Stepping Out

The blog of award-winning author, Jerry Hanel. Check the posts below to see his thoughts, muses and ramblings.... and the occasional giveaway.

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Happy New Year

2020 is here It has been a full six months since I sent out my last newsletter so I thought I’d update you on my progress. Again, I promise not to fill your inbox with junk… but people have asked about the next release already. Where is it? Well… keep reading, my friends. 2019 in Review This past year was a challenge. First, there was the release of The Mutant Frequency. I worked on it and polished it to a

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NaNoWriMo Update

Wow, it has been quite a while since I’ve posted anything. I just wanted to take a minute to update you all on my National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) status. For those that don’t know, NaNoWriMo is a time when authors around the globe try to set aside one month to really push themselves to produce. It isn’t so much about quality as it is getting the creative juices flowing, and learning how to push through writer’s block and other

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My Summer Reading List

I’ve picked up quite a selection of e-books in the past few weeks. Mainly because I’m reading the work of some other indie authors, and I want to see how other authors are doing things. How they phrase certain situations. How they build a character or an entire world. All of that is wildly fascinating to me. Oh, and their story. You can’t forget the story. As a part of several giveaways in the coming months, I’ve had opportunity to

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Off it goes to the shelves… ready or not.

Well… it’s official. The Mutant Frequency is going live on May 4… whether I want it to or not. I’ve scrubbed the format. Made all the changes I can right up until the deadline. This is my favorite book so far, with clean copy, great formatting and cover art that makes me very happy. I even put in a few suggested changes from my beta team. ( Sorry, Tammy, I can’t make your change. It would ruin the entire purpose

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Diving back in

The next week for me is going to be insanity personified. I’ve reserved the next two days to lock myself into my room and make final Beta-Reader adjustments to the plotline of The Mutant Frequency and get everything ready for the release. I have to have everything to Amazon by Sunday so that it can be released properly on May 4th. Today, I feel frazzled. I’ve spent the past two days working on advertising and promotions, trying to spend as

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Giveaway Deadline is Close

The deadline for the Mutant Frequency Giveaway is quickly approaching. Have you put your name in the hat? You can do so [here]. Even if you are a long-time follower (thank you!!), you’ll still need to visit this page and enter your info. This is THE ONLY way to be entered for the giveaway. Want extra chances to win? Send an email to your friends with the link to the giveaway, and put me in the cc: line ([email protected]) so

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The Mutant Frequency cover art is here!

After a much-anticipated wait, I have approval from the artists, and everything is done. I introduced it during the release event this morning (you should have followed the Facebook event, if this is the first you are seeing of the cover). Introducing Jackson and Lacey in their digital art forms. I am super-excited about this, and I am looking forward to getting this book out for everyone to read. I know many of you have asked when I would be

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Pre-order Insanity

I spent today getting things uploaded to Amazon and other sites…. it’s scary, but this is coming together. You’ll be able to pre-order from Amazon very soon, once I get permission to reveal and use the cover art.   Get Ready for The Mutant Frequency. The mutants are coming.  I’ll be doing a cover reveal VERY soon. So excited!! Stay tuned and check back often.

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The Mutants are Coming!

I have been given the green light from my cover artists, and it looks AMAZING! I am currently in the works of creating a cover release date, and getting the finals of a BOOK release date set in stone. I think I now have all of the pieces to the publishing puzzle in place.   As a quick sneak-peek, here is the back-cover text for my newest book, The Mutant Frequency: Jackson and Lacey are mutants. They weren’t born, they

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