Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Now available at the iBookstore and more e-tailers.

Got word this week that we're in the iBookstore as well as Borders/Australia and Amazon.UK, which is pretty cool.

Cover art for the print edition is in final revision and the Memorial Day weekend launch date is still looking good.

I'll be setting up a purchase portal here and at my An Ordinary American blog for autographed print edition purchases, as well as signed 5x7 cover purchases.

In the meantime, if you still haven't joined a pro-gun association such as the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, Jews For Preservation of Firearms Ownership, etc, as well as your local state rifle association, I urge you to sign up today.

Our strength lies in our numbers, and our future lies in our strength.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Now available through Barnes & Noble

Got the notification today that Above Reproach is now available for the Nook at Barnes & Noble.

Print edition will be available at B&N, Amazon and others by Memorial Day weekend.

Feedback continues to be positive overall with a few folks for whom the book just wasn't for them.

No worries there--that's why there are lots of writers and lots of books. Guaranteed something for everyone.

Thanks for your support and patronage.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ben Wallace. A writer that is FUN to read.

(Note: Post Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors is free today in celebration of its one-year anniversary. You're crazy if you don't have it and don't download it. The only excuse for not doing so is if you can't read. . . and if that's the case, why are you reading this?)

Writing is a funny thing. Some writers try to be funny and other writers are funny.

Other writers are just good, which means you enjoy reading their books and you feel GOOD when you're done.

Benjamin Wallace falls into that category. Big time.

I'm sure he's sick of hearing it and thinks I'm an egotistical butthead, but I won the lottery back in Dallas around 1999. I won it by being the only creative director in all of advertising agency land to snatch this guy up before anyone else could.

There was a drive and a passion for not only the written word, but for IDEAS, for engaging the reader with those words and not feel like you, the reader, just wasted your time reading or listening to an ad.

I remember the e-mail and the phone call a year ago. "First book, published, buy it, please," Ben told me.

"I don't have a Kindle," I replied. I used to be pretty old fashioned a year ago, and I reminded Ben of that as I got up to manually change the channels on my portable black & white television--the one with the built-in rabbit ears.

"You can download the app," he explained.

The what?

I chewed that one over after hanging up my rotary dial telephone and decided I might need to start checking out the 21st century.

Well, here we are a year later. This past February, I bought a Kindle and Ben's first book was the first download I put on it. To date, this is the most FUN book I have read--bar none.

I'm supposed to be a writer myself. I even have a book out and two more in the can, but I'm having a difficult time really finding the appropriate words to describe Post Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors.

I keep coming back to that word "fun." I'd find myself chuckling out loud, getting up for another Coke and having a grin on my face. I just felt good while reading the book. It's not dark, it's not gloomy, it's not silly (don't let the description fool you into thinking this is slapstick fiction; it's not). It's just straight ahead GOOD writing that tells a fun story with fun characters with some fun twists.

Celebrate Ben's one-year anniversary as a published author. Download his book and start remembering how when reading used to be fun.