I’d like to think Atomic Aardvark is error free, but I’m sure there are still some mistakes in the text. So the category “errata” is dedicated to surfacing these errors. If you spot an error post it here.
Before I get too many readers pointing out the “error” below, I’ll just tell you it’s not an error. It was supposed to be part of the joke:
In an unprecedented legal move, both parties are citing irreconcilable congruencies as the cause of their separation, stating they are both simply too arrogant, capricious, and popular to co-exist happily any longer under the same roofs.
I submitted Atomic Aardvark to the U.S. copyright office today. In another 3 to 4 and a half months I will get a paper certificate in the mail telling me my book is copyrighted. In the meantime I will have to find something else to hang up on my fridge.
Lighthearted and light handed, The Atomic Aardvark is a refreshing mix of romance, micro apocalypse, humor and social commentary as it follows the story of two troubled souls (Jack and Rex) who have made money at the expense of others; two animals made super natural (Aardy and Surly), and two young adults made for each other (Conley and Marissa). This novel is engaging and appropriate for a variety of ages—the language is clear and clean and the action, though intense, is never gratuitous or grotesque ( although readers may be surprised at points when Rex and Surly reveal even more of their hard-heartedness).
If the novel were only entertaining, I would have been satisfied; but the Atomic Aardvark is more than a good read—it is at once witty and gritty as it reveals, through gentle satire, the humor and horror of an economy powered by technology and materialism.
I want more of Mr. Nice Guy and hope to see Surly 1.1 in the future, although this is going to be a hard story to top.
— Casualene M.
Atomic Aardvark is on sale now. I’m very excited for people to read it, have a few laughs, and give feedback. I’m trying not to stalk the sales reports for the book too much on Amazon, but am not doing a very good job.
Here’s the map of Pond Hollows and the surrounding areas which I made and is also included at the back of Atomic Aardvark.
My sister sent me a graphic she’d been playing with months ago after graciously reading a very rough draft of the first few chapters of Atomic Aardvark. I modified the colors and added some textures to create the very first entry in Atomic Aardvark fan art. Gracias, hermana, for the original pic.
If you’ve got some Atomic Art, send it my way and you may just see it here.
Getting closer to releasing the book on Amazon. I’m still working on a map of Pond Hollows and have some final edits yet to do, but the end (or beginning) is near. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the Website!
Many thanks to Racquel M. for reading Atomic Aardvark and emailing me about it. I consider this my first fan letter, and it was fun to receive it.
Hello! This is Racquel. Hadassah and I have both read your book, and we think it is AWESOME! We think it is very well done, and we REALLY want you to publish it as a real, paper copy book! Please do. [Atomic Aardvark] is an intricate story full of suspense and well blended comic relief that makes this book amazing and memorable.
Welcome to Atomic Aardvark. Enjoy the book and have a fortuitous day!