This Is One Star, What’s Your Emergency: Some Recent Reviews of The Green Ember and Black Star


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Below is a roundup of some recent reviews from around the web. Reviews are so important for authors. I recently had a couple of one and two star reviews on Amazon. No big deal–not an emergency–but the positive reviews do help. If you enjoyed either book and haven’t left a review on Amazon, please consider […]

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Save Yourself! (Money): The Best Deal on My Books Since 1790


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Hey, ya’ll. Sam here. I’ve got news for you that involves major savings and possibly time travel. This is what I know right now. My publisher is slashing smashing murdering slaughtering lowering prices and offering the hard cover of The Green Ember, along with the paperback of The Black Star of Kingston, in a bundle for a mere $20. […]

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Black Star On The Radio: Fireballs, Fables, and Allies in Imagination


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World Magazine’s Emily Whitten (also of Redeemed Reader fame) interviewed Zach Franzen, Andrew Peterson, Randall Goodgame (Slugs & Bugs), and myself for a spot on World Radio’s “The World and Everything In It.” It features an intro to The Black Star of Kingston, a bit about Inkwell, and way too much credit to me as a […]

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UPDATE: FREE DAYS ARE DONE The Green Ember is FREE! Can You Help Us Spread The Word?


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The Green Ember is FREE. Get it now. Share it now.  — This little adventure has been fun. Writing is necessarily a lonely vocation, and the “self-promotion” part of the job is fraught with real and imagined perils. But one thing I’ve been so grateful for has been the constant, enthusiastic support we’ve had from […]

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