I am truly excited because finally this book is done and on sale and I absolutely love the cover. Yoohoo!
The 747ers is my very first work of fiction and it was about 10 times harder to write than all of my other books precisely because I wasn’t using a backdrop of facts and true personal anecdotes. I had to invent and develop all the characters and the plot and the pacing and the dialogue and… well everything else, obviously ;)
If you’re the kind of person who likes physical paper books and you’re interested in reading this, click here for the book on Amazon.
If you prefer to read your books in digital format, right now the book is only available in the Kindle format. The reason for that because I “enrolled” the book in what’s called KDP Select, which means that in exchange for exclusively selling it on Kindle/Amazon for 90 days, there will be FIVE days during that period when anyone with an Amazon Prime membership can download it for free.
The first free day will be tomorrow, September 4, so if you have an Amazon Prime membership you can legally download and read the entire book for free. For anyone else, you can read the first few pages for free on the links above and then decide if it’s something you’d like to buy.
For those of you interested in some of the back story, I first wrote the bulk of this book in a flurry of activity last September and then went back this year and edited it. And then edited it again. And then edited it yet again. It was incredibly fun to write but scary and tedious at the same time to edit it time and time again, fleshing out some parts and taking a knife to other parts (including entire sections) to make it flow better.
Statistics show that about 500 to 1,500 brand new books are published every single day (in English) and a lot of them are honestly total shit. I knew I had a good story but I wanted to be damn sure that it didn’t fall down under the weight of typos or layout and flow problems. I wanted it to look, feel and read like a professional book in every possible way and I’m very, very, VERY happy at how this turned out, which was way better than even my initial expectations.
As I’ve said before, some of the action in The 747ers takes place in Romania but it’s really not a book about Romania per se. I just live here and love this country and so it provided an excellent backdrop for some of the plot precisely because it has a bit of an exotic flavor to English-speakers.
The focus of this story is a young (American) guy who has a chance encounter with a priest that belongs to a mysterious cult that worships airplanes. And when he starts to spend more time with members of the cult, he discovers that they’re the keepers of a 5,000-year-old secret. The secret is based on real historical events but all of the people in the book are of course works of fiction.
Without denigrating (or praising, depending on your point of view) myself too much, if you like Dan Brown style books then The 747ers will be right up your alley. After all the blood, sweat and tears I put into bringing this baby into the world, I really can’t wait to see what people think of it.
And for those of you who read it and love it, the good news is that I’m busy working on a sequel set 50 years into the future that’s tentatively called The Reality Farmers.
Exciting times! :)