Dear <<First Name>>,

Before you enter into the annual turkey coma (for those of you in the U.S.), get your hands on some stellar reading material at limited-time prices. See below:


So my wife, Kelly, convinced me to do something with To Earn the Sash that I never intended: a paperback edition. It's been made available for a very limited time. This paperback edition was originally created as a keepsake for friends and family. I actually planned to wait for my author copies to arrive, and then unpublish it without a word. But after holding it in my hands the other day, I decided to give you all a chance to get your own paperback copy before I send this option to the grave. This offer will end on December 1 at which point, the paperback version will disappear. The cost is $3.99 (shipping included) so I will be making a whopping $.24 per sale...yup, this is priced to make me rich!

If you're interested in a signed copy, email me ASAP and I'll put in another order of author copies and we can work out payment, address, and shipping via email.


Click the image below for your last chance to join my review team and receive your FREE eBook review copy of To Earn the Sash. I'll send this last batch of review copies on November 25.

NOTE: If the reviewer profile requirements in StoryOrigin are giving you trouble, send me a message and I'll send you your free review copy outside of StoryOrigin. I'll still be keeping track of who actually writes reviews to determine eligibility for the future review copies, but if this is easier for you, I don't mind doing it this way.

Otherwise, To Earn the Sash is now available for pre-order for $.99 and will release on November 30, 2020.

The Other Magic Updates:

  • I ran a $.99 price discount on The Other Magic beginning last week (ending tomorrow). During this time, The Other Magic reached it's highest Amazon ranking to date! Shared space in the rankings with some author named J.K. Rowling for a period of time. Not bad!

The Other Way (Book II) Updates:

It's a miracle I manage to get anything done with these two around, and this is part of my excuse for the slow progress! But I did capture an exciting moment of calm when my youngest daughter was not attempting to bite my eldest.

Oh, you probably wanted to know if I had finally finished writing The Other Way... I'm excited to say that while I'm not quite finished, I'm just a few thousand words away! I will finish within the next few days, and begin the first round of revisions.

The Other Way -  Draft 1 Progress
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Also available in AUDIO, narrated by the award-winning Greg Patmore
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If you missed the trailer, you can watch it now  Let me know what you think in the comments.
Finally, if you enjoyed, The Other Magic, and have not already done so, please pay it forward by posting an Amazon, Audible, or Goodreads review to help ensure that others like you choose to pursue this adventure. It is also incredibly rewarding and helpful for me to know what you enjoyed about the story! Who was your favorite character? What are you hoping to see in the second book in the series? Anything from a few sentences to a detailed analysis is welcome. Please follow one or both of the below links to leave feedback.

Leave your Amazon review here.
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If you're not into leaving reviews, but would like to share your thoughts or ask a question, send me an email.

Thanks again for reading!


Derrick Smythe
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