Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My Birthday Wish...

On October 10 I turn 40.  Next Monday.  Over the Hill.  The Big 4-0.  How the &*^% did this happen? As far as I can remember I'm way too irresponsible to be this damn old.

I have simple tastes.  I don't want a fancy sports car (however, if a Lamborghini ended up in my garage I would certainly drive it).  I don't need a 10,000 square-foot mansion on a hill (I would rather it be on a lake).

I do want to write for a living, and for people around the world to read and enjoy my stories.  So for my birthday, I don't need anything directly, but I would like you all to get yourselves a copy of The Man in the Cinder Clouds

If you already have a copy but haven't read it yet, now's a great time to crack the cover...and then you can leave a review on Amazon.com or Goodreads as a birthday gift.  And then buy copies of the book for everyone you know, 'cause it feels good to give.

If you have a copy and have read it and reviewed it, not only are you an incredible person who has earned my everlasting thanks, you have the opportunity to recommend the book to other people.

And if you read the book and think it sucks, you can always trick someone you don't like into buying it.  I'm not above that.



Bane of Anubis said...

You don't look a day over 39 :) -- ha, ha (actually, you clean up pretty nice, kiddo).

Vodka Mom said...

I'm going. I'm buying.

I'm impressed.

and I'm SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! xoxox

Vodka Mom said...

but wait... 40???

Oh PuLEASE. Call me in ten years and THEN you can cry.

Laurel said...

40's not that bad. Did that last year. 41, on the other hand, I did last Wednesday and it was a doozy. Mostly because That Boy I Married asked me where I wanted to go for dinner, I told him, and then he took me somewhere else.

I'm too old for that $#!*.

Rick Daley said...

Bane- Young at heart. Always.

Deb- In 10 years I'll come knockin. I can't wait for you to read it, let me know what you think. I hope you like it!

Laurel- Happy Birthday. I can only guess that he upstaged your request and took you someplace extra special. I sure wouldn't have (much too dense), but that's Angie's problem to deal with.

Sharon said...

I do think I agree, way too irresponsible to be pushing 40! But hey...Married, 2 kids,dog & PUBLISHED?!!! That's pretty impressive stuff!!
In lieu of a couple bottles of wine- I'll purchase a case of books!!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Happy birthday to you on Monday! Exciting day! Did you ever get the email I sent you about doing a post on my blog about your book?

Donna Hole said...

LOL; ok, for your birthday I'll repost my review of Cinders.

We share a birthday; but I won't tell you how far ahead I am :)


Rick Daley said...

Donna- Cool! Happy 10-10 to you too ;-) I stopped counting after 25. That's the last cool birthday, when auto insurance rates drop. Then health insurance rates start to climb, your body does weird stuff and hurts from doing nothing, etc.

Anything you can do to recommend the book to people and keep the word alive on the streets is appreciated!