Q: Where are your books sold?
A: Traditionally I’ve gone wide. Typically I’ve been available for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, and more. However, I am currently testing out exclusivity with Kindle Unlimited. This is a test to evaluate the viability of Amazon’s recent changes. I apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.
Q: So will you be back on iBooks, Kobo etc?
A: I expect to be at some point. At the very least, I plan to launch my books wide for the foreseeable future. Stay tuned.
Q: I’m halfway through your series on (insert non-Amazon platform). Thanks for leaving me high and dry, ass!
A: Please know that I have no interest in screwing anyone over, much less someone who’s enjoying my books. If you’re caught in this situation, please drop me a line via my Contact Page and I’ll see what I can do.
Q: I can’t help but notice you’ve helped edit a few books. Are you for hire?
A: Not really. I typically consider things like that on a case by case basis only. For the most part, I am laser-focused on writing. That said, I’m quite proud to have helped out with those books. Please check them out. They’re pretty darn good if I do say so myself. And, before you ask, no that’s not a pen name. If you do have need of an editor, though, please consider Megan Harris.
TOME OF BILL FAQs
Q: In what order should The Tome of Bill be read?
A: In whatever order you want, really. I try to make each story stand on its own. That being said, characters do evolve (or die), so for the purists out there the story order so far is:
- Bill The Vampire
- Night Stalker – From The Indomitable Ten Anthology
- Scary Dead Things
- The Mourning Woods
- Holier Than Thou
- Sunset Strip – A Tale From The Tome of Bill
- Goddamned Freaky Monsters
- The Wicked Dead
- Shining Fury – A Tale From The Tome of Bill
- The Last Coven
Q: How many books will there be in the series?
A: There will be 8 numbered books (told from Bill’s point of view) as well as additional “series companion” books like Sunset Strip (told from Sally’s point of view). I, of course, reserve the right to be inspired by another of the characters in the series thus making this whole question pretty much moot.
Q: When do you expect to finish the series
A: I absolutely suck at predicting these things, but if I had to guess I’d say sometime in 2017 at my current pace.
Q: Do I need to read Night Stalker, Sunset Strip, or Shining Fury to follow the books that come after it?
A: It wouldn’t hurt, but the side stories are exactly that – side stories meant to expand upon this world. That said, they are canon, did happen, and might be referenced in subsequent books.
Q: Who is your personal favorite character?
A: I’d call it neck and neck between Sally and Gan. Sally is awesome to write because looking through her eyes, it feels like there are no mountains that can’t be scaled, no enemy that can’t be told off, no blood that can’t be spilled…err anyway. Gan, well she’s just so much fun to write it almost feels like a crime.
Q: How do you answer the charges that Bill’s a misogynist/homophobe/racist/puppy stomper/flag burner/potato hater etc etc?
A: For some, this series is going to be offensive no matter which way you look at it. I make no apologies that this is foul-mouthed, politically incorrect humor. That being said, I don’t consider Bill Ryder to be any of those things. What is he then? He’s a bit of an immature jerk, sure, but above all else he’s a regular, imperfect, guy just trying to make his way through life (or death). If you’re looking for the perfect hero, infallible in his quest for justice, look elsewhere. If you’re looking for good, clean family fun with no naughty words or snarky banter … well, how did you even end up on this website to begin with???
Q: I notice that Bill said ‘so – and – so’. No true geek would ever say that!
A: First of all, geeks come in all flavors. I didn’t realize there was a handbook. Secondly, I will admit that occasionally I’ll add extra context to references so as to not completely alienate readers who aren’t up on, say, the latest issue of Deadpool.
Q: Who is Bill going to wind up with romantically in the end?
A: I dunno. Ed maybe. Finish the story and find out.
Q: Do you really have to end the series?
A: Not really. The Tome of Bill could easily be an ongoing series. However, I feel that would do it injustice as eventually it would jump the shark. Instead, I prefer to play out the overall story arc and bring everything to a (hopefully) satisfying conclusion.
Q: Once The Tome of Bill is finished will we ever visit Bill’s world again?
A: That would be telling.
Q: Why the new covers? I liked the old ones.
A: So did I, but it was time for a change. This post over on my blog explains it best.
Q: I was on Bill’s Facebook Page and there are all sorts of references that have never been in the books, characters who should be dead, etc. What gives?
A: Bill’s Facebook Page is its own self-contained entity which may or may not follow the events in the books. It is run by “Bill Ryder” and contains day to day accounts of his ongoing life, as told from his personal point of view. According to Bill his “author monkey” often gets the details wrong in the books and as a result he spends most of his time pissed off about it. His page is meant purely for entertainment purposes. When in doubt, the books are to be considered official canon.
BIGFOOT HUNTERS FAQs
Q: Are you ever going to f***ing release Devil Hunters?
A: Yes. I’m as eager to finish it as anyone. However, I will most likely finish The Tome of Bill first so I can devote my full energies to it.
Q: Any other plans for the Crypto-Hunter?
A: Why yes. My plan is to make these stories a trilogy. Stay tuned.
Q: In Bigfoot Hunters, why did you kill so-and-so?
A: No spoilers on this page. I will say, if you’ve read the book I am more than happy to discuss it with you and answer any questions you may have. If you want to reach me, please do so using the Contact button in the top navigation.
CARA VANCE FAQs
Q: Wait a second, isn’t paranormal romance just a nice way of saying freaky smut?
A: You say potato… The reality is, if you call something erotica then some people automatically hide the kids and pull out the pitchforks. You keep all the sex, but call it romance instead and suddenly it’s A-okay. I don’t pretend to understand. Whatever the case, paranormal romance runs the gamut from clean to eye-meltingly hot. Cara makes it a point to put heat warnings on her stuff so as to not offend anyone’s bookish sensibilities.
Q: So are you her?
A: Well, we’ve never been photographed together in the same room. So it’s a possibility.
Q: Why steamy paranormal romance?
A: Why not? Seriously, it started off as a writing challenge to create stories in a genre that I was initially not comfortable with. However, the core of any writer should be to write the best story they can and I’m no different. What started off as a challenge to just become comfortable with something new, quickly turned into a challenge to write stories in that genre that I would be proud of. I’m happy to say that I’ve succeeded.
Q: I seem to recall a dude named Cole…
A: Poor Cole Vance sadly passed away from a horrific wheat combine accident in early 2015. His loving sister, Cara, decided to continue his legacy. She’s a peach that one.