My first whack at the 8FCS flashread book marketing campaign went down on July 21 at Papa Joe's Barbershop. My eight year-old daughter Sophia handled the videography. It seems little Sophia was the ony family member who wasn't too embarrassed for me to take part. The two of us blasted into the shop like the Lone Ranger and Tonto. I asked if anyone had a problem with a two minute flashread. If any of the fifteen or so customers had any reservations they were too stunned to make them. I introduced myself and the book, reassured the small crowd I'd be out of their hair in less than two minutes, and read a ninety second blurb from the book. Upon finishing, I thanked the mystified listeners and got the heck out of there.
As far as I know, the flashread is my own invention. There will be more flashreads. I'll keep you posted.
The Eight-Fingered Criminal's Son is available at the following locations:
Papa Joe's Barbershop - Chandler, Arizona
Chandler Auto and Tire - Chandler, Arizona
Changing Hands Book Store - Tempe, Arizona
Zia Records - 8 locations in Arizona and Nevada
The Book Frog - Rolling Hills, California
Barnes and Nobel - BN.com
Rick Moranis is still following me on twitter.
I'll be doing a second reading at THE BOOK FROG in October.
An Arizona creative writing teacher ordered a set of The Eight-Fingered Criminal's Son for her writing classes.
I'll be releasing a novel in 2013.