Friday, June 27, 2003

You know what I love about the Buffyverse? The diverse fan base. It's amazing. Young to old, across many countries, and all the lifestyles/occupations you can imagine. One fellow Bronzer I have never met, even though he lives in Indiana, not too far from me, just got published. This is so exciting to me! I can remember when he was talking about writing his book back on the Linear board at UPN. Sometime before it got shut down, I recall the conversation he had w/ another Bronzer about beta reading it for him. Now, months later, he delivers the news that a publisher is interested in it. Fantastic!

It takes a while longer, a web site is made, and he has the ISBN! Having worked in a library and often researching books online, I know all about ISBNs, and we share a little giddy post back and forth about how that makes it seem so official even though he doesn't have the printed copy in his hands yet. And now, it's so official, it's for sale! We constantly tease him that he is going to have to visit all of our home towns for a book signing because it's just no good if it's not signed. ;-)

And some day, we can say we knew him when.

So, if you like a bit of suspense, a bit of a scare, please check it out. Here is a little blurb from his site and email:

THE WIDE GAME by Michael West

On the advice of his wife, Paul Rice is making plans to attend his 10th year high school reunion. Returning to his boyhood home of Harmony, Indiana, he finds that he is still haunted by memories of that time-memories of Deidra, his first love, and memories of the Wide Game. It was ten years ago that Paul and his friends watched their day of fun become a race for their lives, a fight for their very souls. Now, as he meets the survivors of that day once more, Paul makes a chilling discovery: the incomprehensible forces that toyed with them have yet to finish playing their own game.

"Thrilling, exhilarating, fast-paced and ferocious, The Wide Game delivers the goods. It's The Breakfast Club meets The Blair Witch Project. It still haunts me!" -Marc Morriston, WTTV Indianapolis

I will certainly be taking the time to pick it up. You can order it from his web site, PublishAmerica, or any book store if you give them the ISBN: 1-59286-072-9.

Thanks for taking the time to read through this. If you get the book and read it, feel free to post a review about it on my site. I will be sure to get it to Michael! Thanks! : )

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