If you guys haven't noticed the link on the right side of the blog, let me just remind you that STRANGER releases today!
Because I decided to go with self-publishing, I chose this date for a very specific reason. If you're a follower of my blog, you know the number 22 is very influential in my life. September 22, my uncle passed away. I still remember being in first grade, listening to my mom get the call and being told the news. I remember the pastor smiling at me from the pulpit (I was in the first pew). I remember trying to cry because I knew I should be, but I just couldn't get the tears out. I remember my grandfather, stoic and strong. And I even remember my uncle Mike, someone I barely knew, chasing me through my grandparents' house before his untimely passing.
I dedicated this book to my two cousins, Dylann and Fieffer, but I released it on a day that would honor my uncle.
I am 22. Today is September 22. Tough things happen on the 22nd, but I'm a firm believer in making your own luck to go with the innate luck you already have. I'm in control. I get to decide how to react to things. Today, September 22 isn't going to be a sad day. Instead, it's going to be the day I publish my first novel.
I hope you all enjoy it. :)