It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome
but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago
have disappeared from the face of the earth.
~John Steinbeck

A busy month! First and foremost, I’d like to thank my publisher for all the help she’s been towards getting the book out. It was released a week ago, and is now available at Amazon.com :

Click this picture to go to the webpage!

The Pocketbook

To purchase the book, you have the following options:

1. Purchase my item at  Amazon.com!

2. If “temporarily sold out” as it has been the last few days, buy directly from the publisher! It is the second option. It may cost a dollar more, but there are ample copies available. She is the other seller on Amazon.com selling the book under the “purchase new and used” section.

3. The third option is to buy from me! I’ve ordered a box and will be selling and signing copies for all those who desire. It will be slightly cheaper than both options Amazon.com and will guarantee that autograph everyone is so eager to receive.

If you are in Louisiana, fear nothing! I will offering the same deal once I get back to Tulane University in the renaissance city of New Orleans. I am still also in the process of planning an epic book release at Tulane University in mid-September hopefully!

P.S. if you’re interested in helping at the Tulane Book release, in any way shape or form, please email me at coloring.the.gray@gmail.com! I don’t care if you’re a musician wanting to bring an acoustic guitar and sing songs to draw attention and crowds, or a paste and construction paper fiend and desire to decorate the world with word of my book’s release.

As always, I am humble and thankful for any help offered.

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MYNAMEISJOHNMICHAEL RELEASES THREE NEW SONGS.

For those of you who have been keeping in touch with the best of the rising young musicians of New Orleans, the following won’t be much news to you. However, if you suddenly remembered how incredible MNIJM is, head over to their blog and catch up! Just click on the song to go to the blog that has the free download available!

2009 Demo
1. No Matter What 
2. Poof [ tentative title ]
3. The Elders and the Desperate

Please read my previous blog on the New Orleans rock band, MyNameIsJohnMichael, if you have no idea who I’m talking about but dig the new songs. I’m sure I can help you find a way to get you the other 52 free songs the released in 2008.

Call me sentimental of The City Life, but listening to the harmonies in Poof reminded me of the cast of vocals at MNIJM’s disposal for the upcoming album— I’m eager to see how they continue to grow and expand upon their limitless potential.

It is The Elders and the Desperate, however, that’s more than impressing… it’s damn near amazing. Probably my favorite lyrically of all 55 (I lied, Candy is still my favorite, but it is close), so I do wonder which genius had the biggest role in writing? mynameisjohnmichael

I have to be honest, though, the writing takes a rare second to the simply amazing drums and brass in the song. I tip my metaphorical top hat to who I presume to be Eric Rogers and Cory Schultz playing, and the rest of you inspiring musicians.

New Orleans. MyNameIsJohnMichael. Three songs in three weeks leaves the world wondering— and eager in anticipation— of what’s next? I’m half convinced I’ll wake up ten years from now and see them performing live on the television because it’ll be that sad day when those SOB’s Time and Life have passed me by, and I can’t wander into a venue and stand by their stage and sing along next to them. What’s next is radios, world tours, and a benefit foundation in their honor. A movie deal, a couple book deals, and a school of music built.

But I’ll still sing along.

The Elders and Desperate available for download!

I can’t wait to see you live again, guys.

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I have been busy though! No time for writing as much as it kills me, but I’m having fun at CORTRAMID NROTC training, in sunny San Diego.
Here is a picture of what I’ve been up to:100_0331

Contrary to popular belief, I’m not going into aviation— no real desire to fly fighter jets. After a week of acrobatic stunts and flying combat helicopters, however, I’m not willing to rule ANYTHING out.

I’m learning loads, and having a great time networking and meeting new people. I hope everyone’s summer has been productive as mine.

Cheers from San Diego!

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Any questions for the author? About his writing? About writing in general? About the state of the San Diego Chargers? Feel free to leave a comment or send an email to coloring.the.gray@gmail.com

I, Terence Sanders, promise to get back to you. You support your favorite starving author— and I’ll never forget it.

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