Well, it's been quite some time, since I've written here and even longer since I've written something substantial about my book. So, this is announcement is overdue.
The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun is now available on online bookstores everywhere!
This includes Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble Nook, etc.
I'm very excited by this development. It's been over ten years since I wrote the first word in this space adventure. Since then, it's been a wild ride of self-publishing, winning some awards, having Publishers Weekly and the Midwest Book write great reviews, reading it to hundreds of kids, finding an agent, talking to publishers like Scholastic, Penguin, and Disney, and finally making the decision to "strike out on my own again" and publish the Onyx Sun online.
I got tired even writing all that.
So, I'll save a rant about self-publishing vs. traditional publishing for a future blog post. For now, I just want to relax and enjoy the freedom of being in control once again of my book's future.
Since my priority is to share my book broadly and have people enjoy it, I've set the price at $0.99. Enjoy!
I just read an amazing article this morning that puts in context the sheer magnitude of the universe. There are billions of billions of stars in the night sky. As the article points out, even a "dark patch" in the night sky is a window to viewing thousands of galaxies.
This is one of the major reasons I wrote the Onyx Sun. There are literally infinite adventures awaiting our species out there.
I had a great day last weekend exhibiting at the Sonoma County Book Festival. First of all, it was warm, which being from San Francisco is a very acceptable change. Next, I was pleasantly surprised by how many people there were and how open they were to hearing about the exhibitors' wares.
About 40 people stopped by my booth. By the end of the day, I think I had explained my book so many times I could have done it in my sleep.
The few moments where there wasn't a visitor, I spent my time talking with my boothmate, Ezra Barany, who is the most light-hearted and friendly person I've met recently. At the end of the day, we exchanged books. So I picked up a copy of The Torah Codes ("a Jewish DaVinci Code") which I look forward to reading. I also met a woman named Margaret Murray, who has written an existential story called Sundagger.net. I haven't started it yet, but I'm looking forward to reading more!
Of course, no great book festival would be complete without a visit at the end to a local brewery. So my wife Kim and I slid over Russian River Brewing Company, where a beer and pizza bites put a cap on a great day!