Friday, December 19, 2014

Average Joe and the Extraordinaires Released TODAY

Today is the day.  My novel, Average Joe and the Extraordinaires is now available on the Amazon Kindle Store.  You can find it at  I'm super excited and ecstatic that the release went smoothly.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Hello everyone!  I finally acquired enough money to buy my ISBN's and pay for the special font that I used for my Average Joe and the Extraordinaires book cover.  And when I say acquired I mean saved because I realize that saying acquired sounds shady as hell.  Anywho, I'm excited to the MAXXXX and now I'm just about ready to publish.  I still have quite a bit of work to do.  I just had some awesome supporters give me some interesting suggestions to improve the book so I'm going over those.  I've been changing stuff around here and there for the last few weeks but I don't want to change too much. Right now I'm also putting some time into researching Lightning Source, Ingram Spark and Createspace more thoroughly to see if I want to print this thing in the near future.

So the plan now is: to view these suggestions for the book and add them if they fit, find all the metadata I need for Amazon and Bowkers and whoever else needs it, prepare all resources needed for release, and possibly if all goes right to release on Friday December 19th.  I'm pumped but now I need to get my act together and work on a few things.  All the while I'm working on another book and prepping for a job interview.  What an interesting time to be living!  Thank you all for following this blog or just stopping by and I hope your dreams are within your grasp.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Character Profiles: Average Joe and the Extraordinaires: Team Badd Azz

Government Name: Bartholomew Taluni
Other Nicknames: The Gamesmaster, Grease Monkey, Bart
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 193 lbs
Hair: Short Black
Eye Color: Brown
Race: Polynesian
Birth Place: Orangetown, Florida
Age: 16
Hobbies: Pranking People, Lifting Weights, Working on Cars, Watching 70's and 80's Action Movies
Talents: Very Skilled at Automotive Repairs From Years of Working with His Father, Clever Prankster Whose Years of Watching TV and Movies Have Given Him Loads of Ideas, Athletic and Strong for His Age

Government Name: Michael Phillips
Other Nicknames: McPrankerson, Tech-head, Mick
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 208 lbs
Hair: Shaggy Brown and Long
Eye Color: Brown
Race: Caucasian
Birth Place: Louisiana
Age: 16
Hobbies: Pranking People, Backyard Wrestling, Browsing Forbidden Message Boards, Building CPU's Out of Junk Parts, Watching 70's and 80's Action Movies
Talents: Very Skilled at Building and Fixing Old and New Computers Thanks to Learning from an Older Cousin and Continuing in a Votech Class, Older Cousin Showed Dozz the Ropes of Backyard Wrestling Which Dozz Still Participates in and Announces For With Fleez, Athletic and Strong for his Age

...and sometimes...

Government Name: Byron McCoy
Other Nicknames: Byron Rox-Your-Sox, B-man, Big Guy
Height: 5'9''
Weight: 273 lbs
Hair: Dark Brown, short, and unkempt
Eye Color: Black
Race: Caucasian
Birth Place:Orangetown, Florida
Age: 16
Hobbies: Watching TV, Complaining, Snacking
Talents: Is Really Big...Like Really Really Big, Insults Bounce Off of Him Like Bullets Off of Superman (He's Pretty Dense), Extreme Lack of Caring About The World Around Him, Did I Mention That He's Big?...

Team Badd Azz came about from the boys watching too many seventies and eighties action movies and wanting to start a gang of strong "men" to live life in the most Badd Azz way possible.  Fleez and Dozz had actually met years ago when Dozz had first moved to Orangetown from his home state of Louisiana.  The boys were very similar as both had grown up in large impoverished families and shared similar interests.  Surprisingly enough, both boys are quite smart despite their propensity for using their physicality to solve problems and get what they want.  They both typically get high marks in class quite casually and are both skilled at a useful trade thanks to years of helping their various family members.  Despite their brutish behavior both boys are actually on track to very bright futures...if they don't blow up something first.

Fleez and Dozz only use Byron as free muscle and labor.  He was never a real member of the group because neither Fleez nor Dozz can stand his constant downer attitude and complaining.  He is, however, a great enforcer.

Average Joe and the Extraordinaires is available now!