Wednesday, September 5, 2012

ALL CRACKED UP

The coolest thing happened this week. I have known it was coming for a few months, but couldn't talk about it yet. Well, I did talk about it in the non-virtual world. You know. The world where actual people live and sometimes even converse with each other without any type of electronic assistance. I know it's old-fashioned and it's definitely not easy, but some people still do it that way. In that world, I did tell a few people.

The BIG NEWS: I got published!

ALL CRACKED UP was released on Monday. It is available for Kindle at Amazon and will be in other formats soon. It should be in print in a few months. The book can be purchased and downloaded here for $2.99.

As much as I would love to take all the credit for this book, I was only a small part of it. Several months ago, a blogger (Bozo) got an idea for a book and teamed up with another blogger (Pish Posh) to make it happen. They soon contacted me and several other bloggers to collaborate on this book.

Greg at Dogs on Drugs
Mayor Gia at Mayor Gia
Ken Degner at Ken Inatractor
Leanne Moffat at One Odd Duck
Brett Minor at The Transformed Nonconformist That's me!
Working Dan at Shameful Promotions
Mike Young at Youngman Brown
Misty at Misty's Laws
Rev Biou at Simian Idiot
Heather Gauthier at Creative Devolution (Illustrator)
Gloria A Bozo's Abbozzo (Creator)
Pish Posh at Pish Posh (Editor)
Bryan Pedas of A Beer for the Shower (Introduction)

I was familiar with almost every person on this list even before we started this project. In fact, a few of my favorite bloggers are included, so I was very flattered to be considered worthy of sharing space with them.

All of wrote stories about our lives that are mostly true and completely hilarious. Please check out the blogs of each of these talented writers by clicking on the links I provided.

Also, be sure to check out the book by clicking here. If you enjoy the book (and I expect that you will), then please consider leaving a review on the Amazon page.


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Disclaimer for my friends and family: While my blog is curse free (with the exception of one curse word a few weeks ago), not everyone writes with the same restraint that I do. The topics of chapters and language used differs from my own. These are all extremely talented writers and very funny. I just didn't want anyone to be unnecessarily shocked by gratuitous (and sometimes very creative) use of swear words or discussion of topics that I will leave to your imagination.

Buy the book!  Or, just send me congratulatory money so I don't have to split it with the others.

20 comments:

  1. Psst, its Greg from Dogs On Drugs

    Bryan is from A Beer for the shower...

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    1. Thank you. Fixed it. That is one of those mistakes that I knew better once it was pointed out. I don't know how I did that.

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    2. Congrats on being a part of the book! Also, just wanted to mention that I AM in it. A minor part of it, yes, but still. Maybe that's where the confusion came from.

      Pish asked me to write the introduction. Loved your part of the book, by the way. Very well done, and much deserved to be included in this collection.

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    3. I thought I had seen your name somewhere. I will edit it again. Thank you. I haven't gotten to read it yet. Hopefully, this weekend.

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  2. Your link to the book is not working!!! Congrats!!!

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    1. Sorry Tammy. I clicked both the links included in the post and they worked fine for me. Here is the direct address.

      http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094XV0G2

      Or go to Amazon.com and search for the book ALL CRACKED UP. It pops right up.

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  3. Congratulations on being published. Based on what I've read of your work, I believe this is a well-deserved honor.

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    1. Thank you. It happened pretty easy since the publisher approached us. I didn't have to spend years sending in manuscripts.

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  4. Congrats, Brett. I know how much this means.

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    1. Thank you, Shane. It's pretty exciting. I can't wait until it's in print so I can have it sitting on my shelf.

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  5. Congrats! I love the blogs that I read on that list so I'll be sure to check out the others and get the book soon (probably when it's available in print, since I need something to fill up my book case)!

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    1. Thank you. It's a great group of writers. I look forward to having it in print as well.

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  6. I'm hoping this book will earn enough revenue divided among all of us that I can get a six pack of beer by Christmas!

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    1. There's a goal! Money wise, I have no idea what to expect.

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  7. "just send me congratulatory money so I don't have to split it with the others". Dammit, why didn't I think of adding that?
    Love the disclaimer too. Dammit, why didn't I think of adding that?

    Also just wanted to say in regards to the book, you sir, are a very talented writer! :D

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    1. A pastor from a local church bought it and was telling my brother how funny it was. Later that night, I was looking at the preview and the Table of Contents made me realize the possible content. Since I had been promoting this to all my friends, family and church, I thought I better say something.

      And thank you for the compliment. Your's is one of the blogs I get excited about when I see there is a new post up. You are very talented. I especially enjoy your posts about the Spawn.

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  8. Brett I loved your disclaimer. Can I use it and say "My friend Brett said this".
    Because I can't say it anywhere near that well...

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    1. You most certainly can.

      I have been promoting this book to all my friends and family and people at church.

      When I saw the Table of Contents I said, "Oh, I didn't think of that."

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