My New Book!

My New Book!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Tao of D Rock

It's been a little while since my last post so I wanted to fill you in on the latest.  I was feeling a little down lately as sales have waned off and the reality hit me that the book isn't going to sell itself.  So, here are the steps I'm taking to put my book (and my psyche) back online:

1. I just sent out ten physical copies of the book to different comedians, talk show moguls and respected humor authors.  Each book had a short note that above all (lied) I hope they can just sit back and laugh while they enjoy the book.  And if (please baby Jesus) they would like, I'd love to be a part of any program, talk show, etc. that they have to discuss the book.

2. I just wrote my first draft of my press release for the book. You would think this might be easy but it's more challenging then it seems. There's no, "set format" for press releases and you have to try to be formal yet clever. 

Fortunately my awesome sister Kellee...
...is looking it over, chopping it apart and helping me piece it back together: I'll post it when it's done. 

3. When said press release is done, I will be sending it out to every Arizona newspaper I can think of. I will also be sending it out to local T.V. and news stations.  I will then be paying a company to email / fax it to over 2500 national newspapers / journalist in the hopes that someone picks up my story. This is a really crucial step.

4. I will be purchasing a list of about 500,000 teachers, principals, college professors and staff and launching a mass press release email. This is done through a company that sends out 100,000 a month for a set-price. The goal here is simple, push copies out the door and hopefully gain some positive reviews on Amazon.com.

5. I will be emailing about 25 Amazon book reviewers who have purchased and positively reviewed books that are similar to mine. I will offer them free copies of the book for an honest review and pray (please baby Jesus) that they give me some positive reviews. Positive reviews on Amazon are really what help drive my traffic.

6. If necessary, I will sell my sister Kim's body for extra marketing money although I'm not sure if $100 is enough to do much.  Okay, okay, $50 then. $25???

Saturday, March 4, 2017

MOVIE REVIEW: A Cure for Wellness

The only thing this movie cured was my insomnia.  What a big disappointment from an otherwise cool premise.  

I don't know the main actor's name but he looks and acts a little like a young Leo Dicaprio. In fact, this movie had Shutter Island written all over it with one exception: Shutter Island was actually really good.

The premise is that this hotshot young consultant is sent deep into the Swiss Alps to a Spa Resort where he must find the CEO of a major company and bring him back to the states. Sounds simple enough except that our young Leo starts to notice that people are a little off their rocker at this place.  He eventually takes the red pill into the rabbit hole and starts trying to solve the puzzle of what's really going on while simultaneously searching for the elusive CEO. 

The creepiness is there but it's not in your face which is a good thing for some.  I for one, wanted to see the strange and bizarre twist. And showing me old nude people is not what I had in mind although that was bizarre.

The ending leaves you feeling deflated and glad that it's over so you can go home and drink the real cure for wellness: scotch. 

GEORGE V2 - Chapters 8 and 9 Redux.


George Version 2 will be out shortly on Amazon.com. I've changed Chapter 8 and significantly changed Chapter 9. Click the links below to read the new changes.


Click on Me to Read the NEW Chapter 8.


Click on Me to Read the NEW Chapter 9.

My first negative Amazon Review. Ouch!

 Well, I knew it was only a matter of time before the negative reviews came in. Here is a post of one:

on March 2, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition

My first Book Signing!!

This was a lot more fun than I thought it was going to be. I loved actually getting out of my seat to talk to the people and pitch them on my book. I sold 15 books (not including family members) so all in all I was very happy with it. Thank you to all who came.