as I travel this crazy path of being a writer. All you need to do to throw your name into the hat and possibly get picked is be a fan of my work: and by that I mean you should be up-to-date on all of my writing, whether it's Lawson or some of the standalone work I've done. Ideally, you've read most of my stuff and have questions about my writing process, my venture into indie ebooks, traditional publishing, TV production, etc. etc. etc. Now, you've got to be okay with the fact that I'm recording these calls and using them as I see fit (which means I'll make them public, cross-post them on Youtube and Facebook, and generally make them available for anyone to see and comment on) as well as be available on the day of the call (winners will be notified beforehand in order to schedule things properly.) But I think this will be a ton of fun. Each day Monday-Friday, we'll do a fan call and then post them. I'm sure they'll be amusing, entertaining, and will lead many people to the spiritual enlightenment they seek. Well, maybe not that last one. But they will be fun! HOW TO ENTER: Okay, so let's get to it. Want to chat with me? All you have to do is send your name, email, and your favorite line from one of my works (something a character said or something written in the narrative) to jonfmerz AT verizon DOT net. That's it. I'll start picking the winners immediately and scheduling the calls. Not up to speed on my work and want to get caught up? For Kindle users, you can find my work here. And for Nook users, the list of available work is here. Get going! 🙂