|Posted on August 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
It's been a great summer- I hope yours is, too!
Over the next couple of weeks I'll be wrapping up my "heavy editing" for my latest (sixth) Zeke Traynor mystery, and getting it ready for my professional editor. The book's about 72,000 words right now, and I expect it will be about 74,000 when finished. So, yeah, soon!
I came up with a working title. Tell me what you think about, "Sienna Sand". (It's hard to know until you've read the book, right?)
And sign up for my email list (on my homepage) and get a free copy of "Lilac and Old Gold" for your Kindle. And you'll receive occasional newsletters with access to free books, reviews, information, new releases and more!
Thanks. Keep reading! -Jeff Siebold
|Posted on July 7, 2019 at 10:35 AM||comments (0)|
Hope you had a great holiday!
Over the 4th, I hit 60,000 words in the sixth Zeke Traynor mystery, and have outlined the rest of the story! (A typical mystery novel has about 75,000 words.) No title yet, but I'm working on it...
So, we're about 80% done (plus editing) and I'm excited about this book. Should be available this autumn.
|Posted on April 3, 2019 at 4:35 PM||comments (1)|
This is exciting! The Zeke Traynor Mystery Series will be featured in this Sunday's Edition of the Wilmington Star-News!
Ben Steelman, the Faith/Book/GA Features Reporter for the newspaper, interviewed me earlier this week, and is planning to publish that interview Sunday. Cool!
What's exciting is that this Sunday is the final day of the North Carolina Azalea Festival, a huge gathering that's been going on here annually since 1948! I wonder how many papers they'll sell? More about that here: https:/ncazaleafestival.org/
Grab your copy of Sunday's newspaper, or go online here:
|Posted on March 30, 2019 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
Ardmore Green won Honorable Mention in the 2018 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards, in the Fiction category!
I received these comments from the judge. I think you'll like them.
This was a fantastic book. Well done! I have many great things to say about it. I would like to commend you on the production values of the book. They were by far the best presentation I saw in the books I read for the contest this year. The images were striking and the colors made me intrigued. They’re not frequently used hues on a cover, which I liked...The storyline was excellent as well. The pacing was well-done, and it was very clear that the plot had been meticulously thought out. The story keeps moving at a fast pace, which is what genre fiction should do. I also enjoyed the way that you included difficult subject matter in the book, but you handled the situation with respect and realistically. All of this added up to make a well-told tale...It should be no surprise to you that I am forwarding your story to the second round of the competition. Congratulations, you deserve it.
I'm grateful for this encouraging feedback!
|Posted on March 11, 2019 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
Thanks to everyone who helped with the Book Launch of "The Bakken Blade"! So grateful to my Advance Readers, my Editor, Beth, and my Cover Designer, Deborah. You all rock!
The mystery presently has 4.8 stars (out of 5.0) on Amazon and on Goodreads...and 24 great reviews!
What's next? I'm presently 25,000 words (one-third of the book) into my next novel Zeke #6. (No title yet...)
|Posted on February 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
Zeke Traynor's new mystery, "The Bakken Blade" is available now on Amazon!
It's being offered for $0.99 (Kindle Version) for a limited time only. We want to get Zeke's latest adventure into as many readers' hands as we can!!
Here's the link: https://amzn.to/2X99TOz
Early reviews are in, and they're very good! Lots of five-star scores! Here's a sample:
Thanks to Kelly Watley (Advance Reader), who said...
"Jeff Siebold is one of the best-kept secrets in mystery.... Shh
He turns out some of the finest books going. Bakken Blade is so elegant it takes your breath away!"
...and thanks to Shauna Joesten (also an Advance Reader), who said...
"A great read. This is a Mystery read. Zekes job is to find the killer. This read pulls you in right from the start. Its got a great storyline that keeps you very involved in reading the story. This Author has done a great job with the characters and bringing the story out. I definitely recommend it."
See more reviews on the Amazon webpage:
|Posted on February 19, 2019 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
It's just one short week until "The Bakken Blade, A Zeke Traynor Mystery" is released! And I'm offering it for a reduced price of just $0.99 for a short time. (I want to get copies of this mystery out to as many people as possible!)
And we've been hearing good things from the Advance Readers of this fifth mystery in the series. So far, the book has been very well received!
One Advance Reader said:
"Exciting, intense, page turning and a whole lot more...I can't even express myself properly.
The storyline and twists were just amazing.
This was an excellent book."
Pre-order the eBook here: https://amzn.to/2X99TOz
or wait until the February 26th release and order a paperback version! (Same webpage)
And be sure to sign up for my newsletter to stay current about Zeke's next adventure! Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2BAajUX
Thanks, enjoy the read!
|Posted on December 7, 2018 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
Just received this via e-mail:
Congratulations! Your story, "The Adventurer," won an Honorable Mention in the Mystery/Crime Category for the Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards.
Wow, another national award! The story's available for free (Kindle Version) on my home page right now!
|Posted on November 3, 2018 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
This week I was notified that Zeke's third mystery won a national book award! We're so excited!
The e-mail I received from the Editor of Writers Digest said:
"Ardmore Green, A Zeke Traynor Mystery" was recently awarded an Honorable Mention in the Genre Fiction category for Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards.
I'll update my webpage with more information as soon as it's available!
|Posted on October 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
Many of you know that I've been working on the fifth Zeke Traynor Mystery, "The Bakken Blade." I'm about 60% done with the writing, and plan to publish it early next year.
It's an interesting story, centering on the oil industry in New Town, North Dakota, where Zeke is tracking down a killer. Clive, Kimmy and Tracy Johnson are back, too!
If you haven't read The Crisp Poleward Sky (the 4th Zeke Traynor novel), you may want to grab a copy. It's available on Amazon; here's the link:
Thanks!! -Jeff Siebold