Friends of the internet, I've been murmuring about this for a while, and now it's here. For those of you who enjoy my short stories, which are usually no more than a few pages long, it may surprise you to find out that I wrote a whole entire novel, thick enough to smash a bee with and then keep hitting it until there's nothing left but yellowish-black goo. The novel is dual-use like that, you see. It's called THE INSIDE, and I've been working on it for over 6 years. (Cue Stewie Griffin rising-pitch monologue) It is now FINISHED.
So now the situation is this: Yes, I may have the opportunity to get it published sometime in the future, but if that happens, it's going to be a long time before we ever see it in bookstores. So in the mean time, I am having 50 copies printed and made into beautiful little books, with covers and back covers and spines and everything. They will look JUST LIKE A REAL BOOK! One or two of them may even feature a tiny chip that plays music when you open it.* (Like a Walkman.)
I settled on the number 50 because I figure that's about the number of people in Washington who read books. I know it may seem like a high estimate, but we DO have Seattle, which is the #1 Most Literate City in America, so there's got to be at least 15 readers just right there. The catch here is that those 50 books are costing me 750$ to have made. Guess who's going into debt again? Thiiiis guy.
So, as much as I'd love to just give the books away or put it all up for free online, I need to sell them to recoup my costs. That's where you come in, dear readers. Local music gets PLENTY of support, how about supporting local literature for once?
Please go check out the BOOK TRAILER AND ORDER PAGE, and read the first 90 pages online. It's my hope to have you hooked by then. So put down your Wii stick and close your Youtube for a second, and remember what it was like to sit down in a comfy chair and read a super-limited edition signed copy of an independently published psychological thriller/love story written by a 26 year old lobster trainer.
P.S By "local" I mean everywhere in the world where people do things on their own without the support of massive companies. So I don't care if you live in Ohio, Florida, California, or Samoa, you can still join the party.
* (Not true. This will never be.)