Daniel has offered me much advice and support as I work on my own dream of writing and publishing my fictional trade novel Darklight. I’m not a big fantasy reader, having only read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I’m more of a scifi/fiction reader like Isaac Asimov, Tom Clancy, and Lee child. But tracking Daniel’s blog has gotten me hooked on reading his works.
It’s a combination of wanting to see his own art and also feeling a deep seated desire to support him as well. Everyone has a different sense of wit, humor, action, and beating the bad guys. I want to see it. Or rather, I want to READ it. But I also like buying a colleague’s book. In the same vein, when I see a pinball machine at an arcade, I want to spend a couple bucks to enjoy it while also supporting someone that spent the effort to keep pinball alive.
When I wrote Spring Python 1.1 and Python Testing Cookbook, I embraced social media and wrote often to warm up tentative readers. I feel it helped publicize my work and helped sell my book. For the same reason, I hope to spread the word for Daniel. Enjoy!