22 August 2010

How Did a Month Go By?!?

I can't believe it has been so long since I have blogged! With the release of "Judge of Israel" and the ongoing marketing that goes with that, preparing the 2nd edition for print, trying to keep up with a heavy freelance writing schedule, and getting reading for school to start, I've been swamped.

I just wanted those of you who follow my blog to know that I will begin publishing articles again soon. You may have noticed that on my website, www.timothywilkinson.net, I have added a new toolbar and will be making a few other changes shortly.

Also, "Judge of Israel" will be available soon from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and other online distributors. I will also begin doing book signings and presentations on "The Origin of King Arthur" and on "Daily Life in Bible Times" at various locations around northwestern Washington.

Initial responses to "Judge" have been good--some people like it better than "Prophet;" so far the majority like "Prophet" better. One of the strange things about authoring (at least for me) is that while "books are never finished--just abandoned" I do tend to be happy with the published versions of my work. I write books that I would want to read. And, once enough time has passed, I can enjoy picking them up and reading portions of my own work.

I guess in the end that is my real goal--to write a book that I would enjoy reading. I love the story I am telling, though that story is not, at its heart, my own. It is a story that I feel begs to be retold--not just be me, but over and over again.

08 August 2010

"Judge of Israel" Book release party

Thanks to everyone who came to my book release party--and for all of you who wanted to come but couldn't make it. It was a huge success. I have now sold out the "limited edition" printing of Judge of Israel and am getting ready to order the second printing in the next couple of days. Thanks everyone who has purchased or requested a copy of the book. I've been filling orders furiously--shipped a copy of both books to Israel on Wednesday! If you don't want a signed copy, or you live close enough that you can bring it to me to sign, you can order a copy of the book here:

Here are some pictures from my recent release party for "Judge of Israel." I'm not sure if we remembered to take photos of the food--I hope so. If so, I'll post them later. The food was incredible--thanks to Chelsey, Hassana, Shalako, and Reina. And thank you, Stephanie, for letting us take over your home for the day.