A special thank you to The Closeout Kings beta readers

Kenny update

A beta readers shout out!

This is from the last page of The Closeout Kings.

I had the incredible good fortune of having 22 wonderful beta readers volunteer their valuable time to read an early draft of The Closeout Kings.  If not for their insightful and constructive feedback, I would have published a far inferior version of the story.   To those beta readers, I cannot thank you enough.  Your commitment, advice and encouragement made the long process of writing a novel even more fulfilling and fruitful.

Thank you, one and all!

The Closeout Kings update

Based on all the feedback on Facebook, here, and in the non-internet world, this looks like the winning cover.

Looking for beta readers

The first edit is done for The Closeout Kings.  I’ll be looking for beta readers soon.  I’ve already got two volunteers, but there’s room for more.  Here’s the preliminary one sentence pitch:

When two hitmen for the hillbilly mafia discover they’ve been unwittingly involved in a human trafficking ring in the mountains of Tennessee, they team up with a local deputy and turn their talents on their employers to help find the missing children.

Remember this is a C. Hoyt Caldwell novel. There’s sex, violence and strong language. Backwoods style!

Contact me if you’re interested, here or on Facebook.

Breaking Bad Nuts and a Call for Beta Readers

How does a below (way below, like seriously below) mid-list author unwind after a day of editing? By watching an episode of Breaking Bad and coming up with an idea for a stupid video that will make him look like a clinically disturbed idiot, that’s how!

BTW – MY paper edit is done.  I have to apply the edits to the word document, and then my gorgeous editor will give it a read.  I’d like to enlist 5-10 beta readers for The Closeout Kings.    Before you say yes, remember that this is a C. Hoyt Caldwell book not an R.W. Ridley book.  Things are vulgar and offensive in C. Hoyt’s world.  Let me know if you’re interested either in the comments section below or via Facebook.