Contest #1 – Make Yourself a Sci-Fi Character!

Announcing the first ever Galaxis contest!  Make yourself into a your favorite Science Fiction Character.  Take a picture of yourself, or edit a picture of yourself, and send it in.  All pictures will be subject to a vote and the winner will receive a copy of the ORIGINAL Manuscript!

Contest Rules:
1) ENTRY:  Contest is open to anyone and everyone.  Enter your pictures by sending to the Galaxis Book Page in a private message (link to Facebook page is at the top of this blog page).  Pictures must be submitted by 8 P.M. EDT, Friday, 6 October, 2017.  The picture must be of the individual submitting it.  Submitting pictures of other people is not permitted.
2) JUDGING:  Pictures will be placed in an album on the Galaxis Facebook Page.  The album will be open for viewing/judging from 12:01 A.M through 11:29 P.M. Saturday, 7 October, 2017.  Pictures will be judged by the Facebook community.  Members will “vote” for their favorite picture by liking or reacting to it (any like or reaction to the photo will count as a vote for that picture).  Only one vote per person is permitted.
3) VOTER ELIGIBILITY:  Anybody may vote for any picture that is posted.  As mentioned above, only one vote per person is permitted.  If an individual votes for more than one picture, all votes from that individual will be disqualified from scoring.
4) SOLICITING VOTES:  Contest participants may use any means and any platform to solicit votes for their individual picture.  They may share the picture on any social media outlet as many times as they wish.  The only limit is your imagination.
5) SCORING:  There will be two tiers to the scoring.  Tier 1 encompasses those who like Galaxis Book page. Tier 1 votes will be worth 5 points.  Tier 2 encompasses everybody else.  Tier 2 votes will be worth 3 points.  The final score for each picture will be the totals between the two tiers.
6) PRIZE:  The prize will go to the individual in the picture with the highest score.  Winner has the choice of receiving an electronic copy or a printed copy of the ORIGINAL Manuscript of “Galaxis: The Settling of Lorning.”  The original manuscript is roughly 1/3 to 1/2 the size of the released book.
7) QUESTIONS: Questions may be submitted by commenting either on the blog post or on the Facebook post, OR by sending the Galaxis Book page a private message.  Please note that questions sent via private message will be posted (along with the answer) on the page so that everyone may have a fair shot.

It’s Released!

“Galaxis:  The Settling of Lornia” is now available in Trade Paperback and in Kindle Edition at Amazon.com.  Links for both are at the top of this blog.

I would like to thank everyone who has supported me in this endeavor.  This book would not have been possible without the help and support of friends and family.

From previewing the book, and providing valuable feedback, to sharing links on social media, I have had help from more people than I can count.  I am truly grateful to each and every one of you.

Now comes the real hard work…marketing the book, so that I can sell enough copies to make a difference by providing support to hurricane relief efforts.

Why now?

Welcome to this corner of the galaxy!  Galaxis is a book that has been on the cusp of release for a long time, so why now?  What changed?  Why is it finally being released?

The answer is lies in the two hurricanes recently experienced by the U.S.  Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in FL.  I have deep, personal connections with people in both of those states, and I would like to help however I can.

The book is being published to help provide relief to those who were affected. Having experienced firsthand the after effects of a major hurricane, I know that relief efforts and needs continue long after the stories of the storms leave the news cycle.

Therefore, all proceeds from the sale of the book, from its release through the end of the year will go directly to hurricane relief efforts.  I will be using my personal connections to send money to the affected areas in such a way that it will provide direct relief those those who are in need.