The saga of the leg continues. Though there is not much to report as healing takes a long time with a broken bone. Other than I read a science article about how doctors may be leaving people immobilized longer than necessary for broken bones. However, the study that was done was for ankle fractures that didn’t require surgery. Since mine was not an ankle and did get surgery, the study didn’t really pertain to me. However, that made me think about part of why I love science fiction comedy.
If I read an article about people staying in braces for too long and proceed to screw up my broken bone even worse because I didn’t really understand the science behind the study, that’s comedy! It’s the same reason one hears that a food might be the ticket to the fountain of youth one day and the cause of cancer the next. What fails to translate is the fountain of youth was a study done on mole rats, and the cancer was a chemical found in the extract of the food that screws you up when taken in 500k the normal dose.
The point is that The Robin Hood of Couches is comedy about what happens in between the lines. When you dig and poke at something further what happens next. The difference between science and science fiction is that science might not have all the answers, and it can at least admit its limitations, whereas science fiction never admits that it was wrong or made a mistake. Once something in a science fiction is reported as fact, all the characters go along with it. I wonder if Midichlorians was peer reviewed?
So, where’s that bone regeneration tricorder from Star Trek that will have me walking the next day? That’s the reality I’m going with.
In Kickstarter news, we didn’t quite make 60%. But I’m still going to give you something for free. For the next few days, my short story collection of the first things I ever published will be free on kindle (it was a challenge to myself to write and publish one short story a month for a year). I also will discount Time Burrito to 99 cents (US and UK only) 1/29/18-2/5/18. And now’s the time to pledge money to the Kickstarter if you haven’t already. Now’s the time to share with a friend. We are on the last week. You can do so here.
I thank everyone for their support.
I have some good news and bad. First the good, Kickstarter marked The Robin Hood of Couches as a project they love! The bad is that I broke my leg and am going to go to surgery on Monday. No, I’m not joking. I slipped on ice and busted my tibia. So now I get metal plates to become more machine than man (ok, so maybe triggering airport scanners for the rest of my life) How will this affect the project? Maybe some delays but nothing too serious. Either way, the break has gotten in the way of me promoting as much as as would like. So even though we aren’t at 25%, I’m going to give out a free book anyway. The Teristaque Chronicles are free on kindle until the 17th!
If you haven’t yet supported the Kickstarter, you can do so here.
There are also some other projects going on at Kickstarter by some other great authors. Check it out here.
If you want to help me spread the word, tell three people who might want to be a part of this Kickstarter. They’ll love you forever and ever and ever and ever until you escape from their basement.
People have been asking me about getting that Time Burrito artwork on tee-shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, etc. Now you can get them and save 15% on the order! Stop by my shop Aaron’s Stuff for official Time Burrito Gear. In case you need the 15% code to enter into the cart at checkout, here it is: welcome-100236443 Offer only valid now until 12/5/17.
All the stuff is printed by a company called Spreadshirt which is a member of the BBB, and they take the lion’s share of each sale. But if you do buy something, that will give me some funds to kick off my next project. I also wasn’t sure if people wanted my name on their shirt, so I have two versions, one with my name, and the other with just Time Burrito. I will see how they do as to whether or not people want the full book cover on the shirt or just the fun stuff.
And because I don’t want to leave you without free stuff and deals. The Kindle edition of Playlist of the Ancient Dead is on sale for 99 cents from now until 11/25/17, and Kal’s Revenge is free until 11/25/17.
Enjoy! And thank you for your support!
It‘s June, and it’s all about summer road trips. What’s better for road trips than music? In June, my most musical fiction will be on sale/free. My science fiction/horror/comedy called Playlist of the Ancient Dead is on sale for a limited time! The kindle edition is 99 cents June 3rd-8th on amazon. If you loved Time Burrito, I would say that PotAD should be your next stop. If you are trying hard to see how music fits into this book, I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but it plays a big part. Here’s the description:
Caroline, a post-graduate student, waits for her grand adventure in life. While she’s waiting, she walks the dog down the same path every day, avoids her dippy ex-boyfriend, and ponders her mundane march towards middle age. Her dream comes true when a magical doorway appears before her in a drab brick building. There is something on the other side of the door, and it beckons her inside.
Also in June, I’m giving away two free short stories. On June 3rd-5th, the kindle edition of One Way Trip to Solasoma will be free! Then on June 6th-10th, Our Final Days on Bellicus Prime will be free! Both of these stories accompany a song by the same name from my band Spiral. You can hear the songs on just about any music service or by clicking the beautiful album artwork to the right.
Finally, I want to let you all know that I have three projects in the pipeline. One is a reincarnation story with a comic twist. The other is the sequel to Atmospheric Pressure. And the last is a YA multiverse trilogy (this one, I plan to wait until all three books are done). I really don’t know when any of these will be done because for the time being, I do this in my spare time.
If you like what I do, and want to help, consider leading a review, telling a friend, or better yet gifting a copy to them. Give a friend a book for a buck. You can’t beat it!
Enjoy the sun-baked highways and turn it up loud!
Time Burrito has had a fantastic release, and I have all of you to thank for it. I really appreciate the support this book has seen. The free promotion was a resounding success of over 5000 downloads, and reviews seem to show people are enjoying the book. If you want to help, consider leaving a review yourself, or tell a friend about the book.
If you’ve read, shared, and loved Time Burrito and are itching for more, I would consider Playlist of the Ancient Dead. It’s a horror, science fiction, comedy with my most unusual premise. If you want to read Time Burrito’s sister book, check out Othello and Zombies. I wrote both of those at the same time. Finally, if my books with a comic edge are in the immortal words of Graham Chapman “too silly,” I would suggest Atmospheric Pressure. It’s a straight up Orwellian thriller that is nearing completion of a sequel.
Thanks again, you rock and/or roll.
Free until April 19th, 2017
Thank all of you for the huge support I’ve gotten for this project. As a thank you, the kindle edition of Time Burrito is now free on Amazon, but only for a limited time.
If you’ve read it and would like to help even more, leave a review. Or if you get a chance, tell your friends about the free download. It’s the small stuff that really helps out independent authors.
Here’s an easy to copy n’ paste link:
Thank you again! Enjoy!
Free April 15th-19th, 2017
I appreciate the tremendous support this book has already seen. I received so many positive comments and even some good reviews. I humbly thank you all. Those who’ve been chipping in $3 by purchasing have really helped a lot. You don’t have to spend money to help this book out, if you’ve read the book and would like to support it by leaving a review and/or telling a friend. The small stuff really helps. The free kindle promotion will run on Amazon on April 15th-19th, 2017, it may be the first and last time it will be free to download so make sure you get a copy.
I’m also going to be giving away two paperback copies on Goodreads (entries open this Friday). It’s a random drawing that ends after the free giveaway, so be sure to get your digital copy too.
Thank you again. I appreciate all the support.