Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Giveaway and a FREE Book


Hi there, Esteemed Reader. As promised, the blog will get a little flaky from here to the holidays as I've got some deadlines to meet and my son is due to be born in December. Lots of changes are headed my way and rather than abandoning the blog as I've done in the past, I'm just going to slow it way down. I've got some fabulous literary agent interviews lined up for you and a couple wonderful writer interviews as well, but after I post those, I'm going to stop soliciting interviews for a time as I'm not sure when I'll return to regular posting. From now through to the new year, posting will be sparse.

I love this blog, but through the holidays I'm going to focus on preparing The And Then Story (actual title and cover to be revealed soon) for publication next year as well as finishing my new MG book. Oh, and that whole new baby thing:) I'll also be doing some guest posts and interviews elsewhere in the coming months and I'll be posting the links here. After years of helping writers promote their books, I've got some book promotion of my own to do.

The upside is publishers often send me books I'm not sure what to do with, so I'm going to give them to you. I've got two activity books: My Monster Bubble Writer by Linda Scott (perfect for the season) and The Super Book For Super-Heroes by Jason Ford. To win one of them, leave a comment on this post between now and Monday, November 4th. On Monday, I'll announce the winners and mail out the books.

Only two Esteemed Readers can win one of those books as I only have one copy of each, but you all win a copy of my book All Together Now: A Zombie Story, which will be available for free download all day tomorrow. After Halloween, the price returns to normal, and if you want me to tell you a scary story, you'll have to pay me:)

Here's some details about the books:

My Monster Bubblewriter Book is an activity book to inspire and encourage creativity with both words and drawing. It teaches children how to create cool hand lettering, using their imaginations to create crazy alphabets—from monster-inspired scripts to patchwork letters.

Along the way, members of the Bubblewriter Gang appear to show their own special monster alphabets and offer tips and hints throughout the book, including how to invent monster characters. It is monstrously good fun!

The Super Book for Super Heroes is a compendium of ideas, drawing, coloring, and activities that allows you to create your own crusaders for justice who do battle with super villains, unravelling their crazed schemes for taking over the world.

You will learn to draw villains such as the Mad Scientist, Bog Creature, and Evil Robot, while also creating superheroes, their sidekicks, secret hideouts, outfits, and super gadgets. And there are superpowers to discover – such as invisibility, super strength, speed, flight, heat vision, teleportation, and X-ray vision.

Fifteen-year-old Ricky Genero is writing a journal of the zombie apocalypse. His high school has burned to the ground, his friends are all either dead or shambling corpses roaming the earth in search of human flesh, and his best friend died saving his six-year-old brother Chuck from a zombie horde. When Chuck is bitten and infected with the zombie virus, Ricky must travel among the walking dead in search of a cure.

WARNING: This YOUNG ADULT novel is mean and nasty and intended for a mature audience. It is absolutely not appropriate for younger readers. All Together Now: A Zombie Story is a gruesome, repugnant tale featuring horrific acts of violence sure to warp young minds.


  1. Congrats to you, Robert, on publication and on the forthcoming birth of your son. (As the father of three, I'm sure I am not the first to whisper in your ear: "life-changing.")

    Your zombie book sounds satisfyingly horrible, by the way. I'm not a fan of zombies, usually, but I am a fan of the writing of Robert Kent--so I'll give it a try.

    1. Awe, this might be my favorite comment ever. Thanks, dude. Next year, I'll be offering an honest-to-God MG book I won't have to post warnings for, and then using this blog for promotion will make more sense:)


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