So, here's some exciting news that I've been sitting on for that last few months. I'm in a book now. What's that? you didn't hear that? I'll tell you again. I HAVE STORIES IN A FREAKIN BOOK!
And because I'm completely inept, and am not sure if I've properly linked the picture to the page you need to go to find out all about it, this link will take you there.
So, here's the poop. In the beginning of summer, a couple of my good friends Pish Posh and Gloria, from A Bozo's Abbozzo, came up with the idea to start up their own company to put out this book to highlight a handful of bloggers. For some reason, they decided that I was one of the bloggers that they would like to be in this book.
(Alright, here's a little secret. My wife bought up this book as soon as it became available on her Kindle. I've read some of my way through and I feel like I'm a little out of my league here. There's a lot of talented writers in this book. It's quite humbling to be in the company of these people, and it was an honour to be asked to take part in this project. Thanks to everyone involved. Hope I didn't let you down.)
Here's a list of everyone involved and links to their blogs.
Dogs on Drugs
One Day I'll be That Guy
Six Fingered Monkey
Incoherent Ramblings of a Moose
Anyways, This book is a compilation of untold stories from a group of writers and artists that you should really get to know a little better. For now, it's only available on Kindle. Eventually, it will be out in other formats and possibly even in an actual book form. If you don't have a Kindle, you can download a free app onto your iphone, ipad, or onto your PC. It's also so freakin affordable at $2.99, that it would be a shame not to pick up a copy of your own.
You can go directly to Amazon by following this link. If you do, don't be afraid to go back and leave some positive feedback on the Amazon site. If this book does well, there will be a second volume, and that's pretty awesome too.
Congrats Ken! P.S. I sort of feel the same way! Humbled and outta my league!ReplyDelete
Thank you Leanne, but you don't need to feel that way. I love what you write, you always leave me laughing. And now thinking about hats. :)Delete
Congrats SuperKen! So many people I "know" in this book, it's awesome!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kevin. It was rather fun waiting for all of this to come together. So happy to be a part of it.Delete
Oh, I'm not all that super.
I haven't got my copy yet, so it's hard to say if I feel out of my league yet or not. Although going by the list of those involved, I do feel humbled.ReplyDelete
I'm getting my copy as soon as I get home from work!
So far Dan, I've only read your story about your dog. I liked that one a lot. You have a ton of talent Dan, you belong in the book.Delete
Wow, that's awesome! I hope it comes out in hardcover so you can have a copy for your mantel. :)ReplyDelete
I'm secretly hoping that happens as well. Thanks so much! :)Delete
I downloaded it last night, but only read my story so far. You know how it goes... I plan on reading it cover-to-cover (screen-to-screen) by the end of the week!ReplyDelete
I know how it goes. I didn't even really know how to work my wife's kindle so I had to get her to pull up my stories so I could see what they looked like on there. I plan to get into it from the beginning as soon as she's done with it.Delete
Did they look okay?Delete
They looked awesome! You guys did a terrific job! :)Delete
Congratulations, you're a published author, now! And none of this nonsense about being out of your league. I bought it yesterday and read all my favorite authors first, which includes you, and your stories were wonderful! I particularly liked the one about your honeymoon :)ReplyDelete
Be proud, you fully earned the right to be!
Thank you Kianwi. I can't begin to tell you how happy you're making me by telling me that I'm in your favorites. Now you have me smiling here.Delete
Congratulations, Ken. I'll be sure to check this out.ReplyDelete
Thanks Stephen, I am sure you will enjoy it.Delete
I just bought it and tweeted about it. I am so excited for all of you guys! I am literally doing a happy dance for all of you (albeit a bit slowed down). This is just so freakin' awesome, Ken!!! I can't wait to read it and please, encourage people to do feedback...I hear it helps tons..Congrats to you and all the others.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Elsie! You just go ahead and dance it up like no body is watching you. I'll do the same from this end. ;)Delete
I hope people do leave feedback. I'd like it to be successful enough that there can be a 2nd volume highlighting all my talented friends.
Fantastic! Congratulations, Ken! Can't wait to read it.ReplyDelete
Thanks Gina, it's pretty exciting times. :)Delete
So, iphone, but my Android, too? That would be awesome. Eventually I'll have it in some format or other. Thanks for the list and links!ReplyDelete
YES! At least I'm pretty sure it's available for Andriod. I know there's a Blackberry app but it only works if you live in the US. Which sucks for me. Anyways, I'm sure Andriod has an app as well.Delete
Great news! Congrats Ken!ReplyDelete
Thank you Reanna. (I even swear in one story!) ;)Delete
Don't doubt yourself dude. I've read your articles and your writing is warm, friendly, and just excellent.ReplyDelete
And congratulations, I certainly know how happy you feel. It is an awesome feeling.Delete
Thanks Rusty. I wish I could say I've already read your stories but my wife hasn't let me get my hands on her kindle just yet. She's still reading her way though the book.Delete
It is an awesome feeling. I'm glad to be in the company of the likes of you. :)
Rusty's stories are delightful! I really like the humor and sweetness in both your sets of stories!!Delete
I haven't read many yet. Leanne's about the hats is awesome! I know my wife has been laughing into tears a few times now. I can't wait to dig into it.Delete
Don't be silly. Your stories are great. Even better than I'd hoped!! :)ReplyDelete
The print version will come, I promise!!
Like the new look of the blog!
Thanks Pish! When the print version comes, I'm probably going to buy a box full, just to hand out to strangers and tell them that I'm in it. :)Delete
Thanks also about the new look. One day I'll get it just right.
I wish there was something I could do to thank you better.
Today has been great. Every time someone asked how my Labor Day was, I reply, "Well, my book came out. So, it was pretty good."ReplyDelete
I haven't gotten to read it yet, but there are a lot of talented people in it, so I can't wait to dig into it.
OH MAN! That's a good line. I wish I would have thought to use it. Now I have to wait for the next time someone asks me to be in their book to use it.Delete
Guess what I just downloaded to my ipad/Kindle??? :) Can't wait to read it and again, SO PROUD OF YA!!! You definitely DO have a style - it's called the style of Ken and you ROCK IT!!! Keep it up, be you and celebrate!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Carrie!
Both for your kind words as well as picking up the book. I guess if anybody is going to rock the style of Ken, it had better be me. Or I should at least make a good effort at it.
I hadn't actually considered celebrating. Maybe a little party might be in order?
WHAT! I didn't know you were one of the writers!! I'm buying it tomorrow (this was my plan before I knew you were a contributor). Now I'm even more stoked to read it!ReplyDelete
Thanks Carrie! I'm sure you will enjoy it. Although I'm not sure my contribution should make you all that much more excited. :)Delete