“For anyone who enjoys reading racy, crime fiction novels, they are in for a treat. In The Permanent Plan, Craig Bieber’s second book, he inaugurates himself as the modern-day Mickey Spillane with his menagerie of unsavory characters, non-stop action, and titillating sex. And, his literary paintbrush will enamor the reader with the beauty and vastness of Alaska’s unique landscape, interesting people, and its mega-bucks Permanent Fund.” Richard E. Kelly, author of Growing Up in Mama’s Club.
With the above words from my friend, Richard E. Kelly, I can tell you that the wait for The Permanent Plan is over. I’ve had the proof copy in hand from printer, Lightning Source, and have ordered books from them. I expect to have those books next Tuesday. I also have the proof copy from Createspace (Amazon Books) in hand and have approved it and the accompanying text for their website. It is now posted for sale on their website. Without boring you with the details, I can tell you that the editing, proofreading, re-writing, review, and submission of the interior files and the cover files was a much more extensive process than I expected. The result is a book that is in wonderful condition for the first printing.
The Permanent Plan continues the story of the wealthy Saylor family in Alaska. It takes Beth in a direction that puts her in the middle of state politics, resource development, and cyber-crime, with some unexpected consequences. The drug dealing criminals in Saylor’s Triangle are replaced by wealthy cyber-criminals with brazen agendas and an entourage of bizarre henchmen. An end more surprising than Saylor’s Triangle?….Yes!
I was very pleasantly surprised about a month ago when I was notified that Saylor’s Triangle was one of 1000 books moving to the second round of the “2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award”….out of 5000 entries. Sadly, it did not make the third round, but I was still very happy that it received the recognition that it did. With sales slowing down, it is my hope that The Permanent Plan will help pick them up. It really is advantageous to read it before reading the sequel.
For anyone interested in a compelling look at the life of a family controlled by the dictates of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, read Richard E. Kelly’s book, Growing Up in Mama’s Club. You will marvel at the story that begins when Richard is a child and follows him to when he is a young man. Not only have I read his book, I have watched him present his story publicly two times, including once at the Tucson Festival of Books, and it is fascinating.
This email list is growing, and as a consequence, there are names on the list I don’t recognize. If you are on the list because I bought a TV from you once, or something like that, and you don’t want to know about my novels, please let me know.
Thank you to Joyce Strassburg and the Book Club North in Scottsdale for your selection of Saylor’s Triangle as your book of the month for April. The meeting this week with your great group was very enjoyable for me.
For all of you who have been gracious enough to hold book signing events and would like me to speak to your book club about The Permanent Plan, Saylor’s Triangle, or both, please contact me.
My next step is to get this website, (CraigBieber.com), updated with information about The Permanent Plan, and to set it up so both books can be ordered using Pay Pal.
Finally, thank you. Most of you have bought and read Saylor’s Triangle, and some of you have gone way beyond what I could have hoped for in promoting it. Getting a novel out there for a self-published author is a series of baby steps, but the opportunities are growing. Through Lightning Source’s relationship with the Ingram Book Company, and Ingram’s association with Barnes and Noble, I hope to have both books available through Barnes and Noble this year. In Alaska, Borders carries Saylor’s Triangle, and I am sure they will take The Permanent Plan in as well.