I released The Eighth Day back in April of last year. Since then, it’s won a couple awards, sold thousands of copies, and got 4.5/5 stars on Amazon with 94 reviews as of this post.
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I know, I know. I ain’t exactly famous, and it’s been awhile since last I got in touch. To avoid any awkward moments, I made a pretty simple author page to tell you a little about myself and my books.
Of course, you can always find the good stuff here, on my official website.
I am currently about 375 pages into the first draft of Democracy Inc. – An American Tragedy. And I’m estimating I have about 6 pages to go. What? Was that a typo? Nope–just 6 more pages left until I’m done! I hope to have it available for you to devour before Christmas. I promise that you’ll be the first to know when I finish!
Books I read in August
Slow month for reading, because I’ve been working like a madman to finish Democracy Inc. Here’s what I did read.
Your First 1000 Copies by Tim Grahl (5 stars) – Discusses how to gain an audience by creating value, what content to share, how to find an audience, and of course, how to sell your books.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (4 Stars) – Why didn’t Barty Crouch just have Harry Potter grab a portkey like, in his office one random afternoon? “Here, Harry, check out this spoon.” Why’d he have to do the whole triwizard tournament thing?
Write to Market: Deliver a Book that Sells by Chris Fox (5 Stars) – There’s a strong focus on the importance of tropes and delivering the familiar and expected while still keeping it fresh and new.
Movies & Television I Watched in August
The Belko Experiment (3 stars) – Overall, just a real fun movie.
Get Out (3 Stars) – Pretty predictable, but still a lot of fun.
Dunkirk (4 stars) – Does a superb job of weaving three timelines together.
Ghost in the Shell (4 stars) – Never saw the original anime, but this reminded me of the 1987 movie, RoboCop.
Designated Survivor / Season 1 (3 stars) – The plot holes were big enough to drive a planet through.
The Office / Season 1 & 2 (5 Stars) – Second time watching. Still awesome.
Festival dei Colori
Went to a little festival near our apartment in Italy. Check out the video. An explosion of color! Loads of fun.