Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Help Me Buy A New Shirt

I've made it no secret that despite being a native Texan, I am a diehard Nebraska Cornhusker fan and yet I sit here typing up this post wearing a t-shirt that reads "I AM A BOILERMAKER". Yes, Purdue is one of my beloved Huskers Big 10 conference rivals so while it feels a tad traitorous there are three reasons why I am able to actually wear the shirt.  (And yeah I realize this is a crappy picture but I haven't mastered the art of the self portrait just yet.)



1) It is booty and pirates loves booty. I won the short by winning my blogging pal Phats' basketball bracket back in March.

2) It is black and gold. The colors of my fave NFL team ... The New Orleans Saints.

3) Purdue is the alma mater of the man, the legend, the best QB in Saints history Drew Brees.

In other news my mini collection of stories is now up and available at Amazon for reading on your kindle or PC. Actually it has been up for a while but I was waiting on Barnes and Nobel to make it available for the nook as well. Not sure what the hold up is but since they are taking their sweet ass time I figured I'd go ahead and announce it's availability on Amazon.

If I'm being completely honest, I'm putting these stores out there for myself more than anything else, but it is my hope that for the low sum of  99 cents Whispers worth your time and money as well. The stories are fairly short but I hope you will enjoy them and if so please mention Whispers on your blog, facebook, and twitter accounts. I''ll be indebted to those who help me spread the word.

If you do not have a kindle but would like to read the collection you can download a free kindle app for either your smart phone or PC.

18 comments:

Melissa Marsh said...

Dude. I will send you a Cornhusker shirt. Just let me know. I am literally surrounded by stores with TONS of Husker stuff. Not only that, but I can see Memorial Stadium from my office window...(jealous? Don't be. My office's AC is broken...).

Eric said...

Wow Travis, I don't know how I missed seeing your stories up there, but I will definitely pick up my copy. Maybe if you're available when I get back from vacation I can have you stop by Da Muse for an interview or some other kind of talk about these stories? I'm all about getting the word out for you, buddy.

David Cranmer said...

I know what you mean by putting them out there for yourself. I'm publishing an eBook Friday and have similar thoughts. Best of luck, Travis.

Phats said...

YA!!!! LOVE IT!! :) You look good in Boilermaker Swag my friend. Sorry it took so long to get to you, at least we don't play this year sooooo haha I was fortunate enough to cheer during the Drew Brees era, so yes he is the legend to me as well haha.

Congrats for winning again

Travis Erwin said...

Melissa- I've never caught a Husker home game but I sure hope to take my boys to Lincoln for one one of these days.

Travis Erwin said...

Eric - Thanks Eric and I'd love to do an interview just let me know.

Travis Erwin said...

You too David. can't wait to read some more Cash stories.

Travis Erwin said...

Phats - Yep The boilermakers get at least a one year reprieve from a Husker beat down.

Cloudia said...

Congrats Writer-Guy!



Aloha from Waikiki :)

Comfort Spiral

><}}(°>


><}}(°>

<°)}}><

Charles Gramlich said...

I'll pick it up this morning. Congrats on getting it out there.

Melissa Marsh said...

Hope you can make it someday, Travis. Lincoln on Nebraska Football Gamedays is something to behold. It's pretty amazing, actually.

And when you do make it, let me know. :-)

Phats said...

haha oh travis the poor huskers are going to realize they aren't in the conference of the weak anymore haha :) I think you're off our schedule for this year and next

Dizzy Ms. Lizzy said...

Travis, as soon as I saw your post on Facebook, I went to Amazon and bought it. I can't wait to read it!

I hope you sell LOTS of books! I will definitely post about it when I read it, and help spread the word! :)

Mary Witzl said...

I'll tweet about Whispers, Travis. I know zip-all about Cornhuskers and boilermakers, but I'm betting Whispers is a fine collection.

the walking man said...

OK I bought it. What the hell I'll let yoou know what i think when I get round to it but to be honest I still have 20% more of War and Peace and I am fascinated with it again. Then I got one by Brooks and another Charles recommended so it may be awhile because I am just now almost nearly soon to be completely completed with the third chap book of poetry in the STINK trilogy.

Mr. Shife said...

That shirt should have been mine Travis. I was robbed.

Jenn Jilks said...

Good for you, Travis. Love the shirt.
Hope you've had rain. I love living in the middle of a wetland. Lots of critters, as well as water!~
Thank you for visiting my cottage country !

andrea frazer said...

Congrats on the book! This is awesome. I will look at the link!