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Hello friends! 

A bonus newsletter today because my latest book, "Someday Is Today: 22 Simple, Actionable Ways to Propel Your Creative Life" publishes today! 

My book's birthday!

It's a book written to help anyone who wants to accomplish almost anything in this world. In you have a dream that you've been chasing, or perhaps you have a dream that you've been putting off for years, this book is for you.

But it's also for anyone who wants to make more of their days and accomplish more, whether that means building a business, making art, learning something new, spending more time with family, traveling, or simply finding more time to sit on the couch and read a book.

If you want to do more, regardless of what that may be, this book is for you.   

Purchase it wherever you get books, but ideally, purchase it at your favorite indie bookseller. Booksellers and bookshop owners are the book angels of the world. They deserve your love. 

This particular book is near and dear to my heart for a number of reasons:

  1. My wife, Elysha Dicks, wrote and recorded the foreword to the book, and my friend, Matt Shepard, wrote and recorded the afterword. I'm so thrilled to have their voices as a part of this book.
  2. The book is dedicated to my former boss and current mentor and friend, Plato Karafelis. Dedicating a book is perhaps the most joyous part of writing any book, and I was thrilled to dedicate this one to Plato.
  3. This book features references to so many of my friends, including Jeni Bonaldo, Steve Brouse, Kaia Pazdersky, my agent Taryn Fagerness, my mother-in-law Barbara Green, and many more.
  4. It's my eighth published book. Six novels and now two books of nonfiction. This astounds me. It seems like yesterday that I received the call from my agent, Taryn, telling me that Doubleday had made an offer on my first novel "Something Missing." A dozen years later, I find myself with eight published books on my shelf. One book was miraculous. Eight still seems impossible yet true.

Books are born in many ways. For me, it's often a "What if?" question. But this book was born from two different sources:

  1. The question I am asked most often when standing in front of people is how I do all that I do. In the past, I've offered haphazard explanations or a handful of strategies, but I always knew that the real answer would take hours to explain. This book answers that question in full.
  2. Four years ago, my friend, Erin Barker, was looking for a creative nudge, so we spoke for about an hour on the phone. I gave her a list of ideas that might help do more creatively. At the end of the call, she said, "You should write that as a book." After some thought, I agreed. In fact, the contents of that phone call served as the initial outline for the book.

This book may not exist today had Erin not nudged me creatively that day. 

If you'd like to help my book become a success, you could do the following:

  1. Buy it! Purchase a multitude of copies of you'd like, in any format you'd prefer. If you like audiobooks, I narrate this one myself.
  2. Rate and/or write a review for the book and post it wherever you'd like. Ratings and reviews help others to see my book more easily.
  3. Post about the book on social media. Take a photo of yourself or your loved one or your cat reading the book. Place the book in fun and amusing places. Let your friends and family and coworkers know that it exists.
  4. If you work in a place where this book might be well received, let people know about it. I already know of one company that is purchasing the book for their employees. If IBM would just agree to do the same, I could sell about 300,000 copies in one fell swoop! 
  5. If you can't find the book at your local bookshop, ask a bookseller to order a copy for you. This will increase the chances of them stocking it in the future.
  6. Attend my book launch party on June 18. It's going to be a lot of fun. Eat, drink, and be merry along with fellow book lovers. Details here.

Any one of these things would be enormously appreciated.

Most importantly, I hope you enjoy the book, and I sincerely hope it helps you to make your dreams come true. "Someday Is Today" is the idea that far too many people in this world assume that there will be time to to build the life they've always wanted, but "someday" is a mirage. It's a false and insidious notion that simply allows you to waste precious time until it's too late. 

Someday is today. Begin now. Change your life this very day. 

I hope my book can help you on this journey.  


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