Samuel A. Mayo
Author & Game Designer
Of Distributions, Mandolins and Sneak Previews
by Sam on February 23rd, 2017

Greetings and salutations, one and all! This first post of 2017 has not one, not two but three announcements (well, the sneak preview could technically be a half-announcement, but I'm gonna round up). So, buckle in and read on!


For you ebook readers, you now have access to my books and short stories across more platforms than ever. Thanks to Pronoun and Smashwords, you can now get my stories from major book outlets like Amazon, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Scribd, Nook (Barnes & Noble) and Google Play. My work has been available in various ways across these before, but never all of my stories across all platforms. Also, thanks to the network of ebook libraries that Smashwords works through, they will be available to readers in Germany and the UK. Going forward, all of my books will be released across all of these platforms at the same time.

There a couple of exceptions: 1) Ellie was too short to include for distribution for Google Play and will not be available there. 2) Unplugged & Unfinished has some unique formatting that does not translate easily to ebook. I want to make it available electronically at some point, but for now the only way to get it is in hard copy via or directly from me at conventions and book signings.

Lastly, my books will become available on DriveThruFiction in the near future. The whole goal here is to make it easier for anyone and everyone to have access to my books in the way they prefer.

The Thief and the Red Mandolin (2nd Edition)

‚ÄčI'm super happy to finally announce that the second edition of my first book The Thief and Red Mandolin has a release date:

June 19, 2017

This release is long, long overdue. This edit tightens up a lot of writing, rearranges of couple of scenes and adds more details that help up set up the rest of the books in the series. Eventually, The Island of Istburn will get the same treatment and we will, at some point, see the long-awaited Guild of Steam.

Stay tuned for the next update which will include a cover reveal. For now, I leave you with this teaser...
More details on the release to come over the next few months as close in on the launch day.

Sneaky Sneak Previews

Hmm, what could this be?
Or this???
So many mysteries!

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