Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Free smile on your face. (We need to smile about something these days)

I won the lottery back in 1999.

Not money, nothing that easy. No, instead I was the creative director who managed to snag Benjamin Wallace into the employ of our national ad agency and put him to work as a copywriter.

And did it ever pay off.

Ben and Patty Wallace are two of the most talented, creative people I know. Patty, Ben's wife, designed the cover for Above Reproach. She's an art director--a damn good one--and she freelances on the side. She's done a number of covers. If you know a writer who needs a top-shelf cover, contact her (I linked on her name).

Ben wrote and published his first book exactly one year ago today--and today he's put it up for a free download as a celebration.

I'll tell you right here and right now, this is a fun book to read. The description seems a bit silly, but the book is more of a look at an alternative post-apocalyptic world after the SHTF--that scenario us gun-owners are always prepping for. Or TEOTWAWKI (I think I got that acronym right).

And again, it's FREE today (1 May 2012).

I found myself chuckling out loud enough that the wife banished me to the easy chair in the living room at night (can't read this one in bed). I'd get up to get another soft drink and find that I had a big grin on my face.

Reading is supposed to allow us to escape, to breathe in, to relax. . . to forget for a while. We have enough crap going on around us right now what with politics, despot leaders (in other countries, too), poor economy, skyrocketing gas prices, etc etc.

How about something fun? Download Post Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors today, FOR FREE, and read it at your leisure. Good stuff.

Oh and by the way--Ben and Patty are part of our group. They're gun-owners and patriots. They're traditional parents. They had guns before they had children, and guess what? When they started a family, they didn't give up the guns "for the children's safety."

They got a gun safe. They know Eddie Eagle and the routine for their oldest boy should he, or a friend, come across an unattended firearm: Stop. Don't touch. Leave the area. Tell an adult.

The Wallaces are our kind of people. Download Ben's book today and enjoy it.

We're gun owners. We take care of our own.


North said...

Only on Kindle? I wouldn't mind spending what 3.50 for it if I could read it on my Nook.

Not whining for a solution, just annoyed that kindling excludes nookie.

An Ordinary American said...


I've told him (Ben) about a formatting and distribution service that formats for Kindle, iPad, Nook, E-Reader, et al. I think his next book/s will be utilizing that.

I'll convert it and e-mail it to you.


Rob said...

Downloaded, Thank You.

RVN11B said...

Will there be a hard copy book? On this subject I want to feel the pages and actually nor rely on batteries.

kx59 said...

Looks like i'm going to have to cut back on blog reading some. My book reading list is growing rapidly.
Thanks for the head up AOA!

An Ordinary American said...

RV--I'm talking him into exploring some print editions, but when he launched out, publishing through the Kindle Direct Publishing thing was his best deal.

I'm ESPECIALLY pushing him to make his Dumb White Husband short stories into print edition volumes.

Those books. . . it's like he attached a spy camera to my pickup truck and inside the house.


Old NFO said...

I don't do Kindle either... I'd appreciate an epub version also.

kx59 said...

Read all but ten pages or so last night. Finished it this morning.
Perfect reading for the end of the day. I really liked it. So not Hollywood.
I'll be going back for more of his work as soon as I finish "Above Reproach", which I bought at Amazon today. Started reading it at lunch time today.

Anonymous said...

I'll go along with Old NFO, an epub or a pdf will do nicely, thank you!

Will said...

Just finished it, it was the best book I've read in a while and I read too many books. I'll probably buy some more from the author thanks for the share. Loved the part Dallas played in the story, some things never do change.