**EXPELLED THE MOVIE**
**FOSSIL HUNTER, THE NOVEL**
**LEARN HOW TO WIN AN iPOD TOUCH!**
**TELL A FRIEND!! **
First, let me tell you a tad about him—because unless I can appeal to your hearts, hardened by years of people begging money and favors, this campaign will flop like Shamu! JOHN OLSON is an amazing man, who has written an incredible book called FOSSIL HUNTER. A few years ago John quit his mega-bucks job to become a full-time writer. No, not because he got a million-dollar contract, but because John believes in writers, he has a heart filled with godly compassion for writers, to see them excel. I’ve honestly never met a man quite like him. His dedication not only to writers, but to his family and friends is absolutely humbling.
Okay. Ahem. Enough mushy stuff. Here’s the goods.
EXPELLED: NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED,
The core issue of FOSSIL HUNTER is intelligent design, and made in cooperation with the Ben Stein movie, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, is awesome! If you haven’t seen the movie, you really need to spoil your significant other and head to the theater (www.expelledthemovie.com).
FOSSIL HUNTER, THE NOVEL
Anyway, back to Fossil Hunter—I had the great pleasure of reading it and brainstorming a tad with John—and I have to say, I am SO glad to see someone (no, not just someone, but a SCIENTIST!!) tackling this sensitive but CRUCIAL topic of intelligent design. When I read a book, I want to come away satisfied, but it’s major kudos to the author who can intellectually challenge me while doing that! The characters in FOSSIL HUNTER are wonderful, complex, and intelligent. Through her adventure in the Iraqi desert, paleontologist Katie James and her archrival Nick Murad rock the evolution world. “Their initial results fly in the face of current scientific theory, and it seems the whole world turns against them, including those they thought they could trust most.” (quoted from http://www.fossilhunternovel.com/ )
That sentence alone makes me yearn for my own copy!! What’s that?? You too? Well—WAIT!! Don’t rush off to Amazon yet. The official release date is May 1, and John would be VERY appreciative if you’d wait until MAY 1st to BUY FOSSIL HUNTER from http://www.fossilhunternovel.com/ (this is another way to save John and make his wife and kids very happy—they’ll actually get to eat next week because of the commissions earned from you wonderful fans purchasing through his site!).
WIN AN iPOD TOUCH
through TELL A FRIEND!
As if that’s not enough, get this. After I cajoled…er, consoled a sobbing John and promised to do my absolute best to save his career and help with the launch of his wonderful book, FOSSIL HUNTER, look what the brilliant biochemist promised: Tell your friends that if they read Fossil Hunter and love it and want to tell their friends about it (and CC me on the emails they send out), I’ll write them back personally and send every one of them a random, quirky and sometimes bizarre token of my appreciation. The best, most creative, widely broadcast and all around most effective recommendations I get (as judged by my wife Amy), will be awarded brand spankin’ new iPod Touches.
Y’ALL!! Do you see that? You have a chance to SAVE JOHN’S CAREER (having a brilliant biochemist eternally indebted to you isn’t a bad thing), buy BUY FOSSIL HUNTER, and WIN AN iPOD Touch!!!!! Have you seen those things?? (I drooled over one so much the man at the store threatened to make me pay for it with years of indentured service).
So, who’s game? Who’s willing to step out and help a fellow author/brilliant biochemist/father/brother/husband? Who will help SAVE JOHN’S CAREER? If you’re interested in competing for an iPod Touch, make sure to send out a campaign newsletter and copy John (firstname.lastname@example.org). I wish you all the best! THANK YOU for helping to SAVE JOHN’S CAREER!
1.) SEE THE MOVIE: Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
2.) BUY Fossil Hunter http://www.fossilhunternovel.com/ MAY 1st
5.) possibly WIN an iPod Touch!
Without further ado, here are the winners (gathered from both my Shoutlife page and this blog):
TAMING RAFE goes to LINDA!!
ONLY UNI goes to Karin!!
Howdy, y'all! Wow, it's been a while. Oopsie. Sorry for the delay, but I am the coordinator for the American Christian Fiction Writer's Book of the Year contest. The deadline just came/went, so that completely devoured the last couple/few weeks of my life. Whew! But the books are out to the judges, and I'm getting my life back slowly.
Soooo...a few months back, I tried creating a trailer for my new spy thriller, Dead Reckoning. The only thing I got out of the thing was a lot of frustration. Once Book of the Year was done (as far as sending out books), I tackled it again. Tell me what you think: