So Here Goes…

Hello everyone,

If you’re reading this, it means that you are either a fan of my works already or you are trying out a new author. Thanks for either.

So below, you’ll find an opt in form to receive a FREE copy of The Life Tree. I’m giving away some of my work in order to gain you, the reader, as a new fan.

I write about death.

It’s not gory, slasher deaths that occur here on earth, but more or less what happens in the afterlife. Are these my beliefs? Sure they are, I write them down, don’t I? But make no mistake, all my works are fictitious. I may challenge some belief systems out there, but nonetheless, I write fiction. Argue what you wish.

So here goes, I’m giving away my talent. I hope you enjoy and decide to read the next book in this novelette series and then the next one after that. So far, there are three. There will be more but not until I’ve finally wrapped up the editing process of my second novel, the sequel to Growing Dim.

Read The Life Tree

I hope you enjoy it.

Nicholas.

How to make an author feel proud

Hello everyone,

It’s raining here in Charleston, so I thought what a perfect chance to go to my blog and let folks know what’s going on.

Growing Dim Cover

I’ve been working diligently on the sequel to my First Hardcover Novel, Growing Dim. The sequel will be out soon, that’s a promise. However, this weekend is the last chance to pick up Growing Dim at it’s super low hardcover price of $18.

LAST CHANCE!

I’m putting the price back up to $24 for a number of reasons. First, you should know at the $18 price, I make no money after cost and listing the book on the Barnes & Noble website. Let me repeat that for those of you not familiar with the publishing scene. I make no money from you purchasing my book right now. LAST CHANCE!

The sole reason for placing my book at the $18 price was to get you reading and hungry for more. Well, that time is coming to a close as the price will go back up after tomorrow.

So, what’s Growing Dim about and why should you buy it? Growing Dim is a rock drummer who becomes Lord of the Underworld. Greek Mythology becomes real in this book and the lead, Crossman McKnight, struggles with what becoming the Lord of the Underworld means for his own character. The sequel, entitled Book of Joel, will continue Crossman’s struggle of what he really is and he develops an arch nemesis in the Underworld. Religion becomes a major topic at the end of the book as Crossman realizes that since Greek Mythology was real, why can’t other religious beliefs be real?

As you can see, I’m taking this story to a whole other level and will raise eyebrows and turn heads with the theories that are raised in these books. I can’t wait for you to read them and leave your feedback. It truly excites me to know that you are reading and giving your opinion for the world to see. That’s why Growing Dim was priced so low. But not for long. Truly your LAST CHANCE.

Thanks for reading,

Nicholas McGirr, author.

Growing Dim Cover

Meet My Wife

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Hello everyone,

Just thought I would take this time to introduce my wife, April. She is awaiting her phone call from LuLaRoe and she’s very excited!

There are a lot of reasons why April has decided to join such an awesome team and this blog post will explain April’s story. Sit tight, it’s a doozy.

April has CMT, that’s Charcot-Marie-Tooth. a disease that eats at her muscles and nerve endings to be short. April’s disease started when she was 19 and she was officially diagnosed at 23. She’s now 38 years old and is a fully functional adult just like you and me.

April wears braces to walk as her lower calf muscles are minimal at best. These braces are not a necessity, but with having drop-foot on top of the CMT, they help to keep everything in place. The braces are interesting in fact. They have rubberized ankles built into them so that the awareness of her disease is minimal to anyone seeing her walk on the street.

Look, I didn’t tell you all about April’s disease to get sympathy. This is truly a success story!

You see, April doesn’t sit at home collecting disability checks (and trust me, she could). Nope, this girl gets up every day and goes to work as a retail manager. She leads people. She motivates them to sell with better strategies. And she smiles while doing all of this. In fact, some former colleagues of hers used to call her “Joy” because she brought fun and enjoyment to the daily meetings.

And then she comes home from a long day at work (sometimes up to 12 hours) and takes care of me, like any great wife would. I give her time to slip into some comfy LuLaRoe clothes, take off her braces and relax simply because she deserves it.

So, with all that said, April is now completely motivated to gain loyal customers and share her story with all of you. Her goal is to motivate other women who may not be so comfortable with themselves by getting them the clothes that make them feel more comfortable with themselves. LuLaRoe allows April to be more comfortable with herself and she wants to share with you how to do that.

I’m inviting you to her Facebook page, as this will be the hub for all of her sales. Of course, she’ll have other social media accounts, but Facebook will hold all of the good stuff! So, if you love LuLaRoe, have no idea what I’m talking about, or just curious, take a look at her page and start following. This means you’ll be the first to know when she gets her inventory set up!

Follow April!

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Again, can’t thank you enough for reading this blog post. It means the world to April and I’m hoping she can inspire you to “Be Comfortable”.

Thanks,

Nicholas McGirr, author/husband

 

Coasters to Posters

20170507_134233 So, we live in Charleston. April and I have been enjoying this beautiful city for almost a year now and we still cannot get enough of the enjoyment of just walking around downtown. Of course, there are other things here in Charleston, but the things we find along the streets of downtown are wondrous and like no other city that I’ve been.

The other day, April and I had a day off together, finally. It was no surprise when we decided to take the 79 degree day and walk downtown. We normally try to visit a graveyard or two along the way, but those pics and blog posts will be for later.

20170507_133520 This is April on Rainbow Row. If you’ve never seen it, well, you’re missing out. Rainbow Row is a row of housing where each house connected is a different color than the previous. It’s something of a natural wonder here in Charleston. It doesn’t sound like much, but it really is something to see.

I can’t help but wonder what the inside of those homes look like. There are plenty of older homes to visit and tour through here in Charleston, but Rainbow Row seems to be somewhat of a mystery. Here’s a sneak peek into one of the courtyards:

20170223_154523 As you can see, the luxurious and quaint courtyard could be misleading into what’s inside the actual house. However, the wrought iron gating you see is scattered throughout the downtown area. You can even purchase coasters to posters of wrought iron gates in the market place.

So, folks, that was pretty much my day with April the other day. We find it extremely relaxing to walk the cobblestone streets, look at old housing, listen to the horse drawn carriages go by and simply enjoy each other’s company. It gives us a chance to catch up on our week, talk about absolutely nothing, hold hands and love our city.

I know this post isn’t very long, but I thought I would allow the pictures to speak for themselves.

Here’s a few more snapshots of what we found along the way. And as always, thanks for reading,

Nicholas.

FREE copy of The Life Tree

Well, here’s one of those pesky self-promoting posts I was talking about. And with good reason!

THE LIFE TREE is FREE starting today, May 7 through Thursday May 11.

The goal is to reach the Top 100 free downloads on amazon’s crazy algorithms. The other goal is get you, new reader, to love my work, write a review (or at least give a star rating on amazon) and then look forward to the next two books that are nicely priced at 99 cents.

So what’s The Life Tree about? Well, if you’re reading this, you already know that I write about the afterlife. The Life Tree is my attempt at putting a vision to that afterlife. The character is reincarnated into a tree and must learn what happened in order for them to get there. That’s the concept behind all three books: The Life Tree, The Umbrella Tree, and The Rhythm Tree. All three books take on a different place and time wrapped around each unique character.

From the back of the book:

No signs of the Maker. There’s no crash of cymbals as I make my entrance. No Muses or orchestrated choir and strings to announce my presence. There’s no sign of religion.
No sensations of sound or smell. No feelings of remorse, loss, happiness or fear. There’s just me inside this random nothingness. There’s no color, nor light, nor darkness. I feel my own presence but unsure if it exists. I am here, but not. This is not Heaven, Hell or any Purgatory. This is an afterlife and I cannot remember how I arrived.

Please enjoy and review and share. It is all greatly appreciated.

Nicholas. FREE Download

What are you reading?

So, I’ve written my first blog post. Hopefully, you’ve read it, heard my voice and decided to follow. This particular post will explain why I’m writing this blog and what I promise I will and will not do.

First, I’m a writer,  you probably already knew that. I will post blogs about my works promoting them. It’s what we writers do, we promote. What I promise is that I won’t promote my awesome science fiction books entirely in every post. That means you’ll still find links at the bottom.

I won’t post meaningless information. If anything, this blog is for me. It allows me to communicate with you, (fans I hope) and also to allow me to write about my interesting days that I have.

There you have it, I won’t be too spammy, but I will plug my works in just about every post, at least links. I will write about interesting things I find in my days. I will write about how much I love my adorable wife. I will write what I want.

So, more about me: I live in Charleston, SC. It’s absolutely gorgeous here! I will post random photos that my wife and I take as we are out and about (she’s a photographer). I’ve lived here almost a year and do not plan on ever moving away from this thriving city.

We, my wife and I, do plan on traveling over the next couple of years. We love historical places and well, I write about death and the afterlife, so therefore you can expect posts about cemeteries, history, beautiful buildings and the things we learn along the way.

I will also post book reviews here. I mostly post them on goodreads, but I will post them here as well as I finish up my never ending library.

That’s about it, folks. I’m a writer. I plan on writing more. I have books published. I write about death and life. Enjoy.

thanks,

Nicholas McGirr, author of awesome science fiction books about the afterlife.

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My FIRST Hardcover!!

My novelettes, only 99 cents!

 

 

 

I’m reading again

Hello folks, for those of you who don’t know me, I’m Nicholas McGirr, science fiction author who dabbles with the afterlife subject. I’ve written three novelettes and two novels, blah, blah, blah.

So, as of late, I’ve been reading like crazy! As of yet another major change in my life, I’ve come to realize that what I do best is obtain knowledge and absorb the written word. Yeah, sure, I’m okay at writing words too, but nothing heals the spirit more like a good book.

I’m guessing you’re wondering what’s so great about reading again. So what? Who cares? If you’re reading this, you more than likely read every day. The significance of me reading again is that it is not only saving my mindset to get through (whatever it is I’m going through) but it is saving me. And by saving “me”, I don’t mean from any kind of physical harm or anything like that, I mean saving “me”.

Along our own personal journeys in life, we come across obstacles, some of us have bigger obstacles than others. Those obstacles tend to move us further and further away from who we are. Me reading again, well, that is bringing me back to “me”. Selfish? Maybe. Necessary? Absolutely.

I phoned a friend the other day just to vent. We all do it, and well, it was time for me to do so. This friend of mine calls herself a “fan” of Nicholas McGirr. Her definition of being a “fan” is that she is always waiting to see what I’m going to do next, that I always have a plan and she considers that admirable. Some great words of encouragement for someone feeling down on his luck lately. Afterwards, I went back to reading the book I was in the middle of.

Moral of this post: Read a book, it’s healing. Read ANY book. Read a book that takes you away from whatever is troubling you. Read a book that can help you get through what it is you need to get through. Read A book.

And well, if you feel the need to read a science fiction book on the afterlife, here’s a few links:

https://www.amazon.com/Nicholas-McGirr/e/B00CL0Y0TY/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/720759.Nicholas_A_McGirr

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/growing-dim-april-mcgirr/1125512882;jsessionid=438DFD5542C7F988BB72D3EF6155DC0F.prodny_store02-atgap05?ean=9781538014554

There it is, my first blog post on an actual blog site. Feel free to follow me on twitter @nickmcgirrbooks, goodreads: Nicholas A. McGirr, or here on my new blog.

As always, thanks for reading,

Nicholas McGirr