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The Nuts and Bolts!! (a 100 update)

Hey guys! Hope you all had lovely weekends, whether you were celebrating dads and grads or chillin’ at your pads. I have more exciting news that came in the form of text messages and tweets last night that have just kept my world turning at its current whirlwind pace.

So…let’s sort this all out:

  • Eliezer Tristan Publishing purchased 1,000 ISBNs…meaning books can be sold in retail, cataloged in libraries…it’s basically a book’s identity and barcode. One of those ISBNs is going to be 100. Hopefully another will be it’s immediate follow-up, and the one I’m working on now after that. But let’s go down one road at a time.
  • How cool is this cover, done by the amazing Michelle Hammer (who is also working on the layout of the inside of the book as I’m typing this): 100 Cover
  • Speaking of the layout…I just reviewed and sent back the edits for the insides. Meaning: I just saw what my book is gonna look like in print. I know it’s probably not the same thing and it’s a bad comparison, but this must be what it feels like when parents expecting a baby for the first time see the initial sonogram, or hear the heartbeat. Shit is getting real, and with the quickness.

So that’s where we stand today. Please excuse me for having a Holy shit!! moment (y’all know you’d do the same) and let’s blast some good-time celebratory tunes…

  • Queens Of The Stone Age, “Feel Good Hit Of The Summer”
  • Beck, “Readymade”
  • Run DMC, “Together Forever (Krush-Groove 4)”
  • Wellwater Conspiracy, “Of Dreams”
  • Jay-Z, “Moment Of Clarity”
  • Public Enemy, “Black Is Back”
  • Atmosphere, “Modern Man’s Hustle”
  • Stone Temple Pilots, “Glide”
  • 10,000 Maniacs, “Because The Night”
  • Kanye West, “Celebration”

That’s my word, friends and lovers of this. Tell your people, share share share, like and support the gott damm amazing team at Eliezer Tristan Publishing on Facebook, and keep on keepin’ on being your kickass awesome selves! Peace…#100 #ItsHappening



Hey all you sexy people of the internet…how’s your Tuesday goin’? In lieu of actually creating my own interesting and original content today, I want to share with you an interview I had with my wonderful friend Elle Schroder a few months back (and hey, give her a shout…tell her I sent ya and spread some love to New Zealand!).

It’s a bit of a long read; it touches on my experiences as both a blogger and a poet…so you might wanna grab a beverage or pee out your last one and get another before jumping in. You can find it here: Interview with Norb Aikin and as I said, please leave her a comment and/or questions for her or me, either on her site or this here mere baby slice of your soon-to-be-favorite internet pizza. Elle really did ask some amazing, interesting, and thought-provoking questions…I hope my answers did her skills some justice.

And hey, feel free to access any of the links she provided in the interview of my poetry or blogs at Writing.com…I’m always available for comments and thoughts and engaging conversation, because I love and care about you.

Peace my brothers and sisters…hope you enjoy the rest of your day!