Archive for April 2013

Calgary Expo – SUCCESS!!

Such an amazing weekend.  Wil Wheaton signed a couple things for me.  He remembered me from my email of last year asking about self-publishing (which he replied to in 45 minutes).  I offered him a book which he gladly took – insisted that I sign it for him as well.  And we talked publishing for about 5 minutes.  Awesome start of sunday.

Then Norman Reedus .. after a lot of effort .. I finally got to see him.  I unrolled the poster infront of him and asked him if he could sign it.  He looks, looks again, points and said “Is that me!” I told him “Yes.  It’s a character in a book I wrote and published that I based on you.”  He said “No way!  Are you serious!”  a couple times.  then came around the table and down off the stage to give me a hug.  Then back on stage he kept saying “wow, this is so cool” and took a picture of it.  He happily accepted a book AND a deck of playing cards with my book cover on them.  He was just tickled beyond belief.  He is such a great guy.

So that was my weekend.. what did you do?

The poster of Mkai - signed by Norman Reedus.

The poster of Mkai – signed by Norman Reedus.

Me telling Norman Reedus about the poster and the character of my book I based on him

Me telling Norman Reedus about the poster and the character of my book I based on him

He just came back around after giving me a hug, digging for his phone and totally stoked about the whole thing.

He just came back around after giving me a hug, digging for his phone and totally stoked about the whole thing.

Norman Reedus taking a picture of the poster, stoked about having a character written for him

Norman Reedus taking a picture of the poster, stoked about having a character written for him

Signing the poster.  He kept the 2nd poster I brought just him as well as a book.  He was totally stoked.

Signing the poster. He kept the 2nd poster I brought just him as well as a book. He was totally stoked.

Wil Wheaton!  Signing as Fawkes from the guild.

Wil Wheaton! Signing as Fawkes from the guil

The day finally came

I finally got to hold the physical embodiment of what I’ve been working on for so long. My author proofs came yesterday and wow. I LOVE them!! It is beyond surreal to hold my book in my hands…

Book proofs

Book proofs