Launch event & chat: Wednesday (Free on Kindle)
As part of the rollout of the updated edition, I'm running an event THIS WEDNESDAY (Nov. 2). Here's the rundown:
- All day I'll be posting quotes from the... Read more
Read the Epilogue (New Chapter)
As mentioned in my last update, I'm going to publish an updated edition this fall of The Ghost of My Father, with a new epilogue chapter.
You can... Read more
Updated edition: What questions should I answer?
Last year I started working on an epilogue to the book, but as my father's health declined I put it on hold. He died October of last year,... Read more
About my father's death last month
I wanted to share with you that my father died a couple of weeks ago. He was sick for a long time so this was not a surprise.... Read more
Sneak Preview: Fatherless Day (June 19th)
One idea born from the feedback I've heard from Ghost of My Father is organizing some kind of community and event for people who have, or have had,... Read more
Updated Edition Cover: Feedback?
This week I'm working on an updated edition of The Ghost of My Father. It will have a new epilogue chapter about what's happened since the book came... Read more
Updated Edition + Writeup of How To Write A Memoir
1. I wanted to let you know that I'm working on an updated edition of The Ghost of My Fatherthat will release before Fathers Day (June 21)... Read more
Live Q&A set: Wednesday March 4th, 12:00 PST
All the votes are in and we've decided to go with Wednesday March 4th at noon PST.
If you can't make it, I'm sorry. Please do email... Read more
NOW: Better date/time options for live Q&A
After feedback from a few of you about the (lame) options offered, I've managed to negotiate for more day and time options for the Live Q&A in early... Read more
Book sales news + Rewards Update
Here's the latest news on The Ghost of My Father. The book has gotten great reviews, but sales are slow. It's not a surprise: memoirs, especially by not so... Read more
Rewards Update: Everything is in the mail!
I'm back with another update on all of your rewards.
In short: all the books have been sent!
On Monday the remainder of signed print editions were sent... Read more
Update on rewards delivery
The book has been out for just over 3 weeks now and I wanted to give you all a status update on your rewards. The book has earned... Read more
Book on SALE NOW - plus rewards update
Today is LAUNCH DAY. All the waiting is over.
If you can please do some of the following:
- Post a review
- Tweet or post on Facebook about the... Read more
Reviewers needed (you get the whole book NOW)
With just under two weeks to launch it's time to get things in full gear. The chapter excerpt is now live on my blog for anyone to read. Please... Read more
Party! Join me on Wed. Oct 22nd for book launch? (Seattle)
(Sorry about the previous misplaced update. Its been a long day :).
We're on track to launch The Ghost of My Father on Wednesday Oct 22nd. I'll have a sample... Read more
Extras Needed: Thursday 6pm, Capitol Hill
We're filming this Thursday on Cap Hill and need some extras.
This shoot is to capture the sidewalk dance sculptures on Broadway. They're legendary symbols of creativity in... Read more
Mark Your Calendar: launch day set for 10/22
The official launch date for The Ghost of My Father is Wednesday October 22nd.
The book is in final proofreading now and early next week the manuscript... Read more
Final cover & backcover copy - for your review
We're on the homestretch now. Here's the final cover design for you guys to take a look at. Let me know if you find any typosor other... Read more
Getting close + what's next
Since the last update I've been working hard on copyediting the book. I hired two copyeditors who reviewed the manuscript, making suggestions on grammar, tense and more. This... Read more
Launch schedule + Proofreaders wanted
One of the glories of kickstarter books vs. working with a publisher is there is no overhead. The approval chain is very short: me! (And you of course). ... Read more
Copyeditor wanted (posting is live)
I posted today on my blog a call for a copyeditor. I've reached out personally in my network to a few I know, but it's always good to... Read more
Funded - Thank You
Thanks for stepping up and supporting my latest book. I think about you folks while I'm working away and I can't express how grateful I am. We raised... Read more
60 hours to go - nearing last call
I'm taking a break from work on the draft to say hello: Hello!
This campaign ends in about 60 hours. It's been a big success already, reaching almost... Read more
A new condition: Reader's Block
A have a small story to share. I've written often about how to write well, and in specific, my lack of belief in writer's block.
Well here's a... Read more
We just helped Big Brothers Big Sisters ($1k donation)
On the project page for the book I promised to donate a portion of any profits from the published book to Big Brother's Big Sisters (BBBS). Well, I... Read more
THANK YOU - Funded in 20 hours
I was working on the current draft of the book today and I had a feeling that's hard to explain. Writing is a solitary process. It's just me,... Read more