Well, what can I say?
It took two years to get this project done. Today I received the first proofs of a book co written by myself and Mark.
Its Titled 'History's Greatest Deceptions and Confidence Scams"
It was intense. The research, the rewrites, the cleaning up, the editing, the formatting, the font selection, the paper color selection, I must have read the content over 100 times.
But we wanted to get it right. And, well.... Mark and I think it's a good collection of stories.
At this same time, I am writing a Historical Fiction story and co-writing another book on History's Greatest warriors, as well as working on a book about Alien life.
Busy times. Bursting creativity and late evenings. It truly is a labour of love.
We would like to welcome our first author, a good friend of ours since the late 1980's.
Johnathan's book, "History's Bloodiest Revolutions" is a great read for those that enjoy a blow by blow account of modern history's most notorious revolutions.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome him to our little publishing company and we hope to see more of his work in the near future.
Details of his book can be found here
Welcome aboard John
Although it may look quiet here, there is plenty going on behind the scenes.
Our first book, a subject on Deceptions and confidence scams is set to be released soon. Hold your breath.
Its been two years since I started the research on this subject and approached Mark for help. We had delays, more research to do to get the facts straight, and real life got in the way.
I am pretty confident that the book should be out sometime within the next month, and in the meantime, I will try to publish the introduction somewhere on this site to wet everyone's appetite.
So here it is, my first blog. I was trying to come up with something earth shattering and monumental, something that would go down in history.
Then reality kicked in, at about the same time as my second glass of Glen Deveron.
Who am I? I'm 48 years old, and life in Montreal Quebec, Canada with a wonderful woman, who puts up with everything my crazy brain farts out.
My partner in crime in this project is Mark Rodger, another kindred spirit, someone who shares my sense of humor, and is equally jaded. Mark lives in Winnipeg, which is unfortunate for him. His winters are longer and more brutal, plus his city lacks culture and sophistication.
So we are currently cooking up several titles. As is evident on our home page, where you can see some sneak peeks of the titles, we are planning on releasing some historical themed books.
Writing is not always rewarding. Sitting alone in front of a screen, trying to think of something clever to put to paper, It comes in bursts and spurts, the ideas, they flow, then they stop and disappear. Perhaps its just the scotch.
I'm excited because we got our ISBN number yesterday, and I just have some finishing touches to put to paper. A small summary and closing thoughts chapter. My goal is 3000-4000 words. Something to wrap up the work like the introduction.
Mark Rodger and Steven Lazaroff live in Canada.