A Blogiversary, and Free Copies of En Route!

Four years ago, I only had a vague idea of what blogs were. I had never read one.

And then, a friend forwarded me this story from LawDog, with the subject line, “If Kelly were a Texas peace officer…”

I was hooked. I had just published a book, and it struck me that this blog business might be an effective means of publicizing it, and help me polish my writing craft at the same time. And so, on this day in 2006, I put up my first post.

That was four years, 1261 posts, almost 42,000 comments, and over 1.5 million hits ago. Well over 1,000 people visit this blog every day, and I am profoundly grateful for each and every one of you.

It’s been a heckuva ride, people.


It seems fitting that, here on my 4th Blogiversary, I can announce a special deal for my readers, courtesy of the good folks at Kaplan Publishing.

From January 4-10, 2011, Kaplan will offer electronic versions of En Route for free download.

That’s right, FREE electronic versions of my book, downloaded directly to your laptop, netbook, Kindle, Nook, iPad or Sony eReader.

Did I mention that it’s free?

Kaplan is using the promotion to encourage customers to try eBooks and increase awareness of their print titles, so by all means, browse the other available titles while you’re there, and download to your heart’s content.

And please, do me the favor of promoting this on your own blogs, Twitter and Facebook as well. My goal is 4,000 downloads between January 4-10. If we could meet or exceed that, it’d be the berries.