Monthly Archives: February 2013

It is a Reality

After all of our work, the book is a reality.  I received advanced copies earlier this week.  The rest of them have been sent to the distribution warehouse.  I can’t really explain how exciting it was to actually hold a physical copy of the book in my hands, to flip through the pages and see all of the work we put into it in real book form.  Nothing will ever surpass the feeling of when my son was born, but  holding Crumbling Walls in my hands definitely comes in second.  What a rush?!?

Of course, getting to this point was the easy part.  Now comes the real hard work.  Getting the book noticed among the sea of other books out there.  I have no doubt in my mind that what we put out there is high quality, especially considering our inexperience.  I have no doubt that our story is worth taking the time to read.  I believe whole-heartedly that if people read Crumbling Walls they, like everyone else who has read it to this point, will be happy and eagerly awaiting the second book in the series.  We just need to find creative ways to get the word out there and convince enough people to read it that word of mouth and inertia will take us the rest of the way.

With that being said, the book is now available for pre-order on and  For all of you waiting for the print edition, now is your chance to go order it.  It will start to be shipped on June 1st, but order quickly.  This initial print run is small and, hopefully, will justify a larger second printing.  Just imagine, when this does take off and become huge, you could say, “I was there at the beginning.  I have one of the few books from the first print run.”  How exciting would that be?!?

So, what are you waiting for?  Stop wasting your time reading this blog and go reserve your copy now 😉IMG_0568 IMG_0569



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Posted by on February 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Superbowl, Michigan and Crumbling Walls

OK… so from the title of this post, you may think I am about to talk about the 2006 Superbowl that was held in Detroit between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks.  It all fits, right… Superbowl, Michigan, Crumbling Walls?  Well, sorry to disappoint if that is what you are expecting.  This post has to do with the present, not the past.

I was just curious on this Superbowl Sunday if anyone out there has read our first book, Crumbling Walls, yet?  Or are you waiting for the print edition (its coming soon)?  While the story itself doesn’t really have any real tie-in to the Superbowl game, it can’t be denied that there are strong Michigan connections to both.  Our book was written by and edited by two Michigan natives (one who still lives there and one who still considers it home, even though Pennsylvania has graciously accepted him).

As for the Superbowl, while the Detroit Lions may never see that game, we Michiganians (or Michiganders, if you prefer) can be proud of the fact that this brother vs. brother game has a lot to do with our state.  Jim Harbaugh attended high school in Ann Arbor and played quarterback for the University of Michigan Wolverines.  John Harbaugh graduated from high school in Ann Arbor and coached at Western Michigan University for a time.

So in addition to letting us know if you’ve read the book yet (and, if yes, what you thought of it) who are you all cheering for in tonight’s game?  Jim has the stronger ties to Michigan which would lead you to believe I would prefer the 49ers, but, for some reason, I like the Ravens more.  I guess, regardless of who wins, Michigan can find some reason to celebrate.  And, in my ridiculous attempt to tie together two things that have almost nothing to do with each other, if we score one more reader, Orange Publishing will have reason to celebrate, too.

Enjoy the evening and be safe if your going to a Superbowl Party.


Posted by on February 3, 2013 in Uncategorized


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