Contest! and good news from Ray

Uber-contributor Ray Rhamey just dropped us a line to let us know that he has launched his Buzz Blast contest to promote his new book The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles.  Click the link for details.  Prizes are:

First Prize: to the largest number of emails/tweets sent, a choice of gear (t-shirt, mug, water bottle, etc.) from the FtQ Press store PLUS a signed copy of The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles. The designs are on the right, and you can see the styles available in the online store.

Second Prize: to the second-largest number of emails/tweets sent, a choice of gear from the FtQ Press store OR a signed copy of The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles.

Third Prize (random drawing from all but top two entries): a signed copy of The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles.

Check out the video to get a taste of the page-turning lunacy that is The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles.

Finally, writers who are looking for alternative paths to publication will be thrilled to learn that Ray has launched his micro-publishing company Platypus.   

Platypus aims to publish compelling fiction that meets these criteria:

  • we love the story
  • we see marketability
  • doesn’t fit into a genre

At WU, we’ve seen authors such as MJ Rose and our own JC Hutchins break into the market by using alternative methods.  Platypus could be the right match for you.  Click the link to check it out.

Congratulations, Ray!  We can’t wait to see this exciting new chapter unfold!


About Kathleen Bolton

Kathleen Bolton is co-founder of Writer Unboxed. She writes under a variety of pseudonyms, including Ani Bolton. She has written two novels as Cassidy Calloway: Confessions of a First Daughter, and Secrets of a First Daughter--both books in a YA series about the misadventures of the U.S. President's teen-aged daughter, published by HarperCollins, and Tamara Blake, for the novel Slumber.


  1. says

    It was refreshing to read that another micropress has hit the scene. Myself and a number of other authors from around the world have been published since 2008 by in the UK. Exactly the same conditions apply. Lightning Source are the inestimable printers and the distribution chain is the same as for Platypus. work on the 40 for them, 60 for us principle, with books retailing for a very excellent price in the Northern Hemisphere.

    I am excited for Platypus, as I see nothing wrong with independent publishers in this current market, particularly those with the stated aims of Platypus. Also, as an Australian, I LOVE the name.