Great news everyone! After a fair number of setbacks, my first nonfiction book, Understanding IT has published. It's available for pre-order and will release on July 4th at the low price of $4.45.
In a brief crash course in the fundamentals of Information Technology, Security, Program Management, and Data Science, we'll take you through everything you need to know to jump start your career in Information Technology. While most books aim to spend 300 - 600 pages illustrating every nuanced management theory or technology without explaining how they fit into the larger picture, Understanding IT helps fill in those gaps. When used in conjunction with in-depth certification exam books, on the job training, or undergraduate class work, Understanding IT will help bring the "big picture" into focus.
If you've ever been uncertain about how everything fits together to develop a successful business model built on Information Technology, then Understanding IT is worth picking up. As a lightweight reference book, Understanding IT helps young or transitioning IT professionals gain a quick understanding of the industry, its challenges, and the roles that they will play.
But wait, there's more: DAISY, my first science fiction short story is also available for $0.99 on Amazon Market Place. This short story will also be available as a free download for anyone who signs up for my newsletter as part of the new Subscriber's Secret Squirrel Lounge.
A romantic comedy from the point of view of a quirky, romantic, and well-intentioned artificial intelligence, DAISY, who spices up her life of targeted advertising by playing match maker with unsuspecting users. This short story looks at the intersections of descriptive and inferential data analysis within the genres of: Social, Geolocational, Search, and Commerce; while also carrying the undertones of privacy, ethical use of technology, and - you guessed it - love.
And here's the thing, if you put a candid (favorable or critical) review on Amazon about DAISY, I'll e-mail you a copy of Understanding IT when it releases in July. This means that you could potentially get both of these for free if you:
Why am I giving away my first book and short story? Simply put: I'm a brand new author, and while a lot of research went into Understanding IT, and a lot of creativity went into DAISY, they are the books of a first time author. More importantly though, is that they aren't going to be my last; in fact, I'm still in the middle of researching a very ambitious hard Science Fiction trilogy series.
In order to get that feedback, and in order to reword the earliest fans, I'm giving my stuff away! So, please go read DAISY, and leave a review. When you're done with the review, come back to this page and fill out the form below; when the time comes, I'll make sure you get a free copy of Understanding IT (Spoiler: Reviewing Understanding IT will probably have its own benefits).
The following form is to reward loyal costumers who review my products - regardless of the criticality or favorability of their reviews. If you like DAISY, then review it positively; if you didn't, then review it negatively. The content of your review will in no way influence your promotion eligibility; nothing beyond the mere existence of your review qualifies you.