Brain Zipper

Just wrote a long post then said, dude… too fucking much. So in a nutshell….
 
What I’ve noticed in all of this is that I’m getting grumpier and more bitey. So, since that’s really not someplace I want to live, I’m going to make a few final decisions regarding how to deal with others around me and well, how I go forward.
 
What I need to do is get some happy again. Because that’s been stolen from me. Or rather I’ve let other people steal it from me and continue to do so.
 
So going forward, I’m going to be reaching for a bit more happy and focus on wording more. Possibly with a bit more chocolate and whiskey. Definitely with more ice cream. I will continue to share things I find interesting and most of all, share authors I find and enjoy reading.
 
Because that’s another part of being an AUTHOR, it’s discovering stories that enchant and entertain and making sure the people around you know about them!
 
I’m that one friend with their Brain Zipper that’s down. 😀

So… One of the Five is on her way home…

Dropped Tamm off at the airport and she’s now partially into her 10 hour flight back home to the UK. Well longer considering she’s got to get to Belfast. I’ll be falling back into a normal writing schedule and hopefully my brain will cooperate. I could use a nap.

There’s a lot of stories I want to write. I mean there’s just ideas everywhere and I’d love to do them all. Sadly, not enough time and are there enough words?

I hope you all are doing okay. I’ll be trying to get back here more often. Watching a bit of Guy’s Grocery Games and should really catch up on Supernatural. I don’t want it to end but… sadly it will. Can’t wait for the new season of The Boys and well…. mostly get caught up in writing.

I also just had some tacos so I’m brain dead. mmmm tacos.

Blergh… Authoring. The flip side of Writing.

The problem with switching over to the “AUTHOR” part of this writing gig is trying to decide who to ask to host a blog tour, especially one that reboots an older series like Cole and Jae.
After a lot of consideration, I’m going to look at first asking blogs who reviewed Hellion, my last book, especially release day reviews. Regardless of rating, I think reviewing an author’s book on a site is a show of support.
I will NEVER ask a review site to curate a rating for me. I find that as offensive as click-farming and page-stacking a KU book.
Digging at stuff like this… business stuff… is probably the worst part about writing. Authoring is a different kind of animal from sitting in front of a keyboard and creating a story. It’s about marketing and branding as well as audience outreach, making sure you find the readers who would like a particular book.
So, the edits are finalized and early ARCs will be going out soon. February is coming up and I do have a serialized story in mind for this tour. Because the boys are married and it wouldn’t be fair not to show that day.
Right?
** That probably came out sounding odder than I intended. I’m not humaning today. I have a list of reviewers I ping for early ARCs and that’s the list I draw from for blog tours as well. Since Back in Black is… writing in the same headspace as Hellion, it makes sense it would line up with those blogs.

Sunday

I am awake only because the dog needed to go potty. He woke me up to tell me he needed to go and it was serious because normally he can sleep through anything so…. out he went. Cat was fed and while I’m sorta awake, sleep tugs at me.

This is really normal for after GRL. The event tires me out and this year was no exception. There was some rumblings of fuckery people had about so that was expected but honestly, I was too scatter-brained and pinballing about to really take notice.

I did see SJ York and he looked happier and healthier than I’d ever seen him so good for him. Actually it was great to see a lot of people. Jordan Hawk and his wife, Beth, are always a damned delight to see and talk to. I adore them greatly. And right now it’s too early in my morning to scrape together names. Seriously. What the hell? Every author I interacted with on a social basis was lovely and it was great seeing their faces. I didn’t get to see enough panels because we were trying to get the reader preorders sorted out but the narrator’s panel was a delight (THANK YOU GREG!) and can I tell you it was fantastic to be able to settle down in the bar at night and just talk to people.

Readers. Hell, you all make the event a gorgeous thing to go to. I want to thank everyone who came by the lounges and signing. It’s great talking to all of you and hearing how your year went. It’s always good to catch up.

Today I’m doing laundry and writing because World Fantasy Con is this coming week and I’ve a lot to do. Including catching up on sleep. Driving to ABQ was very long and driving back was even longer it seemed *grins*

Off to Kai and well, then working on other stuff. Love you all!

Missed Greg Tremblay’s Back in Black Narration Sample at GRL? Listen to a Mastered rendition at Rhys Ford’s Blog!

If you weren’t able to make GRL or missed Greg Tremblay’s reading of the first section of Back in Black, have no fear because he’s recorded a sample for everyone in his studio for me to share. It was fantastic to hear Greg bring Cole back to life and I am grateful for the positive response all of you have given me so thank you all so much!

So here is Greg who will always be Cole’s voice for me. A huge shout out to the baby brother I found along my writing journey and I am as always in awe of his talent.


Back in Black by Rhys Ford
McGinnis Investigations: Book One

There are eight million stories in the City of Angels but only one man can stumble upon the body of a former client while being chased by a pair of Dobermans and a deranged psycho dressed as a sheep.

That man is Cole McGinnis.

Since his last life-threatening case years ago, McGinnis has married the love of his life, Jae-Min Kim, consulted for the LAPD, and investigated cases as a private detective for hire. Yet nothing could have prepared him for the shocking discovery of a dead, grandmotherly woman at his feet and the cascade of murders that follows, even if he should have been used to it by now.

Now he’s back in the dark world of murder and intrigue where every bullet appears to have his name on it and every answer he digs up seems to only create more questions. Hired by the dead woman’s husband, McGinnis has to figure out who is behind the crime spree. As if the twisted case of a murdered grandmother isn’t complicated enough, Death is knocking on his door, and each time it opens, Death is wearing a new face, leaving McGinnis to wonder who he can actually trust.

Purchase Back in Black at Dreamspinner Press

And for the Back in Black Cover Reveal!

Coming Feb 4 from Dreamspinner Press, I am happy to share the cover for Cole McGinnis’ first mystery in the McGinnis Investigation series! Thank you for welcoming Cole and Jae back into your lives and I hope to keep you entertained with their antics for many years to come!

Back in Black [Book One in the McGinnis Investigations Series]
by Rhys Ford

There are eight million stories in the City of Angels but only one man can stumble upon the body of a former client while being chased by a pair of Dobermans and a deranged psycho dressed as a sheep.

That man is Cole McGinnis.

Since his last life-threatening case years ago, McGinnis has married the love of his life, Jae-Min Kim, consulted for the LAPD, and investigated cases as a private detective for hire. Yet nothing could have prepared him for the shocking discovery of a dead, grandmotherly woman at his feet and the cascade of murders that follows, even if he should have been used to it by now.

Now he’s back in the dark world of murder and intrigue where every bullet appears to have his name on it and every answer he digs up seems to only create more questions. Hired by the dead woman’s husband, McGinnis has to figure out who is behind the crime spree. As if the twisted case of a murdered grandmother isn’t complicated enough, Death is knocking on his door, and each time it opens, Death is wearing a new face, leaving McGinnis to wonder who he can actually trust.

Purchase Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/back-in-black-by-rhys-ford-11514-b