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Update on “Rise of the Nefarious Numbots”

Posted in Books, Family, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2014 by Jessica Crichton

Well, I have some good news and some bad news.

The good news is: “Dr. Fixit’s Malicious Machine” — now published through Second Wind Publishing LLC (YAY!) — will be available at Spocon, as will “The Counterfeit Zombies of Noc”, both with updated covers (pictured below). Of course I will also be there in person to sign, talk, and teach!

Now for the bad news.

“Rise of the Nefarious Numbots” will not be available at Spocon this year after all. This was a difficult decision, but in the end I chose to ensure a quality story for my readers rather than rushing the story so it will be out quickly. I plan on having “Numbots” available in a small scale in September, at Glamirita Clothing and Accessories in the Garland District in Spokane. It will also be available to order online for one day only as an Amazon title, before switching over to Second Wind Publishing for national release. I will let you all know when that will be as soon as I am able.

Thank you all for your patience. I promise it will be worth it! 

It’s Almost Here! Book 3 of Guts and Glory!

Posted in book signings, Books, Family, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2014 by Jessica Crichton

You’ve been waiting patiently.

You’ve been wondering when it would be OUT already.

You’ve looked for SOME sign on this website  that it is actually coming.

Well, here it is!

August, 2014…

At Spocon, Glamirita, and Here on this Website…

The Official Release 0f…



The third and FINAL volume of “Guts and Glory, Freedom Fighters of Nil” is almost here!

Check back here soon for exact dates, and spread the word!

“The Counterfeit Zombies of Noc” is NOW AVAILABLE!

Posted in Books, Writing with tags , , , , , , , on October 12, 2013 by Jessica Crichton

Drumroll PLEASE!



The Counterfeit Zombies of Noc is now LIVE!



Please share! Buy a copy! Enjoy! And PLEASE don’t hesitate to tell me what you think when you are finished?


(Also, if you haven’t read Dr Fixit’s Malicious Machine yet, I would highly recommend you do that first. ;-))

The Counterfeit Zombies of Noc Release

Posted in Books, Family, Fiction, kidlit, Middle Grade, Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Writing with tags , , , on October 12, 2013 by Jessica Crichton

Hi all!

Just letting you know that “Zombies” is all ready to go, and has been all day today (October 11th), but due to unforeseen issues in the publication step, it is not yet live to order. Never fear, though! It WILL be available tomorrow, and I WILL let you know the first moment it’s live.

Thank you for your continuing support and readership. I write for you!


The Zombies are Coming… RELEASE DAY! YESSSSSSS!

Posted in Books, kidlit, Kids, Parenting, Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2013 by Jessica Crichton


“What was that?” Roach whispered, pointing across the water.

At the exact same time, I saw movement in the bushes under the archway. I hoped so hard that it was just my eyes playing tricks on me. I hoped. And hoped.


Then my hopes were crashed into a billion little pieces.

Small shadows — tons of them – broke out of the greater gloom, wading silently through the water towards us. I sat there, unable to move or even scream, as they got closer and closer. Soon I could make out human-like shapes, arms raised, legs moving jerkily through the green sludge.

About halfway across the water, the shadows gave out a long, low moaning-wail that froze my bones.

“What… what’re they sayin?” Roach whispered.

I shook my head. I couldn’t talk. I couldn’t breathe.

But I knew exactly what they were saying.


Yes, it’s THAT time! Finally! Time to reveal the exact release day for The Counterfeit Zombies of Noc, Book 2 of “Guts and Glory, Freedom Fighters of Nil”! (Book 1 can be found here.) So, without further ado, just in time for Halloween…

Online Ordering Release: Friday, October 11th, 2013

First Public Paperback Release and Signing: Saturday and Sunday, October 26th and 27th, 2013 at Glamirita Clothing and Accessories in Spokane, WA!

Thank you all for your patience while Jessica Turner and I have been working hard to bring you the best “Guts and Glory” ever! We promise, it’ll be worth it. 🙂

“The Counterfeit Zombies of Noc” Release Party!

Posted in book readings, book signings, kidlit, Middle Grade, Reading, Spokane, Writing with tags , , , , , , on August 23, 2013 by Jessica Crichton

I’m about ready to pee myself from excitement! The Counterfeit Zombies of Noc is coming SOOO very soon! And WHAT  debut it will be!

TZONFrontDetails are still in the works — such as exactly where the release party will be held — but we DO know that it will be on or around October 1st, It’ll be VERY family-oriented, it will be in a PUBLIC location, Halloween-y treats will be involved, and there will be zombies EVERYWHERE! I apologize for pushing the release date back a tad, but I wanted to really give my Zombies a proper, Halloween-y debut. Trust me, it’ll TOTALLY be worth it!

Stay tuned! More details to come! You’re NOT going to want to miss THIS!

“The Zombies of Noc” Official Release Contest!

Posted in Books, Writing with tags , , , , on April 30, 2013 by Jessica Crichton

In order to commemorate the release of The Counterfeit Zombies of Noc, I have decided to hold an epic contest! I’ve made the information a permanent page rather than a blog, so check it out!

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