So I have a new book out today.

June 28, 2016 Rob 21

I had planned to do a big promotional post about my new novel, The Big Sheep, which is out today, but frankly I’m a little sick of all this marketing crap. So instead, I’m going to talk a little about myself and what this book means to me. About two and a half years ago, my life fell apart. I lost my job, had a book deal fall through, got separated from my wife, was forced to sell the house that I […]

Get Distopia for only $.99!

June 22, 2016 Rob 0

For a very limited time, my lighthearted epic fantasy Distopia is only $.99 on Kindle! A fearsome dragon roams the Land of Dis, and only one man can stop it: an awkward young missionary named Wyngalf. Accompanied by a beautiful stowaway named Evena and an oddball goblin who has been shunned by his clan, Wyngalf wants nothing more than to prove himself to his superiors in the Church of the Noninity. But Wyngalf is continually thwarted in his attempts to […]

“Like a sci-fi Kiss Kiss Bang Bang…”

June 22, 2016 Rob 0

My new novel The Big Sheep doesn’t come out until June 28, but reviews are starting to trickle in. I’m thrilled to say that the response so far has been overwhelmingly positive. Feast your eyes on these excerpts for a minute and then I’ll tell you how you can get a signed copy of The Big Sheep–and have a chance to win a Kindle Fire along with ten awesome scifi books. “Those who miss the quirky, funny “Dirk Gently” sf/mysteries of Douglas Adams will want […]

A glimmer of hope for the future

June 21, 2016 Rob 4

I got an interesting email the other day. It’s not uncommon for me to get emails asking for advice, help plugging a book, or offering me some service. Generally these emails range from midly annoying (“I can give your website more visibility!”) to downright insulting (“Can you tell me how you managed to get a publishing contract?”). I ignore at least 90% of these, and the few that I deem worth of a response I usually reply with a curt […]

Self Publish Your Novel Part 6: Getting Your Manuscript Into Shape

June 17, 2016 Rob 1

This post is part of a series of posts about self-publishing. I’m revising my book Self Publish Your Novel and posting the chapters as I finish them. If you’d like to be alerted when the new version of Self Publish Your Novel is available, please click here.       This isn’t a writing book, per se. I’m not going to give you a lot of advice about writing dialog, or creating dramatic tension, or any of a dozen aspects […]

Read the first chapter of The Big Sheep FREE!

June 16, 2016 Rob 0

Okay, so my publisher doesn’t exactly know I’m doing this, but I’m thinking maybe this is one of those “ask for forgiveness rather than permission” situations. So without further ado, here’s the first chapter of my new novel, The Big Sheep, available in hardcover and ebook on June 28. Read it now before the lawyers make me take it down. (if you prefer to read it offline, just go here. Enter your email address and I’ll send you a link […]

I’m giving away five hardcover copies of The Big Sheep!

June 15, 2016 Rob 1

My scifi noir novel The Big Sheep isn’t even available yet in stores, and I’m giving you a chance to win one absolutely free. A shipment of hardcovers just arrived from my publisher, and they look awesome. I’ve already read the book, though, so I don’t really need five copies. Ergo, I’m giving them away. I’ll even sign them and maybe draw you a picture of a sheep. All you have to do is go here and enter your email […]

Ten million ways to pre-order The Big Sheep

June 14, 2016 Rob 0

“Maybe Robert Kroese’s latest sci-fi novel, The Big Sheep, isn’t co-authored by Phillip Dick, but it does the late great author some serious homage. At the same time…and this is remarkable… Kroese has conjured up a thoroughly original, stunningly intelligent plot that both thrilled and delighted me. It also made me laugh. A riveting, hallucinatory joy-ride into a dangerous future by a terrific author writing at the top of his game.” –Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today bestselling […]

Get Schrodinger’s Gat on Kindle for only $.99!

June 13, 2016 Rob 0

For a very limited time, you can get my quantum physics noir thriller, Schrodinger’s Gat, for only $99 cents! This is a crazy deal on a crazy-ass book. It’s not for everybody, but if you like mysteries that make you think (and possibly cause you to question the fundamental nature of reality), this is the book for you. The Future Fights Back Paul Bayes has begun to feel like all of his actions are dictated by forces beyond his control. But […]

Self Publish Your Novel Part 5: Write the Novel You Want to Read

June 10, 2016 Rob 0

    This post is part of a series of posts about self-publishing. I’m revising my book Self Publish Your Novel and posting the chapters as I finish them. If you’d like to be alerted when the new version of Self Publish Your Novel is available, please click here.   Getting published is easier than ever, but getting people to buy and read your book is still very difficult. Many struggling authors tend to focus on marketing, pricing, and the […]

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