Hey readers,

So, I had the first chapter of Sophomore Undercover up on the website a few months ago, realized I should probably ask the people who pay me whether I could do this, took the chapter down, forgot to ask the people who pay me about the chapter, some months passed, I got a haircut, thought about joining a yoga class, decided not to, and I just remembered about the chapter thing a few days ago.  

My bad. 

Anyway, the fine people at Disney-Hyperion gave their blessing, so without further ado, here is the first chapter of Sophomore Undercover.  Enjoy.

1/27/2009 12:23:31 pm


Good stuff, man! Funny thing; my wife calls me Traskers. Don't know why. Think it evolutionized--is that a word?--from something German, her fam is Swiss. That's just too weird though. Anyway, can't wait to read your debut and good luck with the opening. Notice I changed my blogsite (to the new title of my MG novel). Think I'll eventually buy my name URL, probably good idea in case anything comes of this writing stuff I do. Smart move on your part to change site name. Much easier to remember. Great site!



1/27/2009 01:59:09 pm

i'm going to buy two copies just based on how funny that chapter was. maybe if i mail you one, you could send it back with some beard trimmings stuck inbetween pages 123 and 124?

1/27/2009 11:58:12 pm

Damn, Ben Esch. You have piqued my curiosity. Will Dixie do the play review? Write that other thign? What's happening with the homeless guys? Will Ms. Trasker get her cinnamon bun? oh my....

(love the bleeding heart thing.. omg that was hilarious)

1/28/2009 05:34:33 am

I knew there was a reason I've been plugging the hell out of this thing.

My favorites:

RC Cola
Glenn Close comparison
"That, and Frasier was on."
The Bono/Kennedy tangent
The bleeding heart
And, I probably shouldn't admit this, but I liked the fish joke.

1/29/2009 03:23:41 am

Your fiction has touched my soul. That is so inappropriate of your fiction. Maybe your fiction needs a cold shower.

But, homecoming WAS completely retarded.

2/2/2009 05:27:38 pm

Tracy: Maybe "Trasker" is German. I don't know. I mainly picked it because I thought it sounded like something Roald Dahl would use, and that made me happy.

Chris: If you buy two copies of my book, you better believe you're getting some beard clippings. Three copies and you get a gift card for El Pollo Loco.

Monica: I'm very glad that you liked the first chapter and I promise that all of your questions will get answered in the book. Except for the cinnamon roll thing. I kinda dropped that, but I'm gonna go ahead and say that she got it.

Paul: Thanks, dude. I'm really glad that you liked the Frasier reference. You're the first person that said they liked it, and I had always hoped that it would resonate with somebody. thank you.

Gillian: My fiction apologizes and promises that it will ask your permission before any future touching.

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