Sunday, June 29, 2014

Taking the day off... sort of

Well, it is Sunday, and I am taking the day off... sort of.

What I mean by that is stepping back from worrying about the to do list for The Seekers.
That will start again on Monday. Not worrying. Doing. The list will be finished by the 1st.

It is a beautiful day here - although hot... 90+ degrees... but clear and bright.
So I thought I would catch up with friends by phone and email, and like I said, take it easy.

Here are a couple of pictures of the area:

Tomorrow it will be three days until the official launch of The Seekers.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Two cool things happened today

First of all, Tapping the source sent out their newsletter that had an article on my FREE ebook download for The Seekers. I opened my email and there it was.
Tapping the source is an organization that is based on Charles Haanels great work The Master Key.
In fact, it was directly because iof that book, Tapping the Source, that I met my agent, and now friend, Bill Gladstone and his fiance, Gayle Newhouse.
I invite you to check it out (

The second thing is my web site is almost finished, thanks to Michael over at He fixed the Bonus book page and inserted my little video introduction. It came out spectacular.
Now I only have 30 things to finish up before the first of July, the official launch of the book. Check that - 29 things.
If you have downloaded the Bonus book, please send me a note and let me know how you liked it.


Amazon informed my agent Margot that the ebook is proofed and ready to launch on the 1st of July. That is great news, and thanks Margot.

News releases, proofed and edited by Johanna, are on the launching pad.

And finally, my newsletter is being put together this weekend by Lyzah in San Diego, and should be ready to go out Monday.

I guess a lot of cool stuff is going on.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Pictures in from Book Signing

Finally got the pictures from the book signing a week ago loaded. Fun event. One of four local authors, although I think one of them was from New York (Cousin Vinnie).

Anyway, sold a lot of books, and everyone had a good time.
Here is the sign in the window:
However, before I went to the signing, I had my hairs cut (what little there are left...)
Here is Chelsea and me at the salon!
She is really talented.

Now, back to the book signing. It was at Page and Palette (, a local book store that really helps promote local writers. Great people.
The venue was a little crowded, but the crowds kept drifting though. Here is what my table looked like:

And here is my friend Jody, who stopped by to wish me well.

Wish I had taken more pictures. Anyway, look forward to being there again for the release of The Seekers! (

Beautiful Day in the South

Woke up to a beautiful sunny day, the kind of day where you take in a full breath and really feel alive. Perfect day to hunker down and finish the Seekers tasks I have been assigned. Well, almost - I would rather be sitting on the deck reading and writing.

Started a blog for the Seekers site ( It is

Will check in end of day with update.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

2 weeks to go before launch

I am swamped by lists for the launch of my book The Seekers (
I wake up every morning excited about it!
here is the cover:

Pretty cool, huh?
Craig Attebery designed it. He is the designer of my other covers. Brilliant designer, although he fancies himself an illustrator. He is really my secret weapon...
Will start on the list tomorrow am.
Had a great Fathers day today. Received a wonderful picture from my Daughter Kristie:

Beautiful family...
The web site is almost finished. Will send a link for all of you to view this week.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Had a very productive time in san Diego

Hello all,

Stayed an extra week in San Diego meeting my agent Bill Gladstone ( and other meetings related to The Seekers (

One of the highlights was eating at Bretts BBQ. Although great BBQ, I heard he made friend chicken on Sunday nights so went there to try it out.
It was awesome.
Fried Chicken heaven

After the meal I had to thank Brett.

Me and the happy chef
One of the highlights of going to San Diego is the Encinitas Cafe ( My favorite food server is Bubbles...

A selfie with Bubbles!
Lastly, I met my buddies at the Neptune Yaught club on... Neptune Ave in Leucadia, of course.

Me Jeff and Pat
Worked on The Seekers. I have a list of 30 something things to get ready before the 1st of July. Whew. I though writing the thing was hard. Next post on the progress of that list.
BTW - flew home American Airlines (I usually take Delta). Very impressed. Good service. Nice people. Better direct flight.