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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 […]

Climbing the Amazon charts

Climbing the Amazon charts

On Tuesday, I began a week-long promotion with the goal of moving “Time Is Irreverent” to #1 on Amazon in at least one US category. Yesterday turned out to be my best sales day ever, and my novel is currently at #2 in LGBT Science Fiction, #5 in Humorous Science Fiction, and #6 in Dark […]

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 […]

Scary times ahead?

Scary times ahead?

Marty’s photo of the day #2505: It’s unsettling to know that some of the things I wrote about in Time Is Irreverent, depicting America in 2056 as a theocracy, are starting to come true. Yesterday, Donald Trump signed a memorandum to deploy the National Guard along the Mexican border. In my book, the guards are […]

Selling with the dead guys

Selling with the dead guys

For much of the past week, my new novel, Time Is Irreverent, has been occupying Amazon’s Humorous Science Fiction top-20, alongside books by Douglas Adams and Kurt Vonnegut. Way to go, Marty! I can sell books with the best of the dead guys!

The solar system via Chromosphere Cruiser

The solar system via Chromosphere Cruiser

Marty’s photo of the day #2496: From my novel, Time Is Irreverent, in the year 2020: “Can I drive?” “I’ve read about how you human males always like to be in control. But in my society, pilots are chosen based on skill, not sex.” Reminiscent of the big ship, the cruiser had a vertical cockpit. […]

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 […]

Writing fiction is more scary than writing nonfiction

Writing fiction is more scary than writing nonfiction

Now that I have written two nonfiction nature-travel books and one science-fiction political-comedy, I have to say that writing fiction is more fun than nonfiction, but also more frightening. With “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents” and “Endangered Edens,” I was pretty much limited to telling stories of adventures that I had already […]

Holy cow Batman!

Holy cow Batman!

Holy Cow Batman! Time Is Irreverent is off to a great start. I just checked Amazon, and the book is listed on the Hot New Release charts in twelve categories:   Dark Comedy Satire Humorous Science Fiction Fiction Satire Humor & Satire Fiction LGBT Science Fiction LGBT Science Fiction & Fantasy Alternative History Time Travel […]

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, […]

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 […]

The proof of Time Is Irreverent has arrived!

The proof of Time Is Irreverent has arrived!

The proof copy of Time Is Irreverent arrived today! I love the silky feel of the cover. The interior looks great too—at least it did for the few seconds I got to see it. Martyman quickly grabbed the book from me and declared that since he is the star, he gets to look at it […]

Writing a sequel without shouting “squirrel!”

Writing a sequel without shouting “squirrel!”

Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents took me four years to write and was published in 2007. Endangered Edens took me one year to write and was published in 2016. Time Is Irreverent also took me one year to write and will be published on March 1st. I’m now working on the sequel […]

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 […]

Toucan quick post

Toucan quick post

Marty’s photo of the day #2421: Just quick posts this week, because I’m working day and night to recheck (for the 200th time) the manuscript for Time Is Irreverent. The novel goes to the book designer on Monday, and will be on sale worldwide on March 1st. I took today’s toucan photo in Costa Rica.

Only one day left to win . . .

Only one day left to win . . .

With just one day 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. […]

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. […]

Only three days left to win . . .

Only three days left to win . . .

With just three 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. […]

Only four days left to win . . .

Only four days left to win . . .

With just four 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 […]

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