Okay, so. A lot has been going on. I hardly know where to begin. Sometimes when I get to this point in writing, I abort, because what’s the point? Maybe this is one of those times.
Ohhhhh, except the whole reason I started this post, before a gazillion other thoughts and feelings rushed in, is that I now have every undistributed copy of my novel, U & I: A Wizard’s Quest (not counting the ones CreateSpace prints on demand to fill Amazon orders). There are eleven boxes of these puppies. I want to dispense them all before I move to Ireland (from California) in a month and a half, which means giving them away and/or selling them for cheap. Kind of exciting, because I love giving people things and I’d much rather get my words into the hands of readers who will appreciate them than have them sit in storage indefinitely, even if I don’t recoup the printing cost.
There were 361 copies originally (19 times 19!), including one with a misprinted cover that will probably be worth a million dollars someday, like that stamp with the upside-down airplane. (The weird one will have to go to just the right person. If you think that’s you, tell me why.) I numbered them all as soon as I got them. The numbers are kind of wobbly, because I was hungover and excited.
Soooooo . . . anybody want a copy, or know someone who might? I think it’ll cost me about $9 to mail one anywhere in the U.S. (as I believe it was $8 when I published the book, four years ago — correct me if I’m wrong, and I’ll adjust accordingly), so I’d part with them for $11 each until supplies run out, to cover the padded envelope and trip to town. (If you’re elsewhere in the world, let’s go with . . . $23.) Any of that is negotiable, if we can work out a trade. (As of this writing, the cheapest — used — copy on Amazon is $15.99, including shipping.) As long as I have bookmarks, I’ll include one of those with each copy, too, as well as a dated and signed dedication from me, if you so desire (in which case, please give me the name of the dedicatee and maybe the reason you want the book).
About the novel: It’s a paperback 500-page 6″ x 9″ illustrated fictionalized account of my/your fourteen-month journey all the way west around the world, and the aftermath. It’s about, um, a wizard on a quest . . . and is for anyone who’s interested in:
- Overlapping realities that include this one
- Stories that are written directly to you — that bring the reader into them
- A look through the eyes of a 30- to 31-year-old female adventure-traveler
And the like.
PayPal me — firstname.lastname@example.org — and include a mailing address.
I think I’ll also leave free copies in strategic locations when I’m out n’ about, for people to find randomly. Ooooooh, that’ll be fun!