“Vaetra Untrained” is out!

By Greg Turnquist

Greg L. Turnquist worked on the Spring team for over thirteen years and is a senior staff technical content engineer at Cockroach Labs. He was the lead for Spring Data JPA and Spring Web Services. He wrote Packt's best-selling title, Learning Spring Boot 2.0 2nd Edition, and its 3rd Edition follow-up along many others.

July 30, 2013

One of my beta readers, Daniel Marvello, has recently released Vaetra Untrained, the second book in his Vaetra Chronicles trilogy. You can get it right now!

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!

1 Comment

  1. Daniel

    Wow, Greg. I’m grateful for your support and touched by your kind words. Thanks for helping me get the word out about The Vaetra Chronicles!


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