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This is the official source for news, commentary and insights from author A.C. Dillon.  Dillon’s first novel, Change Of Season, is now available in ebook format and print.  A second novel, Collide, is slated for release on October 31st, 2012  Subscribe and check often for updates on its release, windows into the writing process, and other random ramblings from within Dillon’s masterful pillow and blanket fortress.

Utilize the navigation links to learn more about A.C. Dillon and current writing projects.  Alternately, scream ‘Help!’ while dancing thrice widdershins in a circle… and then use the search feature.  Bonus points for sending a video of said dance on Twitter.

Change Of Season Blog Tour Begins Today!

I’m pleased to announce that today begins the blog tour for Change Of Season, organized by the dynamos at ATOMR Tours!  Below you’ll find a list of stops by date.  During this week, you can check out reviews, excerpts and guest posts discussing characters and more.  Best of all, I’m giving away several copies of the ebook along the way.  All you have to do is check out the stops for details on how to win!  Easy, right?

Have fun, engage and I’ll see you throughout the week!

Tour Schedule

Monday, November 5, 2012:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012:

Thursday, November 8, 2012:

Saturday, November 10, 2012:

Collide Is Now Available!

Happy Halloween and Merry Samhain!  On this, my favourite night of the year, may I introduce you to my second novel, Collide.

Collide is a different sort of tale from Change Of Season on its surface:  a brisk-paced action-suspense story is its shell, a far cry from the paranormal psychological thriller genre.  That said, beyond the surface are elements of the unexplained, particularly the concept of fate or coincidence.  Is coincidence merely that, or something much more?  Collide begs the question and posits that perhaps coincidence is something much more complex.

Collide also examines morality, and the notion of a greater good versus the individual case.  It’s something I think is perhaps hardest for us to truly contemplate most of the time, likely because such cases are emotional, not merely rational.

Last, but certainly not least, Collide is a study in characters, and herein lies its core kindred spirit with Change Of Season.  The nine hostages within the bank are about to reveal their secrets within a claustrophobic cell.  That understanding of motive, of how history shapes us all until we choose to evolve or stagnate, is as important to understanding and enjoying Collide as is the crime drama itself.

Collide is currently available on Smashwords and, for the month of November, is only 99 cents!  (Print is forthcoming in the next few days via Amazon and Createspace).  Other major ebook retailers will have the book in the next few weeks.

Click here to purchase your ebook copy of Collide!  Thanks for your support.

Prefer print?  Gotcha covered via Createspace.  Click here!

Stay tuned also for the Change Of Season blog tour in the next few days, including giveaways!

Original Story Contribution For Fundraiser: Support TWLOHA

Amanda Todd’s tragic suicide couldn’t have come at an eerier time.  In continued evidence that fandoms are filled with caring hearts, one of the latest fundraisers is Fandom For Suicide Awareness.

For a minimum donation of $5 to To Write Love On Her Arms, a wonderful organization I support, you will receive an extensive compilation of short stories and fanfiction from a group of talented writers.  I myself have contributed a dark mystery short story to the compilation, “The Cruellest Month”.  This story will not be available anywhere else to read for a good deal of time, and is inspired in part by the Neil Gaiman short story “October In The Chair”.  As an assignment for my students I tutored, I encouraged them to choose a month and tell a fitting story.  I chose April.

As someone who survived a suicide attempt and struggled with trauma, this is a cause that is truly important to me.  Even if you’re not interested in the entire compilation, $5 is the cost of a Starbucks latte.  If you can give more, I encourage you to do so.

To learn more about To Write Love On Her Arms, click here for their site.

To donate for the fundraiser, click here and then forward your emailed receipt to fandom4suicideawareness@gmail.com.  The deadline for donations is November 1st, 2012.

More on Collide and the Change Of Season book tour will be forthcoming as well.

Collide cover revealed!

Hello, book enthusiasts!

After a lot of waiting and debating various approaches to the cover art for Collide, I finally settled on a design that I felt captured the police file feel of the book.  No more “cover art coming soon”.  Click here to take a look and check out Collide.

You can still take your shot at an advance ebook of Collide until October 21st here.  Free books are one of life’s best things, after all.

Updates: Blog Tour, New Novel and Giveaways!

Hello, readers!  I have been busy (understatement of the year) Chez Dillon, but it’s all been a wonderful sort of busy.  Allow me to check in and give you an idea of what’s coming your way:

Blog Tour, Nov. 5-10th, 2012:  The wonderful team at AT0MR have arranged a book tour for Change Of Season!  I’m looking forward to this experience and others getting insights and glimpses into the book along the way.  I’ll be posting links to participating blogs shortly.

Collide Release:  My second book, Collide, hits Smashwords on October 31st, 2012.  Stay tuned for the cover reveal on the site and details on the print release as well.  Collide is not a YA crossover like Change Of Season, but is a character-driven piece with a ticking clock.  I’ll be posting the introduction on the blog mid-October.

Collide Giveaway:  A free ebook for Halloween?  Why not?  It’s my favourite holiday, after all!  I’m giving away three advance copies of Collide.  To enter, simply post on this entry, tweet a link to my Goodreads page and @dillonac, or post about me on Facebook.  Winners will be chosen on October 21st.

Back to final revisions, I go!

More Change Of Season Reviews!

Thank you so much to the readers who’ve stopped by Goodreads to leave their thoughts on Change Of Season.  There have been some fantastic insights about the book discussed, which I enjoy.  It’s always a blast to see how others interpret a creative piece.

Reviewers are also busy on Amazon, too!

Have you read Change Of Season?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.  It’ll buoy me through the revisions on Collide.