Readers and followers of Jump the Gun, I want to thank each and every one of your for being interested in this little story. It’s such a labor of love and it means so much to me to one day hold it in my hand as a real, physical book.

If you’ve pre-ordered, there really aren’t any words to say thank you. It means the world to me that you would bet on me, my writing and my story.

I originally entered this story as a bid for the Geeks & Sundry contest. It was a late entry and there was probably never any way we could have made it to the top, not days away from the finish line. Still, with the weekend coming up, it would be great if each of you could think of one other person that might be interested in the book. I know our audience is out there, let’s find them.

As for the future, I’m a professional pastry baker, so I’m thinking about how we could reward some of the people with the most referrals. A small package of handmade space themed chocolates, with fillings of your choice? Believe me, you’ve not had chocolate this good before.

I’m not holding out too much hope for the G&S contest, but I am aiming for hitting that August goal. I will need your help. Anything you can do, from writing reviews, to recommending the book here or on twitter and facebook, to sharing the book with friends, to sweet-talking little old grandmothers into buying a copy of their own.

Again, thank you for your interest. It means so much.