If you are among those who follow my son Nate’s writing, or if you are among those who ought to be following it, I have some news to roll out. Our presidential campaigns have lost their old allure, and so it is time for some diversion.
Nate’s newest book, Outlaws of Time (HarperCollins), is set to release April 19. So let us get the crass, merchandising aspects of this out of the way immediately. If you want a personalized copy of the book, you can get it by preordering it from Bookpeople — an indie bookseller here in Moscow. You get the autograph and a good discount. If you preorder from Amazon, you don’t get the personalization, but you do get a hardcover copy of the book for about ten clams.
Now, that said, take in what this picture below might mean. In a time when many of our young people have snakes in their brains, don’t you sometimes yearn for the good old days when they just had snakes in their arms?
(If some of your browsers make the picture too small, you should be able to just click on it.)
And if you missed it the last time I shared, here is the trailer for the book.
Now, as if all that were not enough, you can go to the web site for the book here, and check out some options for those who are together enough to preorder the book. If you preorder before April 23, and email the receipt to the address specified there, you may also select one of three options available. The first is some direction and instruction on wordcraft in a video series from Nate. The second is that you can get a video of Nate reading the first two chapters of the The Silent Bells, the fourth and last book in the Ashtown series. For Ashtown fans, this is an earnest payment, indicating to you that you are not forgotten. Without getting into all the New York publishing drama, some of which involves New York values, let me just say that the quickest way to seeing The Silent Bells in print runs straight through Outlaws of Time. Outlaws is not a diversion. And then the third option is that you can get a free audio download of Nate’s two creative non-fiction books, Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl and Death by Living.
There. That’s way more swag than I usually offer.