Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Few More Days BEfore Marketing Campaign

Have been going back and forth with the manuscript for the book. Finally, had all the typos fixed and found that it would take nine days to have the Kindle version changed.

My web guy, Michael, worked late into the night with me and we got it done.
Loaded onto the KDP site and it is perfect. YEAH! (Thanks Michael)

Received a note from Amazon today that all is ready to go. Received an email from my Agent Bill Gladstone ( that Amazon is excited about the project!


And, the donation of 5% of sales to Reading rainbow is being well received.

Check out the video:

Will go over my last trip to LA later this week.

In the meantime - two days to release!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Traveled to Los Angeles - Good News From Agent

Took an afternoon flight from Pensecola to San Diego (actually two flights - one stop in Atlanta), and arrived late last night. Delta has to do something about their baggage service - abysmal. Sat at airport an extra hour waiting for bags.

Turns out one of my editors found a number of problems with the Bonus Book, and we are working on it now. Should be ready and loaded in a few days. Not critical. Mostly stylistic.

But the good news. My agent Bill Gladstone ( cc'd me on the upcoming Amazon program for the book. Will be receiving the details in a few days (I am hoping). Starts August 1st.

While here in California hope to see my friend LeVar Burton and congratulate him personally on the success of his amazing Kickstarter campaign for Reading Rainbow ( Raised $6.5 million dollars to help children all across the nation to read.

The Communities page of The Seekers web site has been substantially updated with people, web sites and books. I invite you to check it out.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Seekers books are now synched up!

It took a while -- and a number of emails back and forth, but the ebook is now synched up to the print book of The Seekers, Lost Tomb of Alexander on Amazon. Seems they thought the launch date was August 1st... which now it is!

In the meantime, I have had to fix a couple of typo's in the Free Bonus Book (Thanks Elie), and the new version is up on The Seekers web site.

There are a lot more links on the Communities page. Michael was able to load them up yesterday, and they are awesome.

If you can think of any links I may have missed, let me know.

Book is now at Page and Palette ( for LESS than Amazon is selling it for. If you are local, please get it from there.

Lastly, here is a cool article I posted at Unexplained Archeology. If you haven't been to the web site, I would invite you to visit it (

Here is the article:

Who knew poop could reveal so much?


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

First Day of sales - A slight side trip

Worked out some kinks in the system today

Woke up wondering if I had forgotten anything. And yes, the list I made reminded me of the myriad of items to complete. Still, all seemed smooth.

Opened up my emails and found many from people and friends I had not heard from for years. That is always nice. Duke Underwood, my Dean, mentor and friend from USC Film School, wrote a lovely note congratulating me. And there were many others.

Went to Fairhope brewery before lunch to visit with a coupe of friends - Paul, who works there one day a week, and John, who wanted to get a tour of the place (and is an avid beer drinker -- as well as Paul.)

Below is Paul, giving us the tour

I was able to meet one of the owners, Jim, and he slowed down enough to let us take a picture with my friend John and me

It is ironic for me to walk through a microbrewery, being that I haven't had a beer since I was seventeen. Still, it was interesting, and the process was explained by Paul in very understandable terms. Makes me 'almost' want to try one. Here is their fare...

Back to the book

So I went back and forth today and finally found the link to the ebook of The Seekers, Lost Tomb of Alexander for Amazon. It is now fixed on the sales page. But here it is just in case:
Booked my trip today to go to Los Angeles. Funny how airlines work. One moment, the fare is X, then next Y. I have actually gone on another computer and found the same flights for less. Seems they track what you are looking for and, what, bump up the price? Who knows.
Posting another number of stories tonight on Unexplained Archcology, so go there and have fun reading them.
By for now.
One last thing. I want to congratulate my friend LeVar Burton, Mark Wolfe and their entire team for making history with their Kickstarter campaign for Reading Rainbow.
I will have an announcement later this week about how I am going to help them too.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Hectic Day

Today is... was the day of the launch of the eBook!

However, I have been unable to find the ebook anywhere. Oh well, the Physical book is available, and sales are already going well. Thank you.

The newsletter goes out tonight. Everyone should have it by the morning.

And... Michael has done an amazing job getting the web site up and running. Only have the communities page to finish out.

Here is the cover for the music CD by Benedikt Brydern

He is a fantastic musician. You can listen to it free on soundcloud. Just go to the store section of the web site.

I still have about fifteen items that need addressing for the launch, but these are really not that important. I'll get to them when I can.

What is important is that you, friends and family, have been so supportive of me these past few years, and I want to give my heartfelt thanks.

My next call is to find out where the heck the ebook is....

All the best....