RDSP owner John Lawson‘s mother passed away early this week. She was great supporter of the press and also an avid reader. John’s love of reading and eye for a good story is likely inherited from her. The condolences and kind words have been pouring in and really do help, though I get the feeling people wish they could do more. I’ve been mulling this over and trying to think of something to tell them. 

A Little Help from Our Friends

Anyone who owns a small business knows that there are no actual days off, not when you’re sick, not when your mother is in the hospital and not when she dies. It’s quite likely that no work will be done on those days but that work also doesn’t wind up being done by someone else. That work may never get done. While work itself can be a balm to grief, guilt and recriminations about what isn’t getting done are not.

We love RDSP and have put together an awesome line-up of books we’re releasing this year it’s going to be a bit harder to tap into our usual enthusiasm. Right now it’s tough to figure out creative ways to remind people that we exist and gently suggest that they buy our books. But we also hate to feel the books going without champions, lost in a cloud of grief. Our authors have been very supportive and patient throughout this crisis and we don’t want to let them down.

SP1080825o, if you’d like to help, perhaps you can lend us your enthusiasm for awhile, maybe you would even like to champion a book or two during this difficult time. The easiest way to help would be to make sure the posts and announcements we ARE able to make on Facebook go further by sharing them and/or commenting on the post. If you’d like to do even more consider championing one of the release by making your own post.

Things You Can Do

Maybe you’re excited that STEEL VICTORY is currently .99 cents because STEEL MAGIC was just released, share this link: https://www.amazon.com/Steel-Victory-J-L-Gribble/dp/1935738739

Or maybe you’re still excited that WRAITHS OF THE BROKEN LAND will be made into a movie, let people know and mention that it’s always better to read the book BEFORE the movie comes out: https://www.amazon.com/Wraiths-Broken-Land-Craig-Zahler/dp/1935738364

Do you think the cover of STOLEN AWAY is amazing? Post it and say so! https://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Away-Kristin-Dearborn/dp/1935738844

Are you curious about THE CURIOSITY KILLERS? Mention that you’d like to read it. https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-Killers-K-W-Taylor/dp/193573881X

Poetry always needs a champion so if you like quirky spread the word about UNDERWATER FISTFIGHT (https://www.amazon.com/Underwater-Fistfight-Matt-Betts/dp/1935738828) but if you prefer dark and steamy mention BROTHEL (https://www.amazon.com/Brothel-Stephanie-M-Wytovich/dp/1935738836).

Did you pick up a copy of the Bram Stoker Award winning WHILE THE BLACK STARS BURN during the Kindle sale recently? Post a review! https://www.amazon.com/While-Black-Stars-Burn-Snyder/dp/1935738771

Are you anxiously awaiting BATTLE WITHOUT HONOR OR HUMANITY VOLUME 2? People can pre-order here: https://rawdogscreaming.com/books/battle-without-honor-humanity-volume-2