Fundraiser for Rodney today in Royal Oak, MI

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July 18th, 2010

He’s coming! We just got word that Rodney feels up to coming to meet friends who live in the southeast Michigan area at a fundraiser for Rodney at Inn Place Bar and Grill in Royal Oak. Rodney had nothing to do with staging this event. It was all the work of good friends Rodney has […]

He’s coming!

We just got word that Rodney feels up to coming to meet friends who live in the southeast Michigan area at a fundraiser for Rodney at Inn Place Bar and Grill in Royal Oak. Rodney had nothing to do with staging this event. It was all the work of good friends Rodney has known over the years. As Rodney’s publishers, we’re throwing in a box of his books to help spread Rodney’s message and raise a few more bucks.

The fundraiser runs now through 6 p.m.

LOCATION: http://www.theinnplace.net/

Rodney plans to come at 4 p.m., we’re told.

(A NOTE FROM RODNEY’S PUBLISHERS)

A Note From Rodney’s Publishers

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June 28th, 2010

We’ve taken over Rodney’s blog for a day or two with this important announcement. Hey all you Rodney fans, colleagues, students and friends—Rodney has been lighting up our lives for years, too, and we know that one of Rodney’s dreams is for more people to check out his book, Spiritual Wanderer. We want to help […]

We’ve taken over Rodney’s blog for a day or two with this important announcement.


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Hey all you Rodney fans, colleagues, students and friends—Rodney has been lighting up our lives for years, too, and we know that one of Rodney’s dreams is for more people to check out his book, Spiritual Wanderer.

We want to help him realize that dream and give him and his family a nice income boost at a critical time. They face an uncertain financial future and even when he’s cured, there’s still that nagging little bit about him being unemployed.

It’s a long shot, but you can help. We’re taking an unconventional step here as publishers, but then consider our inspiration, hmmm? How can we not get a little crazy to help boost Rodney’s spirits?

We’ve decided to sign over all revenues from sales of Spiritual Wanderer to Rodney for the rest of 2010. Our publishing house, ReadTheSpirit Books, already is rare among American publishers for splitting the proceeds from book sales 50-50 with our authors. So, we’re signing over our half of each book sale to Rodney and his family. Other than the cost of simply printing and mailing the book, Rodney gets all the proceeds from every sale now and for the rest of 2010.

So, we’re hoping you can help: If you’ve been teetering on the fence about ordering Rodney’s book via Amazon—do it today. Now. Then spread the word as far as you can. Each book sold will generate a significant chunk of change for Rodney and his family. Besides, the book will only cost you $10 bucks.

We really have our eye—along with Rodney—on trying to get his book into lots of people’s hands. We’re hoping that you’ll fire up your email lists, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts—and spread the word. Legitimate and honest reviews on Amazon and elsewhere will help, too.

Buy Rodney’s book at Amazon now.

With the help of all of us, Rodney will come through this tough stuff good to go back into journalism—and he’ll head back into the profession with a book that he can boast shot way up the Amazon list while he was holed up in the hospital.

Is this a slightly crazy, unconventional idea? Sure.

But so is our friend.

—David Crumm, Editor

—John Hile, Publisher

Hey, you found me. Thanks!

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May 31st, 2010

Just stumbling in here for the first time? Grab a seat and something cold to drink. Return customer? You know the drill, there’s the requisite buy my book link up there on the right and below are some fascinating, hilarious and somewhat poignant tales if I do say so myself. If others say so, then […]

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Just stumbling in here for the first time? Grab a seat and something cold to drink.

Return customer? You know the drill, there’s the requisite buy my book link up there on the right and below are some fascinating, hilarious and somewhat poignant tales if I do say so myself. If others say so, then we’re on to something. Want to send me a message? Okay, but please no SPAM!

Everybody, look busy!

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February 10th, 2010

    The jig’s up. Some of my students have found this blog and are asking about it. You over there, hop to. See that mop in the corner, start swabbing the decks. We have to appear like we’re doing important stuff here; the future captains of the writing industry are watching. Man, it could use […]

    The jig’s up. Some of my students have found this blog and are asking about it. You over there, hop to. See that mop in the corner, start swabbing the decks. We have to appear like we’re doing important stuff here; the future captains of the writing industry are watching. Man, it could use some dusting too.

    One student asked what Spiritual Wanderer was all about and I told him that was the toughest question to answer. How do you explain, and not look like a goofball, that sometimes weird stuff happens to you? How do you recount the streetlight thing or the socket wrench appearance and still maintain credibility? It’s like writing a Facebook status update while drunk and waking up the next morning to find 28 comments and 7 “likes” about your diarrhea. And why, pray tell, would anyone buy a book that highlights your dog’s poop?

    Another student let me know Spiritual Wanderer is available for 610 rupees in India, (by the way, that’s a 12 rupee discount doncha know). So let’s pick up the pace here gang. Rumor has it there may be some e-book news coming up so until then and until we can get a more photo/video/graphics friendly platform going here maybe we can all pitch in and at least sweep up a bit. The future’s watching.