It’s a New Year. So Now What?


Greetings from Austin, Dear Readers!

With Plasma Rain in print, we’ve brought conclusion to our ten-years-in-the-making series, Angry Ghosts; and we’re simply thrilled at the response. Page reads in the Kindle Lending Library are at an all time high. (We credit Marek Okon’s incredible talent on the cover for Plasma Rain, and maybe—just maybe—we got the pages between right)

Okay, the series is done. Now what?

Some might think we’d rest on our ample haunches, clinking tumblers, in celebration. Well, sure, there were more than a few Old Fashioneds poured, but Luxardo Cherries aren’t cheap. And ultimately, it really is about creation. Writers write. Publishers publish.

Beaning around in Farnham’s noggin is a supernatural/psychological thriller in the vein of Dean Koontz. It’ll be a standalone novel, not a series, and oh my is it daaaaarrrrrrrrk…

We also have a story that’s hard to classify. Kind of a “Bedtime Story for Adults,” if you will. We’ll put it out shortly.

There may be an anthology of short stories, as well, taken from the Vivid Dreams posts on this blog and projects elsewhere.

In the meantime, thank you for your support! It means everything to us. And, please, if you’ve read our books, would you leave a review? Reviews are crucial to building visibility online. Goodreads, Amazon, blog pages, chat rooms, anywhere you can, we’d be immensely grateful.

Yours,

C.O.P

Plasma Rain Now Available WORLDWIDE

At long last…

We are beyond proud to present Plasma Rain, the much anticipated conclusion to the Angry Ghosts Series.  Ordinarily, we’d make a glib comment about our author taking ten years to bring this story to a finish (2009 – 2019). But right now we’re just ecstatic to share it with you, dear readers.

Click the cover above for your copy, or click the link below:

Plasma Rain

Thank you for all of your comments, reviews, and feedback! And Most of all, thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Cadre One Publishing

Plasma Rain Press Release and Digital Review Copies

Hey, everybody!

Click here for the Plasma Rain Press release

Plasma Rain goes live October 14th, and we’ve got some Digital Review Copies left. Want one?

If so, Fill In The Blanks, please. Preference given to those with review pages, fanzines, scifi news pages, authors, and forum admins. Be sure to leave a link.

Please keep all that feedback coming in. WE NEED REVIEWS! Heartfelt blessings to those who already have.

It’s been a long, long journey. So glad you came along with us. 

Ever forward,

Cadre One Publishing

 

New Cover art for Plasma Rain

With the book block for Plasma Rain complete, we’ve turned our attention to the cover. For the finale of our decade long series, we wanted something special.

Against all hope, we contacted Marek Okon, a brilliant mixed media artist. Mr Okon has worked covers of the biggest Triple A games like Naughty Dog’s Uncharted Series & The Last of Us, Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone, and Sony’s God of War. He has also produced some of our all time favorite book covers like Andy Remic’s Hardcore. He is, without question, our first choice.

There was some begging on our part (we’re not proud) and we were overjoyed when Mr. Okon accepted our project. From the initial concept images, we knew we had found the right artist to bring Thompson, Argo, and Maiella to life.

But we were unprepared for how stunning the final draft would be. We couldn’t be more pleased.

And the cover:

Look for worldwide release in E-book and softcover on or before October 15, 2019

Thank you all for taking this journey with us! We know it has taken a long time to get here. We hope you’ll agree, this one is worth the wait.

Sincerely,

C.O.P.

Plasma Rain Final Draft Delivered

It’s okay. You can say it. You never thought this day would come. Well neither did we. So it is with shock and awe that we announce the final draft of Plasma Rain has been delivered!

What’s next?

A blizzard of copyedits, beta reads, artwork, and layout, that’s what. And since Farnham took his sweet time completing his series conclusion, we have to relearn all of the applications we’ve forgotten how to use over the last four years. Did we mention it was four years since Of Mortal Creatures?

FOUR YEARS, Farnham.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we’re elated with this conclusion. So many threads to weave, so many story lines deserving completion… We had no idea how the tale of Thompson, Maiella, and Argo would wrap up. Now we do, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Keep checking back for updates as we offer sneak peeks at cover concepts, press kits, Author Review Copies, and more.

In the meantime, let us know what you think is the best revenge for making us all wait so long:

As ever, thank you for sticking with us all this time.

Sincerely,

-C.O.P.

 

 

Plasma Rain, an Update

Howdy from Texas, y’all!

Oh, didn’t you know? Cadre One Publishing, LLC has broken out of the Great White North and relocated to far-more-temperate Austin, TX. While our Yuletide season may be lacking in Wintry Wonder, never shoveling the driveway again is ample compensation.

Far more important: Plasma Rain has completed its second round of edits and is in the hands of beta readers, as we speak. True, that means we won’t make our soft target of release by end of 2018, but we’re close. Once we have initial feedback, we’ll make a final pass edit, then copyedit, layout, and print. Won’t be long now!

In fact, if you’d like to be a beta reader, send an email to FaFarnham at gmail dot com, subject line, Plasma Rain Beta Reader Request.

In the meantime, we’re in a giving mood. From now until the 27th, you can download a free e-copy of both Angry Ghosts and Black Hawks From a Blue Sun. Even if you already have a copy, invite a friend to try it out! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays, and wishing you all an excellent 2019!

 

-C.O.P.

That something…

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We’ve all got that something. It’s the reason we hesitate to introduce ourselves, the first thing we think about when we undress with someone new, that idiosyncrasy, that flaw we’ve been taught to believe is the whole reason we’re so shy and ill at ease around others.

It’s been hammered into us that we’re physical or emotional Quasimodos, hunched, damaged, unworthy of attention from those who glide.  Every mistake, every awkward conversation is damning evidence until, like fools, we convince ourselves it’s so.

But that something is our uniqueness, our special proposition to the world that no one else has.  Most dismiss it as defect, and that’s a shame. Our difference, in particular, is what makes us worth knowing.

Across a bar, in a park, at work, we recognize the same terse, pained expressions we see in the mirror. Someone taught wrongly that differences should be hidden. Someone who doesn’t know that being exceptional, distinct, is their best attribute. It’s hard, living that deluded way. So with a glance and a smile, we say, I see you, and you’re totally cool. Sometimes, that’s all it takes to open them up. Next thing you know, you’re sitting next to a person with an incredible story. If you’re lucky they share it. And you’re infinitely richer as a result.

-F.A.F.