Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Book Tour: "Frontier Preacher"

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David Millican's debut novel, Frontier Preacher, is now available in eBook and Paperback!


Frontier Preacher
by David A Millican III


Hollis feared the loneliness would swallow him whole. He had arrived in Wyoming to fulfill his uncle’s dying wish – that he save the people of Gillette – but his education and faith had not prepared him for the bitter cold and hardened hearts of the west. A dark secret in his new home threatens to destroy his very soul. Will Hollis be strong enough to stand against the tide of evil? Can he overcome where stronger men failed, before the west claims another victim?

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Authors Photo useAbout the Author

David was born and raised in Wyoming then spent his twenties traveling the world. He now spends his time in McKeesport Pennsylvania with his wife Emily. He has been writing since he was a child, enjoying success in the young authors program, local literary magazines, and blogging. You can follow David’s new projects and release dates on his Facebook author page.


David is offering a 50% discount for the paperback book! To get your copy, go to the Createspace estore and enter this code when you checkout: GYM7ACWX. From May 27-31, Frontier Preacher will also be on sale for just $1.99. That’s a $3.00 savings!

Guest Post

Writing a story involving a preacher is complicated. I don’t mean that it was complicated to write but that it is complicated to market. Over and over again people want to push this book into a Christian category because its protagonist is a preacher. But as I tell people, and the book’s reviews confirm, this isn’t a story about Christianity but about Hollis and the struggle between the Wild West and Eastern Civility. And as I told one of my friends who was pushing me to categorize it as “Christian” is that if I wrote a Historical Fiction in which the main character is in the military, do I need to categorize it as Military Historical Fiction? Or if they were Muslim, would it be Islamic Historical Fiction?

There is a bigger issue to this than just my book. We live in an environment that has never existed before. If you want to write a book, publish it, have hardcopies in your hand, and try and sell them, you can. You don’t need permission. You don’t need to defeat the big five’s gatekeepers and charge up the tower of publishing smiting down obstacles as you go. You need to put your derriere in the chair and write. And then you need to edit, format, get a cover, and publish. That’s it. The only obstacle to your novel is you.

That being said, with the freedom we have been given, the salvation from the tired mills that purged innovation and praised conformity, why are we conforming? Why are we slapping ourselves with these chains of oppression created by an outdated, under performing model? Money. Yeah, that’s a good answer. I will be the first to admit I will sell out if someone comes waving a few Andrew Jackson’s in my face. (I’m even a cheap sell out.)

But does all our work have to conform? Do we have to enslave ourselves in every aspect? Change is hard, I get that. But if we don’t start, it will never happen. Can’t I be something more than a generic genre? Can’t I be dynamic, truthful, and committed to the story above all rather than shoving my round book into their square classification? It’s time that we take the freedom we have been given and become innovators again. We should be the cutting edge, the new wave, the punk rock, not the establishment. Freedom is here, write on.


David Millican Giveaway

Enter to win one of three giveaways! Giveaway #1 is a paperback of Never by J. Grace Pennington and a $15 Amazon gift card. Giveaway #2 is a paperback of Revel Knox by Michael Shank and a $15 Amazon gift card. Giveaway #3 is a personalized notebook from Faith Blum and a $15 Amazon gift card. To enter the giveaway, please fill out this form. The only required entries are your name and your email address. Everything else is optional.

Tour Schedule

Monday, May 23
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections-Tour Introduction and Book Spotlight
Rebekah Lyn Books-Book Spotlight and Character Interview (John Davies)
Perpetual Gardener, Writer, and Mormon-Book Spotlight
Rachel Rossano’s Words-Book Spotlight

Tuesday, May 24
God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae-Book Spotlight
PhreyPress-Book Spotlight, Guest Post, and Author Interview

Wednesday, May 25
Letters from Annie Douglass Lima-Book Spotlight and Excerpt
Writing About Life-Book Review
Frances Hoelsema-Book Spotlight and Excerpt
Zerina Blossom’s Books-Guest Post

Thursday, May 26
Stephany Tullis Blog-Character Interview (John Davies) Ramblings-Guest Post
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections-Excerpt

Friday, May 27
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections-Giveaway Announcement      

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