a few statistics

I’ve written two books. So I got thinking, which is dangerous for me. Why not a few statistics to chew on? Just for the paperback versions, though. Here goes.

Curveballs: Sweet & Smokey Down the Barbeque Trail

  • 5.25 x 8 inches
  • Nonfiction – travel memoir
  • 233 pages
  • 21 Chapters
  • 65,380 words
  • 362,40 characters
  • 1st word of Chapter 1 is : As
  • Last word of Chapter 21 is: Operation
  • The book covers a series of trips from the Midwest to California in my search for the perfect barbeque
  • There is a Trailer and it is 687 words or 3,635 characters
  • The Fever is my Senior-Editor-In-Chief
  • The Reference section has 9 references
  • 8 people are listed in the Acknowledgments
  • The cover was designed by eBookLaunch.com
  • The cover art concept was sketched on a napkin by the art teacher at school
  • I originally billed the book as the 1st in a Trilogy, but have since canceled the Trilogy idea, so it is a stand alone book
  • Milo the dog is listed in the Author Bio, but has since departed this earth
  • I have yet to taste Mr. McCoy’s ribs

Note to Self: Stream of Consciousness

  • 5.25 x 8 inches
  • Nonfiction – travel memoir
  • 181 pages
  • 15 chapters
  • 52,439 words
  • 286,512 characters
  • 1st word of Chapter 1 is: All
  • Last word of Chapter 15 is: tell
  • The book covers a 2 week period of time I spent in Atlanta
  • Before this trip, I had last been to Atlanta in 1996
  • There is no Trailer
  • There is no Senior-Editor-In-Chief
  • There is no Reference section
  • 7 people are listed in the Acknowledgements
  • The cover was designed by Sorin Radulescu, a freelancer from Romania
  • I bought the caveman drawing from a Canadian artist via Shutterstock
  • This is also a stand alone book
  • I got the idea for using Stream of Consciousness as the subtitle from a lawyer who headed the writers group in Cypress, Texas, a Northwest suburb 35 miles from Downtown Houston
  • The writers group meeting I attended was held at Lone Star College
  • I read out loud the 1st 7 pages of my book to this group, along with a printed copy for each, and they gave me feedback
  • That was my 3rd time in Texas within the last year
  • I left Texas 2 weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit
  • On that trip to Texas I played doubles in Tennis 20 out of 21 days
  • I improved my one-handed backhand there thanks to lessons by J.R.
  • I bought a Solumbra UV protection hat there thanks to Todd of Lost Forest
  • I still hate the freeway system in Houston – Mad Max everyday
  • Chloe the cat is listed in the Author Bio, but has since departed this earth
  • While brainstorming cover concepts with Ms. Wiener we devoured 2 personal pan pizza’s from Davanni’s…Italian sausage, green peppers, onions, and pineapple…yum
  • I have yet to taste Mr. McCoy’s ribs

 

 

 

 

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