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Yah just never know

Updated: Jul 26, 2019

After being absent from the Internet for over six long weeks packing and moving from, “The Land of Enchantment” to our new house in“Big D.”

I was pointing out to the movers where to place the large items in each of the rooms asking them to please be careful to not mark the wood flooring.

Watching them work tirelessly in the hot humid weather I offered them each a cold bottle of water.

They thanked me and that’s when it happened.

One mover asked why I was moving from Albuquerque to the Dallas area.

I told him why and asked where he was from.

“Brazil,” he told me.

I asked what his name was.

“Ignacio,” he said and asked if I was retired.

I laughed saying, “My mind won’t let me.”

Ignacio smiled.

I thought he deserved a more thoughtful answer, “I had taken five years off from the advertising world to write a novel series I had just published.”

“What is it?” Ignacio asked.

I hesitated before answering and told Ignacio it was a fiction thriller series.

He gave me a squinting eye look of interest and asked, “What is it about?”

I paused before replying not expecting him to be interested, “It is one man’s life from his inaugural breath to his very last. I call it the Kachada Series.”

Ignacio nodded while taking out his Samsung Galaxy S10, “What’s the title?”

“DAY ONE: Birth is a death sentence,” warning him it has a violent side but written without remorse.

Ignacio asked if I had a website.

His curiosity caught me off guard. After I told him he tapped his Samsung.

Then Ignacio began to read the promo copy on Amazon aloud. “Where two unlikely universes—the chilling traditions of the Comanche Tribe and the ruthless code of the Sicilian Mafia—mysteriously intersect."

Hm, his Portuguese accent made it sound even more interesting.

He gave his screen one last tap and smiled, “I’ll get it in two days.”

Surprised, I unconsciously blurted out, “Ignacio, you ordered it?”

He informed me he mostly reads non-fiction philosophy, history, science, and for entertainment, he reads Lee Child’s Reacher series.

Surprised by his answer and his wide range of reading subjects I thanked Ignacio for ordering my novel.

At that moment he put his Samsung away and joined his fellow workers asking me, “Where would you like me to put the large purple couch?”

I directed him and flashed back to the video advice, I had read often on the Internet by successful authors promoting the idea an author should never be shy about promoting their book. Ignacio proved that point.

Even more importantly, during that short exchange, I was disappointed in how I had unconsciously stereotyped Ignacio proving how the cliché “You can’t tell a book by its cover” rang true. Thank you for reminding me, Ignacio.

The first of the three-part series Day One: Birth is a death sentence is available in Epub, Paperback, and Hardcover at Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Google Books, Powell's City of Books in Portland,OR and Bookworks in ABQ.

To learn more about the author and the Kachada Series visit

Part two of the Kachada Series: DAY TWO: Leave no enemy alive will be released in early 2020.

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