My latest book is nearing completion! The Thing from the Drive-in is almost finished. I’m aiming for a release on Kindle in late June or early July, with print versions available a few weeks later. Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about releasing this, my third book.
This book has been a challenge. My first two books were both memoirs, and so I already “knew what was going to happen”, if you will. The Thing from the Drive-in has been totally different. Beyond coming up with interesting characters, a compelling storyline, and vivid descriptions, I’ve also had to do a considerable amount of research! After all, it wouldn’t do if my tale of a giant radioactive dinosaur stepping out of a drive-in theater screen was unrealistic in any way…
Christopher Tupa, artist extraordinaire and my podcasting buddy, has absolutely knocked it out of the park for this cover! He had a wonderful cover completed, and then got inspired to change up the color scheme. I already loved the cover, but the new look is stunning, don’t you agree?
I’ll be sure to post here when The Thing from the Drive-in is published. If you want to be the first to know, just click on the “Contact” tab above, and sign up for my mailing list.
You might be wondering… Marc, are there Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice versions of your ebooks? Sadly, no. There is no app for smells at this point in the development of pointless technology. However, both ebooks are FREE instead! Today only, download copies of I Was Geeky When Geeky Wasn’t Cool AND Don’t Stop the Geekin’ for the low, low price of $0. What a deal!
Click on the book covers to be taken directly to Amazon and grab ’em quick!
September 22 is the first day of fall, and you know what that means! It means that for weeks and weeks now, everything from Pop Rocks and coffee to Oreos and marshmallows has been available in pumpkin spice flavor. I’m at the cutting edge of marketing expertise, and so I have found a way to give the people what they clearly want:
LIMITED EDITION PUMPKIN SPICE BOOKS!
Yes, that’s right! Both I Was Geeky When Geeky Wasn’t Cool and Don’t Stop the Geekin’ are now available in Pumpkin Spice flavor. For a limited time, each copy of my books will include a Scentsy
scratch and sniff rub and smell sticker in that most delightful of aromas: Pumpkin Roll. Thoughts of falling leaves, crisper temperatures, and candy corn will enhance the already amazing experience of reading one of my books.
How will you use your sticker? Here are a few ideas:
- Place sticker over the picture of my ugly mug on the cover
- Use sticker to mark the page you are currently reading
- Relieve nervous tension by rubbing and sniffing the sticker constantly
- Use the sticker to repair any pages torn when you inevitably drop it from laughing so hard
- Soak up tears you weep while reading the sad parts
- AND MANY, MANY MORE!
You might be asking yourself: how much extra do I have to pay to have a wonderful piece of olfactory technology on top of a handsome tome which is already an exceptional value? That’s the best part! These Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice versions of my books are available at the same low cost as they always have been: just $10!
HURRY, HURRY, HURRY! Don’t delay! You don’t have long to get your hand numbered, signed Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice books. Only 36 are available! Make sure you get yours, TODAY!
Purchase your copies here!
Last week, I had the pleasure of joining Christopher Tupa and Kevin Zerbe to record another episode of Tupacast. I always have a great time chatting with these two fellas, but this time around it was even more special. We took turns reading from a chapter of my second book, Don’t Stop the Geekin’. We all chimed in with some discussion around parts of “The Summer of Ms. Pac-Man”. I believe it turned out to be a great podcast, and I suspect you will too!
You can find Tupacast Episode #13 on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher, or listen directly at the link below.
Great news everyone! Don’t Stop the Geekin’ is now available in paperback! You can purchase a copy at Amazon, sure, but wouldn’t you prefer a copy that’s actually signed by the author? Of course you would. You can get one of those, FOR THE SAME PRICE AS AMAZON, by using the link on my Books page above.
Or just click on this, if you want.
It’s very exciting to open a huge heavy box that’s full of a book you wrote. I love my digital books, and prefer to read them that way myself, but there’s something to be said for an honest to goodness book. They smell good, right?
To celebrate the paperback release, Kindle versions of BOTH of my books are on sale the rest of the week. The discounted price is 100% off; yup, they are free! Go get copies and make sure you have both geeky tales with you on your preferred digital devices all the time. Get them at the pretty link below.
In honor of Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You!), here’s an excerpt from my first book, I Was Geeky When Geeky Wasn’t Cool. Like most kids from the 80s, I was a huge Star Wars fan, and as an adult, I am no less excited about stories from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
“Dozens, if not hundreds, of Star Wars figures hung neatly from their pegs, taking up the top half of nearly an entire aisle. Below them, iconic vehicles from that galaxy far, far away lined the shelving. I looked through each peg of figures, flipping frantically from front to back, as high as I could reach. Han Solo in his blue Hoth gear caught my eye, as did a Snowtrooper. In my mind’s eye, the two squared off in a laser blaster duel in the cold, desolate wastes of that icy planet. A Tauntaun toy was on the bottom shelf. I was particularly enamored by this toy, representing one of the strange, hairy lizard-creatures used as a mount on frozen Hoth. It even had a spring-loaded hatch that you could place your Luke Skywalker figure in, just like in The Empire Strikes back, minus the horrible smell and the grey guts. I was thrilled to see so much plastic Star Wars goodness all in one place.”
Interested in reading more? You can pick up a copy of your own here.
Earlier this month, Southwest Baptist University here in Bolivar, MO put on their first Comic Con. A friend of mine who had read my book suggested me to the organizers, and they invited me to attend. They asked me to put on a presentation, which was very exciting indeed! I based the presentation on some concepts and experiences from my books. I recorded the audio of the presentation, and put it together with my slides in a video, which is up on Youtube. You can watch it below!