01/03/2016 In Real Life and Whatnot
Jan 03, 2016

A Few Days Late and More Than a Few Bucks Short

The 2015 will go down as one of the most hectic in my life that I can remember. Why? I can’t say for sure but I think it’s because of 3-4—age 3-4. ‘lil is growing up and if I thought taking care of a helpless potted plant, it has nothing on a pre-school age child. That, plus work, plus my ‘second’ job of writing, and I plum tuckered out and always wondering where did my day go. Surprisingly, I’m also quite content—go figure.

I suppose I could just type out a list(s) of stuff, but that’s kinda boring—even don’t want to read a list of what I did last year. Instead I try to do it with some pictures.


Since this site is mainly devoted to my books and me as an author—what? You thought my real name was Andrew Q. Gordon—we should start with the books that came out this year.

First Love

The prequel to the Champion of the Gods—First Love—was published. It’s free from DSP Publications (If you want to buy it, its .99 cents on Amazon or B & N) First Love was released as the precursor to:


The re-release (with an awesome new cover) of The Last Grand Master. That of course was released so that it would coincide with the long delayed release of:


The Eye and the Arm, Book 2 in the Champion of the Gods.

Last – though certainly not least:


The re-release of Purpose – again with it’s new cover art.


I could tell you a story—I’m kinda good at that—but you know what they say about pictures and words. Here’s a novel’s worth.

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Later this week I’ll talk about what’s to come in ’16.

Happy New Year to All!


  1. Anne Barwell says:

    Lil Q is growing up so fast! What a cutie. You guys are doing a great job as parents – it shows in the photos. Happy new year, Andy.

  2. She’s so beautiful and so adorably happy. I can almost feel your pride in her. What a lovely life you have. <3

    • Andrew says:

      Thanks, Carole. She is a handful at times for this grumpy, old curmudgeon, but I agree, I have nothing to complain about. Have a great 2016 and hope to see you again this year.

  3. Mark Lewis says:

    Fantastic pics you guys, what an adventure filled life she is having.
    All the best to all three of you for 2016 🙂

  4. Randi says:

    Love the pictures in review. Lil ‘q is growing up so fast, she is just adorable and what a smile! 2015 was a great year for sure with your new books coming out and re-releases. Looking forward to sharing 2016 with you, your family and the worlds you create. Wishing you all the best in 2016!

  5. Name Jo Ann says:

    These are so great! She knows she’s loved and that’s why it radiates in each picture. I would say she is so lucky but all three of you and Emma seem like you are definitely a wonderful family.

  6. Dave K says:

    Interesting and busy years are not just in your recent past! Congrats on the fine pics of your daughter. And puppies too…they were not much work, I’m sure!

    Funny how being so busy you don’t have time to chill is so satisfying….

    Best wishes for an equally rewarding 2016!


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