Second Geek Dad Book Coming!

Today’s deals from

Editor of’s GeekDad blog, Ken Denmead’s THE GEEK DAD’S GUIDE TO WEEKEND HACK-TIVITIES, the follow-up to the NYT bestseller Geek Dad, featuring more advanced do-it-yourself projects that encourage the geeky/hacker ethic that says understanding how something works is just as important as building it in the first place, to Lucia Watson at Gotham, in a good deal, by Jud Laghi at the Jud Laghi Agency and Meg Thompson at LJK Literary Management (NA).

Every Step Gets Me Halfway Closer

First thing in the morning, the corrected galley ships back across the country, and so does my last chance to change anything in the book. I think I’m okay with that. You know, except for the whole part about wondering if anything in it is really any good, and when are people going to figure out that I’m really not a writer.

Jeez, creative types, you know?

Anyway, I saw a draft press release today as well, which was a little surreal. Someone actually spent time writing something up to extol the virtues of my creation. It was cool, though. And soon, the back cover text and art will show up, and finally some bound galleys which are for handing out to people who are cool enough to quote on the cover. Like I know a whole bunch of those.

Actually, I storta do. I’m really hoping I can get copies to Wil, and Leo Laporte, and Adam Savage, and Phil Plait, and maybe Peter Sagal. They are all geeky dads, and would hopefully find something interesting in there. Plus, they’re all geek icons!

And as you read this, it’s t-minus three months (or something like 13 weeks!) until the on-sale date. I feel like a stranger in a strange land with all this, but there’s no way I’m turning around now.

Leo Laporte
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Philip Plait at The Amazing Meeting on January...
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Niles hills on 3/7/09

Niles hills on 3/7/09

I’m decently over 5k words today, and with a generalized goal of 50K words, I’m telling myself that it means I’m 10% done.

Not really, of course.  This has all been revising parts of the proposal and getting my head around the orgnization of the book and the new writing program I’m using (scrivener, it’s awesome – thanks Andy Ihnatko!).  And I know some of the sections are going to require a bit of practical proof of concept testing.  But still, I’M WRITING AND IT FEELS GOOD!

Image of the day: the hills above Niles on the opening day of little league.