I want to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving Grey-Ghosters! I couldn’t be thankful enough for all of Team Grey Ghost’s support over the years and that was never demonstrated more than at the book signing this past Saturday! If you’re traveling I hope you have a safe and uneventful trip with a good read for when you are bored (LOL)
All the Best!
Oh and everyone, I want you to message me immediately when you see the newest balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade! Hahaha!
Wow we are all sold out! Thank you to everyone that came out to the book signing at the The Deep, Comics & Games. We had a steady line of people the whole time and it made for a really fun event. Thanks also the Ed, Robbie and the whole crew there at the Deep for hosting the signing. To everyone that couldn’t make it today, the Deep had 3 signed copies for sale left when I took off so go get them quickly before they are gone!
Thanks again Grey-Ghosters!
First things first Grey-Ghosters, Happy Veterans Day! A huge thank you to those military personnel and veterans that we are honored to have as members of Team Grey Ghost! Thank you all for your service and sacrifice.
In other news…
THE NOVEL IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Yes it’s true, you now are able to order your very own copy of The Grey Ghost: The Shadow that Walks! All I can hope for is you enjoy it half as much as I enjoyed writing it.
And if you do please leave a review at Amazon.com or bn.com, those are worth their weight on gold now to get the word out.
(if you don’t like it then you don’t know me haha)
All the links to purchase the novel are on the ‘books’ page here at www.nicholascara.com
“So what are you doing around here Grey-Ghosters? Get Reading!”
I can’t act like I got here on my own…
Have any of you ever been in a play or a musical? Well I’ve been in a few and honestly one of my favorite parts is when actors are taking a bow at the end and then walk to the front of the stage to applaud the orchestra pit. It’s the part where the faces of the show recognize that without the support and talent of the guys you can’t see all they would be are people jumping all over a stage in funny wigs and too much eye liner. Well that’s what I happily get to do today.
Tomorrow is the release day for the Grey Ghost: The Shadow that Walks. This has been a 3-4 year journey for me and I would be amiss if I made it sound like I traveled this winding road by myself.
First, I have to thank my beautiful wife. Writing a novel when it is not your day job is a HUGE commitment and she inspired and supported me every step along the way, I really can’t thank her enough.
I also have to thank my parents who have always encouraged my reading and imagination from the start. Without reading those written words of worlds and galaxies far, far, away I’d would have never been able to write a single one of my own. They and the rest of my family and friends who have helped me along this path are owed my deepest admiration. Especially my sister and her husband who created www.NicholasCara.com for me, it was a true surprise and turned out to a really invaluable tool in this process.
Have you ever looked at something and said “I could do that”? Well one day while reading a book I said “I should write a book!” It took years for ‘that’ story to finally come around in my head but eventually it planted itself and took root. That story however would’ve stayed a perennial rough draft in my head if not my for my great friend Dan Paloski, who as my editor, has helped polish this stone into the shiny gem we believe it is.
And finally and not least of all, a huge thank you goes out to all of you! ALL OF TEAM GREY GHOST! This has been an adventure of a life time for me and honestly this is only Book 1. During this work I met a lot of you because of your interest and support in my story. If penning the novel was all that there was to being a writer than this wouldn’t have been nearly as fun as it has been over the last year. Who would’ve known a little Lego figure and some imagination could’ve been so much fun as we all waited the long cold winter of waiting that submitting the work to agents and publishers turned into. It has been a true pleasure meeting those of you that I have while working on this story and promoting it over last few years and I hope to meet even more of you as you experience the magical world of Joe Bevine and the Grey Ghost.
This experience has only solidified my belief in the thought “Why not me?” this is a saying that I’ve learned over the last decade when it comes to achievements. When you see someone doing something you’d love to do and think “Why can’t I do that?” well the answer is— “Well, why can’t you?”— You can do anything once you set your mind to it. My Grandma always told me that and the most singularly important moment in my life was the day I started believing her and understanding that when you see someone doing something amazing and think “Man, I wish I could do that” the only thing stopping you is a misbelief you’re not good enough. I always looked at the novels I disappeared into and thought “Man, why can’t I write a novel?” and the first step to getting to this point was deciding there wasn’t any reason I couldn’t.
“Quarterpenny” (You’ll soon find out what that means LOL) and I can only hope you enjoy ‘The Shadow that Walks’ as much as I did bringing it to the written page.
Wow, only 2 days until the novel is released? Where’d the last 3 1/2 years go? I can’t wait until you start reading page one Grey-Ghosters!
Only 3 days to go! Remember everyone to check the Barnes and Noble update yesterday for some great news if you didn’t see it.
OK Grey-Ghosters this is the last Friday before the Grey Ghost arrives! Only 4 more days!
With only 5 days to go until the novel’s release I thought I’d give out a fun piece of art for TEAM GREY GHOST! So here you go the official LEGO Variant Edition Cover! I think my boys at The Deep, Comics & Games will get a kick out of this
Less than one week to go Grey-Ghosters! Only 6 days until the Grey Ghost arrives!
Sorry Grey-Ghosters! I have been trying to post everything I put on Facebook both there and here but things have gotten crazy with the big day of the novels release coming up. So here is the quick-quick version of days 17-8!