There have been some calls and e-mails about the origins of the name of what is arguably the main protagonist or antagonist in the story. One person has even been kind of close (thank you, Larry L.). It honestly never occurred to me to reveal the source of the name in the story. So, at this point, my thinking is that it probably won’t be disclosed until the second book in the series, which is an historical fiction mystery prequel. But, we’ll see.
The hard copy first appeared in print on October 12, 2012, which we will call the “soft roll-out date,” because the e-book was delayed and the video trailer was trailing. As of November 5, 2012, the e-book was available and I believe that the video trailer will be on YouTube and other outlets later today. So, we’ll call November 7th the hard roll out date, from which promotion, advertising and hopefully positive book reviews will soon flow.
Finally, some of you may be familiar with the Goodreads.com website. There is a lottery posted there for 20 randomly selected readers (who sign up for the lottery) to each receive a free copy of The Prophesy Gene. The sign-up has been pretty enthusiastic, so throw your name in soon and often! I don’t immediately recall the deadline, but it’s not within the next week.