I'm shilling for a friend who has his first book release today: Franklin's Big Dreams.
Yes, it is a children's book and yes, I have zero children, so what?? I'm sure many of my readers have nieces and nephews who might enjoy such a book.
While the word 'friend' might be a strong one to describe the author, I have known David Teague for about 15 years now, though I can count on one hand - or maybe two - how many times I have actually been in the same room as he.
That being said, we get along quite well and he's someone I genuinely like (and you know that is a rarity!). He's a great guy, a nice guy and he's an excellent cyclist (or so he claims!) - so he's got that going for him. ...plus he's got a book deal.
I'm just an ok guy, and sometimes nice and I'm a very average cyclist. I have no book deal. Yet.
I am a teensy bit disappointed in Mr. Teague. The plan was to put up on his site, a place for people to log their dreams. I thought it was a very cool idea. And I have some doozies, even though I'm sure it'd be a family-like site so I'd have to pick and choose my ones carefully. But I don't see where this has happened, though it could have been a nice tie-in and great reader participation.
Maybe that's phase two of the promotional campaign.
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