a few things to work on over the weekend, so today is going to
be very simple (and also the final post of the year)…
hope you have an amazing start to 2018, that the year treats you
and all those close to you incredibly well, and that you get to
enjoy plenty of amazing experiences and brilliant successes.
you for visiting my web site. Thank you for supporting my efforts.
I hope to have you coming back around several times in 2018 and
start planned around In My Backpack for 2018. I’ve set
up plans for a lot of content to get posted here, have some announcements
to share, and the list goes on. I had planned to finish off the
year with a new essay, but managed to get myself sidetracked (I
know… nothing new). When I look over where some material currently
sits in the production line, it’s going to be better to offer
it up next week.
enjoy the holiday, and come back around next week.
essay coming over the weekend.
things off for today, my published efforts. You can find my books
in editions for print and Kindle. They are available at a few
online booksellers, including Amazon…
author page at Amazon
& Books area of In My Backpack
Kindle versions are currently just 99-cents per book!
That means you can complete your collection of my titles for less
than ten dollars.
Amazon, the paperbacks count toward their free shipping consideration.
While I can’t promise that it will be perfect at the moment you
read this, that usually means buying any two of my books could
result in delivery to your door at no extra cost.
with the writing for a moment, I am absolutely thrilled to be
able to announce that appearances in 2018 are beginning to take
a bit of form! While I’m can’t share the full run of specific
details just yet, I can lift the curtain a bit and say the first
confirmed date is a workshop presentation on October 3rd in Rhode
Island. The Upcoming
Events area will be getting updated soon,
and should stay as current as any possible resource for upcoming
workshops, signings, readings, presentations and more.
do some basics today… table setting of sorts… foundation work.
Parkside View is nearing the start of
its third volume… the January edition being Volume 3, Issue 1.
And, this issue will deliver some special news.
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We’ll get in touch with you to set things up.
Friends for Local Business celebrates another
anniversary with the January challenge. And for that, we’re going
to go with a really simple concept: Something
New. To join Local Friends next month, just
walk into a business you’ve never visited before and check things
out between January 1st and 31st.
here at In My Backpack. We’re going to ramp up activity.
A lot. No… really… A LOT.
January, we tried to pick up the pace and deliver a strong month
of new material. Had a blast doing it. And so… we’re at it again.
The basic target to start off 2018 is set at 40 new additions
over the month of January. Most will be new to the web site. A
few will be From the Backpack efforts, where we’ll dive into the
archives to find some material that, for whatever reason, was
either pulled from the site over the years or stored away and
deserves a shot at being dusted off and shared once again.
run in January kicks off efforts heading toward the Fifteenth
Anniversary of Backpackville, which we’ll be celebrating in March.
I get it. Much too long between posts.
think… big stress on the word think… we’ve managed to sort out
most of the seasonal fun of craft fairs and shopping and more.
Holiday travel and visits and celebrations completed. Tables and
boxes and more at least somewhat where they belong until the last
wave of events. Ready to focus more on writing, less on organizing
the garage and loading the cars. Let’s dive back in…)
Life Won’t Pass Me By offer…
holiday season may be finishing up. The opportunity to get two
paperback copies of my books, an autographed collectible, and
most shipping options for the great price of just $25 continues.
offer is only available here… requested directly at In My
Backpack. Check out the complete details, and send us an
e-mail to get the process moving.
is working with Cirque
du Soleil on a new show for Orlando.
a very unexpected twist, Dirk
Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
is done after two seasons.
back to posting… we’ll work on some housekeeping tomorrow, work
into the weekend, and attempt to hit January at full speed.
getting things back into some version of normal chaos around here.
That means a short entry. One item… a new essay… and then moving
along with more over the next few days…
is bringing a
new attraction to Disney World… and that would
be a lot of the world. A gondola ride, or skyliner, is moving
along in development. It appears at this time that it will link
multiple stations, ranging from some of the theme parks to a few
resort areas. No word yet officially on when we might see operations
begin or even how operations will be handled.
the new piece… “Here,
is a rock”
entry today… just a handful of links. New essay tomorrow.
beginning to look a lot like Christmas… or, fine, the
Doctor Who special.
looks at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
are beginning to arrive.
SPECIAL OFFER ***
supplies last, I’m offering up a package that you can only get
directly from us. The full list of details can be found here –
2017 Special Book Offer. Here are the basics…
$25, you get the following:
A copy of Life
Won’t Pass Me By.
A copy of a second book, which you will be able to select from
Just Drifts Away, Title
Town (and other tangents) and Thirty
Days in November. (You can even ask
for a second copy of Life Won’t Pass Me By. Title selections
may vary based on the timing of your request… first come, first
served… again, offered as supplies last.)
A picture of the Life Won’t Pass Me By cover, signed
by both myself and Jay Gillen (the artist responsible for the
that $25 includes most shipping. And I say most to cover options
created by scenarios such as (but not limited to): (1) People
living in places where additional costs may apply (international
requests, or Alaska and Hawaii). (2) People asking for delivery
options to be sped up (I am expected 10 to 12 business days for
processing and delivery, but I can not guarantee delivery dates
on the shipping covered by the offer).
a handful of conditions possibly applying… that’s $25 for two
books, a limited-edition collectible, all shipped to you. And,
if you want, I will sign and personalize each book.
me a message or an e-mail. We’ll get back to you, confirm the
details, and get things moving.
is a limited time, limited supply offer. Depending on the response,
we might alter it, adjust it, and even continue it in some way.
BUT… once the autographed pictures are gone, they are gone. And
for right now, if you want your first selection of titles to be
a possibility, you need let us know as soon as you can.
you for the interest and the support.
busy few days kicking things off in December… and honestly, as
I mentioned back in November… it’s been a crazy run heading back
for weeks (and even months).
here, I’m going to take two days to get up to speed… make some
announcements… and generally just get the place organized. Later
this week, by Friday (or so), we’ll get to some new stuff.
today, I’m going to lift the lid on details for special offer
on my books. It involves a package deal, featuring Life
Won’t Pass Me By, and will include some
limited-edition stuff as well. Information will be announced on
social media pages, and I expect that tomorrow I’ll be running
down the full description here on the web site.
Friends for Local Business has begun for December,
with the challenge of The
Holly and The Ivy. Yes… because, of course,
a holiday theme. It’s about friends and family and joy and celebrating.
Get out there and support your neighbors and community this month.
to finish off today’s entry… a HUGE THANK
past weekend wrapped up the 2017 Holiday Tour for ComplemenTerry
Designs. We were in New York Mills, New York,
for the annual Holiday Craft Show. And… it was awesome. Incredible
people running, staffing and volunteering at this amazing event.
We were thrilled to return this year, and are already looking
ahead to being back in 2018.
was a limited run in 2017… Putnam (Connecticut) in October… Turning
Stone Resort Casino (New York) in November… New York Mills (New
York) in December. All events we’ve attended previously… great
people, great friends, and great times.
you to everyone that helped with these shows, and to everyone
that came out to visit with us and support our efforts. We really