Friday, December 19, 2008
They Followed a Dead Star
With the holidays here, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who's read and supported this site over the past year. Beginning with the loss of my job at CNN -- which opened the door to a host of new and better opportunities -- through the Huffington Post contributions, the release of my memoir, the presidential election coverage and beyond, it's been an unbelievably successful year around these parts. I honestly never imagined that I'd have the kind of steady traffic that I do these days, and I certainly couldn't have predicted that my voice would be heard by the number of people that it is. My opinions are just as inconsequential in the great scheme of things as they ever were, but thanks for listening to them and either agreeing or pushing back. You nice folks who make this site a part of your day mean the world to me.
Now that I've buttered you up -- albeit sincerely -- I figured I'd take this opportunity to make one final year-end sales push for my book, Dead Star Twilight. Thanks to the number of people who've bought and downloaded a copy of DST over the past eight months, the manuscript is now in the hands of a few publishers who may want to do something more with it, and of course my meetings in L.A. a couple of months back went very well, so who knows -- maybe 2009 will bring big things for the Pazienza family. Even if nothing else comes of Dead Star Twilight, beyond its distribution here, though, I'll be more than satisfied with what we've accomplished by making it available online. I'm glad that so many of you have read and enjoyed it.
If by some chance you haven't gotten around to picking up a copy yet, now's definitely the time to do it. Just click the link in the sidebar to the right and follow the download instructions.
Just to whet your appetite, I've published a new mini-excerpt from the book directly below this post. I hope you enjoy it, and thanks again.