Winter Break! Woohoo!

It’s Winter Break! One of the benefits of working in education is I get extra time off around the holidays. I treated today as a true vacation day and loafed with the Rugrats while the Wife ran around doing some last-minute shopping. For the rest of the break, however, I plan to treat the writing like a full-time gig.

Which means it’s a good thing I finished The Wire season two today. What a great series. The second season sucked me in as well as the first did, and I could easily have lost a lot more time to characters like Jimmy McNulty and Omar. There’s not a ton of overt action in the series — at least, not compared to most shows — but there’s plenty of tension and suspense. And when there is violence, it has real bearing on the story; it’s not just something to fill time and build artificial excitement. Must-see TV for crime fans.

But I digress. I intend to put a big dent in The Pack: Lie with the Dead in the next two weeks, if not finish it, and I have a short story due in mid-January. I’ve also got a few contracts to look over, some for work I’ve mentioned before and some of it hush-hush. So yeah, business. Unfortunately no checks to cash, but they’ll come.

In the meantime, while my vacation is running out, so is your time to purchase the Kindle edition of The Pack: Winter Kill for only $4.99! It’s the perfect time to jump into the series. If you’re giving or receiving a Kindle or other e-reader which will handle Kindle files, why not pre-load it? Nothing breaks in an e-reader like skinheads, gunrunners and werewolves, right?

This is also the time to set up your reservation for the limited edition hardcover. I’ve got a few emails from my editor at Evileye discussing the details, and I think collectors will dig it. We’re still locking down a few things, so I can’t say much more just yet. Soon, though. Promise!

Now to finish this vacation day with a little reading: I’ve got Victor Gischler’s Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse cued up on my iPad. Those of you who still have to work day jobs tomorrow, hang in there! The holiday’s coming.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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