Hey everyone!

Big news! I have my first novel coming out on November 1st, 2016. And immediately after that, I’ll start directing my first movie.

I’ve always been a fan of giveaways and contests, such as Joss Whedon, the director of the Avengers movies, giving away random gifts to fans who rented his indie films, or Taylor Swift hand delivering gifts to fans for the holidays, or Dustin from Stranger Things taking pictures with his fan for his own page. Here are a few other examples: Ariana Grande buys cookies and hot chocolate for fans waiting in the cold, Angelina Jolie buys a Teddy Bear, and a whole bunch of other examples.

Anyway, I know these guys have tons of money and all, but it’s still cool to see celebs giving their time, reaching out, and doing cool things for their fans. In a similar fashion, I want to have giveaways for every book I publish and every movie I make, making this contest the first of many to come.

So, in anticipation of my first novel, and in order to raise a little extra money to direct my first movie, I’m hosting a giveaway called “The Mini Things E-book Contest.” It’s basically my own version of crowdfunding, but at the same time, each fan has multiple opportunities to win a $100 Visa Gift Card. It’s a pretty simple contest with simple prizes, but I hope the contests can become more elaborate and with cooler prizes as time goes on.

So if you’re still interested, keep reading.

It’s simple. Here’s how it works:

  1. Buy one or both of the two books that qualify for the contest. The first book is Mini Things a compilation of short stories, and the second is The Videogame Violinist, a short, Goosebumps-like novella. (I have a third story available on Amazon that is NOT part of the contest titled The Warning. It is a short story that can be found in the Mini Things book, but The Warning is NOT part of the contest).
  2. Leave a review for the book(s) you have purchased before the contest ends on midnight October 31st, 2016.
  3. At the end of the contest, we will go through and write down all the usernames of those who have left reviews on Amazon, and place them in a container. (One container for each book. Meaning that you can win at least twice).
  4. For every 200 copies a book sales, we will draw a username from the corresponding container. (ex. If 400 copies of Mini Things sales, we will draw two usernames from the Mini Things reviews container).
  5. On November 1st, 2016, the scheduled date for the release of my new novel, we will post a video showing the drawing, and the usernames of the winning contestants . (So make sure you remember to check back on November 1st, 2016, or subscribe to the website so that you will receive an automatic notification as a reminder).
  6. Final step: If your Amazon username was drawn, contact me on this website’s Contact Page. We will verify that it is you, and get you your $100 gift card.

It’s that simple. Buy a book or two, leave a review or two, and check back on November 1st to see if you’re a winner.

Bonus: For those who purchased the book(s) and left a review before November 1st 2016, we will continue to draw names every time 200 books have sold. So if you don’t win on November 1st, you could win in the future!

Double Bonus: For every time a book sales 2000 copies, we will have a bonus drawing with ALL of the usernames of those who purchased the book before November 1st, 2016. So if your name was already drawn, you can win again and again and again.

So rest easy.


And to increase your chances of winning, I’ll be marketing the book heavily online and at colleges across the country.

Also, if you buy a book and leave a review, let me know. I’ll put a special thanks in the credits of every movie I make for the rest of my life. So pick up your copy of Mini Things and The Videogame Violinist today. And don’t forget to leave a review!

Other Stuff: (1. ) Yes, we know someone can leave reviews on products they haven’t purchased, but Amazon does verify if the person who has left the review has actually purchased the book or not. (2.) Yes, we know someone can change their username to match the name of one of the winners in attempt to claim a prize that they might not deserve, but luckily there is still a way to verify which user actually left the winning review.