Thursday, March 3, 2011

News: Some Good, Some Bad

A few points. First it's been a terribly long time since I made an entry. I apologize for that. My blogs will become more regular the closer I get to my book launch. For those of you who are unaware, my book, The Hunter Chronicles: Return to Exile, is scheduled to launch on September 6, 2011. I should have more to report as that date approaches. For those of you that can't wait to get their hands on it, you can pre-order on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The book won't get to you any faster, but it will do wonders for my early sales numbers.

There are a few exciting developments to report, some good, some bad. On the good side, the advanced reader copy (ARC) of my book is nearly finished and ready to go out. Each year, Simon & Schuster children's chooses one to two books and adds special effects to the advanced reader copy. This year, they selected my book. This is a strong show of faith on their part. Additionally, the advanced reader copy will also contain a blurb from Brandon Mull of Fablehaven fame. I tracked Brandon down at a book signing in Salt Lake and he's been incredibly helpful ever since. For the final release version, we are hoping to get additional blurbs from James Dashner, Christopher Paolini, Orson Scott Card, Rick Riordan, and Eoin Colfer. We don't expect to get all of these because these are very busy people, but if we could get two of the remaining five, we would be ecstatic.

Now for the bad news. Two weeks ago I had a neck fusion of my C6 – C7 vertebrae. I am still recovering, but I'm doing well. I hope to be back to full form in the next few weeks.

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Dave Butler said...

Recovering, but fortunately you will retain a manly, credibility-endowing scar for life. You may have to wear turtlenecks to your middle reader signings, though.

Dagga said...

Good to hear that you are recovering. Been waiting for a book from you for a long time, and a movie. Besides the ladies love scars, maybe you can sell more books that way. Have a good one and I am so happy to see you where you are and hope to see so much more.

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