Finally, GPS maps of Asia (except Kazakhstan, paper map only) and Europe have been ordered, the cars are all ready to ship out, travel clothes are on order, suitcases unpacked from Leg 1 and are waiting to pack for the next two legs. We can turn our attention to other things in our lives. I just looked at the sales of books and sales are taking off in various parts of the country. This is now beyond our SOI. That’s publisher talk for sphere of influence, aren’t you impressed? Means more than friends are buying and reading. It’s just one of the many new terms we have learned on the road to becoming published authors. We did have many successful book sales (and signing) on the first leg of our rally. This photo is Grand Junction, Co. We don’t plan to do this in China, Kazakhstan, Russia or even in Europe-except for a few copies we’ll take along that are already promised to friends in Paris. But for those we met along the way, and those we didn’t. We still have some copies, both hardback and paper. If you want a signed copy from us, just email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and address and we will give you pricing.
But here’s our REAL EGO BOOSTER. This is the most recent review on Amazon. com. So that you don’t need to take the time to read it there, I am reprinting it here.
” This book grabs you by the arm and takes off with the pace of a high-performance race car. International espionage, high adventure, and well-developed characters combine to offer an entertaining “read” that is hard to put down. The book works on three levels; the reader is in the front seat to experience the rigors and excitement of the rally teams traveling around the world, we have a wider journalistic view via the chapters that post the fictional journalist’s view of the events, and there is a sweet tale of love embedded in the story as well. I devoured this book in one day, which hasn’t happened since I read the Da Vinci Code. Great fun.”
Now if you are tired of the saga of Jan and Ed, or if you want to wait for more driving adventures, you can read about Kate and William’s wedding or the End of Usama bin Laden on lots of blogs and websites-but we hope you keep up with us too. 🙂