Monday, July 11, 2011


Well, here it is, three months to the day until Stick is released.

October 11, 2011, in case you were wondering.

And, as I've been doing on the eleventh day of every month for a while now, today I will post THREE (for 3 months) random things about Stick.

Here goes:

1. This is C Street, the place where Stark, Bosten, and their friends, Evan and Kim, go surfing. The point is located near the fairgrounds in Ventura, California.

You can see some surfers in the photo, which I took while on a bike ride with my wife and daughter, and you can also see how uniform and predictable the break is there, which makes it a really forgiving place to learn how to surf. And yes, the waves were very small that day when we were there.

2. This is a view down the Ventura Pier. C Street is off to the right, and down the beach a few miles to the left is where the Strand is, where Dahlia lives.

3. No animals are harmed in any way in Stick. There is a cow-riding episode, however. Consequentially, Stark realizes Cows don’t listen very good.

And, in case you have not yet seen it, here is the book trailer: