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A Really Cool Reason for the Bundle

A Cool Reason for the Bundle

Most of you I’m sure sort of scan past any push I make for a bundle here. I am lucky enough to get my books into bundles regularly. They are a great way to find new readers and I enjoy trying to help other writers find new readers as well.

And I make a little money on them as well, which is always cool.

But today Kevin J. Anderson, who moderated this Pulse Pounder Thriller Bundle I am in at the moment revealed one of the main reasons he pesters his fans about the bundles he’s in. And as I read his blog it suddenly dawned on me that I had never once mentioned that part of it here, even though I consider his reason a very valid one.

And a reason I pay a great deal of attention to. Just never thought to mention it. So fixing that today.

This bundle is benefiting the Challenger Learning Centers for Space Science Education.

Kevin revealed in his blog that the bundles he has been in have raised almost $100,000 for the Challenger Center.

Wonderful, and I have been honored to be a part of that along the way. Very honored.

So give Kevin’s blog a read to get more details. Then grab the bundle. You can click on the image at the top right of my page to go directly to the bundle.

To the Stars: Bundles Raise Nearly $100K for Challenger Center


Kickstarter Update

Got more of the surveys out, including all the workshop surveys out. So we are about halfway through the surveys now and gaining on it. More will go out tomorrow.


Anthology Workshop

If you are signed up for the anthology workshop here on the coast in late February, watch your e-mail for a letter from me starting up the group list. Yes, it really is that time, since everyone will be writing in early December, just over a month away. I should have all invites out by Thursday.


November Online Workshops Start in One Week!!

Click the workshop tab above for description and sign-up or go to

Class #41… Nov 1st … Author Voice
Class #42… Nov 1st … Point of View
Class #43… Nov 1st … Adding Suspense to Your Writing
Class #44… Nov 1st … Ideas
Class #45… Nov 1st … Character Development
Class #46… Nov 2nd … Depth in Writing
Class #47… Nov 2nd … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #48… Nov 2nd … Cliffhangers
Class #49… Nov 2nd … Pacing Your Novel
Class #50… Nov 2nd …Expectations (Writing on the Rails)

Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.

If you are wondering what order would be best to take some of these workshops, we have done a curriculum for the workshops. You can see that at


Totals For Year 4, Month 3, Day 25

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,132

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 00 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 

— Blog Posts: 300 new words. Blog month-to-date word count:6,400 words

— E-mail: 27 e-mails.  Approx. 1,900 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 417 e-mails. Approx. 26,800 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 1 Covers


— Year of Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories (July 1st to June 30th). Stories finished to date: 8 stories.

— Yearly Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 2 novels.


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One Comment

  • tony

    I can say that I’m halfway through the bundle, and if you need a reason beyond contributing to the Challenger Center, the writing in the various stories is great. While I’m not much of a golfer, the choice of the opening story seemed to me to be genius.
    So, go and get it!