Douglas L Perry, The Author blog

March 22, 2009

Exciting News

Filed under: Books,Writing — douglaslperry @ 4:23 pm
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A while ago I sent out some books. I sent a few to some book contests, a few to Internet friends, and a few to an aviation organization. The contests haven’t yet been completed, so I haven’t heard anything. A few of the friends have read the book and liked it. Some haven’t finished it yet, so I don’t know what they think. I received a letter today from the aviation organization that blew me away.

It’s called AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association). It is a group that cares about and lobbies for issues relating to general aviation aircraft. You know them as the planes used for non-commercial flying. The large percentage of these are small planes built by Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft, and many others. 

These planes are usually owned by private individuals that use them for pleasure, but also for business. General aviation provides flexibility in travel that is a far cry from the crowded terminals, long security lines, and cramped quarters of economy class.

This organization publishes a magazine called AOPA Pilot that is sent out every month to their 500,000 members. In this magazine are articles about everything related to aviation. The interesting thing to me, is that they often review aviation related books. 

I sent one of my books to the president of the organization (Craig Fuller) and he liked the book enough that he is sending a copy to the editing staff for review. So my book is going to be reviewed in a future edition of the magazine. 

For me this is huge. It is exposure that I had hoped that I would get, but was kind of unexpected. To say that I am excited is an understatement, I am bouncing off the walls right now. I can’t wait to see the review. 

I’ll be sure to post a link to the online version of the review when it comes out.

Here is a link to the book

 

My latest book

My latest book

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3 Comments »

  1. just got a chance to read your stuff again. Looks like you have a new book in the works?

    Comment by Keven — March 22, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

  2. Yep, I am shopping around the military thriller and writing a medical thriller. First draft should be done in a couple of weeks, I hope.

    Comment by douglaslperry — March 22, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

  3. That’s AWESOME! Congratulations! 😀

    Comment by mousewords — March 23, 2009 @ 10:49 pm


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