(UPDATE)...And Then There Were None...

 Don’t Stop…Get It. Get It…

Don’t Stop…Get It. Get It…

That’s it.

Just (update) zero Mini-Collage Bookmark Trade Paperbacks of Chinese Gucci remain.

These fifty signed, numbered editions come with an original, bookmark-sized mini-collage plus the free Leeches of Lore album download, and some other freebies. — plus an inscription (if you want one).

(UPDATE) they’re gone!

*note: I will offer standard trade paperback editions, often with a little something thrown in, and, as always, a free signature and/or inscription if you’d like via my store. Order HERE

GUCCI Goings-On at the HQ…

 Mind Blown!

Mind Blown!

The HQ is buzzing because books are being packed up and will soon be sent out. The hardbacks need one final piece of design, then they too will be in the wind. Many thank yous to those who’ve bought special editions — you know you make me feel good, don’t cha? A paltry few copies of the mini-collage trade paperback remain, otherwise I’ll soon have standard editions available at the STORE, and you can find e-book editions at both Smashwords and Kindle, and print copies from the mega-giant you-know-where (who doesn’t need any extra help from me).

The Next Best Book Club put Chinese Gucci through the Page 69 Test, the results of which can be read HERE

Also, HYPERTEXT Magazine was nice enough to ask me “WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE YOUR PROTAGONIST SO ABRASIVE?” — and you can read why HERE.

Life Day...

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So, today is the official release date for Chinese Gucci.

That’s not, however, the most important thing about this date for me.

It was no accident that I chose today to release the book, and no accident that the book is dedicated to my mom’s doctor from many years ago, Dr. Francisco Amprero. All those years ago, my mom was given a diagnosis of cervical cancer and a 15% chance of living.

She did.

One of the things at work in the book is just what happens (or could’ve happened, in my case) when a family loses its lynchpin. I thought a lot about what kind of kid I could’ve been had things worked out worse for me. Suffice it to say, I am forever grateful that they didn’t break that way.

So today, as my mom runs off to the casino to gamble and will later get drunk on cheap champagne, I feel lucky for my life, lucky to have this chance to chase my humble dreams, and to do so with the love and support of so many who’ve helped me along the way.

Happy Life Day.

Burning River and the Alibi...

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Chris Bowen, who I’ve shared a press and a cover designer with over the years, was kind enough to give me some space to ramble (and post my cool bookmaking video) over at his Burning River blog. It was a good time, and speaks a bit to how and why we should each find our own way. You can read it HERE.

And the Arts Editor Maggie Grimason over at The Alibi asked me a few questions about Chinese Gucci, which was mighty kind of her! Pop on over for a read and maybe let them know you enjoyed it…and possibly even defend me against my (actual, truly) good buddy Craig’s slanderous (and hilarious) claims!

The Hand-Made Collage-Cover Hardbacks...

For those who wondered what the hell I was even talking about, or how it was all going to work as a book…here is your first glimpse. And while there are still a handful of things to do before they can be shipped off into the wild, we are getting damn close.

So if you have already ordered, they’re likely only a couple weeks away from being in your hands!

And if you haven’t ordered, well…you can rectify that HERE!