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Book Giveaway for Boys on Goodreads

I am giving away 10 signed paperback editions of Boys to 10 lucky Goodreads community members in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. 

The book giveaway is open from Jul 13 - Jul 28, 2017. The winners will be announced soon after Jul 28th. The signed books will be shipped within two weeks of the winners being announced. Good luck!

Enter here: 

Book Giveaway on Goodreads

To read more about Boys, go here for a description, links to reviews, links to retailers, and more.

UPDATE - 07/29/2017

The winners are listed here. Congrats!

Scott Semegran Reading at Malvern Books in Austin, TX

I will be reading one of my short stories at Malvern Books in Austin, TX on Saturday, April 22nd. Please come out and support me and my favorite local bookstore.

Who:
Scott Semegran with Deborah Clearman

Where:
Malvern Books
613 West 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705
512-322-2097

When:
Arrive at 6:45pm
Starts at 7:00pm 
Ends at 8:00pm

Why:
To support a local author and a great bookstore. And because it's fun!

How:
I'm not sure how you'll get there but I'm certain you'll figure it out. 

The parking lot is small so arrive early. Additional parking around the back of the building and on Rio Grande St.

More info can be found here and to RSVP:

https://www.facebook.com/events/310465626039480/

I look forward to seeing you there!

Take care,
Scott

The Meteoric Rise Of Simon Burchwood

Book Giveaway For The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood on Goodreads

For the week of February 13 - 19, 2017, my novel The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood was #1 on the Amazon Kindle Best Seller list for humorous Literary Fiction in the U.K., Canada, and Australia, as well as #4 in the U.S. 

To celebrate, I am giving away 10 signed paperback editions of The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood to 10 lucky Goodreads community members in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. 

If you haven't spent time with Simon Burchwood, then there is no better time than now. Quirky and foul-mouthed, Simon wants nothing more than to be famous. Fortunately for the rest of us, it's just not that easy for him. 

The book giveaway is open from Mar 20 - Apr 17, 2017. The winners will be announced soon after Apr 17. The signed books will be shipped within two weeks of the winners being announced. Good luck!

Enter here: 

Book Giveaway on Goodreads

To read more about The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood, go here for a description, links to reviews, links to retailers, and more.

Update - 04/18/2017

The winners are listed here. Congrats!

Read an Ebook Week Kicks off Sunday March 5

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Smashwords is kicking off their 9th annual 'Read an Ebook Week' promotion, March 5 - 11. Read an Ebook Week is a global celebration of ebooks and thousands of Smashwords authors, publishers, and readers participate. For one week only, gain access to thousands of free and deep-discounted ebooks from the world's biggest indie authors.

Most of my ebooks are FREE on Smashwords.com during this fantastic promotion. Go to my profile on Smashwords, select an ebook you would like, add it to your cart, then use this coupon to get it for free: SFREE. Here is my Author Profile on Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/scottsemegran

Get as many of my ebooks as well as other great ebooks during this global celebration. Enjoy and read on!

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Simon Burchwood is #1 in Literary Fiction

mrsbFor the week of February 13 - 19, the novel The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood was #1 on the Amazon Kindle Best Seller list for humorous Literary Fiction in the U.K., Canada, and Australia, as well as #4 in the U.S. 

If you haven't spent time with Simon Burchwood, then there is no better time than now. Quirky and foul-mouthed, Simon wants nothing more than to be famous. Fortunately for the rest of us, it's just not that easy for him. Read The Meteoric Rise of Simon Buchwood for FREE on Kindle, Google Play, and wherever else you go to download books.

Kindle U.S. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001OC6HF0

Kindle U.K. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001OC6HF0

Kindle Canada https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001OC6HF0

Kindle Australia https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B001OC6HF0

Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=uVTAAAAAQBAJ

Apple iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-meteoric-rise-simon-burchwood/id365800956?mt=11

Kobo Books https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-meteoric-rise-of-simon-burchwood

FREE for a limited time! Offer ends March 27, 2017.

Books from Mutt Press by Scott Semegran Sold at Dragon's Lair

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Dragon's Lair in Austin, TX carries comics, manga, games, and all kinds of great books. Now, they carry books from Mutt Press by Scott Semegran. Boys, Mr. Grieves, Modicum, The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood, and The Spectacular Simon Burchwood; they're all there. Please stop by and pickup a paperback. Dragon's Lair is an amazing store with a huge selection of great things to read and a great staff. Shop local, support small business and indie publishers like Mutt Press.

For more info about Dragon's Lair, please visit http://dlair.net/austin/.

For more info about Mutt Press, please visit http://muttpress.com/.

Books from Mutt Press by Scott Semegran Sold at Malvern Books

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Malvern Books in Austin, TX carries visionary literature and poetry from independent publishers, with a focus on lesser-known and emerging voices the world needs to hear. Now, they carry books from Mutt Press by Scott Semegran. Mr. Grieves, Modicum, and The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood; these are the selections from Mutt Press they carry. Please stop by and pickup a paperback. They also host book and poetry readings and musical performances, and provide a friendly meeting space for book clubs. Shop local, support small business and indie publishers like Mutt Press.

For more info about Malvern Books, please visit http://malvernbooks.com/. Or stop by at 613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705.

For more info about Mutt Press, please visit http://muttpress.com/.

Boys by Scott Semegran Sold at Farewell Books in Austin

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Farewell Books is a progressive new and used bookshop and art gallery in the city of Austin, Texas. They now carry my latest book Boys. If you are in Austin, then go to 913 E Cesar Chavez, check out the store, and buy a copy of Boys as well as some of their other books. This store is pretty amazing and a worthwhile visit.

boys front cover93x140Boys is a collection of stories about three boys living in Texas: one growing up, one dreaming, and one fighting to stay alive in the face of destitution and adversity. There's second-grader William, a shy yet imaginative boy who schemes about how to get back at his school-yard bully, Randy. Then there's Sam, a 15-year-old boy who dreams of getting a 1980 Mazda RX-7 for his sixteenth birthday but has to work at a Greek restaurant to fund his dream. Finally, there's Seff, a 21-year-old on the brink of manhood, trying to survive along with his roommate, working as waiters and barely making ends meet. These three stories are told with heart, humor, and an uncompromising look at what it meant to grow up in Texas during the 1980s and 1990s.

Boys is published by Mutt Press. The paperback is 184 pages, 6" x 9", with perfect binding, white paper, black and white ink, and a full-color cover with matte finish.

For more info about Farewell Books, please visit http://www.farewellbookstore.com/.

For more info about Mutt Press, please visit http://muttpress.com/.

Boys by Scott Semegran

Boys by Scott Semegran

boys-front-cover93x140I'm proud to announce the pre-release of my new book titled Boys. These are the stories of three boys living in Texas: one growing up, one dreaming, and one fighting to stay alive in the face of destitution and adversity. There's second-grader William, a shy yet imaginative boy who schemes about how to get back at his school-yard bully, Randy. Then there's Sam, a 15-year-old boy who dreams of getting a 1980 Mazda RX-7 for his sixteenth birthday but has to work at a Greek restaurant to fund his dream. Finally, there's Seff, a 21-year-old on the brink of manhood, trying to survive along with his roommate, working as waiters and barely making ends meet. These three stories are told with heart, humor, and an uncompromising look at what it meant to grow up in Texas during the 1980s and 1990s.

The cover was designed by Andrew Leeper and myself. The book was edited by my long-time editor Brandon Wood as well as Robyn Smith. And the photo of yours truly was taken by my beautiful wife, Lori Hoadley. Boys is published by Mutt Press. The official release date is August 1, 2015. Reserve your copy now!

The paperback is 184 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, white paper, black and white ink, full-color cover with matte finish and available here:

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Boys-Scott-Semegran/dp/0692470115/
Barnes & Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/boys-scott-semegran/1122163460?ean=9780692470114
Createspace - https://www.createspace.com/5558081

The retail price for the paperback is $14.99.

You can also order a paperback from your favorite book store by giving the following info, if it is not already in stock:

Boys by Scott Semegran. ISBN 978-0692470114.

The eBook is available for pre-order at the following website locations or go into the Kindle Store, iTunes Store, Google Play Store as well as other eBook app stores and search for "Boys by Scott Semegran." The eBook will appear in your eBook apps on August 1, 2015:

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010359KE8
Barnes & Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/boys-scott-semegran/1122163460
Apple - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/boys/id1008540711?mt=11
Kobo - https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/boys-9
Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Scott_Semegran_Boys?id=S1vmCQAAQBAJ
Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/551123
Scribd - Available August 1, 2015
Oyster - Available August 1, 2015

The retail price for the eBook is $2.99. It's free to read with a subscription to Scribd or Oyster.

Thanks for your support, I hope you enjoy these stories, and please share this with your friends. Salud!

Yours Truly,
Scott

Latest Writing Updates

I completed a short story called "Good Night, Jerk Face" and submitted it to a short fiction journal for their consideration. They're based in Austin so I'm very hopeful.

I'm 28,000 words into the novel I've been working on. I'm hoping to be done with the first draft by the end of 2014. I'm really enjoying the process so far. I love these characters I'm working with. SALUD!

If you found my blogs, stories, cartoons, or other articles on my website useful or entertaining, then please visit my Books page and check out my novels as well as my comic strip compilation and my collection of short stories and cartoons. They are all available in eBook, paperback, and hardcover formats. For a pittance, you can purchase something great to read while supporting a writer with a large family and lots of mouths to feed. Thanks for your support, Scott.