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Time Is Irreverent is now an audio book!

Time Is Irreverent is now an audio book!

  The audio book version of Time Is Irreverent is now available on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon! Perhaps someday Time Is Irreverent will become a movie. In the meantime, the audio book is the next best thing to seeing the adventures of Marty Mann, the Holy Smokin’ Hot Nellie, Chrissie, and Tina on the big […]

The audio book is here!

The audio book is here!

The audio book version of Time Is Irreverent is here! Perhaps someday Time Is Irreverent will become a movie. In the meantime, the audio book is the next best thing to seeing the adventures of Marty Mann, the Holy Smokin’ Hot Nellie, Chrissie, and Tina on the big screen. Narrating the novel is Michael Fell, […]

There’s only so much I want in common with Douglas Adams

There’s only so much I want in common with Douglas Adams

When I finished writing “Time Is Irreverent,” and pitched the novel to various people in the industry, I often had to answer the question “What book is yours most like?” Because “Time Is Irreverent” is unique, my honest answer should have been “none.” But that’s not the way the game is played. So for lack […]

Eye-to-eye with a smoky jungle frog

Eye-to-eye with a smoky jungle frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2471: This is a smoky jungle frog, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Time Is Irreverent: Canadian Best Seller

Time Is Irreverent: Canadian Best Seller

If you follow my posts, you know: “Time Is Irreverent” wasn’t supposed to be published until March 1st, but a miscommunication with Amazon resulted in an accidental publication date of February 7. I wasn’t prepared and was in a near-panic because none of my promotions were in order. I quickly did what I could on […]

Outselling millions

Outselling millions

Whenever I publish a new book, I become obsessed with watching the Amazon charts (it’s a sickness, I know). Since Time Is Irreverent was published four days ago, it has shot up the rankings and become an Amazon “Hot New Release” in multiple categories. Still, the success of the book depends on how you look […]

What a week it’s been!

What a week it’s been!

This has been one of the most unexpected weeks I’ve had in a long time. First, Deb and I streamed a Within Temptation concert and decided the band was so good that we had to experience them in person. Next thing you know, we have tickets to their concert in Milan, Italy this December. Hey, […]

Please vote! Win a copy of Time Is Irreverent!

Please vote! Win a copy of Time Is Irreverent!

Have you voted for Time Is Irreverent yet? If not, I would really appreciate it if you would take two minutes to do so now. Your reward will be a free copy of the book if I win. So far Time Is Irreverent is doing great. There are 13 days left of the month-long Kindle […]

Win a free copy of Time Is Irreverent!

Win a free copy of Time Is Irreverent!

Help me win publishing’s version of American Idol and you can get a free copy of my new science-fiction political-satire, Time Is Irreverent! When Donald Trump got elected, my way of dealing with the tragedy was to create my own world, where time travel became an option for giving “President Handley” a career change and […]

Leaf-mimic katydid

Leaf-mimic katydid

Marty’s photo of the day #2304: Here’s a leaf-mimic katydid. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Amazon kids

Amazon kids

Marty’s photo of the day #2136: Kids who live in the Amazon Rainforest don’t have TVs to sit in front of, or video games to play, like kids in the United States do. They also don’t have helicopter parents. Still, I have a hunch that they are bored less often and have more fun than […]

Can you find the katydid?

Can you find the katydid?

Marty’s photo of the day #2135: If you are looking at this on a small smartphone screen, it won’t appear to be much. If you can, enlarge the photo and find the katydid (photographed in the Amazon Rainforest).

Don’t wear a red shirt near this flower!

Don’t wear a red shirt near this flower!

Marty’s photo of the day #2104: This is one of my favorite flower shots, from the Amazon Rainforest. I call it the Star Trek flower, as it looks like it belongs on another world. If you were on an away mission with Captain Kirk, and you were wearing a red shirt, you wouldn’t want to […]

Cute Amazon Frog

Cute Amazon Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2083: I have never properly identified this frog, but it’s one of my favorites from the last time I was in the Amazon Rainforest.

The best natural insect repellent

The best natural insect repellent

Marty’s photo of the day #2021: If you are viewing this photo on a small screen, you probably won’t see all the little red mosquito bites dotting my arm. The first time I visited the Amazon Rainforest was during the dry season, and the bugs (other than a bullet ant with my name on it) […]

The Amazon River Boys

The Amazon River Boys

Marty’s photo of the day #2020: Good morning from The Amazon River Boys! I call them “The Amazon River Boys,” because I took this photo along an Amazon River tributary. But now that I think about it, these boys are cute enough that in a few years they could be in a boy band teenage […]

Katydids that go bump in the night

Katydids that go bump in the night

Marty’s photo of the day #1865: The Amazon Rainforest is full of creatures that look like they arrived from outer space. Although I’ve found many creatures more unusual than this particular katydid, it still has that “not of this world” appearance. And though harmless, finding one in your hair, in the middle of the night, […]

Warning: Do not drink liquids in public while reading this book!

Warning: Do not drink liquids in public while reading this book!

If you like to laugh (and who doesn’t?), you need to read Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. I downloaded the book to my Kindle shortly before leaving on a college speaking and book signing tour. I knew nothing about the book, other than the reviews I saw on Amazon. Oh, my, God! Let’s […]

Aromobatidae

Aromobatidae

Marty’s photo of the day #1721: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs. Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from my last Amazon trip. Some species I have identified; most I have not. I believe this frog […]

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Marty’s photo of the day #1720: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs. Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from my last Amazon trip. Some species I have identified; most I have not. This frog is actually […]

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