So I sold a Reddit reply to Warner Brothers a few years back: My first novel Acadia comes out today. AMA!
So I am a doughy Iowan named James, and a few years ago I wrote Rome Sweet Rome, a story about a Marine unit flung into conflict with the Roman Empire, in an AskReddit thread. It went viral and I ended up getting a screenplay deal with Warner Brothers out of it.
That led to other opportunities: I've written ad copy for IBM and articles for Wired, Slate, Boing Boing, Mental Floss and others, and today my first novel is being released.
AMA about my novel, my screenplay, or my other ridiculous adventures: I won on Jeopardy and I've written two encyclopedias. My knees do this weird thing. I won $30k in the lottery once. I've never found a four-leaf clover.
Order Acadia here: please and thank you!
EDIT: I may be a bit late in replying for a bit because I'm about to go on Kathie Lee and Hoda. I shit you not.
EDIT: Forgot to mention because I'M TERRIBLE AT PUBLICITY - I'm doing a reading tonight from 6:30 to 7:30 at 155 Rivington, Floor 2, in Manhattan. $20 admission includes a signed copy!
EDIT EDIT: I am in the Reddit NYC office with /u/chooter, Victoria!
MOAR EDIT: The ebook link on Amazon is live!
EDIT 2.0: Taking a break for lunch and heading out soon. Thanks so much to Victoria for her hospitality and for helping out!
YET ANOTHER EDIT: dying down so I'll call it. Thanks to everyone: I'll try to hop in and answer more questions over the next couple of days: feel free to keep asking! I hope you'll give Acadia a shot! Thanks!