As of Friday, February 28, 2014 Geared to the Present has been live for seven days. The longest seven days of my life! I am getting private messages from friends and relatives (always the first to buy) telling me how much they like the story. I am posting everywhere I can in hopes of generating sales. But I got some advice from a successful author just this morning. BE PATIENT. Let your audience discover you and off you’ll go. I know she is right, I know it and I want to be patient, but waiting for my audience feels too passive and yet throwing books at people seems inappropriate. Don’t you think so? So what’s a boy to do? Write a blog in hopes that the writing will be therapeutic and I can find a little solace in the ride. Yeah, that’s what I’ll do. And it worked. Thanks for listening.
This has been an exciting few days. Geared to the Present is live on Amazon in both paperback and Ebook. So I never thought that I would be part of a Beatle’s song, but look at me… paperback writer. I am amazed how tight the indie community seems to be. I want to thank so many people for helping in the launch of Geared to the Present. Writing is often touted as a lonely profession but not in the Indie author’s community. People are available 24/7 around the world. A good example is my book editor, Daniel Kenyon, Irishman living in Palermo, Italy https://www.facebook.com/dnlkenyon?fref=ts and my cover designer is from Hong Kong, Clarissa Yeo, Yocla Designs. https://www.facebook.com/oysiralc.yo?fref=ts And of course, you are all familiar with my fellow time traveler, Blakely Bennett https://www.facebook.com/blakely.bennett?fref=ts So thanks to everyone for your support of this indie author.
I’m excited to share the cover reveal for Geared to the Present, Jones Whitman, Time Travel Series.
Geared to the Present is the story of Jones Whitman who, after making unsavory lifestyle choices in Boston society, learns his father, James, has arranged for him to school under the tutelage of Master Wong Fei-hung in Foshan, China. Jones Whitman submits to the teaching, evolving into a strong and ethical young man. Fei-hung, master of Hung Gar gives each student a new name upon graduation. Jones’s new name is 時光旅行者, Time Traveler. Jones spends the next seven years working diligently on a design for a time machine. The Atomotron. When the first human trial is to take place, he inadvertently trips the lever and jumps forward 120 years to Snohomish, Washington, 2012. That’s where the real adventure begins.
Dana Bennett lived in north central Florida for the first chapter of his life. After high school, he spent the next chapter working with problem teens and their families in Pensacola, Florida and then spent time on the Colorado River Indian Reservation, in Parker, Arizona helping the Native American population. He graduated from Nova Southeastern with a degree in psychology later in life. He has had many eclectic professional experiences in the work arena, always returning to the creativity he finds in building and construction as well as crafting new stories.
He has three wonderful daughters and two adorable grandsons. He is married to his best friend and partner in life, love, and business. They have a strong supportive community of friends and neighbors who encourage them daily to keep writing.
He enjoys each day with Blakely as they work on their never finished project, life. Writing is his bliss and both he and Blakely are chasing the dream of writing full time.
You can find out more by going to: