Now that you’ve read my story, I’d love to know what questions you may have. There are six months of my life on the island that weren’t covered at all. I think the author had to keep the word count below a certain number so there wasn’t space. That’s really too bad because I had a lot of adventures during those six months and some of them should have been included, like the time I fell out of a coconut tree while learning how to harvest the sap for making palm sugar. You would never believe how and where I landed. I also made new friends, like Rimbo, who really helped me learn the daily routine of the village. I also became quite an island foodie. It’s strange how your tastes can change when you don’t have the options you are used to. I did think about my favorite foods a lot, especially In-N-Out, my favorite burgers and fries. I like animal style fries and I don’t like lettuce or tomato on my burger. I got real sick from my change of diet after getting home. Maybe I overdid things a little with the burgers and fries. Overall I am eating healthier and more diverse foods. This has given me a new connection to my mom who is uber healthy with her diet. As I said, don’t hesitate to ask your questions and I’ll see what I can do to answer them on this blog.
Bummer. I was just told that the book isn’t coming out on November 27th. The publisher says it’s going to be for sale on December 17th. Oh well, it’s not as if I don’t already know the story but I’m looking forward to others reading it.
I’m not allowed to put a picture of myself on this website because the author says it will spoil the image in people’s minds of how they think I look. I guarantee that I look better than how Phillip described me and how you might imagine me from just reading a basic description. He says we should do a drawing contest and let creative readers sketch or draw or paint a picture of how they imagine me. Hopefully we can post those on this site and maybe have a contest! Use the contact form here to let me know if you’re interested.
I’m a little nervous about the book going public. I was able to read the final edit and there are a few embarrassing moments that I wish the author would have skipped. Phillip is an okay guy but I sometimes wish he was a little more enthusiastic about gaming in general, it must come from his years travelling the country speaking to teens about making better decisions about how they spend their time. He thinks I need to be reading more books, yeah right, of course he would say that, he’s an author. Anyways, he said he wasn’t able to include everything in the story that I was hoping for, in fact, there’s one section in the book that he skips a major part of my story. I have permission to fill in some of those details in this blog but I have to keep those stories in the other blog section for readers who have already read the book and don’t have to worry about spoilers.