Saturday, July 21, 2018

What a day... What a day...


Busy day at the keyboard. Added a little over 3,000 words, handled some production duties, also worked up some promotion, and did some planning for the future of BEN Books (blurred in the photo for obvious reasons, although my patrons got an unedited look at www.patreon.com/bobbynash and you're welcome to join us). All in all, I'd call today a successful day. But now it's going on 2 a.m. and I think it's time to call it a night.

Sweet dreams!

Bobby

Friday, July 20, 2018

SCRIBE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT SDCC


Congratulations to the 2018 Scribe Award Winners!

Adapted Speculative and General
WINNER: Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet by James Goss

Audio
WINNER: Warhammer 40,000: Agent of the Throne, Blood and Lies by John French

Original General
WINNER: Don Pendleton’s The Executioner Fatal Prescription by Michael A. Black

Original Short Story (tie)
WINNER: Joe Ledger “Ganbatte” by Keith DeCandido
WINNER: Planet of the Apes Forbidden Zone "Banana Republic" by Jonathan Maberry

Original Speculative
WINNER: The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox

Original Young Adult and Middle Grade
WINNER: X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate by Jonathan Maberry

Congratulations to the winners and nominees.

Bobby

Hello, Deadlines... Nice to see ya.

I had a nice late lunch out with my dad and brother. That was nice. We so rarely go out to eat together these days. Now, back in the writing office where I plan to barricade myself for the rest of the day so I can make a dent in my deadlines. Happy Friday!
#amwriting

Bobby

PREPPING THE SEQUELS!


See where Bobby Nash's descent into the dark side began.

In EVIL WAYS, he pits and FBI Agent and a small town sheriff against a serial killer. Buy it HERE.

In DEADLY GAMES!, he helps a madman seek revenge on those whose testimony sent him to prison, including the cop and reporter who caught him. Buy it HERE.

In 2019, the thrilling adventures continue.

FBI Agent Harold Palmer returns in EVIL INTENT, this time on the trail of a domestic terrorist who is also hunting his task force teammates.

John Bartlett and Benjamin West return in DEADLY DEALS! where a killer seeks to play a deadly game with Bartlett and West in the hope that they will make him famous.

COMING IN 2019!

Keep watching http://BEN-Books.blogspot.com and www.bobbynash.com for more.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

THE WRAITH RATES 4 STARS IN NEW AMAZON UK READER REVIEW!

A Big Metro-sized THANK YOU to reader Imallett for leaving a 4 STAR Amazon review of the Sanderson of Metro novel by Frank Dirscherl and Bobby Nash at Amazon UK. You can check out the full review HERE!

"Recommended for Wraith and pulp hero fans! For fans of classic pulp masked avenger characters like the Shadow, Black Bat and the Spider, as well as others such as Doc Savage, and comic characters like the Batman, or those who are already fans of The Wraith, Sanderson of Metro finally delivers the origin of the original Wraith as well as his supernatural power which is unleashed as the Eyes of Judgement.

The title shouldn't be taken too literally, as most of the action is set on a continent away from fictional Metro City. Readers are guided along Paul Sanderson's journey from something of a lost soul to the hero he would one day become. I would have welcomed a longer portion of the novel depicting the Sanderson-Wraith operating in Metro, but there is plenty of time to (re)visit those untold tales."


Thanks again, Imallett!

Bobby

Read more... about Sanderson of Metro below.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A SNOW DRIVE REVIEW AND EASY TACO SOUP!

A big thank you to author Martha A. Cheves for her 5 star Amazon review of Snow Drive. You can read the full review on Amazon at HERE.

Martha also posted her review on her A Book and A Dish site along with a recipe from yours truly. You can read Martha's review as well as my recipe for Taco Soup at A Book and A Dish.

Martha's Review: ***** which makes for great P. R.
"Last year, Oliver Simcoe asked me and Tommy Yates to join one of his engine trials. His company designed a new engine that was supposed to be more fuel efficient for less pit stops, more environmentally friendly, which makes for great P.R., and faster because every driver wants to win. I was reluctant. I hate these type of trials. Would never do another if I had a choice, but Oliver was persuasive. The money wasn't bad either. We bought a new car and trailer with what they paid for my time. The engine did what it was supposed to do, but there were some bugs involved that bothered me so I voiced those concerns. The engine tended to overheat faster than it should have. On the track, in a race that lasts a couple of hours, that can lead to disaster. A blown engine out there could get somebody killed, maybe even several somebodies. I couldn't sign off on that, not until they fixed those problems. That's what I told them."

NASCAR owner and driver Grant Chambers has found himself and his son Chase being the target for too many 'accidents.' Lucky for him, his security company was none other than Snow Security, and one of it's employees just happens to be Abraham Snow. So when the latest accident almost cost Chase his life, Grant called in the team to solve the problem before whoever behind the accidents succeeded.

The first name on the list was that of Oliver Simcoe. The man who threatened to put an end to Grant and his company after he reported problems with Oliver's new engine to the other drivers as well as NASCAR resulting in them being pulled until further investigations found the problems or cleared the engines. But... Snow finds that after talking to other at the track, the problem might be a little closer to home.

I love this series of books. They are actually two books in one. The first is the investigative story while the other is Snow's ongoing story. After being shot and almost dying, Snow retired as an undercover agent that was on the track of Miguel Ortega. The agency had at first believed it to be just one man but now believe it is a group of men using the same name to keep them off track. After his retirement, Snow moved back to Georgia and thought his cover was in tact. Turns out he has been found and there is another hit out on him.

I'm looking forward to reading the next in this series where I understand Snow comes out of retirement and becomes actively involved, again, in the search for this group calling them selves Miguel Ortega.


Thanks for the kind words, Martha. They are greatly appreciated.

Have you read SNOW DRIVE yet?
If not, what are you waiting for?

Bobby

Read More... about SNOW below.

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Learn more about SNOW at https://ben-books.blogspot.com/p/snow.html

Happy Reading!

Read More... about SNOW below.

BOBBY NASH TALKS COMIC BOOKS AT THE BOOK TAVERN!

Author Lilian Oake sat down with author Bobby Nash at The Book Tavern. In the interview, they talk about comic books, writing, advice, and Bobby's upcoming projects.

You can read the full interview here: http://thebooktavern.com/interview-with-bobby-nash

Thanks again, Lilian. That was fun.

Bobby

THE CROSS CREEK CATS INTERVIEW BOBBY NASH (PART 2 OF 2)!


Part 2 of Bobby's interview by James Burns of the Cross Creek Cats is live. Read it HERE.

After our recent interview published May 27th (which can be found HERE.), the Cross Creek Cats did a couple of follow up interviews with me. In them, we discuss the writing process, the military, how to get books in front of readers, and so much more.

You can find the first of the follow up interviews HERE.

Part 2 has now been released. You can read it HERE.

Thanks, James.

Bobby

Monday, July 16, 2018

Today's Mantra...

"I don't like to lose."

BOOKS, BEER, AND BOBBY! OH MY!


Join the celebration tomorrow evening at Jackalope Jack's in Charlotte, NC as Books and Beer returns! Join authors Misty Massey, Patrick Dugan, and Bobby Nash as they read from their books while you sit back, listen, and sip your ice-cold beer. Doesn't that sound like a perfectly delightful evening? Of course it does. We hope to see you there.

Jackalope Jacks: 1936 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28205
www.facebook.com/booksnbeer
www.facebook.com/events/2084842115106306

I hope to see you there.

Bobby

Saturday, July 14, 2018

HELLO, DOMINO...


I love seeing comic book art hit my inbox.
This is a sneak peek at a long-awaited, upcoming book featuring characters I have written before.

Any guesses?

Bobby

PATRONS GET A SNOW TRAPPED SNEAK PEEK!


Today, my patrons received a sneak peek at SNOW TRAPPED, the upcoming 4th book in the SNOW series that is scheduled to debut next week. Want to get insider scoop before anyone else? All you have to do is join Team Nash at www.patreon.com/bobbynash and pick the subscription plan that works for you.

I hope to see you there!

Bobby
Patreon acts like a subscription service. For only $5 (or more if you so choose) a month, you'll receive ebook copies of each of Bobby's new releases (if publisher approves, which they usually do). You are guaranteed at least one ebook a month, but often there is more than one. In addition to the 2 ebooks already this month, July is looking to be a bog month for new releases including Snow Trapped; Aym Geronimo and the Post-Modern Pioneers: Tall Tales; Private Eyes, Spies, and Tough Guys; and possibly more.


WEIRD WESTERNS INVADE THE ATLANTA COMIC CON ON SUNDAY, JULY 15TH!


Tomorrow at 11:30 am, please join authors JD Jordan and Bobby Nash in room C107 at The Atlanta Comic Con in Atlanta, GA. for a panel called Westerns in Science Fiction and Fantasy.

About Westerns in Science Fiction and Fantasy:
In many ways, the Western and Sci Fi genres are uniquely American—but their blending has influenced fiction worldwide. From Star Wars and Mad Max to Firefly and Cowboy Beebop, some of the most successful titles in genre fiction blend these two themes. But how do you balance them, what are the strengths and benefits of each, and how have some cross-genre properties succeeded where others have failed.

Bobby will not have a table at this convention, but he will have a small supply of books with him at the panel and as he walk the con floor. If you see Bobby, please stop by and say hi.

Friday, July 13, 2018

OF SALES AND PROMOTION...


The above meme made me laugh, probably because there's some truth there. It was part of Kristen Lamb's email about the evolution and de-evolution of publishing, which was a fun read. In it, she talked about selling books. Let me tell you, selling is not always easy. Sales are tough and getting tougher all the time. It's hard to convince readers to try your books, especially if they are not already familiar with your work. Hell, sometimes it's tough to convince those who are familiar with your work. This isn't a complaint. Just a reality. I spend a good portion of my day promoting my work. That's part of the job and I actually enjoy it. Sometimes it's social media posts about my books or photos from events where I'm presenting or signing. Promotion is also talking about my writing day or the book(s) I'm working on at the moment. Interviews, press releases, newsletters (which I need to get written for this month), updating websites, and doing whatever I can to get the word out.

And I am not alone in this.

I'm sure you have more than one friend on your social media list who is doing the same thing. Writers, artists, actors, you name it, it seems like we're all trying to sell something. I am conscious of what I post and try not to overdo it. Sometimes I do, but I try to be careful. I don't want my social media to devolve into nothing but "buy my book" posts. I love writing and I love being an author. I hope to continue to do both for many, many years to come. Just be aware, I will promote those books from time to time. I will ask for reviews from time to time. I will mention sales, new releases, and my Patreon page as well. I will also probably complain about the parts of publishing that annoy me, although I plan to keep that to a minimum because it never ends well.

I love being a writer and I appreciate all of you who like my posts, reply to them, have conversations, review books, buy books, or just say hello.

I could probably go on and on, but I need to get back to work. I've got a new book that needs to finish production this weekend.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Bobby

Thursday, July 12, 2018

ESO REMEMBERS STEVE DITKO AND THOM TRAINER, REVIEWS ANT-MAN AND THE WASP!


This week, I joined the ESO podcast as we remember Steve Ditko and Thom Trainor. You can listen to Earth Station One episode 429 HERE.

Bobby

The crew go back to the movies in the newest Earth Station One Podcast and review Ant Man and Wasp, the newest film from Marvel Studios, as a bonus we also gather some friends together to remember the late comic legend Steve Ditko. Feedback is always welcome at earthstationone@esonetwork.com

Marvel’s tiniest heroes are back on the big screen and Mike, Mike, Alex, and Ashley scope out the newest chapter in a post-Infinity War MCU. Plus, Bobby Nash, Mark Maddox, and Alan OW Barnes gather to pay tribute to the eccentric and influential Steve Ditko and Dragon Con Comics and Pop Art Director, Thom Trainor. All this, along with a Fanboy Expo Khan Report!

We want to hear from you. Please write us at esopodcast@gmail.com. Feedback is always welcome, and please subscribe and rate the show up on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Plus, or wherever fine podcasts are found.

Table of Contents
0:00:00 Show Open / Remembering Thom Trainor & Steve Ditko
0:51:44 Ant Man & Wasp Movie Review
1:34:11 The Khan Report Fanboy Expo Review w/ Alex
1:52:48 Show Close

You can listen to Earth Station One episode 429 HERE.

LOOK WHAT PATRONS ARE GETTING THIS MONTH! 2 JULY RELEASES SO FAR!


It's a twofer Thursday!

If you're not a patron over on Patreon, you are missing out, my friends.

This is a big month at www.patreon.com/bobbynash. Today, patrons received a copy of the Lance Star: Sky Ranger "One Shot!" comic book by Bobby Nash and James Burns, published by BEN Books, but they also received the script for that issue as well. That post has also started wheels turning on a new script book to be released as soon as I can get it all put together. Those patrons are sparking ideas, I tell ya!

And we're only just getting started. There are several new releases coming in July so head on over to www.patreon.com/bobbynash and help us create new worlds together.

Look for more Patreon exclusive releases in July for those patrons who subscribe to the $5 or higher tiers get first look. You should join us today at www.patreon.com/bobbynash. As always, thank you for your support. It means a lot and is appreciated.

Happy Reading!

Bobby

PATRONS RECEIVE FIRST (OF SEVERAL) RELEASES IN JULY! FIRST UP: LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER "ONE SHOT!"


This is a big month at www.patreon.com/bobbynash. Today, patrons received a copy of the Lance Star: Sky Ranger "One Shot!" comic. More releases are scheduled for July and patrons who pledge $5 or more a month get first look. You should join us today at www.patreon.com/bobbynash. As always, thank you for your support. It means a lot and is appreciated.

Learn more about Lance Star: Sky Ranger HERE.

Bobby

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

THE CROSS CREEK CATS INTERVIEW BOBBY NASH (PART 1 OF 2)!


After our recent interview published May 27th (which can be found HERE.), the Cross Creek Cats did a couple of follow up interviews with me. In them, we discuss the writing process, the military, how to get books in front of readers, and so much more. 

You can find the first of the follow up interviews HERE.

Look for part 2 next week.

Thanks, James.

Bobby


TOP 5 DC TV!


I contributed to Earth Station DCU's list of Top 5 DC TV Shows. What are your favorites? Let Drew and Cletus at ESDCU know.

Bobby
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This Week on Earth Station DCU! Drew Leiter and Cletus Jacobs rank their Top 5 DC shows In Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Harley Quinn vs. The Joker #1, Harley declares the wedding must go on! In Detective Comics #983, Batman brings in Black Lightning to whip the Bat-Family into shape! In Flash #49, Barry and Wally go buck wild breaking through the speed force barrier! In Teen Titans Special #1, Robin goes to the darkside, Red Arrow confronts her mother, and Young Wally West takes on the Suicide Squad! All this plus, DC News, CW Show Reviews, Cletus's pick of the week, and much, much more!

Listen to Earth Station DCU episode 105 HERE!

#ESONetwork