Saturday, October 25, 2014

Good Times

Good times are here as my book is officially available for sale!  It's currently only available through Lulu.com but will be available through other retailers over the course of the next few weeks.

A number of people helped make this book possible and reach it final destination.  I'd like to take the opportunity to thank them for their help:

George Tsichlis for his beautiful photo, Guitar Soul, which was used for my cover.  Please check out George's other amazing photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/95144209@N03/

Hannah Mosher for going the extra step for me and providing my back cover photo.

Jana Seitzer who designed my book cover layout. You can learn more about Jana's design work here:  http://geekgirldigital.com/

Jessica Pointer, amazing co-worker and friend who edited my book.

Eric Small for reading through it and providing insight.

Tracy Simmons and Kate Simone who put up with my endless formatting questions, constant complaints about Microsoft Word not doing what the instructions say it can do, bouncing ideas off them and their feedback about my covers.

There are two people who helped me when I was dealing with writer's block and provided me inspiration without knowing it. I'd like to take the opportunity to acknowledge them.

I like to thank Lucas Wolf, a former co-worker and all around great guy who played a small role in shaping the character of Sutherland. Lucas inspired my my original book cover too.

I want to thank Joe Bonamassa, who I had the pleasure of meeting and seeing in concert back in May. I've been a fan of Joe's for a number of years but it was his music that provided the soundtrack to a number of chapters in my book. It was also his music that helped me break through a bit of writer's block.

So, there you are ladies and gentlemen, the cast of people who helped support me in this effort.

I think this calls for a flashback to the '80s. Crank it up!



Rock on!
~Maynard




Sunday, October 12, 2014

Almost There

Hi All,

My book is almost done. I found a goof on my back cover so I have to fix that and wrestle with the page numbering in my document.  I'm sure I am not the only one who has pulled out their hair trying to get Microsoft Word to behave.  One of these days page numbering will work as described in their help menu.

I will be very happy when I send it off to the publisher, look at the proof and then set it out into the word. 

I hope to have the book out by the end of the month. Stayed tuned for more information.
 
 
Rock on!
~Maynard