Day 1: 100 Days to Forever the Road
Once upon a time, in 2003, a guy went to India. He had a big black backpack, a thick pair of boots, some notebooks, and two very wide eyes.
Eleven years, more travels, and lots of other experiences later, that guy has written a novel set in a fictional city in India. It’s a story of travel, destiny, and beer. It’s a story about connection and what happens when we aren’t truthful with ourselves or with others. If you care about those genre-type things, there are healthy dollops of urban fantasy, indie travel, alternate history, and speculative fiction.
And, as these things go, it’s a story about what happens when a hapless globetrotter meets a bad-ass bartender. Then, along with the world’s only Himalayan-Irish sage, they have to save the world from an ancient evil.
As you do.
FOREVER THE ROAD Comes Out Sept. 8, 2014
If you’ve been following the blog, my email newsletter, or my various social media personas for any bit of time, you’ve heard me talk about my third Rucksack Universe book, Forever the Road. How long I’ve been working on it. The trials and tribulations, the agonies and ecstasies, and all that dahl.
You also know that the book is ready for you.
On Sept. 8, 2014, Forever the Road will be released as an e-book and trade paperback worldwide. Kindle, Kobo, Nook, good old-fashioned book, you name it. If it’s not on the shelf at your favorite bookstore, you’ll be able to order it. If you want to pre-order it, too, I’ll be setting all that up over the next few weeks.
And you’ll know the latest news like this in coming 100 Days to Forever blog posts.
100 Days to Forever
In the meantime, we’ve got 100 days between now and when Forever the Road comes out.
Hmmm. 100 days to forever. I suppose we could stare at the wall, twiddle our thumbs, and watch some paint dry. But I’d rather get a damn good curry from a slightly dodgy street vendor, wash it down with a pint of Galway Pradesh Stout, and have a Tom Robbins-style wahoo-helluva time checking out a new world.
So for the next 100 days, we’ll be talking about not only Forever the Road, but about travel, food, beer, hostels, the Rucksack Universe and its characters, history, and settings. There will be teasy wee quotations. There will be behind-the-scenes glimpses. There will be cover reveals and Goodreads giveaways.
Hell, there will even be memes. Just between you and me, I’m a stodgy Capricorn who doesn’t like memes. They make me feel a need to scrub my skin with steel wool while in a very hot shower. But biznatches, there will be memes. Because, well, memes.
We’ve got 100 days to forever, folks. You can follow all the adventure on the blog via the 100 Days to Forever category, on my email list, and at the #100DaysToForever hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.
100 Days to Forever. Let’s get started.