Monday, December 29, 2008

Tom's Update 12-29

Shadows of Twilight has been corrected and is up for sale again. The corrections were minor and having to do with layout, nothing in the story changed, but I feel much better about it now. So, go, buy it, let me know what you think. It's on, Tymarune: Shadows of Twilight by Thomas Funk. Or, if you know me, get a hold of me, we'll be placing orders for it soon to sell at stores around us. There is an email listed in the front of the book for people to send comments to, please feel free to do so. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Fearless Three and the Time Machine... now available through my Lulu storefront. It's the second in the series of children's books. they have been so fun to write and working with my mom while she does the editing (thank you!!) and the illustrations has been great! She's a talented lady and I'm glad to have her as a mom and a partner!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tom's Update 12/27

Ok, found a few layout issues with the print copy of my book that we are working to correct, so I took it off the public sale on Lulu for the time being. Should be back up again by the end of the weekend. I just got the revised copy over the past weekend and noticed the layout errors and I definately want to clean those up. Other than that, the book looked great, the cover is awesome and I think the size of print is good. So, I will let everyone know when it's back up, and since the holidays are over, hopefully more people willl have a few extra bucks to go ahead and buy a copy or two!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Descent available on Kindle through Amazon

I just finished uploading Descent Into Temptation to the program that makes books available for Kindle readers.
Check it out...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Toms update

Ok, my book is finally done and for sale on Lulu. I got a copy of it last week and the margins were all wrong, it was completely unreadable. So, we re-did the margins, then had to wait as Lulu was having issues with their preview generator, and today I finally got a preview of it. It looks like its good, so its for sale.
I'm pretty proud of this story. It's the first in a series, so I had to dedicate time to the development and introduction of characters, something that doesn't take as long in the second book.
I don't have any sales goals or anything for this one, I just hope people enjoy it. And hopefully I'll get some useful feedback. I know my style is always evolving, I'm doing a rewrite of the second book right now because of it. Feedback is always appreciated as I feel it'll make my writing better. I'm just starting so I know I have room to improve!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's official...

I'm a selling author! The Fearless Three and the Pirate's Gold has been available for sale for less than 24 hours and I've already sold 3 copies. Yes, two of those were to my sister...but they still count!

I've earned a grand total of $1.65 in revenue. Can't build a summer home with it, but hopefully the books will go like gangbusters and it'll all add up!

If you're interested and want to check it out go to my storefront at Lulu and pick yourself up a copy!

Everyone knows a little kid somewhere, and kids love getting books! And if you don't know any kids, order one anyway and donate it to a doctor's office. Or to your local school. Or to Goodwill! Tis the season after all!

Oh...and the second volume should be available shortly. I'll keep you posted!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fearless Three update

Well... I have been busy, busy!
I just finished writing the third Fearless Three volume. As in just finished! I have sent it on to my mom, the very talented lady who has done all of my covers so far. As well as the illustrations for the kid's books. My plan now is to get the three Fearless Three books completely cleaned up and uploaded to Lulu. I should be getting the first volume any day now in the mail. If that is good, I'll be making it available publicly and then I will move forward with the other two. I fugure that those two won't take as long since the layout for all three is the same. So only a short wait now!
Once I have those three available for sale I am going to take a break from that series for a month or so and see what the response to them is. If they are liked and get favorable reviews from parents and kids I'll continue on with them. (I'll probably continue on with them regardless..they're just too fun to write!)
But in the meantime I'll be focusing on my second novel and getting that written. As well as move forward with marketing Descent Into Temptation.

I will keep you all posted on the Fearless Three series as they are made available. Shouldn't be too long, my mom is a speed demon when it comes to drawing these things up!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Another place to check out...

Author's Den...
A neat site I found late last night...check it out if you have time!

Descent Sales...

Descent Into Temptation has sold 85 copies through word of mouth as well as some serious foot work! I haven't sold any through the lulu storefront yet, but am keeping my fingers crossed that before the end of the holiday season there will be a couple of online sales. And in January it will be available through That may get it some great exposure! (cross your fingers!)
For those of you who'd like to check it out go to:

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Kid's books covers:

These are the covers for the first two kids' books...My mom is doing the illustrating and the cover art. She is AWESOME!!!
The Pirate's Gold will be the first volume of the Fearless Three and will be avalable very soon. The Time machine is still in the editing and polishing process.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tom's preview

This is the cover of my first book, the initial installment of the Tymarune series.
This will be the little blurb on the back of the book, check it out, let me know what you think:

Xander Coyle was born to be a hero. Raised by wealthy parents, he spent his childhood years developing a sense of right and a drive for justice. Misunderstood by those around him, Xander wandered the world trying to find the right fight, the right person to save, the right moment to shine, always coming up short. Until one fateful night on a winding forest freeway transformed his life and transported him to a new world, a world in need of a hero.
Xander’s quest to become a hero begins on Earth, but takes him to Tymarune, a world of magic and mystery. Inhabited by mythical creatures, Xander must traverse this strange world to find and destroy the evil that brought him there. Along the way, Xander will meet new friends, new enemies and a host of oddities, some there to help, others there to alter him forever. He must face his fears, face himself and confront the darkest evil he has ever known in order to deliver Tymarune from the shadows of twilight, the darkness that threatens every innocent creature.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tom's update 12/2

I have my first book in the book format now and saw the pic Mindi did for the cover, it's pretty cool. She should have that done soon, and once it is, we can get the book finished and ready to print. So, it should be done very soon now.
In the meantime I've gotten back to the rewrite of the second book. After seeing the first one get put into the book format, I know what I have to work with now. So, I'm hoping the second one will be longer, as I really don't need to worry about length.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Fearless Three and the Pirate's Gold

Done and coming soon! My mom is working on the cover and I'm already starting on the next one...The Fearless Three and the Time Machine!
I'll post more once everything is final and available!