I have my proof copy of Reaping the Whirlwind and its beautiful! E-books make me a lot more money than physical books but there is still something magical about holding a physical novel that you wrote in your hands. So its ready to go and I could order it published literally with a few strokes on the key board, but I’m going to hold off for a while and here’s why. If you go look at the reviews for my last alternate history novel “Rebel Empire” you will notice that most of the initial one star “reviews” written by vitriolic individuals who find my work politically incorrect, or whatever gave there reviews on the paperback NOT on the ebook. They did this because Amazon will allow anyone with an Amazon account to review a paperback book (whether they actually bought it or not) BUT if only the ebook is available then only people who actually buy it are able to review it. I don’t have a problem with people reviewing my books. I respect their right to say they don’t like them. That’s fine. There’s lots of books I don’t like. But I do have a problem with people giving my books one star reviews when its obvious they never read the book to begin with. If you look at the reviews for Rebel Empire and look at the earliest and most vitriolic reviews they don’t have the tag “Verified Purchase” beside them. The basic info on character and plot included in those so called reviews were culled directly from the book description. I know this for a fact because most of those so-called reviews on the paperback were made BEFORE I sold my first paperback. Later, one of those people even took to harassing fans who liked my book by disparaging their positive reviews in the comments. Anyway that’s the reason the paperback is on very temporary hold. I have a book signing scheduled for September so you can be certain the paperback will be available by then, and by then I’ll have enough genuine positive reviews to outweigh a handful of counterfeit negative ones. To my readers and fans I cannot express my gratitude enough about all the positive support I have received. It seems every novel I publish does better than the previous one and Reaping the Whirlwind is no exception. If I have any fans who don’t have the ability to read the e-book and you just can’t wait a little longer, I’m willing to mail my personal copy of the paperback to the first fan to ask for it (I only have one). To prove you’re a fan tell me your favorite character from any of my books and why and your favorite part of any one of my books and why. Thanks again to everyone for their support. The Last Hurrah will be out in a month or two!