The Evolution of a Dream – Or Six Degrees of The Beatles

I can’t remember the first time I heard the Beatles song PAPERBACK WRITER, but I know I was fairly new to the whole walking thing at the time. I do remember always thinking I WANNA BE A PAPERBACK WRITER!

The title of this post is a bit deceiving, because there is only 1 degree separating myself from the song–we were both born in the same year. That has to be a sign, right?

1966 – The Beatles release the song Paperback Writer and it climbs to #1 position on the world charts.

1966 – I am born with much less fanfare, rising to the top of not a single chart (Although, if my Nana had a chart I probably would have been somewhere in the top 30).

2011 – The Beatles song Paperback Writer still sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it. I still, after all these years, dream of being a paperback writer.

2011 – I no longer have to do what I did as an 8-9 year old. Creating my own book jacket with crayon and marker and covering Roald Dahl books to make them look like I authored them is no longer an option. I AM A PAPERBACK WRITER!

It’s true. As of today, my debut novel is available in paperback! You can buy a copy at Barnes & Noble. BUT – (IMPORTANT SELF-PROMOTION BOOK LAUNCH NEWS COMING–) If you are local to me and thinking of buying a copy of SUMMER ON FIRE, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE hold off doing so! Shelley of Blue Heron Books has offered to host a book launch for Summer on Fire at her MOST INCREDIBLE bookstore! I will be announcing the date shortly. All you who are thinking of buying a print copy of the book—I want to BEG you to wait until the launch. I would love to see you at the launch! (So, please wait!)

If you would like to purchase a print (PAPERBACK! – because I’m a PAPERBACK WRITER!) copy of Summer on Fire, click on the cover below to be taken to Barnes & Noble.

EDITED TO ADD: I went to Chapters today and searched myself on their in-store computer. Then, I took a picture of the screen! (DON’T JUDGE ME!) Then…I went to the other computer and did the same search. Then I walked away, knowing both screens were displaying a picture of my book cover. (Can you tell I’m new at this?)

You can also purchase Summer on Fire at Chapters.Indigo! Click on the Screen Capture below:

Screen Capture! I’m available at CHAPTERS!

If you would like to GET DOWN – play the song below:

Booksellers – read this page at my publisher’s site for ordering details.

Suddenly, it’s cool to be born in ’66. (-:

By Kevin Craig

Author, Poet, Playwright. Author of The Camino Club, Billions of Beautiful Hearts, and Book of Dreams, all from Duet Books, the LGBTQ Young Adult imprint of Chicago Review Press. Other books: Pride Must Be A Place, Half Dead & Fully Broken, Burn Baby Burn Baby, The Reasons, Sebastian's Poet, and Summer on Fire.

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