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New Stickers for 2016

New 2016 Stickers

I ran out of stickers (and buttons, actually) at Norwescon, which is great. I love that people love my swag, it’s why I make it. Plus, it allows me to expand the world of The Bell Forging Cycle beyond the page.

However, I felt a few of the stickers were looking a little dated. They just weren’t as cool as the others, so since I ran out, I used this opportunity to refresh a few of the sticker designs. For those who aren’t familiar, stickers are available in my free swag packs, or you can get them by purchasing any book from my store, and of course all are available for free at conventions (along with a bunch of other stuff) as long as my stock holds out.

Let’s take a look at the new designs!

The Stars Were Right Sticker Set

The Stars Were Right Stickers

There have been two new updates with The Stars Were Right set, the St. Olmstead sticker has been completely redone and now includes the logo’s lockup. I’ve also added a new skeletal maero hand, taken from the mysterious Fig. 12. It’s very metal.


Old Broken Road Sticker Set

Old Broken Road Stickers - Click here to purchase a signed paperback copy!

The Old Broken Road sticker set got a pair of updates as well. This is the first time everyone is getting to see the City of Syringa seal. As with Lovat, Syringa is built upon the site of another city and there’s a reference to it in their seal. I’ve also included The City of Lovat Caravan Authority badge, the same mark that officially recognizes the Bell Caravan patches. Since Old Broken Road is about caravans I felt it was fitting.


Red Litten World Sticker SetRed Litten World Stickers - Click here to purchase a signed paperback copy!

The Red Litten World sticker set is only six months old, so it doesn’t have any updates for 2016. But I love it, and its awesomeness is a big reason why I felt like I needed to update the previous sets. Plus I wanted to include it in this post so you can see all sets side by side.


That’s the update for the stickers this year. The outdated images on my store should be updated sometime this weekend. Remember, I give away these stickers and more in my free swag packs, just hit the Free Stuff page and learn how you can get your hands on ’em. (All I ask is you pay for shipping.)

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"He... is coming. Can't you smell it on the wind?" — bellforgingcycle.com

Thrums… Thrums in the Deep

It’s been a while since I have offered up something new on the Free Stuff Page. So over the weekend, I cranked out a new desktop background for the fans and readers of the Bell Forging Cycle featuring a quote from my latest novel in the series: Red Litten World.

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Strange words are oft-uttered beneath a shattered sun. This ominous bit of prophecy, spoken by one of the characters within the book, hints at sinister developments. Unlike other backgrounds, I was trying to play this one a bit more subtle, so I hope everyone likes it! Download this background from any of the links below, or click through to the Free Stuff page and check out the other free offerings.

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Friday Link Pack 10/10/14

The last Friday before the launch of Old Broken Road is upon us! That means it’s time to share a few interesting links I’ve found throughout the week. Some of these are mentioned on Twitter, if you’re not already following me there, please do! Have a link I should feature in the upcoming link pack? Let me know! All right, let’s get to it:

Old Broken Road:

Old Broken Playlist
Check out the music that helped inspire my upcoming book!

Pre-Old Broken Road Launch Giveaway
Need to get caught up on The Stars Were Right before the sequel drops? Enter my latest Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy!

Old Broken Road Swag Packs are now in the store!
Three new Old Broken Road themed bookmarks, new set of stickers, and a rad button! All you have to do is pay for shipping. (You can also send a SASE, details are on the Free Stuff page.)

Writing:

The Exact Amount Of Time You Should Work Every Day
Did you know the absence of a proper lunch break can actually lower productivity? This University of Toronto study looks into what is the right amount of time to maximize your work.

19 Unintentionally Disturbing Moments From Kids’ Books
From Mister Dog to strange commands about murdering lambs, these made me laugh. So go on, touch the cow. Do it now.

The Genre Debate: ‘Literary fiction’ Is Just Clever Marketing
Elizabeth Edmondson of The Guardian argues that Jane Austen never imagined she was writing Literature. Posterity made that decision for her. Good stuff.

Random:

The Butterfly Effect, Literally
The Nerdwriter (one of my new favorite YouTube Channels) explores the butterfly effect, on, well… butterflies.

Rise And Shine – What Kids Around The World Eat For Breakfast
A New York Times photojournalism piece on the foods kids eat around the world. Really I am just repeating what the headline says, but click through, it’s fun.

Morbid Mondays: Maps Of The End Of The World
Atlas Obscura explore the maps of Revelations created by Baptist Minister Clarence Larkin in 1919. I remember seeing copies of these in my grandmothers house. Instant nostalgia for me.

The Problem With Wearable Technology, According To “Blade Runner” Designer Syd Mead
“Fashion is a temporary affectation. Fashion that’s timeless is actually a practical response to need. ” Loved reading about Syd Mead’s thoughts on the current state of wearables. Mead is an incredible artist and designer and it’s clear he put in a lot of thought when he created his vision of the future.

Lovecraft Story of the Week:

Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
I’m featuring this again. Mainly because this is the story where I found the Old Broken Road epigraph. Also, it’s good.

Gif of the Week:

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Free Swag!

New Swag Packs Are Available

Did you know I am happy to send you swag for free? Well I am! As of last night I am now offering new swag packs with goodies based on The Stars Were Right and my upcoming sequel Old Broken Road. This is the stuff I give away at my booth at cons, things like: bookmarks, stickers, and buttons. Each swag pack comes with:

  • TWO 1″ buttons
  • THREE bookmarks
  • A set of FOUR stickers

I’ll send all this to you for free. All you have to do is send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

K. M. Alexander c/o FreeSwag
P.O. Box 28805
Seattle, WA 98118

For now, let’s keep this U.S. only, unless you’re willing to pay for international postage both ways, I have no problem dropping it in the mail. I just know it can be expensive.

I check my P.O. Box once a week, so it won’t be long before I get your goodies in the post. You can find out more on my Free Stuff page, and check out the free downloadable Old Broken Road backgrounds as well. Who doesn’t like free stuff?