Painting ©2018 John Clark III
Today really was a great day.
Decent day at school. Put the little darlings to work all day. Supervised 'em. Annual review with the boss went well. They're going to let me work another year -- again. And an exciting e-mail today from one of my publishers, Matt Stone.
Matt Stone is an amazing guy. I've never met him in person, but he is excellent at what he does, and he tells me he is excited about my book, and the prospects for its success as the initial launch approaches. There is a great promotion coming up in a few days to kick things off, and I don't want to let the cat out of the bag, so I'll just say be ready for announcements coming up. With a little help from my friends, I can get myself listed among the Top 100 new e-book downloads on amazon.com.
Wouldn't that be something ...
So I know you're all itching to get your hands on a copy, but please wait until next Monday. There's a reason I ask you to wait, and you won't be disappointed.
Nothing major in the news today, at least not that I care to talk about. Monica Lewinsky? Nah. Hillary Clinton? No. Some more stuff about Johnny Manziel, though, and where he'll be taken in the upcoming NFL draft. Something new out on that pretty much every day. This latest report has him dropping out of the top 10 in the draft. I don't believe that for a minute. These jokers are trying to bluff each other, and I'll be surprised if he's not the first quarterback taken.
I'm really not sure if he's big enough and durable enough to survive in the NFL, but I can't wait to see him try. The guy is electric. I used to say that he has some uncanny knack for getting down, escaping and avoiding the big hits, but last year he took some pretty good shots in college. One of those NFL linebackers lays into him at full speed, and he's going to get hurt.
I hope the Cowboys get him. I haven't had a pro team to really root for since the Houston Oilers became the Tennessee Titans. The Oilers were always my team, and so I haven't had one in a long time. I went to Oilers' games when they played at Rice Stadium, for heaven's sakes. I sort of became a Cowboys fan after the Oilers left, since my aunt and uncle were always Cowboys fans and we went over there a lot when I was a kid and watched football on TV. But if they get Manziel, I'll officially become a Cowboys fan. My wife, who is from Erie, Pa., is a lifelong Steelers fan and hates the Cowboys. So that would make for some interesting Sundays.
Anyway, stay tuned for news on the book. Please and thank you.
Ciao, y'all ...
A few reviews of John's books
The 30-Day Optimism Solution:
“Part memoir, part informative text. You get both when reading 'Depression Blues' by John H. Clark III. Mr. Clark shares his struggles with depression in an honest and real way, and as the book progresses, so does his hope. Woven into the story as jumping off points are bits of information about depression and ways to "conquer" the sadness, loneliness, and despair that comes with it.
Mr. Clark becomes more than an author in this book; he becomes a friend who understands the pain of depression and provides light. I recommend this book to anyone looking for light or to anyone who knows someone with depression and wants to learn more.”
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