***Edited on June 13, 2015***
Hi everyone! Check this out - my debut novel Driving Crazy was recently picked up by Tate Publishing for a full printing/marketing/distributing deal! The nationwide release date is June 16, 2015. As you can imagine, I am so excited!
This formerly self-published novel has been enjoyed by several hundred people, including at least three dozen AtariAge members and a dozen Jaguar Sector members, from over 10 countries. You can see some of the AA member reviews in this thread, or by going to my website.
Now it will be available across the USA, in book stores and everywhere else books are sold. (If you go to your local book store and it's not on the shelf, you can ask them to order it, as it will now be in their distribution network.) It will also be available through Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, (or it's supposed to be - it may not be in stock and B&N at this time) and Tate Publishing. (Rumour has it that the AtariAge store still has a couple of copies left of the now-highly-coveted first edition, and at the original $12.00 price!)
If you would like a signed and personalized (or personalised) copy of Driving Crazy, you can order a copy directly from me through my website.
I'm honestly not clear if Tate has a distribution network outside of the USA, but the above Amazon and B&N links should work everywhere. And of course buying from me through my website works too. Sorry that overseas shipping has gotten so ridiculous! That's the cheapest I could find it.
Now back to the original post, which is already in progress.
Hi everyone! I have finally achieved my lifelong dream, and I wanted to share it with you. It’s called Driving Crazy.
I’ve been writing fiction since I was a child, mostly short stories. I’ve won a few writing contests over the years and in the past decade, I've had over a dozen stories and articles published several anthologies, magazines, and books. And along came Driving Crazy!
Here is the back-cover synopsis:
Jay Naylor thought winning the Crazy Climber auction would be the hard part. Man, was he ever wrong!
With his best friend Austin Ridenour by his side, Jay takes to the streets in this wild, hilarious adventure. During their journey from Lansing, Michigan to Weedpatch, California and beyond, they’ll run headlong into adversity, desperation and their fair share of lunatics. They’ll need every ounce of their luck and ingenuity if they hope to get this classic arcade game, and themselves, home in one piece.
Our heroes would rather spend their time seeing the sights, but they can’t. They’re too busy… Driving Crazy.
This 273-page novel, years in development and months in editing, is finally ready for the world to enjoy. Though primarily a road trip buddy comedy, it also has some drama, exciting chase scenes and is filled with video game goodness, featuring such classics as Galaga, Tempest and of course, Crazy Climber. Even the Atari Jaguar has a cameo.
Driving Crazy retails for $20.99 for paperback and $15.99 for eBook, but is being sold through my website, www.randypearson.org, for the low price of $16.99 plus shipping.
Also on my website, I have included a couple of excerpts and deleted scenes from Driving Crazy, so you can get a feel for both the story and my writing style.
I hope you’ll take a look and consider buying a copy. I’ve been told it’s a fun, enjoyable, entertaining read.
Thanks for your time!
Randy “Atari Smeghead” Pearson
PS - Any links you find below this first post might be inactive. To get to the proper links, it's best to click somewhere on the top post.
Edited by Atari Smeghead, Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:55 AM.