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. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Time for the Long Haul

The Indie Author Post Release Realities

While there are grandiose dreams of what will happen when a struggling author, who has spent years laboring over the correct positioning of words and emotions, first turns his work of art loose into the wild - the expectations are never fulfilled by the realities. No agents or movie producers are sending me emails requesting signed six figure contracts, sales are not jumping through the roof, and bookstores are not buying large amount of stock for their shelves. The reality is, this is usually the norm for independently published books.

I would be lying if I didn't say there was a little bit of a hope that Air Born would strike a tone with someone who was influential and it would become an instant success, I'd be financially stable, and I would now be sitting down at my desk to spend all my time writing the sequel without worrying about how to keep a full time job, take care of my family, continue doing community volunteer work, and find time to write. But, the reality of the life of a independently published novel, is that it takes time, effort, and longevity to find any success.

As the author of my first full length Young Adult, Urban Fantasy novel, I can truly say I have reached my immediate goals for this book. Which are:
  • Release a quality, polished, full length novel.
  • Be officially accepted as a published author by my friends, family, and peers.
  • Give life to the feelings, emotions, and characters of the Air Born story.
  • Receive praise and five star reviews for the finished work.
  • Land a book signing and reading event at one of the most prestigious book stores in the area. 
I can truly say, these goals have been reached.

What about long term goals?
  •  Break even or better in my book launch expenses.
  • Attract a recognized author to write an awesome introduction for Air Born.
  • Attract an agent who sees that I am truly serious about my writing and I have at least eight more novels in me currently.
  • Slowly increase sales via word-of-mouth and social media. 
  • Get a following of fans who truly appreciate my stories and are chomping at the bit to get the next story. (Which is actually already happening.)
It's good to have goals for the short term, the mid term, and the long term.

The "I'm Dreaming Goals"?

And what are the fantasy dreams of this author?
  • Agent shops the entire Air Born series and lands me a six figure contract.
  • An option for a movie becomes available and I get to consult on the set.
  • One of my best friends gets a small role in the movie. ;) (Yes, Jordan, I was listening.)
  • Due to financial stability, I get to increase the amount of time I spend in community volunteer efforts.
  • The rest of my time I spend writing Air Storm, Air Bound, Eloquence, Love Letters from Mars, Descended, The Facility, Touched (The Novel), The Exploits of a Night Writer, and the continued Saturday Matinee stories of Zegin's Adventures.  
Ambitious? Yes. I can't help it. They're all in my head, written down in Evernote, and ready to be written.

Can You Help?

Are there ways my fans can help? Absolutely! One slightly aging man can't do it all! What can you do?
  • Be a member of my street team! Shoot me an email at timothy trimble at me dot com (no spaces and you know what to do with the dot.)
  • Write a review on,, or anywhere you participate as a book reader.
  • Tell your friends how much you like my writing (only if you do, of course).
  • Tweet, facebook, Pintrest, and socialize my tweets, links, and comments about being a writer and about my stories.
  • Bug me about when the next story is coming out!
  • Follow me on Twitter (@TimothyTrimble), Facebook (AuthorTimothyTrimble) & (IamTimothyTrimble), and Instagram (TimothyTrimble).
  • Did I mention write a review? This is the most important thing you can do. It solidifies to the general public that it's a story worth reading.


My biggest regret is that I didn't start this journey much sooner. I let other things in life get in the way. I don't regret being a performing musician for 11 years and that was an awesome ride! (Thank you WhoWeAre!) But, my true love of creativity is in writing. I have so many stories, so many characters to bring to life, and only so much time. Those of you who have put your trust and confidence in me as a writer - I deeply thank you! To my new found fans - I thank you!

Around the World Air Born?

As seen in past postings, a special edition of Air Born was placed into the Little Library, next to Waterfront Coffee, in Edmonds, Washington. The goal for this book is to travel the world and to let me see those travels via emails and pictures from those who are reading it. The book was gone the very next morning after placing it into the box. Expectations were high! However, since then, there has been no news of the status of this book. Please, if you are reading this, and you have this copy of Air Born, give it life, show us where you are (even if you're only a block away), and share the journey of Air Born.

Fan Pics

This far, I have a few fan pics to share from readers of Air Born. Feel free to email me if you are a reader and would like to share a selfie with the book.

 Maryann at Red Cup Coffee in Mukilteo
 Missy (NY) has it packed for a cruise
 Sharon (NY) My adopted sister.
 The gang from Indianapolis, Edie, Dave, Dale, Glenda, my wife and I.
 The baristas from Starbucks in Edmonds, WA.

 The baristas from Walnut Street Coffee in Edmonds, WA.

Justine - Seattle - Vlogger on Youtube


BTW: Come and see me at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park on November 12th, at 6:30 pm, for my first official book reading and signing of Air Born.