Crusader business is going to be the priority… But I’m going to be on the prowl for a couple items:
Glock, in 10mm.
S&W 4″-5″, .44 mag.
My Rock River is going up for sale… So Joe can build me a Crusader. And maybe something else. But I want a handgun I can hunt with. I don’t need a .460, but a 5″ would be slick.
Also, bringing out a few copies of Uprising USA, for sale and autographs.
UPRISING USA: Get it in Amazon.com. UPRISING UK is coming out very soon. UPRISING Russia is being written now. UPRISING China is after that. Other UPRISING Authors are working hard on their books. UPRISING ANTHOLOGIES is also being worked on. Then the UPRISING Insider is going to be written, which is a Glossary/Director’s Commentaries on the UPRISING series.
I am wondering if Zombies are worth more than Werewolves or Vampires now. Hmmm. That would be interesting to know. Zombie popularity is huge. Forget Ann Rice and Edward Cullen. Zombies. They are like Bacon. They make everything better they are added to.
Now, most Zombie stories are about just base survival. Living through the Zombie Apocalypse is good… that’s fine. Uprising is about winning the Apocalypse by doing what few others do. Capitalizing on the situation and taking advantage of opportunities… and crushing evil where it’s found.
You guys may not know Mike Kupari… But you should know Nightcrawler from many of the best Gun Forums such as WeTheArmed.com… And I know that you know Larry “Freaking” Corriea. Mike and Larry have written one of the very best books I’ve ever read. They have made Tom Clancy’s stuff look like an old lady’s knitting circle. It’s called Dead Six. It’s now available on Amazon.com. Go… Now… Order this book.
Mike is serving in The Stan over there running around defusing IED’s and shit… Keeping US Forces safe… So while he’s doing the Hurt Locker thing, being a “Big Damn Hero”, the least you can do is order a copy of his book! While you are on Amazon, order a copy of Uprising USA, and the latest Monster Hunter International book and Grimnoir Chronicles… on that order you are going to get free shipping, so its like you are getting Uprising USA for free! Can’t beat that. Do it…That’s the Utah Brotherhood Trinity right there! Mike, George, Larry… Kinda the Utah version of Larry, Moe and Curly. Still… order the book. It really is an awesome read. Full of gratuitous violence with much grit and harshness. Kicks profound ass.
No matter what you do… Get Dead Six, because every time you do, a Taliban Terrorist cries.
Nothing important to say tonight. Just some thoughts I had. First, I am disappointed that I missed my goat of finishing my second book. I got carried away in Uprising: UK. My goal on this five day weekend I just had, was to write/edit until it was finished. This didn’t happen. However, today I expanded U:UK by 10 thousand more words. Sections of text, details, and lose ends that I felt needed tying up. I still don’t have an ending.
Returning characters are Rebecca Hallbrook, Arizona Police Officer and Stacy Roth, daughter of the fighter pilot that killed a Chinese aircraft carrier, and Cadet Jackson, who was a casualty of some wackos from Wyoming. Not all of these characters live to book three. Speaking of Character Mortality, I rewrote the death of Paul, aka FMJ from WTA. Paul’s role as a sniper comes to a sudden end due to a case of acute of thermal ingestion. He goes out in a great ball of fire. Mark Walters, our friend from Armed American Radio is seen taking part in the Invasion of France as he storms the beach with a sword and a Krinkov SMG. He might make it to book three… hmmm….
Also today, I realize that I do indeed like the Glock 23 a great deal, so much so, that it just may have taken the place of the venerable 1911. Examining the Defensive Power Factor of a magazine of .45 in a typical 8 round mag +1 and + a Reload, and comparing that to the typical magazine of .40 caliber… +1 and +reload… the 23 does indeed dish out twice the firepower. (I reload with a Glock 22 magazine) Now, why would I be all over the Glock 23 over the 1911? Well… Man, I have to say that I really like the trigger that Joe gave this Glock. I had some trick parts in the Glock to start with, then Joe checked it out and freaking made it better. Seriously. He made it better. I liked it before, but I love it now. The break is super crisp with zero over travel… no safetly lever to get in the way or forget to swipe off. I used to prefer a manual safety. But I’m now moving away from them. Glock type and SIG types, I think, are better for the modern gunslinger.
I’ve had a lot of emails asking about how I wrote Uprising USA. It was written mostly on a Netbook, an HP Mini, running Ubuntu Linux and I used Google Docs. Then what I wrote was posted online at WeTheArmed.com. The encouragement of the members there drove it, and continues to drive it.
In Uprising UK, its written much in the same way… However all the new content from what was initially posted on WTA is written on my HTC Sensation smartphone, using an app called Epistle. Then it is sent to Google Docs… Final editing on my end is being done with OpenOffice. Reason being is that I can write whenever, wherever I want. Good ideas escape less frequently.
I’ve been getting a lot of emails from readers of Uprising: USA. Lots of questions about the story that I would love to answer, but I can’t give anything away. Every character is either someone I know, or based on someone I know. The names of my family members have been changed or I’m using a Call Sign for them. For example, my wife’s name is not Debbie and my eldest Son is not named Kilo.
In Uprising UK, the most common questions about April is answered very quickly. Guys, Gals… please don’t take that too seriously. This is indeed a work of fiction.