Richard Saunders's latest update for Journey, A Short Story -  Volume 1

Jan 2, 2016

Greetings friends and Journey supporters! Here is the latest weekly update.

My national radio tour is starting to pick up steam. As we get closer to and into the presidential primary season, interest in my topic(s) will increase along with more requests from media outlets to interview me (or so I'm told).

I just booked the nationally syndicated Josh Tolley Show. (click here) It will be live on Wednesday, Jan 6 at 11:15 am - my guest segment will run approximately 30 minutes. 

On Friday Jan 8, I will record a session for a local Boston radio station [WNTN] that will air on a future Saturday, closer to the NH primary. When I know the air date / time, I'll post that info.

Please consider posting my upcoming events, along with links to on your social media platforms. (archived links to my previous radio interviews are at the bottom of the home page)

In order to fully leverage these media opportunities, it would be great if I had a lot of informative, positive reviews on Amazon - but despite having sold over 760 copies to date, I only have three paltry reviews (thank you again Dave Barrett - Click Here). My Christmas wish (for reviews) didn't come true, so now it's a New Year's wish.

I have no idea how many of you have been able to find the time to read the book yet, but if you have, PLEASE consider taking a few minutes to log into Amazon and giving the book some Stars and a few kind words. I can't emphasize enough how important it is to have at least 25 reviews (and preferably 100+) on Amazon. That IS what drives Amazon sales!

Click Here for the Amazon page to review Journey.

Before reviewing, it is also important to read this brief document online (Click here). It shows that many of the stories in Journey / SecretAgentMan come from my own Real-Life method-writing escapades. This is the hook that separates my work from anything else ever written and is the key to fully understanding the work.

The recent success at the Salem, NH Barnes & Noble has led to the book being picked up at a few more of their stores in my region. I hope to keep on working that angle, with the goal of getting national distribution in all or most of their locations. This won't be easy and will depend on a combination of lots of online (positive) reviews, media attention and some social-media viral activity, in which YOU are they key to generating.

If you haven't connected with me on social media yet, here are my accounts:

I'm working as hard as I can, but you peeps are as (or even more) important in this effort! If my core supporters don't participate in helping me generate interest in a book from an unknown writer with a startup publisher, then (almost) all hope is lost.

Here's hoping for a happy and healthy New Year for all of you, your family and loved ones. May all Your dreams come true! (even if mine do not)