A big announcement !

(NOTE: If you saw this post on my other blog, you can ignore this post.)BladeOfTheBroken-ebook-web

My novel Blade of the Broken, is coming out in one week! 🙂

It’s very weird to say that… I’ve been telling you guys since November 2011 that I was working on my novel. I’m a bit nervous, like a parent taking their firstborn child to daycare for the first time. But you can’t keep your child away from the world around them.

You have to be able to let your child find its place… My book is essentially my firstborn child. I’ve got to let him take his first steps someday, rather than keep him in a file cabinet.

And that is what I’m going to do… On the 13th, I’m having a baby shower—err I mean online book release party! And I want my blog readers to join in the fun also! The party will be on Facebook, and is open to anybody, anywhere with a Facebook account! And it’s all day! (:

I’ll be giving you the scoop on the journey I took to get to this point of publishing. I’ll be answering any kind of questions you may have about the writing process, books, or any other questions you have. (Heck, we could even argue about what pizza is best cold!) I’ll even have a special giveaway!

In the end, I’d be honored if you joined me in the book release mania. The link is below.

https://www.facebook.com/events/306579109543374/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

P.S. Blade of the Broken will also eventually be selling in paperback also. I haven’t forgotten about you paper aficionados! (: (The latest proof I have is quite sexy.:) )

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. I also wanted to say thanks to all who read my blog! You made 2012 pretty fun!– Jake

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Summer Reading List

School is almost over. You have ideas of going to camps and etc, but something’s missing. What are you going to read? Here’s my recommendations:

1. The Children of Hurin by J.R.R Tolkien
2. The Iron Tower Trilogy by Dennis L. McKiernan
3. Black by Ted Dekker
4. The Dark Tower by Stephen King
5. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
6. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
7. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
8. The Word & Void Trilogy by Terry Brooks
9. Airborne by Kenneth Oppel
10. Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weiss & Tracy Hickman
11. Showdown by Ted Dekker
12. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
13. The Bloody Crown of Conan by Robert E. Howard
14. Jirel of Joiry by C.L Moore
15. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffery
16. Heartsongs by Mattie Stepanek
17. Fulcrum Shift by Will Kalif
18. Legend by David Gemmell
19. The Iliad by Homer (translated by Robert Fagles)
20. Beowulf translation by Seamus Heaney
21. In the Hall of the Dragon King by Stephen Lawhead
22. Mossflower by Brian Jacques
23. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
24. The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
25. Dracula by Bram Stoker
26. Canticle by R.A. Salvatore
27. The Demon Awakens by R.A. Salvatore
28. Dune by Frank Herbert