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Steven Hamburg

Steven Hamburg

Chicago, Illinois

I chronicled my entire first pregnancy in a journal, which I gave to my first-born child on her 18th birthday. She urged me to share my journal with the world.

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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!

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Update #8 - Steve Hamburg here - update regarding Introspection: Transformation Aug. 16, 2018

Good morning every one!

You may recall from my prior update that the publisher had an editor perform a development review of my novel. As a quick refresher, 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.

I am very pleased to report that I completed applying all necessary updates to the novel yesterday and sent the updated version of my manuscript to my publisher. The publisher informed me that they will now have another editor perform a spell and grammar check. I will then have an opportunity to review the edit, will accept or reject each item, and then Introspection: Transformation will be ready for going to print!

The publisher has assured me that the release date of my novel, October 9th, remains unchanged. As I mentioned in my prior update, 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.

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!

Steve