Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Apparently, has ranked my book as #212,007 in sales. That means there are #212,006 books doing better than this one. #1 on the list is from Oprah's book club. Imagine that.

Just thought I'd share that little bit of trivia for everyone.

Friday, September 23, 2005

What It's All About

For everyone's benefit, I'm going to give you all a brief synopsis of the book that has just been released into the literary jungle:

As a child, Henry (the main character) had always dreamed of being an astronaut. As time passed and circumstances developed, he found his dream frustrated; and ended up a civil engineer instead. He found himself never satisfied with what he was doing, and the frustration grew over the years, until he finally quit his job and moved back home to start a business with his father and another party.

And then he had a dream.

The dream turned his life upside-down, and gave him a glimmer of hope that his dream would be fulfilled. But not as an astronaut, per se: in the dream--the vision, if you will--he learns of a way to build a faster-than-light starship; and he is urged to complete this ship or else all of humanity may perish.

The remainder of the book has Henry and a small group of people dodging the government, trying to get their hands on the new technology; among other things I care not to divulge here lest I give away the plot of the book.

The underlying theme behind the book is the constant improvement of a person, as well as of humanity and society in general. I hope I sufficiently convey this theme to my readers.

I hope you take the time to read this work. It is, to date, my magnum opus; and I hope everyone who reads this book can share in the dream of Henry.

HOLY CRAP!!!! Books: Voyage to Xanadu: Book One

Screw official release date. THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE NOW!

Happy birthday to me... happy birthday to me...

I just received, this very morning, the first two copies of Voyage to Xanadu. That's right. I have them here on my desk. And within a week or so of my birthday. Hee hee.

The official release date is still October 31, but I wager you should be able to get them on (or similar) very soon.

The downside: they are $25 a pop. Well, that's not too bad, but it's priced higher than average. They're not trade paperback. They're a bit bigger, so it would explain the higher price. They are cheaper than technical books of the same size if that means anything; and mainstream books are around $19 for this size. So it's not too bad.

Anyway, there you go. The book has been printed. Woohoo!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 | Only YOU have the power to Save Toby! | Only YOU have the power to Save Toby!

Okay, I know this has absolutely nothing to do with the release of my novel (on Halloween 2005). But this still blows my mind.

I don’t want to eat Toby, he is my friend, and he has always been the most loving, adorable pet. However, God as my witness, I will devour this little guy unless I sell 100,00 copies of my book, Save Toby: ...

And I don't have a rabbit. Damn it!