I know it’s been a while. I’ll explain shortly. In the meantime, I wanted to share this awesomeness it’s my pleasure to be making available next Friday, October 27th the newest collection from Martin Lastrapes.
I first met Martin five or so years ago when his novel Inside the Outside was first published. We met via comments on another site, and he reached out to see if I’d want to do an interview. And I hurriedly bought Inside the Outside to read it to determine whether I did. It wasn’t something I did a whole lot, but I like supporting awesome authors.
Martin’s novel blew me away. Not only was I sure he was the real deal, a great writer with a unique voice and something to say, I knew I wanted to work with him. I didn’t know how or when, but hey an interview was a good place to start.
Fast forward a couple years and when I founded Exciting Press, Martin mentioned he had some short stories.
Which we tried publishing.
When I first started publishing a decade ago, I truly hoped that the digital revolution would do for publishing what Apple and iTunes had done for the music industry. I hoped one day we’d be able to buy singles, short stories for 99c, novels like albums for $6.99 —
And now it really has all blended together and everyone’s streaming everything.
But that’s a tangent. On topic: the stories did okay. They were well received.
But I’ll be honest overall that Exciting Press has built a great reputation and published some awesome books but still has a lot of opportunity to grow in sales.
Which brings us to Dolph.
A brand new collection. A few stories published previously but revisited, and a slew of new ones.
Coming next Friday, but in a day or so we’ll put up a pre-order link.