While writing Time Burrito 2, I had an idea for a story. A lot of the time, those ideas get written down in a text file and stored on my hard drive and maybe never go beyond that. This one was different. I kept thinking about it, talking to my wife about it, even sometimes having dreams about it. This story had to be written.
I literally stopped writing Time Burrito 2 because I was so obsessed with the idea. It all came from a comment I made to my wife over breakfast, “wouldn’t it be funny if people fought holy wars over whether or not the messiah was named David or Dave?”
Surprisingly, she didn’t roll her eyes and change the subject, as she often does when I talk about stuff that I think is hilarious but the rest of the world may raise their eyes at best. We came up with this scenario where there was a nuclear war, and some stuff from various Davids survived like a David Bowie record, or David Duchovny’s autobiography. Then what if thousands of years in the future, the people created a world religion out of our David stuff.
Then what if they find DNA on the Statue of David that just happens to be a random tourist named David, and decided to clone it? We pictured this rush of clergy, mobbing their messiah fresh from the cloning vat, and asked him the question that has plagued their society for years, “It’s it Dave or David?”
That’s when it hit me, what if that person was not David but Pete? That’s when I knew this story had to be a Time Burrito story, which is good news for you. Not only are you going to get the Bison Agenda very soon here because I finished it after pounding out Time Burrito 3. But you’re also going to get The Boy King of Carradine! That’s two Time Burrito novels! Coming out very soon.
You can get yourself a collector’s edition of all three with your support on Patreon, but don’t wait! You need to pledge by 10/25/2020!
I’ve been putting off writing a Time Burrito sequel for years now. Clara and Misako burst into Pete’s life in the final chapter to herd him away into another nutty time travel adventure. I ended the first one that way because I didn’t want the story to end, but needed something. So I did what musicians are famous for doing when they don’t want the song to end. They fade out the music.
My wife and I saw a rock concert in someone’s living room once. It was somebody famous, but not so famous that the guy wouldn’t happen to play in somebody’s living room. I mean we saw the same guy (Chris Trapper, if you’re curious) in a cafe with maybe about fifty people munching away on food while he put on the show.
Admittedly, Chris Trapper wasn’t someone I heard of before I met my wife. I was into heavy metal, classic rock, and generally what you’d expect from the dorky white kid with an afro and a Slayer tee-shirt in his high school year book. But suffice to say, I’ve become a Chris Trapper fan, not just because he wrote the song that we danced to at our wedding (coincidentally, he played it at that living room concert, a surreal experience). I became a fan because of his story telling and comedy while on stage. A concert by him feels like you are at a friend’s house hearing a little jokes, some stories, and music.
Back to the living room concert. While he played one of the songs, he told us that he was going to fade the music. He did it by strumming his acoustic guitar lighter and lighter until the melody drifted away. While he did it, he told us that he likes to think that the song is still out there, playing somewhere.
The idea of the music still going on, but we just happen to move away from it has stuck with me so much that when I enjoy writing a story, such as I did with Time Burrito, I don’t want it to end, but would like to think that Pete, Clara, Misako, Unk, and Lion are still out there, going on adventures.
Clearly, other people did too. This has been my most requested sequel. Even more than Atmospheric Pressure 3, which I’ll get too! Promise! So, I’d like to say, I am breaking ground on it. The process of writing has begun. You will get Time Burrito 2. In the meantime, if you haven’t read Time Burrito. Now’s your chance, it’s free.
If financial support is in the cards for you, consider a patreon donation for early access, or just go purchase Atmospheric Pressure 2 while it’s 99 cents for a limited time.
Last but not very least, a lot of what I do is supported by fellow authors, and I want to take some time to highlight one of them. If you can, please support her too. Folks without the backing of a major publisher only exist because of you. Catherine Greenall is a fellow Sci Fi author and is reducing the price of one of her books for a short period of time. Here is the information:
As the world battles a powerful disease, one scientist must fight grotesque creatures to find the truth. If he fails, he’ll doom humanity itself. If you like zombie apocalypse, global conspiracy and intelligently written fiction then you’ll love Catherine Greenall’s shocking book.
First off, as a thank you for being on this list, I wanted to give you the rare opportunity to download my most popular book Time Burrito for free. It will only be free on Black Friday, and I hate Black Friday Saturday. It’s a perfect read for that magical day every year where people trample each other for a deal. Speaking of savings, you can get all of the first five Teristaque Chronicles stories for 99 cents on Black Friday too. The next five stories will soon be in a collection as soon as I get to writing them.
In other writing news, I am currently in the middle of writing a trilogy about a group of people who can travel the multiverse. I am on Book 2 as of this newsletter. In the past, I would have attempted to get Book 1 in your hands as soon as possible and probably would have released it today. However, I am going to pull a Netflix on you and release all three books on the same day sometime next year. I encourage you to support me on Patreon if you haven’t already because I will give you all three for the price of one for patrons only. Go here to pledge your support (don’t worry, the charge won’t go through until the books are ready to ship).
In the meantime, consider one of my books as gift for a friend this holiday season. You can see all of them here.
Thank you all for your support. Readers like you are why I continue to do this.
I wanted to give a token of my appreciation for the support I’ve already received on Patreon. I have two offers for you. Time Burrito will be on sale for 99 cents from now till 7/12/19 (US and UK only)! Othello and Zombies will be free during that same time frame. Thank you again for your support, your donations help me keep producing books and you get some cool stuff for your donation. If you haven’t already, check out my Patreon page here.
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.