Archive for the ‘books’ Category

the google ebookstore – i’m in it!
December 8, 2010

Juuuust in case you are one of the unlucky ones who has yet to purchase and read my short story entitled “4 Stories Down, 4 Stories Up,” you are in luck!  For today I have been notified that you can purchase it at a discounted rate in the GOOGLE eBOOKSTORE!

If you already have that story, fear not, for Untreed Reads is publishing another one of mine soon.  :)

check it out!
October 11, 2010

I think video trailers for books are weird, but whatever.  My lovely Brit’s tattoo is featured in this book.  It makes a nice coffee table or bathroom read!

SALE!
August 12, 2010

My story (and many other great ones) are on sale today at Untreed Reads, to celebrate the anniversary of the IBM invention that changed the way the world would get things done. Without IBM’s baby the ebook would probably have never had a chance.  (And as of right now, neither would I!)

In honor of the anniversary, Untreed Reads will be offering 29% off all titles at UntreedReads.com from 12am PST to 11:59pm PST. Here’s the pertinent info:

1. The sale is good at UntreedReads.com ONLY.
2. Customers need to enter coupon code HAPPYBIRTHDAYPC in their shopping cart to receive the discount.
3. All titles are eligible for the discount.

So, if you are bored at work or wanted to read my story, but couldn’t afford the whopping $1.50, today is your lucky day.  Remember, if you’re reading it from your computer, download the PDF version!

Thanks, guys!

Children’s Books
May 28, 2010

Why is the main female protagonist in The Berenstain Bears series simply called “Sister Bear” whereas all of her friends have real names like “Lizzy Bruin”?  These are the questions that plague me at work.

I have a genius children’s book series that I will be working on this summer.  I pull some of the inspiration from being a nanny during graduate school – because some of the kid’s books out there now are complete shit, and then the money-hungry capitalist inside of me is the other inspiration.  Kiddie lit = ca$h money.  I want in.  Until it comes into fruition… I’ll be documenting my “research*” here.

*nap-time reading thoughts

wait, seriously?
February 17, 2009

I wonder what Dale Peck would have to say about this one…

The plot: “Features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.”

YA SATC?
September 18, 2008

Word on the street is that HarperCollins is releasing a series of YA (young adult) books from Candace Bushnell that are all about the teen years of Carrie Bradshaw.  Hopefully they won’t be as heinous as Carrie’s season 1 children’s book idea about the girl with the magic cigarettes…

According to the source, “Though Carrie was the lead character of the show and the narrator of the novel, fans would probably want to know about the early years of Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha, too. Maybe if the kids love these enough, the other girls will also get the YA treatment.”

The first book is slated to come out in 2010.  No doubt, Miley would play young Carrie in the movie version.  Regardless, I don’t think this is a good idea.  Kids don’t need another reason to be more… sexual.