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I’m working on it.

So I know I’ve done a horrible job at keeping people up to date.

It’s a sure thing if I am around people and the subject of my books come up. The next question will always be…when is book three coming out?

As nice as it is to know that people like the product you are putting out it are also a little aggravating not to be able to give quality answers to the fans.

One of the basic issues I am running into is time and life, just like everyone else on the planet. Work, pay bills and find time for everything else and then repeat the next day. So, as a result, to get anywhere you must prioritize and make plans and sometimes getting the next book out must take a back seat to things of higher importance.

I’ve learned I basically do a horrible job at marketing my own product, nor do I have the proper connections or time to really get it to where it needs to be. Simply getting a book into Amazon means very little anymore in the publishing world.

Other competitors closely guard there parts of the pie and although the parts they have seem small, they all add up. So my solution is to (at this time) step out of the self-published world and make my way into the larger book world. Basically, I have been shopping around, looking at regular publishers and reading contracts. I have rejected several on the basis of no real marketing platform or bad contract. Then I found a publisher who has a marketing plan, that on paper at least has a bigger footprint than what Amazon can offer. They read the manuscript for the first book and offered me one of the best contracts I have seen yet. As a result, I am holding off on book 3 until I see what they do with book one. If all go’s well they will be my new marketing platform.

So they are re-editing the first book, Age of Shadows again. I just approved the last edit, so now it’s off to formatting and graphics. There is a fairly good chance that there will be a new cover and possibly a new name. If so, those of you with the older cover’s hang on, you now have a “classic limited edition.”

If they do what they say and it does well then I will gladly have them handle Fading Starlight. Currently the third book, The Eugenics War is sitting on my desk, waiting. Part of me still wants to do it as a self-published book with my cover for a while. But part of me, the practical side says wait and let them do it. What do you, the fans think?

PS. if you want to help then please remember to add your review where ever you find it for sale online. As well as referring it to others.

I have an assignment for you

  So after writing my first book, I kinda made it a goal that in every book after the first I was going to create a story line that made people cry. As a result, this second book has been “field tested” by a few people now. Two of them told me they had a “strong emotional response,” the third seriously cried. So it looks to me like I am well on my way to accomplishing my goal.

   So here’s the deal. This video’s words are perfect for the troubles and trials of Captain John Becker in Fading StarLight. So pay close attention, like always to the words of this song. And after you get your copy and read it in a few days. Come on back to the Wingate Chronicles facebook page and let us all know what you thought of the book.

R.A. Foster

 

Fake

FAKE

Good morning everyone, I wanted to warn you about a scam going around involving my book “Age of Shadows.”

A friend notified me of two YouTube websites offering my book for free. After a little research here is what I found. The person who is doing this is building very short videos of many books designed to direct to a website. From my research it seems this website is doing some “Data Mining.”

The website, “lilplay.com,” is owned by Double Groove and both of them seem to have a history of being scams according to what I found. Also, if you follow out the links on Double Groove they will lead you to, “Scambook.com” and scam book is also listed by many as a scam.

It would seem, according to the stories I have read, these places have taken credit card numbers from people, charged them for books and games never received. And have up loaded malware onto peoples computers.

So… if you’re looking for something free from them, then do so at your own risk.

Here are just a few of the websites I found concerning this.

https://www.onlinethreatalerts.com/article/2015/7/22/is-the-website-www-lilplay-com-a-scam-or-is-it-legitimate/

http://www.scambookscum.com/

Update 11.29.2015

As most of you know, I finally finished the rough draft of book four. It was surprising to me to see how many times, I had to go all the way back to book two. And re-write parts of it to fit with book four.

Then, because I am highly considering a new book series after Wingate. Using some of the same people. I found, I had to go back and re-write book two again.

Therefore, I am personally very surprised to find out that book number two, “Fading Starlight.” Just how pivotal this book will be to the overall story that I am building.

When will it be done?

Good question. As a struggling new author, I need to balance everything to get this project done. I just got done with a long fight with Amazon to get the Ebook for Age of Shadows done. That was the result of bad advice from the start.

As a new author, there never seems to be enough money or skilled people at the time you need them to get it done. So, I am going to cautiously put a print date for Wingate Chronicles, Fading Starlight. Sometime in late January of 2016.

Thank you to everyone who bought the book or Ebook, every dollar helps.

If you wish to help out. Then consider giving Age of Shadows as a Christmas gift this year at a reduced price. Just add your email address in the box at the top of the Wingate Chronicles website. And I will email you all the information you need to order as many copies as you would like at 50 percent off.