Thursday, July 14, 2011


For a long time now I've been working toward getting my second book Old Habits published. Well its out there now.

Old Habits is available as an e-book on Amazon.Com at this link:

And soon I'll have it up as a softcover book on my Lulu store, hopefully next week. The Amazon book is $1.99, and is available for download as a Kindle product. I also plan to have it up on Smashwords soon for a wide variety of different e-reader platforms. Check it out, spread the word, tell your friends, and so on.

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Eric said...

Congrats, C_T! I am getting ready to head to Colorado w/ the fam for some R&R (and to get away from this accursed heat... closing in on 30 days in a row now of 100+ temps). I'm going to add this to my reading list before we leave.

Question: Do you think this would be a good story to read to a 10-year-old? My daughter still likes for me to read her bed time stories (and I hope she continues to enjoy it for 10 more years, cause I'll do it for that long if she'll let me). In the past she hasn't been much of a fantasy fan, but recently has begun to enjoy that genre a lot more, especially C.S. Lewis and Lloyd Alexander's stuff.

So what do you think, could this double as a good kid's fantasy book?

Christopher R Taylor said...

I really don't know much about kids books, to be honest. The book has some violence in it and the main character is a theif, so his worldview isn't exactly great at first. I honestly wouldn't really know.

Eric said...

Well, let me put it this way: My daughter's favorite book of all time is True Grit, which has a murder and three hangings in the first 20 pages. So violence is OK if it serves a purpose in the story. My concern is more around language and sexual situations.

You say his worldview isn't that great 'at first'. Is part of the plot about his worldview evolving as the adventure unfolds? Because I think that would be something she'd like (me too, for that matter,).

Christopher R Taylor said...

Yeah well that's the main reason I wrote the book - it tells the story of a street theif who learns that life is about more than survival, and finds some interesting things about his life.

There are themes that are mature in the book, but not sexual, if you know what I mean. They're just adult concepts that might not make sense to a kid, but I guess that's true about True Grit and a even Narnia.

Larry said...

I enjoyed reading the first few chapters of this story when you had them on the 'net a while back and will buy the print edition when it comes out.