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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blogger Buddy Alex Cavenaugh's debut launch

CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh
We're going to skip Telling the Truth Tuesday in order to help out blogger buddy, Alex Cavanaugh. His debut novel, CassaStar, launches today.
All over bloggydom you will find hosts letting their readers know
about this exciting new science fiction/adventure/space opera.
ISBN 9780981621067 Dancing Lemur Press LLC

To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…
Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guaard.

Much to Byron’s chagrin, the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron's tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.

As war brews on the edge of space, time is running short. Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive, and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?

Library Journal says this about the novel:

“…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein’s early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.” - Library Journal

You can view a book trailer here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67YBjQve00U

Links to purchase:

AMAZON - http://www.amazon.com/CassaStar-Alex-J-Cavanaugh/dp/0981621066
BARNES & NOBLE - http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/9780981621067/?itm=1&USRI=cassastar


Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He’s experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Currently he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.

You can find Alex at his blog: http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/

Happy adventures, Alex...


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Karen!

Glynis Peters said...

Congratulations Alex. Isn't it lovely, Karen, to share a blogging buddy on their release day.

Hope all is improving in your world and your wip is growing. ♥

Mason Canyon said...

Wonderful way to help Alex launch his book. Wishing him much success and many sells.

Hope you have a wonderful day and happy writing.

Thoughts in Progress

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Wow, Alex is everywhere today!

KK Brees said...

Way to go, Alex!!

Helen Ginger said...

He's everywhere! He'll even be on my blog later this week.

Hope he's having fun jumping around internet space.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Alex, keep us posted about the effectiveness of this promo push. I'm thinking it's a great idea, and I plan to mention it at the marketing panel I'm on next weekend.

Ella said...

Cyberspace is just a buzz with Alex's new release!
Great Job, Karen!!!

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm so excited for Alex! :)

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Congratulations to Alex! It's a big day!