Monday, February 19, 2018

Journal Entry 19

I know it has been a while(over a year) but with the book coming out soon I thought maybe it was time to start back with Day Zero.  Be sure to review all of them here.

Journal Entry 19

Day 38

I didn’t sleep well last night.  I spent a lot of time thinking about what I had said to Brooke and the example I had shown to my family.  Then this morning dad told me Brooke wouldn’t be helping me with inventory anymore.  At first I thought I would have to do it alone as punishment for the way I had acted yesterday.  Nope.  Now mom is my assistant.  While mom is a lot smarter than Brooke, she is still really mad at me.  I guess I have to make amends with more than just Brooke.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Early Reader List

Hey all,

This is Sarah Gonzales pen name S. Linder contributing tonight. I know Jake and I have spoken to many of you in person or over social media about becoming early readers for "The Wanderer's Curse" and sci-fi young adult novel coming out this summer... (May is the goal). Naturally, as early readers you will receive the book before launch day. With this special status comes some much appreciated responsibilities to help promote the book- assuming you are willing to commit.

To be an Early Reader for our book you must commit to the following:

1. Give us your email- We have to send you a link to get the book. (e-format) Fill out the form here:

2. Read the book! You will be given it a month in advance. (Hopefully April, maybe May)

3. Review the book. To do so you need to be a member of Amazon and Goodreads. The goal is to get 100 posts on both sites on launch day in order to elevate the book's sales to being a top seller.

4. Not required, but it would be wonderful if you share our book on social media launch day.

Please make sure you are willing to follow through with the book review on launch day, your feedback will be the best means possible to promote "The Wanderer's Curse"
Thank you for your love and support on this endeavor! Jake and I with the support of our families and the editors at HBE Publishing have been working hard to bring this novel to light. We can't wait to share it with you.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The book is almost done

I  Figured that seening how my book is almost done it is time to start posting again.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Journal Entry 18

Day 37
Turns out I’m the asshole.  I exploded at Brooke today.  I didn’t hit her but I was yelling really loud and calling her names.  Mom came over and slapped me across the face them went and comforted Brooke who was crying.  She cried for the next hour and a half.  Lily and Courtney kept giving me dirty looks the rest of the day.  
After dinner dad pulled me aside and had a talk with me.  I thought he was going to hit me too but he calmly said I had disappointed him.  He expected better from me since I was now the oldest son.  I tried to defend myself but dad wouldn’t let me.  He told me a story about David when I was assigned as his assistant.  Apparently, David had also disliked working with me.  I don’t remember that.  I always thought we worked really good together.  David was a born leader and I was his second in command.  It was different now.  Now I was the leader.  For this assignment, Brooke was my second in command and I had treated her like crap.  I am disappointed in myself.  How can I lead anyone if I can’t make people understand what I want to be done.  I’m gonna make it up to Brooke!  I promise!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Journal Entry 17

Day 36
There is so much to do before we leave the shelter.  Dad has been assigning everyone tasks.  I got inventory.  Seriously?  Why would you assign a fourteen year old inventory?  It wouldn’t be so bad but Brooke was assigned as my helper.  For the record, a three year old is a terrible helper!  Right away I know she can’t actually count anything so I ask her to put similar items together.  She grouped everything by color.  All blue things in one pile, green in another, red, yellow, brown, ect.  I had to redo all of it and lost a whole day of work thanks to Brooke’s help.  As usual, mom praised Brooke.  She was so impressed that Brooke color coordinated everything.  So the next day I was more specific.  I told Brooke to organize all the cans.  I thought I was giving her an easy task that she couldn’t possibly screw up.  She went and found all the cans and make a large pile of cans.  None of them were organized at all.  Food was mixed with bug spray, deodorant, and WD40.  I mean come on, you can’t even tell that WD40 doesn’t go in the same pile as soup?  David and I did inventory for years and I know that dad wouldn’t be okay with everything grouped that way so I lost another day of work and spent the next day reorganizing all the cans into more specific groups.  I asked dad if Lily could help me instead of Brooke but he said no.  Asshole!

Monday, January 2, 2017

The new year has begun

Now that the hoildays are over it looks like we will be getting back to our normal routine here. There should be two new day zero post this week. 2017 should be a big year for us here a lot of cool stuff coming down the pipeline.