Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Ten Reviews and Counting

The First Three Months

(Happy to be writing from the Table of Nalage! Yes, happy! Can't you tell?)

It's hard to believe that Air Born was released three months ago. It seems like only a month. But then, there has been a lot of activity since then. I visited a bunch of book stores in Indianapolis and New York, two very successful Author Events held (Third Place Books, The Neverending Bookshop), multiple blog entries, and now I've started on the outline for Air Storm.

A major milestone has been reached! Air Born received its 10th review on Amazon last week. Though it might be the shortest one to be posted, it is still a goodie.

5.0 out of 5 stars - This is a great book. Suspenseful
By MurseManon December 21, 2016
Format: Paperback
This is a great book. Suspenseful. The author does a great job of giving the background to the characters. I enjoyed it thoroughly!

5.0 out of 5 stars - Don't Miss This One - Really Fun to READ
By Mother Margie on December 3, 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
Really fun to read and just the right combination of realism, fantasy, suspense and adventure. Best of all, it was so interesting it got me back into the habit of appreciating the joy of reading before going to bed instead of watching TV and getting wired by the flashing lights and contrasts that can give you nightmares! My only complaint is that it was over before I wanted it to be so now I have to wait for the next episode to see what happens. Thanks, Mr. Trimble - You have a special gift - GOOD JOB!!

Okay, okay! I need to take a deep breath and deflate my head. These are all great, and actually, I'm very grateful for the kind words and support from everyone. I love my Air Born fans.

The Neverending Bookshop Reading

The reading at TNB was a great success. It was slow getting started since the weather was bad, traffic was bad, and it was a little hard to find. 2 pm came and aside from Annie, her husband, and a few of her friends, there was no one else. I waited 10 more minutes, thinking I'll be reading to 4 people this time. Then this beautiful family of 6 came in and took front row. I started 15 minutes later than planned. By the time I got through the first scene and looked up, every seat was full, and people were standing behind the seats. Nine books were signed and sold, and Annie took some extras as well. I highly, highly, recommend you giving this awesome bookshop a visit. And if you want an autographed copy of Air Born, just ask Annie. You can find this wonderful store at Here are a few pictures from the event:

(Thanks for the b&w Instagram touch, Lyrickal & Jhurney.)

(Special thanks to Dakota. Oldest girl in the picture. She has attended several of my readings and wants to be a writer.)

Up Coming Event

For my January event, I'll have a table at the Rustycon convention, Jan 13th to 15th, at the Seattle Airport Mariott. This is my first author's table at a Sci-fi convention. Not sure what to expect, but I'm sure it'll be fun. Click on the link for details.

Writing Progress

Even though I'm tempted to sit around clicking on Amazon stats to see how Air Born is doing, (No, I'm not quitting my day job.) I'm getting focused on being productive and diving into more writing. Air Born is taking on a life of it's own, being out there in the wild, looking for readers. Success depends on who sees it, who reads it, who reviews it, and who has influence enough to take it to the next level. So, in the meantime, the 2nd book in the Air Born series has been rolling around in my head for awhile, and now I'm cranking on the outline for it. The working title for book 2?

Air Storm - Do You Dream of Falling?

I actually heard a squeal from someone when I announced this at one of my readings. And yes, I have a working title for book 3, but no announcement on that until Air Storm is done and in print or you convince me to do tequila shots and squeeze it out of me. (One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor!)

Thanks to the 4 day weekend, and some time at a couple amazing coffee shops, I got quite a bit done. The first 4 chapters of Air Storm have been outlined.

I've been getting some repeated questions at the readings and via emails. So, to provide a little enticement:

- Is Dr. Corellis still around? Yes.
- What happened to Jewels? She'll be back.
- What's going to happen to Angela? Sorry, I can't give that one away. ;)

Speaking of Awesome Coffee Shops

A special shout-out for Red Cup Coffee in Mukilteo:

And Walnut Street Coffee in downtown Edmonds:


I was recently interviewed by Annie Douglass about the fantasy environment of Air Born. It was an interesting exercise to go through. You can read it on her site here:

Mailing List

If you want to keep up with some of the more secret stuff, such as recruiting for Air Storm beta readers, having a Air Storm private outline review, or an upcoming coffee clutch writers night, be sure to select the "Subscribe to Emails" on the right and fill out the form. I'll not be selling or giving your email addresses to anyone. Really! It just for me sending notifications and announcements about my writing and events. With my schedule, this will usually only be a max of once or maybe twice a month. (Most likely once every couple months.)

Thanks again for being a fan and for reading. Please spread the word about Air Born. Available for Kindle and in print online (link is on the right), and orderable from any bookstore.

P.S. After much searching I think I might have finally found an iPad app for doing my blog postings. I guess we'll see how this turns out. If it looks good, do a search in the Apple Store for Blogo. It has a few minor glitches when I tried to get it configured for, but after I figured out the issues it seemed to work fine. Give em a look.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Air Born Events and Reviews


(Air Born Reading/Signing at Third Place Books)

First, I want to say thank you to everyone who attended my first official book reading and signing event at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park. This was a huge success and a great opportunity to meet many of the Air Born fans and readers. Plus, the Q&A session was very interesting, since I had no idea what anyone was going to ask.

The next reading & signing event will be on December 10th, at 2pm, at The Neverending Bookshop in Bothell, WA. I look forward to seeing you there.


I'm overwhelmed by the fantastic reviews Air Born is receiving. I admit to being very anxious prior to the arrival of the first review on Amazon. But, I'm now very happy to say the average rating on the reviews is 4.8. Not too shabby for my first full length fiction novel.

If you don't mind reading some spoilers, this review on Goodreads by Ines Ninous is amazing. It's very detailed and she confirms the emotions and feelings I was trying to get across in the story and the characters. Plus, she raises the questions everyone else is asking about for the next book. Woot.

The latest review posted to Amazon:

Air Born is real
on November 17, 2016
Air Born captures your youthful imagination by touching on one of the most ancient desires- the desire to fly. It does this in an original and eloquent way while pulling in factual context from the pacific northwest, ancient Egypt, and the software development industry. The story feels real and the words paint a beautiful picture of a world where human flight is possible. Tim has really touched on something with this story and I hope that one day I'll be able to see Air Born, the movie, in theaters.
Wow. Movie deal would be nice! 
This selfie is proof that Air Born has truly gone international. This is Shau Keung from the UK. He heard about my reading event at Third Place Books, ordered the book, and posted this a few days later. I'm looking forward to seeing his review.
Promotions & Marketing
So much is going on, it's hard to keep track of it all. Air Born now has a page on Hometown Reads for Seattle.  

A promotion is starting on Nov. 22nd for Zegin's Infection. The Kindle ebook will be FREE for 5 days only. Yes, I said free! I'm actually surprised at the renewed interest in the Zegin stories since Air Born came out. This will generate some new interest and hopefully will draw some attention to Air Born as well. 

And saving the best for last, the Kindle edition of Air Born will be half price beginning on Nov. 22nd for 7 days only. Aside from being promoted on Amazon, a special promotion will be advertised on - a very popular site for Kindle book readers. They will also be hosting an Author's page for me. 

That's the latest from the exploits of a night writer for now. Thank you again for all your support and comments. I greatly appreciate it.