There is something to be said about working from home. That's the beauty of being a best-selling author, blogger, and co-owner of Absolute Author Publishing House. I get to work at home, or on a cruise ship, or at the beach. In 2001, I gave up that early morning office reporting by 6:45 a.m. and not getting home until after five. I used to say, "The moment I don't have to get up early to go to the office, is the day I will sleep late." That plan didn't go over so much as I still rise early, drink my coffee, and report to my home office. I don't miss anything about working in an office environment, maybe except the people I interacted with on a daily basis. In fact, one of my best friends used to my secretary and now works with my publishing company.
So, if you miss that office environment or if you love the office environment, I have an author and book for you -- Office Pool: Orientation by D.L. Blackburne.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Office Pool is a coming of age story of an underachieving ink pen named Arthur "Arty" Bickerson. As his unique journey is chronicled as he navigates the ups and downs of "The Office" and it's complexities. Arty experiences new success, love, peer jealousy, classism, along with high expectations and self doubt.
Office Pool is a fictional world with many layers. With humans set as the backdrop, these common everyday writing utensils deal with universally relatable issues and themes.
What inspired you to author this book?
draw in a certain reader to see what the book could be about. I had a lot of friends and family pushing for me to add faces to the pens or Illustrate the cover. I didn't want to do the faces on the pens approach since it was a chapter book and not a picture book. I thought the content was just as appealing to teens to adults and wanted intrigue to dictate rather than typecast it completely. I included an illustrated version as a movie promotional poster on the inside at the very end as a compromise. I also too was thinking beyond this book I envisioned the covers to the other forth coming books and the continuity of those releases with this one.