Good News

2011 April 18
by mockers

Guess what?  The initial response to Crossroads Road has been positive enough so far that Smoking Fish Media has agreed to publish a book from a relatively unknown “comedy” writer…little old me.  It is scheduled for release at Amazon, B&N and Apple (among other places) on November 7th of this year.

All I have ever really wanted to do with my life is to entertain people – not in a “I’m a big fancy method actor and everyone should take me serious” sort of way or anything like that – I am more of a “let’s get wasted and share some stories” type of entertainer.  Fame and wealth would be okay, but that’s not the end that I am looking for.  It’s just that the happiest memories in my life were times when I was talking to or playing music with a group of people in a social setting and it was clear that everyone was having a good time. That’s the goal for me.  Smoking Fish has given me the chance to accomplish this at the highest level yet.

It’s going to be even more difficult for me to be successful in this effort than it is for Jeff because he has used his talent to build a sizable following over a ten year period.  His big challenge is transcending the surf report boundaries.  I, on the other hand, have used my talents to build a sizable sammich.   But there is hope – There are a few hundred of you who are here every day and if each of you beat at least ten people within an inch of their lives and make them buy my book…and if each of them cut shady deals for promotion and distribution with unscrupulous men wearing funny hats, and if each of them…well, you get it.  I know I don’t owe you, but I would really appreciate if you guys would help me out on this one.  If it would make you feel better, you can pretend that I am burlap sack boy and that I  really need your help…anyway – Thanks very much to the fine people at Smoking Fish for making this possible.



7 Responses leave one →
  1. 2011 April 18
    Valentin permalink

    What’s the book about?

  2. 2011 April 18
    squawvallleyskip permalink

    I don’t even care what it’s about. Put me down for a copy as long as you have a way to pay without those asshats at paypal. And make sure I can get a signed copy, not just some downloaded kindle sort of thing. I know I don’t comment as often as I should, but I’m here for every new update. I work nights, and I’m usually pretty burnt when I get home and check out mockable. Forgive me for not making my presence known every time I visit, but rest assured I’m here in the wings.

  3. 2011 April 18
    squawvalleyskip permalink

    Told you I come home crispy. I misspelled my own name up there.

  4. 2011 April 18
    squawvalleyskip permalink

    My orginal comment was awaiting moderation due to my misspelling. It would appear to have gotten lost in the ether.

  5. 2011 April 18

    If you motherfuckers can write a book then so can I. Mine’s going to be a coffee table book. Page after page of pictures of different mail boxes. I’ll add some witty comments to some of the pictures. I’m going to be bigger than US Steel, boys.

  6. 2011 April 18
    metten permalink

    Here’s the explanation I was using when I was querying around trying to find a home for it. I still don’t really like it, but it should give you an idea:

    The novel offers an account of the lives of five residents of the fictitious town of Melville, Wisconsin and their quest to turn back the clock to better times. Among the five residents are the morbidly obese Christian Universalist who promotes his piety by performing the racy parts of banned books at the local library and the librarian who tries to stop him. The book also follows an award-winning economics teacher and the student he wronged ten years ago. All four subjects are connected by a bored 20-something with a genius I.Q., freckles and tight black curls. The book reveals the soft underbelly of the world of municipal code enforcement, helps us understand what happens after we flush and reminds us all to be careful what we wish for.

  7. 2011 April 19
    squawvalleyskip permalink

    Change the name of the town to French Island andd there’s a good chance I crossed paths with some of your fictitious characters when I was growing up.

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