I said, "Famous? No. Why do you ask that?"
"'Cause you write books." He got a shy little smile.
"Lots of people write books--some become famous, some don't. But I don't know if I'd really want fame. It does funny things to people, and it doesn't always equate to happiness. I would like to get paid to write books, though. That'd make me happy."
And he was excited to know, that this November (11-12-13) I'm launching my debut,
BUTTERMAN (TIME) TRAVEL, INC.
And if you're wondering, yes I'm independently publishing it. Why? Because after discussing it with my agent, I decided I didn't want to go on submission and play the waiting game. I have a series planned, and I want to publish them as I write. Mind you, that doesn't mean I'll be skimping on quality to rush them out. But this particular project feels right for indie.
It's a sassy futuristic time travel story that's one part sci-fi, one part romance, and one part rock-n-roll. It's NA in content, which means it's rated PG-13, so I'm targeting that after high school audience with it. NA is mostly about contemporary romance right now, but that doesn't mean it's staying that way.
Yes, I'm keeping my agent because she's awesome, and no I don't want this story to go thru a traditional publisher because I want it MY way. And yes, I'll have other stories that I hope to go traditionally with. I'm just sorta carving out my own path in the meantime.
And I know that sounded like an announcement, but THIS is my announcement:
My very first blogfest! For my cover reveal on October 16. Can't wait to show it to you! :)
Welcome to Butterman Travel, Incorporated; a full service agency designed to meet all your exclusive time travel needs. We’re a family owned and operated business with one hundred years of experience. A place where you can rest assured, safety and reliability always come first.
Anxious to attend some special event from the past? Or for a glimpse of what the future holds?
You’ve come to the right place. We’re a fully accredited operation, offering an array of services; including, but not limited to: customized travel plans, professionally piloted operations, and personal trip guides. *Terms and conditions do apply
Contact us via phone or Web conferencing directly from our site. Our frontline reservation specialist, Bianca Butterman, will handle all your inquiries in a professional and efficient manner, offering a tentative itinerary and free fare quote, so you can make the most of your time trip.
We look forward to serving you at Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands.
Be sure to grab my button and post it on your blogs, share it with everyone and let's make it a party! Can't wait to hear all about your choices in time trips!
What is a blog hop?
Get the code here...
Now, let's hear what the Blogfather had to say about his music selection while writing CassaStorm ...
You know who I'm talking about, our compadre, Alex J. Cavanaugh. As I'm a music junkie, I always find it interesting as to which music inspires my fellow artists. Which songs get you in the zone for creating, and making your magic?
Here's what the Blogfather said:
I had a selection of metal and prog rock songs that inspired me while I was writing. The energy of In Flames, Guilt Machine, and Killswitch Engage fuels my words. (And really adds to action scenes.)
As for specific songs, Stream of Passion’s Street Spirit fit one scene in CassaStar and Equalizer from the Tron: Legacy soundtrack fits the tone of CassaStorm.
And there you have it from the Ninja Captain himself. And in case you haven't seen his book elsewhere til now, (LOL) let me be the first to share:
You can find it on AMAZON
And Alex's web haunts on BLOG
Here's the link to his wicked cool trailer.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to check my NA Thursday post out to for some brand spankin' new titles. And head on by Alex's blog and enter his giveaway!
If you'd be so kind, help me spread the word about my Time Trip Blogfest. Grab my button and sign the linky list, cause I wanna know where and when you'd go and why. I know my answer!! ;)