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The e-book version of "Storm Chaser" will be released on or close to June 1 or June 15 of this year, with the hard copy version shortly after that. I'll have at least 50 paperback copies myself, and may take pre-orders through the website, www.MarkRHunter.com.  There's more "Storm Chaser" related news coming soon -- something to keep everyone interested, and give them a taste of the story to come.

It's a good thing two different doctors told me yesterday that I'm probably going to survive various ailments -- life's too interesting to die now!

Not that they were *fun* doctor appointments ...


My urologist, whom I will henceforth be calling "Doctor Plunger" has pronounced that my prostate feels -- um, seems -- healthy. My PSA (prostate specific antigen, which means ...  antigens that are specific to the prostate) count is still up, but he feels the biopsy I got last year might have irritated my prostate (it sure irritated ME), and so another biopsy might just make things seem worse. That being the case, we're going to keep an eye on things -- figuritively speaking -- and probably take no action if the count doesn't rise further, and if I don't develop other symptoms.  It's not quite an All Clear, but it beats wailing and gnashing of teeth. That's for the dentist.

My chiropracter provided, shall we say, a much more pleasant working environment, although I sure am sore now. He said my back was screwed. When I asked for specifics, he said it was *really* screwed. Come to think of it, there were similarities between the two experiences.  However, he's fixed up my screwed back before: If I can work through the pain and keep from reinjuring it for a week or so, I should be just fine. It it gets worse, I can still type while flat on my back.

Do you think I'll get sympathy sales if I'm carried into a book signing on a stretcher?


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Jan. 19th, 2011 09:50 am (UTC)
Congrats on the book stuff, and ouch on the health stuff. I hate bad backs.
Jan. 19th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
If anyone understands back pain, you do!
Jan. 19th, 2011 11:29 am (UTC)
Lol. That's for surze.
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Jan. 19th, 2011 11:15 am (UTC)
Oh, all is okey doke with my poke folk. That's no joke.

Wait 'till you see the column ... I wrote it as a -- wait for it -- filler.
Jan. 19th, 2011 11:48 am (UTC)
I can't help feeling the irony of your avatar - sounds like you know exactly what a super poke is! ;)

Glad all is well. Bagsie one of those paperbacks when you get your hands on them!
Jan. 20th, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
It's amazing that avatar wasn't created just for this stories, isn't it? :-)

I had to look up the meaning of bagsie! Turns out it means dibs ... epic fail on my part.

Jan. 19th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)

got to be quick, as I'm borrowing a laptop, but I just wanted to offer my congratulations.

I'll probably wait for the hard copy version, as I'm not a fan of reading off screens; let alone those teeny-tiny e-book thingies.

Need to go off and light my torch now :-)

Don't spend all your royalties in one place now.

Still under Willow & Tara's spell,
Jan. 20th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm with you on hard copy; while I don't have a problem reading off the screen, I much prefer a good old fashioned book. As for royalties -- well, I think it's safe to assume they're not going to make me rich, but paying down a few bills would be nice.

Hope you're on your own computer soon!
Jan. 19th, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC)

Getting carried into the book signing would be a problem. Perhaps they will wheel you in like Hannibal Lector?
Jan. 20th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
Hannibal Lector
If only I wrote a thriller!
Jan. 20th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
Re: Hannibal Lector
Then it really would be perfect.
Jan. 20th, 2011 06:22 am (UTC)
Re: Hannibal Lector
I'll start brainstorming story ideas right now -- just in case.
Jan. 19th, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
How exciting for your book launch! I'm excited for you! :)
Jan. 20th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
Thanks! Honestly have no idea what's going to happen come June, other than that I'm going to make a lot of noise and try to find ways to sell copies of the book, myself. It's exciting and scary too, but just the term "book launch" feels pretty darn good.
Jan. 19th, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
Woot! Congratulations on the book stuff! I will definitely be putting it on my list of books to buy when it comes out.

As for the health stuff...ouch. I hope things continue to improve.
Jan. 20th, 2011 06:17 am (UTC)
I hope I don't disappoint you! Don't get me wrong, I want everyone to like the book -- but I'm a especially concerned that some of my friends might read it and recoil. "What is this crap? I thought it would be good!"

Jan. 19th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
Good news! I'm proud that your book release is coming up and that your prostate feels/seems healthy.

Of course, I only have a modicum of sympathy for you being super poked. A woman has a lifetime of poking committed upon her person by medical types. Like they're looking for bus change. While they make conversation. It's so fun.
Jan. 20th, 2011 06:23 am (UTC)
I should point out that I'm taking Doctor Feelgood's word for it -- I didn't feel my prostate, myself, and it certainly wasn't as unpleasant as the biopsy. Anyway, in my defense I've *always* said that if men had to go through what women do, the population would drop to zero.
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Jan. 21st, 2011 07:35 am (UTC)
I have too addictive of a personality for opiates -- but I like the way you think!
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