Thanks for making The Takers #2

Number 2 with a bullet

The Takers soared up the charts Sunday and Monday on Amazon.  It made it as high as number 2 in the Spine-Chilling category on Kindle.  Nice!  It had close to 2,000 downloads.  Thanks to everyone for spreading the word.

While we’re on the subject of my books, I’ll be making Lost Days available for free for the Kindle tomorrow and Thursday (1/18 & 1/19).  Spread the word!  Send your friends the Amazon link: Lost Days

Theodore Roosevelt – Lost Days Celebrity of the Day

Just try and take Teddy's favorite book. I dare you.

Teddy once wrote about Bigfoot in his book Wilderness Hunter so it just makes sense that he’s a fan of my Bigfoot tome Lost Days.  Here he’s pictured clutching a copy of the book like someone may come along and steal it at any moment.  I wanted to Photoshop this image, but Teddy himself requested that I use the original image.  Of course, he was carrying a big stick and speaking very softly when he made the request.

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J.J. Abrams, Hayden Panettiere, Ricky Gervais – Lost Days Celebrities of the Day

Gervais almost gets me to lose it during the press conference!

J.J. Abrams calls a press conference to declare his love for Lost Days, and Ricky Gervais tries to get me to crack up during an impassioned plea from Abrams to direct the film version of the book.  No one knows why Hayden Panettiere showed up, and no one was complaining.  You just never know who’s going to show up in a Photoshopped picture at a Hollywood press conference.

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Alec Baldwin – Lost Days Celebrity of the Day

Hey, Alec, you're in my light.

My buddy Alec and me hanging at a book fair talking literature and Photoshop.  Alec insisted on getting his picture taken with his favorite book.  He couldn’t care less if I got in the shot or not.  When I tried to explain to him that without me there would be no book, he reluctantly agreed to let me be in the photo.  He’s such a kidder.  We broke out into a tickle fight right after this picture was taken.  You probably can find the video on Youtube.

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Guillermo del Toro – Lost Days Celebrity of the Day

Guillermo del Toro hugs his favorite book Lost Days.

Upon hearing that Spielberg and Scorsese are fighting over the film rights for Lost Days, Guillermo del Toro proclaims, “Dude, did you see Pan’s Labyrinth?  I could totally rock this book and the entire Oz Chronicles series, too!”  To which I say, “Yes you could, Mr. del Toro.  Yes you could.”

Of course, I said this after spending a few quality minutes playing around with Photoshop.

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Bo Obama – Lost Days Celebrity of the Day

The First Dog and His Favorite Book

Bo Obama is photographed walking the White House grounds with his favorite book Lost Days to promote canine literacy.  When asked why Lost Days was his favorite book, he barked.

What? He’s a dog.  What did you expect?

Next up for Bo?  He’s taking an adult continuing education class in Photoshop?  When asked why, he barked.

We’ve been over this.

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Book Tests Legendary Filmmakers Friendship; Spielberg vs. Scorsese – Lost Days Celebrities of the Day

Spielberg Fights Scorsese For Lost Days Film Rights

Steven Spielberg yanks a copy of Lost Days from Martin Scorsese and playfully declares “The film rights are mine, Marty.”  Scorsese was seen phoning his buddy Francis Ford Coppola immediately following this picture was taken and asking him if he could walk him through the “Making him an offer he can’t refuse” negotiation technique again.

I was asked what I thought about this development, but unfortunately, I was too busy testing the limits of Photoshop, and had no idea this was going on at the time.

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