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Joyful Frostinox, Everyone! 

What’s Frostinox, you ask? Oh, that’s right... you’re on Earth. See, Frostinox is this fun intergalactic holiday when Icebeard, the immortal space pirate, flies his ship, which is pulled by forty-two magical Sky Hogs, across the universe in an attempt to steal all the presents out from under everyone’s Holiday Everblue Tree. There are few sights more festive than watching children from every alien race join together to fight off a six-armed ice monster.... I love the holidays. 

Sadly, I did not just reach out to you all to share this heart-warming tale of interplanetary holiday spirit. I do have a humble request for you.... it would mean all the worlds to me, if you could take thirty seconds of your time to hop over to Amazon and leave a (hopefully 5 star) review of Space Tripping. The more reviews a book has, the more visibility it gets in related searches! It takes less than a minute and costs you nothing! Consider this your Frostinox gift to me...

https://www.amazon.com/Space-Tripping-Patrick-Edwards/dp/194264521X

Thank you all so very much!

Pat

Space Tripping has been officially nominated for the 2017 Dragon Awards!

As you might remember, DragonCon is one of the largest annual pop culture conventions in the country. Thank you so much for everyone who helped get us nominated! But that was only the first half of this battle. Now, I’m going to have to ask each and every one of you to cast your vote for Space Tripping. This is huge. Here’s how you do it:

1. Go to awards.dragoncon.org

2. Click "register to vote"

3. Fill out your name and email address

4. Make sure you click the box next to "Check to verify you want to sign up for the Dragon Con Award voting process." Because that’s, you know, the whole point of this thing ;)

 5. You’ll receive a ballot via email... and gee willikers, folks, it’d sure be swell of ya to cast your vote for Space Tripping.

Thank you so very much

- P

One last call to action...

First, let me thank you all one more time for everything you’ve done to support Space Tripping over the past year & a half. 

Second, for those of you not aware, Dragon Con is one of, if not the largest, Science Fiction & Fantasy conventions in the U.S. And Space Tripping has a shot at getting nominated for "Best Science Fiction" book of 2017. But the only way for that to happen is if enough internet voices cry out in synthesized unity. In plain English? I’m asking you to follow quick & easy steps below. It will take you less than 60 seconds, and would mean so much to me. Thank you so much in advance.

1. Click this link: http://awards.dragoncon.org/

2. Click the "Nominate" tab

3. Enter "Space Tripping" and "Patrick Edwards" under the Best Science Fiction Novel

4. Submit your vote

5. Become my bestest buddy forever. 

XOXO,

P

More Podcast Guest Spots!

I joined the incredibly nice folks over at the "Let’s Rewatch" podcast to watch and discuss the sci-fi classic "Alien". You can check that out at the link below, or by subscribing to "Let’s Rewatch" on itunes or whichever podcast engine you use:

http://www.laughstash.tv/lets-rewatch-ep-48-alien-with-patrick-edwards/

If you enjoyed that episode of The Negative One where we tore apart the movie "Dune," you’re not alone. I had a such a good time that I crashed part of another episode to discuss the modern Twilight Zone phenomenon known as "Black Mirror." Check that out here:

http://neozaz.com/nop-96/

Later days, 

P

I got 2 pieces of cool news for you today....

Cool News #1 - The rad fellas over at The Negative One podcast had me on to guest-host their latest episode. We discuss the glittery trash pile that is David Lynch’s 1984 movie adaption of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel, Dune. Check it out:

http://neozaz.com/category/podcasts/negative-one/

Cool News #2 - The Space Tripping Audio book is available for pre-order at Audible/Amazon now! The release date is June 6th. Because your eyes shouldn’t get to have all the Space Tripping fun. It’s time to share the love with your ears. Here’s the link: 

http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Space-Tripping-Audiobook/B072F52XST?source_code=AUDORWS0505179KAP

That’s all for now! 

XOXOXO,

Pat

Hey Party People,

The fun book launch activities continue to roll. I’ve got a couple guest spots on podcasts coming in the next few weeks. I’ll update you more on that later... but today I wanted to direct your attention to the lovely folks over at Fanbase Press. A few weeks back, one of their critics posted this kind review of good ol’ Space Tripping:

http://fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/reviews/item/7629-space-tripping-book-review

I reached out to them and said "Thank you." Well, the site’s founder and I got to chit chatting and we decided to do a short interview for the site. It got posted today and you can check it out.....here:

http://fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/interviews/books/item/7711-fanbase-press-interviews-writer-patrick-edwards-on-his-debut-novel-space-tripping

Bye all my buddies!

Two emails in two days? I know... I’m really smothering you here. This’ll be real quick. Space Tripping ’s cover art was added to The Qwillery’s "Cover Wars" contest. If you have 30 seconds free, follow the link below and drop a vote in for your good ol’ buddy, Pat

http://qwillery.blogspot.com/2017/03/2017-debut-author-challenge-cover-wars.html

Hi all my buddies! (Can I call you my buddies? I totally feel like we’re buddies at this point) 

So, Space Tripping has officially launched! And honestly, it’s been awesome. I’ve been greatly humbled by the support I received at our first two book signings... Look at this picture!

That’s Space Tripping! On an end-cap at a Barnes and Noble! How cool is that? 

If you’re getting this email, then you helped make this happen. Words cannot do justice to how grateful I am. Thank you. 

And, hey, if you’re in the Chicago area, we have one more book signing scheduled. It is this Friday, March 31st. We’ll be at:

City Lit Books, 2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647 - 6:30-8:00pm

If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll come say "Hi!" (And do it just like that... literally shout "Hi!" at me)

Byeeeeeeeeeee...

LOOK OUT AGAIN!!!

I seem to be reaching critical exhaustion levels here! It’s THIS Satruday, March 18th in Naperville IL

the 25th, I will be in West Chester OH (Cincinnati area)

Again! This coming Satruday.... March 18th. Barnes and Noble in downtown Naperville, IL

Apologies for the confusion!

LOOK OUT!!!

Sorry, didn’t mean to scare you... I just wanted to drop a quick reminder that this Saturday (March 25th) is our first big Launch Event. Should you find yourself hanging out in the greater Chicago-land area, swing on over to the Barnes and Noble in downtown Naperville, IL. Starting at noon, and ending whenever they kick me out (I give it three hours), I’ll be hanging out, signing books, giving away some cool new Space Tripping themed merch, and there’ll be cookies! (Seriously)

Here are the details one more time:

Saturday March 25th

Barnes and Noble
47 Chicago Ave #132
Naperville, IL 60540
12:00pm - 3:00ish

Hope to see you... yes, YOU, this weekend. 

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