Please note: this was written last weekend but with all the crazy events and travel this week I've only just been able to post it today. Enjoy!
Greetings from Frankenmuth! I'm writing to you today on my new iPhone which enables me to keep in contact with all of our fans and I can now process credit cards while out and about! This is a new enhancement that will enable more books to reach the hands of our fans. Processed right on our website securely through PayPal, we can now take Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and AmericanExpress.
At the moment, I'm enjoying a bananas foster crepe from Frankenmuth's Crepe duJour, and they definitely get two thumbs up! In two days I've had the opportunity to sample four different crepes and each was fabulous If you're in Frankenmuth you've got to try them! Tell 'em the Dogman sent you!
Where are we heading next? September ends with a trip to Clinton Township for the Festival of the Senses. October finds us visiting Grayling, Charlevoix, Traverse City, and The Ghost Ship in Manistee. We will be joined at the Ghost Ship by our good friend, and father of "The Legend". Steve Cook. The month culminates with a Haunted Halloween afternoon at Horizons bookstore in Petoskey.
See our website for the full fall book signing tour schedule:
Our upcoming schedule for October (tentatively) is below:
October 3: Grayling primary school craft fair
October 10-11: Charlevoix AppleFest
October 23&24: Manistee Ghost Ship (evenings)
October 24: Traverse City E JrHi craft show
October 31: Petoskey Horizons Bookstore
We've been in contact with a number of organizations, schools, and libraries so be sure to watch our calendar for added stops on our autumn book tour.
News from Dogman Country:
We've recently added two new videos to our facebook page. One is the Gable Film in its entirety. The second was suggested by our friend Jason in Manistee. It is perhaps the Gable Film Part 2. Check these out and see what you think. I'd love to read some of our fans' thoughts! While you're at it, join our Dogman fan page on facebook if you haven't already.
The third book in the Dogman series, Nagual: Dawn Of The Dogmen, has continued to sell well, but it is the number of copies of The Haunting of Sigma we've sold in the past month that is truly exciting. I think the cover art has been a factor since it gives such a fall/autumn look and feel. Of course the first Dogman book is still our top seller, but Sigma isn't too far behind. You can order your copies of all my books at our website link below:
Updates on the new book:
Losing three grandparents in the last month has sidelined my writing as of late, but I'm getting psyched to get back behind the laptop and finish book 2 of The Longquist Adventures. Craig Tollenaar, our cover artist, is chomping at the bit to put his creativity into bringing the characters to life. This new novel is based on the story of Treasure Island, but like the first book there will be a number of unexpected twists! Look for updates to begin appearing on the Longquist website next month.
The new Dogman t-shirts have been hot sellers since their debut in July. Watch your emails and the Dogman facebook for some Haunted Halloween specials on book-and-t-shirt combos starting in October.
Well, that's about all for this month. Watch your emails for more updates and of course the October book & t-shirt specials.