Braving the Storms Unboxed

The year 1985 was a memorable time for me.

That year I was stationed in Japan with the U.S. navy and writing short stories that I hoped someday might be printed. That was also the year Back to the Future came out. Along with my family, I saw the movie in a Japanese theater. Kanji scrolled along one side as we watched.

While I enjoyed the whole movie a scene at the end stuck in my memory. In the last minutes of the film Bif rushes into the McFly home with a package and announces, “Mr. McFly, Mr. McFly, this just arrived … I think it's your new book.” They open it and lift out a copy of George McFly’s novel, A Match Made in Space

As I walked from the theater I recalled that scene, and thought that opening a box and seeing your book for the first time would be a really cool moment. I never forgot that scene, and I think of it again each time a package arrives containing my copies of a new release.

This is the fourth time books have arrived on my doorstep and the moment in Back to the Future flashed through my mind as I opened the box and lifted the first copy of Braving the Storms.

This recent delivery contained twenty copies of that latest novel. I’ll be keeping one or two. The rest I’ll be signing and sending off to editors, bloggers, reviewers and beta-readers or handing to critique group partners.

So, if I said you’ll be getting a copy of my new book—it’s coming soon! 


Four Days Left

The Goodreads Giveaway for Through Many Fires is almost over!

Nearly 400 people have entered to win one of ten free copies of my latest post-apocalyptic bestseller, Through Many Fires

If you’re a member of Goodreads go here to add your name to the giveaway. If you’re not a member, it is free to join and a good place to hear about new books and authors.

The video below is of me unboxing the books that will be autographed and sent to the winners.

Through Many Fires is available here, in paperback, on Kindle and will soon be available on Nook, Kobo, Google Play, the iBookstore and on Audible.com.


Unboxing and Signing

Through Many Fires has arrived on the Alaskan Tundra!

My wife received the promotional copies of Through Many Fires a few days ago and forwarded some of them to me in Eek, Alaska, for signing. The books arrived today on the mail plane and someone brought it over to the school. I don’t know who because I found the box sitting next to the school office door as school was closing. This is not unusual. As I was walking back to my classroom Ella, a student, asked me what was in the box. I said, “Come with me I need your help.”

Once we were in the classroom I asked her to use my iPod to film me opening the package. At that point it occurred to me the box might be one of the food care packages my wife often sends. If it was, Ella would certainly be confused why I wanted to make a video as I opened it. 

As you can see though, it was the first print copies of Through Many Fires. Thanks for helping out Ella, you did a good job.    

If I promised you an autographed copy of Through Many Fires and you have been wondering when it would arrive, the answer is soon.  I’ll be signing them tonight and mailing them tomorrow.