I was inspired to write a sci-fi novel when I watched the movie "Back to the Future" as a kid in 1985. I identified with the new and improved George McFly, who ended up being a successful sci-fi author. Just two years after seeing this movie, while I was a freshman in college, I came up with the primary concept of "Introspection: Transformation."
After graduating from college, I landed my first job, got married, helped raise my three amazing children, transitioned careers for the fifth time - this time into the field of cyber security - and then started and eventually sold two cyber security consulting companies.
I am extremely thankful for the successes I have been able to achieve, and I am now, more than ever, motivated to help others. This is why I will be donating all profits I personally receive from book sales to various organizations in order to improve the health of our planet, and to help animals and people all over the world.
Seemingly, at a blink of an eye, it was December 31st 2015; nearly 24 years after I graduated college. My New Year's resolution was very simple: I am going to finally dedicate myself to writing "Introspection: Transformation!" Spending nearly five hours every day beginning New Year's day in 2016, I completed my first draft of the novel in five months.
Between the multiple re-writes I performed during the refinement process, I had family members and friends, ranging in ages from 16 to 76 years old, read my evolving novel. The feedback was invaluable, enabling me to develop a novel I am very confident you will enjoy.
It has been an incredible journey, and I am very excited to share Introspection: Transformation with the world!
You will receive a copy of Introspection: Transformation in PDF format to read on Kindle, iPad or any other digital device.
$25 Book Package
You will receive a hard copy of Introspection: Transformation, and a soft copy in PDF format to read on Kindle, iPad or any other digital device.
1 copy + ebook included
$60 Signed Book Package
You will receive a signed hard copy of Introspection: Transformation, and a soft copy in PDF format to read on Kindle, iPad or any other digital device.
You will also receive another unsigned hard copy of the novel to give to a friend as a gift.
2 copies + ebook included
$100 Introspective Giver Package
You will receive three signed hard copies of Introspection: Transformation, and a soft copy in PDF format to read on Kindle, iPad or any other digital device.
3 copies + ebook included
$300 Immeasurable Introspective Giver Package
You will receive 100 hard copies of Introspection: Transformation, 10 of which will be signed by Steven Hamburg, and a soft copy in PDF format to read on Kindle, iPad or any other digital device.
100 copies + ebook included
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$600 Immortalized Introspective Giver Package
You will receive 100 hard copies of Introspection: Transformation, 30 of which will be signed by Steven Hamburg, and a soft copy in PDF format to read on Kindle, iPad or any other digital device.
A minor character in Introspection: Transformation will be named after you!
100 copies + ebook included
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It has been a while since I sent my last update and figured my amazing supporters would want to hear from me ;-).
I received what is called a development review from my publisher late last week. The objective of a development review is to evaluate the plot and story structure for issues, such as plot holes, ineffective / confusing sequences of chapters / narrative, and elements that may cause confusion for readers. The development review is very thorough and incredibly helpful. A development review does not include an assessment of grammar, spelling, etc. This type of edit will be performed in the coming weeks by another of the publisher's editors. As I begin this week, I will be focusing on carefully reviewing what has been provided in the development review and will be updating the novel as I deem necessary.
As far as I know, we are still on schedule for Introspection: Transformation to be released on October 9th. This stated, I need to provide some clarification regarding this release date. For those of you who ordered either solely the eBook or the eBook and a hard copy without my signature, you should receive what you ordered on or very soon after October 9th.
However, for those of you who supported me at the levels of receiving a signed copy of my novel, the novels corresponding to all of these orders will first be shipped to me on or close to October 9th so I may sign them. After I sign them, I will be shipping the novels out to each of you who supported my Publishizer campaign at those higher levels.
This is a very scary, yet exciting phase for me (it is never easy to receive critique of work that has required so much time and effort to complete) as I navigate through the development review. This stated, I continue to be committed to you, my supporters and future readers, to do all I can to ensure you find Introspection: Transformation an enjoyable novel!
I hope each of you are having a great summer, and be on the lookout for future updates from me. And last but not least, once again, thank you very much for your tremendous support throughout this journey!