Monday, July 27, 2015

The Short, Short Version

It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks for me, and there's no respite in the near future, so here's a quick update on everything Dreamwielder related.

  • Congratulations to Marlene from Texas! She won the Dream, Steam, and Scream Book Giveaway. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest by signing up for my mailing list.
  • The Dreamwielder Book Club is on its way over at Wattpad. So far, the first nine chapters are up to read and discuss for free, with another three new chapters coming every Friday, leading right up to the release of Souldrifter on September 29.
  • The new edition of Dreamwielder should be available a month or so before that. I'm going through the last round of revisions (hopefully!) of Souldrifter, and once I have those finished, we can stick chapter 1 of Souldrifter at the end of Dreamwielder as a teaser, and then both books will be ready for production.
  • My publisher, Diversion Books, should be having a cover reveal for Souldrifter within the next month or so. After seeing the new cover for Dreamwielder, I can't wait to see what the cover designers at Diversion come up with for Souldrifter.
  • I've started a new day job as a writer for a tech company in Silicone Valley, and my wife and I are in the process of moving up from Southern California. It's been a crazy time, stressful and exhilarating at the same time! Once we get settled in and I'm no longer living out of a suitcase, I'll be sure to write up a more thorough recap of what's going on. 
-Garrett Calcaterra

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dreamwielder Cover Reveal (Part Deux!)

Here it is, the new cover for Dreamwielder!

While I very much liked the original cover for Dreamwielder, I'm excited to have Makarria on the front of the new edition, and it's fitting to have a new cover at this time since the first book is expanding into a series. I should have a cover reveal for Book Two, Souldrifter, in the coming month, and Souldrifter itself will be released in late September. I'm not certain yet when the new edition of Dreamwielder will be hitting retailers, but I'll be sure to add an update below as soon as I know for certain.

In the meantime, I'm very excited to be hosting a book club reading of Dreamwielder on Wattpad, beginning this Friday (September 10). If you don't have one already, sign up for a free Wattpad account and you can read the entirety of Dreamwielder for free and discuss it with other fans.

-Garrett Calcaterra

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Dream, Steam, and Scream Book Giveaway!

With the impending release of the second book in my Dreamwielder Chronicles, Souldrifter, on top of a new edition of book one, Dreamwielder, I say it’s high time for an old-fashioned book giveaway. All you have to do is sign-up for the mailing list on my website and you’ll be automatically entered. Simple as that (and I promise not to spam you or sell your email addy for nefarious purposes).

One entrant will win a grand prize package that includes paperback copies of Dreamwielder and my back titles, Umbral Visions and The Roads to Baldairn Motte, as well as an advanced reading copy of Souldrifter in e-book format (just as soon as I have it in my hands). In addition, two runner-up winners will win e-book copies of Dreamwielder and my novellas The Knight’s Dog and Page Fault. All winners will be selected randomly—no shenanigans, I swear!

Entry deadline is Friday, July 24, 2015.

Enter now at

-Garrett Calcaterra