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I ♥ Mr. Grieves

Written by Scott Semegran. Posted in Latest News

Mr. Grieves, my comic strip with talking animals and precocious children (sometimes at battle), has a new home:

www.iheartmrgrieves.com

Check it! Comic strips, animated shorts, Mr. Grieves the Book, and so much more.

For the uninitiated, Mr. Grieves started as a poke at human nature through the use of talking, narcissistic animals. It has evolved into a full-on assault to your funny bone. Where else will you find rats fighting over cubicles, camels worrying about aging, a parrot talking to aliens, and a lonely water snail longing for a friend? Welcome to the world of Mr. Grieves!

Kindle Owner's Lending Library

Written by Scott Semegran. Posted in Latest News

amazon-fire-touch-kindle-familyIf you own a Kindle and are also an Amazon Prime Member, then you can borrow books from their Kindle Owner's Lending Library for FREE. How cool is that? I'm proud to announce that all of my books are available in the Kindle Owner's Lending Library which means you can also borrow them for FREE. Did I mention they are FREE? Amazon Prime Members get other amazing benefits like FREE shipping on all of their orders and FREE movies via their Instant Video service. So what are you waiting for? Sign up to be an Amazon Prime member and start reading my books for FREE today!

 

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The Spectacular Simon Burchwood - New Novel from Writer Scott Semegran

Written by Scott Semegran. Posted in Latest News

ssb_front_cover_500xI'm proud to announce the official release of my new novel, The Spectacular Simon Burchwood. It is the sequel to The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood. Over a year in the making, The Spectacular Simon Burchwood continues a few years after the first novel left off, finding Simon down and out, newly divorced and his writing career in shambles, yet on the verge of discovering the inspiration to his next literary masterpiece. The new novel is available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook versions at several fine retailers across the interwebs. Read the description below and find links to buy your copy today. Whether holding a book in your hands or reading on your favorite eReader, enjoy another crazy trip with the one and only Simon Burchwood!

Credits: Novel written by Scott Semegran. Cover illustrated by Scott Semegran. Edited by Brandon R. Wood. Photo of Scott Semegran by Lori Hoadley.

Description: Recently divorced and his writing career in shambles, Simon Burchwood's life is a complete disaster. He reluctantly finds work as a computer support technician and resigns that his career as the next great American novelist will never come to fruition. When he learns that his ex-wife abruptly moves to Dallas with his children, he embarks on a crazy road trip with a nerdy coworker and a hitchhiking punk rock girl and discovers the inspiration he desperately needs for his new literary masterpiece. Take another trip with the one and only Simon Burchwood.

Read an Excerpt here.

Read more about where to buy, different formats, etc.

New! Hardcover Editions of My Books

Written by Scott Semegran. Posted in Latest News

If you still haven't caught onto eBooks and love the feel of a real book in your hands then, boy, do I have the thing for you. Three of my books are now available in hard covers! Yep, hard cover books with glossy slip covers, beautifully assembled to last forever, these beauties are the thing to get if you like the feel of a book in your hands. All I can say is, "Awesome!" Check them out:

They really are a sight to behold. If you would like a signed copy, then please contact me for details. Thanks for supporting indie publishing!

5 Best Summer Indie Beach Reads

Written by Scott Semegran. Posted in Latest News

summer_readsAmy Edelman, founder of IndieReader.com, the source for the best indie books, posted the 5 Best Summer Indie Beach Reads in the Huffington Post Books section today. My novel, The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood, made the list. According to Amy:

"Look no further, my friend, because we at IndieReader (via the Huffington Post) have gathered some of our best reviewed books, compiled here, for your reading enjoyment. Because someone has to discover the next Stieg Larsson, Janet Evanovich and [fill in the blank]. No reason why it shouldn't be you!"

Wow! I'm honored to have my book on such a great list. Support indie publishing and check out all of these fantastic books. Check out the list of 5 Best Summer Indie Beach Reads here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-edelman/indie-books_b_894944.html#s307265&title=4_The_Meteoric

Read the original review of The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood on IndieReader.com here:

http://indiereader.com/2011/05/the-meteoric-rise-of-simon-burchwood/

And go to my Books page to find your favorite retailer that carries The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood:

http://www.scottsemegran.com/store/books.html

Twisted Tales

Written by Scott Semegran. Posted in Latest News

Twisted TalesI'm proud to announce that I am a featured author at Charlie Courtland's book review blog Bitsy Bling Books. Charlie is an accomplished writer herself but also writes reviews for novels during her spare time (when is that, Charlie?). For the months of May and June, she is sponsoring an event called Twisted Tales which features authors who write novels of dark fiction, dark comedy, absurdist, bizarro and pulp fiction. I'm excited that she's including The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood along with novels by other awesome indie authors like Lance Carbuncle, Kirk Jones, and many more. Check out what she had to say about my novel and peruse the work of these other fantastic indie writers.

Most importantly, I'd like to thank book reviewers like Charlie as well as other reviewers (Red Adept, Great Books Under $5, etc.) who feature indie authors. With the fast changes in the publishing industry brought about by the popularity of reading devices like the Kindle, Nook, iPad, Sony Reader, and more, events like Twisted Tales highlight some fantastic indie books out there waiting to be devoured by avid readers. Most likely, you will not discover these books through your local newspaper, from Oprah Book Club recommendations, or even your local book store but that does not diminish in any way their merit as outstanding books. I hope, more than anything, that the books highlighted in Twisted Tales will inspire readers to seek out more books from these featured authors (including yours truly) as well as other great indie writers on the interwebs. We are waiting to fill your mind with literary goodness and, in the case of my Twisted Tales brethren, satisfy your appetite for bizarro fiction. Enjoy!

My Next Writing Project on Kickstarter

Written by Scott Semegran. Posted in Latest News

I began the next novel in my series about the one and only Simon Burchwood last month and I decided to create a writing project through Kickstarter to finance it. What is Kickstarter? Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every month, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields. How cool is that?

To read more about my project, go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scottsemegran/the-spectacular-simon-burchwood.

Check this out:

Modicum by Scott Semegran

Written by Scott Semegran. Posted in Latest News

ModicumI'm very proud to introduce my latest book titled Modicum. It is a compilation of short stories, musings, and cartoons by yours truly and will be available in print and eBook versions. For the print version, it will have a glossy, full-color cover with an original illustration by me (watercolor with ink for the curious types out there) and a black & white interior on cream pages. For the eBook versions, the same full-color cover will "explode" in its rasterized glory and the interior content will be exactly the same as the print version: cartoons, stories and all. I've written here about my fondness for eBooks but I thought it only fair for those who prefer killing trees to have their print version as well. The eBook version will be available through various retailers such as Smashwords (who supplies my catalog of eBooks to Apple, Sony, Barnes & Noble, Diesel, Kobo, and more), Amazon, and Mobipocket. The print version will be available through Lulu and Amazon. Please support independent publishing and these fine retailers!

Praise for Modicum:

"Funny, sweet, dark, and sad, Scott Semegran's comics and short stories create a wholly convincing world of love, loss, and fear. His light touch with heavy subjects is a gift, and his forays into silliness are a delight. I can't tell if his kids should read it as soon as possible, or never." - Emily Flake, cartoonist and author of LuLu Eightball

"Hilarious, poignant, twisted... and those are just the stories. Scott Semegran's cartoons bring an added one-two visceral punch to a powerful collection of work." - Davy Rothbart, author of The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas and publisher of FOUND Magazine

For more information about Modicum and my other books, please go here.

Books by Scott Semegran