2012 is the Year of Adventure and…

Posted by on 2012 Jan, 02 in Blog | 0 comments

2012 is the Year of Adventure and…

Its official. I hereby declare 2012 to be the year of adventure. Go out there, read an adventure, have an adventure, write an adventure…live an adventure!

For me adventure often takes the form of read fantasy and science fiction. I just purchased Feast of Souls by C. S. Freidman who is one of my favorite authors. Almost all of her works are outstanding, which seems to be rare today in the commercialization of writing and the frantic scream towards turning out stink in the name of selling copies.

But I digress…Who is your favorite author(s)? Who do you like to read? Can you introduce me to some new works?

If you said Tim and Stephen Gibson from King Tiger Books, I’m deeply indebted to you (and pleasantly shocked). If you didn’t, why not give Sea of Dekatos a try and let us know what you think? I recently authorized Amazon to offer it for free on the Kindle for Amazon Prime members. Check it out!

Enough shameless promotion (I’m sure I’ll have more later). I also think 2012 is the year of the Indie. Digital media has opened doors to people who otherwise did not have a key. Indie writers, publishers, musicians and authors are taking on the establishment and doing incredibly well. This, in my mind, is the future. Just as in the dawn of the industrial revolution people had small foundries in their backyards forging goods or during the dawn of software engineering people where making games and business apps in their basement, so now is the time for the artist…the musician, the graphic artist and the author. Let’s all make 2012 a banner year for digital, independently developed adventure.

Wow, dramatic. However, I am not ignorant of the irony. Frankly I live irony everyday and this sure is an example. Here I am telling you to promote independent authors and I started the post by telling you I purchased an eBook published by DAW – one of them. Sorry. You’re right. Tell me about what indie books you like and I’ll give them a whirl and may even review them here. If you want to see the books I like and have read, check me out on . Goodreads is a great place to connect too.

You can view the full image of this thumbnail on my Flickr account.

Take care and watch the skies!

Gibson out.

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