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Time Is Irreverent is a #1 Best Seller in LGBT Science Fiction

Time Is Irreverent is a #1 Best Seller in LGBT Science Fiction

My goal this week was for Time Is Irreverent to become an Amazon #1 Best Seller in at least one category. Yesterday I accomplished that when my novel hit #1 in Parodies. Then, even though I sat at #2 in multiple categories, all the books ahead of mine had such strong sales that they looked […]

Time Is Irreverent is #1 in Parodies

Time Is Irreverent is #1 in Parodies

I’ve been working incredibly hard to push Time Is Irreverent up Amazon’s charts. Today the book reached Best Seller status for the first time in the United States. It’s now the #1 Best-Selling Parody! The novel is also #2 in LGBT Science Fiction, #2 in Humorous Science Fiction, and #3 in Political Humor, so I […]

The first major review of Time Is Irreverent

The first major review of Time Is Irreverent

The normal process for books is to submit them to major reviewers months before publication, so that their comments can appear on the release date. Because Time Is Irreverent satirically skewers today’s Republicans and predicts their future course, I couldn’t follow the normal process and risk that it become dated before its release. Not that […]

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 […]

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, […]

Time Is Irreverent is now available!

Time Is Irreverent is now available!

We’re early. Time Is Irreverent became available today! At this moment the only place to buy the book is on Amazon, but that will change in a few weeks. The trade paperback (with the silky-feel cover) is $14.95, and the Kindle version is specially priced at $2.99. The special Kindle price is very short-term—just long […]

Hollywood actor to narrate Time Is Irreverent

Hollywood actor to narrate Time Is Irreverent

I’m busy working behind the scenes, preparing for the March 1st release of Time Is Irreverent. There are so many exciting things happening that I can’t yet reveal. One of them is the audiobook version of the novel. My two previous books were nonfiction and photo-intensive. Books with lots of photos are poor candidates for […]

Only two days left to win . . .

Only two days left to win . . .

With just two days left to the end of my Kindle Scout campaign—and a chance for you to win of free copy of  Time Is Irreverent—I’m featuring some of the new liberal Ten Commandments Marty Mann and Nellie Dixon present to the people of Galilee in AD 31 when they crash the Sermon on the Mount. […]

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 […]

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #9

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #9

Imagine if the United States had an egomaniacal president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences. What if you could go back to AD 31 and present the people of Galilee with a new liberal version of the Ten Commandments? How would that affect our culture […]

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #3

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #3

Imagine if the United States had an egomaniacal president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences. What if you could go back to AD 31 and present the people of Galilee with a new liberal version of the Ten Commandments? How would that affect our culture […]

From the Liberal Ten Commandments

From the Liberal Ten Commandments

Imagine if the United States had an egomaniacal president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences. What if you could go back to AD 31 and present the people of Galilee with a new liberal version of the Ten Commandments? How would that affect our culture […]

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 […]

Two-for-one special on signed copies of Endangered Edens!

Two-for-one special on signed copies of Endangered Edens!

Signed books are always special gifts, and Black Friday crowds are a bitch. Today thru Sunday I am offering a two-for-one deal on my second book, Endangered Edens. The book retails for $19.95, but this weekend you can get two signed copies for $19.95, plus $6.05 Priority Mail shipping. This book features 180 stunning color […]

Right-Wingers: Just be consistent!

Right-Wingers: Just be consistent!

Because I write liberal newspaper guest columns, right-wingers frequently criticize me in follow-up letters to the editor. I don’t have a problem with their letters. After all, I got to say my side; it’s only fair they get to respond. That being said, I find it amusing that by far their most frequent criticism of […]

My new novel is coming along great!

My new novel is coming along great!

Yay! I just finished the first draft of my new novel. My two previous books were nonfiction, so this is my first attempt at fiction. I started the book right after Christmas, with the goal of having the first draft done by the end of May. It’s amazing how much easier it is to write […]

Smile! You’re on motion-sensing camera.

Smile! You’re on motion-sensing camera.

Marty’s photo of the day #1948: Here’s a photo from the motion-sensing camera behind my house. Every once in a while I get shots like this that aren’t technically good but just crack me up.

Marty Essen wins National Indie Excellence Award for Nature

Marty Essen wins National Indie Excellence Award for Nature

My first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet, won six national awards. So naturally, I entered my new book, Endangered Edens, in some contests as well. Because Cool Creatures, Hot Planet won awards so easily, I was a bit cocky, thinking Endangered Edens would do the same thing. When the results of the first two contests […]

My Missoulian Guest Column

My Missoulian Guest Column

Here’s my guest column in today’s Missoulian newspaper. http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/republicans-can-t-be-concerned-about-environment/article_1b304f15-99c2-5641-8832-374cb3e9eace.html

No, you can’t be a Republican and still be concerned about the environment

No, you can’t be a Republican and still be concerned about the environment

Oh, my! I read every review my books get, and on Amazon my latest, Endangered Edens, is doing great. Until recently it had a rating so high, it was almost unbelievable. Of the 40 reviews, 37 were 5-star, and none were lower than 4-star. Then some right wingers found my book. For some reason the right wingers […]

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