Goodreads giveaway is over.

I think it went really well, over 1,200 people put in for a signed copy and 1,100 of them ‘shelved’ it as ‘Want to Read’. Hopefully all of this will translate into some sales/reads/word of mouth.

As soon as my copies arrive, I’ll send them out to the winners. Which means I should have them in the mail by Sat.

I’ve been warned by my Publisher that these things usually have a low ROI (Return on Investment), and I suppose the only way to see how I truly did is to watch my royalties statement and see if the 2nd quarter of 2021 had a nice bump or not. Either way, it was a learning experience and certainly can’t hurt a fledgling author.

In other news – I’m starting a new job tomorrow morning.

Same kind of job really, just for a different company. It’s rough leaving a place I’ve worked at for almost a decade and going somewhere new, but as I so immodestly tell my former coworkers, my bitter tears of goodbyes are also filled with dollar signs.

And the amount of good wishes and good lucks I received from my old co-workers ought to cover me for a few weeks before I’m on my own.

So, no stress. Yet…. that starts tomorrow.

Author: Erik 'Tracer' Testerman

Erik Testerman is a Marine Corps grunt, a competitive shooter, and an admirer of fine arms and armaments. He lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his lovely wife, two rambunctious children, and a slobbery English Mastiff. To learn more about Erik Testerman and read samples of his work, visit

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