"Tehachapi Loop Hoop Dances, California" (c) 2012, 2013 Stu Jenks
Working with my sister quilting hoop, with new lights attached to it. I'm not completely satisfied with these images, but sometimes it is the performance and not the recording that matters most, as we say in music.
Happy New Year everyone. 'Be brave' seems to be the two words that come to mind regarding 2013. Be brave. I'll try. You try too.
And as a special free treat to those who buy Step Zero, I'll send you a pdf of The Lost Images of Step Zero, a hundred plus images that didn't make the final edit, but are a nice adjunct to the Step Zero experience, whatever that means. Just send me a Facebook message or an email at email@example.com and I'll send the PDF right to you.
So push those buttons and buy those books, boys and girls, for baby needs a new pair of shoes.
From The Lost Images Of Steps Zero PDF:
Top to bottom, "A Rose For Chessie, California", "Matt Antone's Ginger, Arizona", "The 41 Nights, Arizona", and "Michael and Chessie's Moon, California".
I'm suspending the sales of the book
book until I get the second printing. We are halfway through the final
final proof of Step Zero now. There are just too many typos for us to sell
this product. We have the names and addresses of everyone who bought the first printing, minus one name. Expect a cleaner, better, second printing book in
the mail, or delivered by hand, as soon as we get the new printing
done. We insist. All of us at Fezziwig Press are very sorry for the less than adequate quality of the first printing. But no worries. The second printing will be much better, and we'll have those books to you as soon as we have them in our hot little hands. And we'll let you know, through the StuBlog and Facebook, when everyone can buy the second printing of the book book of Step Zero. And, of course when you can buy it on the iPad, Nook, and Kindle.
It's less than three weeks to the official rollout of Step Zero: A Sober Love Story in 2076 by Stu Jenks. The first printing of this 500 plus page novel has already occurred, but we, at Fezziwig Press, are not happy with the number of typos we missed in that printing. So, a second printing will be available at or before the planned November 1st release of Step Zero. And the typos will be fixed in the upcoming eBooks that will available for purchase at Apple, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and the other digital platforms. Again, official rollout is November 1st or before. I'll keep you posted.
But if you wish to buy a flawed first printing of Step Zero, you can buy it now, via Paypal, using my email, firstname.lastname@example.org to log in. Price for $17.95 plus $6.95 shipping and handling. After we get the second printing, I won't be selling the first printing anymore. I'll just throw them in the dumpster outside of Studio BR-549 and keep a few copies for myself. Bottom line: Quality is very important to Team Fezziwig and we are in the process of fixing the typo situation.
And I'm very sorry to those of you who have already bought the flawed first printing. When we get the second printing at Fezziwig Press, we will gladly exchange your first purchase with a second printing copy, free of charge, and no charge for shipping either. That goes for those of you who buy the first printing now as well. I'll send you a new fixed, second printing, at no charge to you. And you don't need to return the first printing book.
And here is a blurb that Annie Gordon wrote for the back cover. I hate writing blurbs myself. It's a sad dog that won't wag its own tail, as my Dad used to say. But thanks, Annie for writing a great promo for Step Zero.
The time is 2076. The setting, a hopeful post-apocalyptic America. Much has changed in the world since 2060, but the resilience of survivors and those born since is strong and family means more than ever. Meet Artie, and get to know his girlfriend Georgia and their friends as he takes a road trip to reconnect with his grandmother in San Francisco. Mormon Tea is now the drug of choice and powerful gangs seek to addict and control the population. Support groups and a strong U.S. Marshall Service fight back. Loss, love, sex, music, hope and recovery are some of what you'll find in Step Zero along with fast paced action and several surprises.
That's all for now. I'll let you know when the ebooks are up on the platforms and when the second printing of Step Zero has arrived at Fezziwig Press and is available for sale.