March News and Updates

Into March and time to move forward for another month!

I'm releasing my newest Alexa Skill today, and it's the one I'm most excited about. It took a lot more time and effort than anything I've done before, and I'm happy with how it has turned out. 

If you have an Amazon Echo Device and can use alexa, then please check this skill out! Enable it for free and give it a try, and then let me know what you think. I plan to improve it and my other skills based on user feedback, and everything helps!

Shout out to M.N. Arzu for the wonderful design!


Alexa Skills Update

I've been building amazon alexa skills for a while now, and it's just something I do in my spare time to learn new programming tricks. At first, I just built really shoddy skills that no one wanted to use, and it showed because people gave them bad ratings on Amazon.

Now, though, I've been taking it a lot more seriously and learning how to make some pretty impressive skills. I've got a bunch of skills out for kids, as well as a couple of skills for trivia and facts.

My biggest upcoming project, though, is to release interactive novels. Basically, this will be a story you can interact with, sort of like a choose your own adventure novel (goosebumps did those for a while, and they were a lot of fun!). I'll do some for adults and some for kids hopefully, and they will be released in chapters with updates.

If you like using Amazon Alexa, then please check some of my apps out and see if you enjoy them. I would also appreciate a review on Amazon if you have the time so other people can find the skills easier.

Another thing of note: In the first three days of being available, Party Trivia has already had over 250 people use it and 3,000 + invocations, which is really awesome! Hopefully those numbers continue to climb and it can become even more popular!


Next Alexa Skill News

My current Alexa Skill is an Interactive Novel. I think first I will release a sample 'concept' version of one of my applications (called the Dark Citadel) and then I will release my Interactive Bedtime Adventures for Kids ones. Now that I have my biggest hurdle out of the way with the release of Party Trivia I can turn my attention to it as well.

I'm also working on a few more writing projects and will hopefully have some updates about those soon, too. I'm making slow progress with a couple of stories but I'm anticipating finishing a couple of projects by the end of the year.

The Dark Citadel is available now for download, and it is 100% free! Check it out if you haven't already! I even pushed up my timeline and released an update with two extra chapters, so there are 5 chapters and 60 scenes available now!


Sales and More

I'm going to send out a couple of emails with free book offers this month, but February was the big time to get free copies of my main catalog. There will be a sale soon for The Bishop's Legacy discounted, but that is the extent of what March is going to have to offer. If you missed out on free copies, don't fret because I'll offer some again in a couple of months.

Lincoln Cole

Lincoln Cole is a Columbus-based author who enjoys traveling and has visited many different parts of the world, including Australia and Cambodia, but always returns home to his pugamonster and wife. His love for writing was kindled at an early age through the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen King and he enjoys telling stories to anyone who will listen.

He has won multiple literary awards for his novels. He has also been a bestseller in multiple different categories.