The Yak Guy Project, on #LisaBurtonRadio

Lisa Burton

Welcome all you lost wanderers, and those without purpose. You’ve found Lisa Burton Radio, the only show that brings you the characters from the books you love. Except for this week, that is.

This week you get me, talking about Craig’s book, The Yak Guy Project. I’ve run out of guests right now, and want to keep the slot open for everyone.

It’s okay though, I was there through the writing of this whole story. I can wing it enough to pull this off. As an example, see this poster.

It’s about this rotten kid, who leeches off his friends, and brings nothing to the table. At the beginning of the book he wakes up having been dumped in the desert. Guess people grew tired of his crap.

He gets rescued by a talking yak, but the whole thing is a setup. He’s been relocated to an alternate reality, and given a chance to start over. This means he has to learn some of the things he failed to learn the first time.

These lessons are pretty simple at their heart, but they aren’t easy. Many of them are a matter of life and death. More important are the lessons about understanding others.

Yak Guy has to learn all of this before he can be considered complete. He isn’t the center of the universe, and other people aren’t there to serve him.

Some of you might find it interesting that this story is based loosely around the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Understanding of this isn’t important to the story, but if you know something about the Tarot, you might enjoy spotting the characters and situations involved. As your first clue, Yak Guy is The Fool.

This book has been on kind of a slow burn, it sells, but slowly. Reviews are coming in, but slowly. Some books seem to do this, and there is no rhyme or reason to which one it will be. Maybe Craig released it too close to summer.

I have two issues for all of you today. First is to consider checking out The Yak Guy Project, because this is what we do on Lisa Burton Radio. I’m not going to add fancy links and cover art, because this broadcast will post to Craig’s blog after I go off the air. All you have to do is visit the sidebar and click on the cover art there.

My second pitch is for more guests. These interviews seem to be a feast or famine kind of deal. We either have too many guests to cover them all in a reasonable time, or not enough to keep the line moving. Some authors get tired of waiting and drop out. Usually this is after we’ve done all the work to get their interview ready.

This spot is for you to promote your wares. It’s been productive, because some of you dropped me lines and told me you moved copies on the day of the post. Some authors are sharing their interview on social media a year after we conducted it. You get out of it, what you put into it.

Drop me a line. Would one of your characters like to have an interview by the most awesome robot girl with her own radio show? Could your book use a bit of free promotion?

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36 responses to “The Yak Guy Project, on #LisaBurtonRadio

  1. This is on my TD list, and I really must get around to it, as its a brilliant way of getting noticed! See you soon, Lisa!

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  2. harmonykent

    Best of luck with the book, Craig. I always enjoy your Lisa interviews 🙂

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  3. I enjoy Lisa’s show. And I think today was a refreshing change, seeing her talk about your work. I loved Yak Guy, and I loved the Yak. Actually, all the characters were great. The book is awesome. Nice to see it talked about today.

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  4. I’ve got to agree with everything Staci said. Of your longer works, Yak Guy is my current favorite. I thought it was clever and highly unique. This summer has definitely been an odd one for sales. I’ve felt that slump with Cusp, too.

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    • I knew that going in. I tried to get it out in the late Spring, but didn’t quite make it. The Hat came out in the late Winter and did much better. Glad you enjoyed the story. This one keeps selling, but it’s kind of a slow burn. Panama did that too, and eventually amassed quite a few sales.

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  5. Alexa and I are slowly, but surely getting through it – and really enjoying it!

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  6. Loved the Yak Guy Project. It is a super fun read.

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  8. This was a great use of the “air time.” If I had anything new, Craig, I’d jump at a chance to utilize the Lisa Burton show.

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  9. Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide and commented:
    I’m reading this right now and enjoying it! I’m almost halfway through.

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  10. Reblogged this on M J Mallon Author and commented:
    A wonderful opportunity to be interviewed via Lisa Burton Radio. Pop over to Craig’s blog to find out more.

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  11. I tweeted about it. Now if I can think of a dragon to interview about “Wyrmflight, a Hoard of Dragon Lore…”

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  14. I thought this was a great book, Lisa. It is the best book I have read this year so far. I found it very thought provoking.

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  15. Reblogged this on strangegoingsonintheshed and commented:
    Who wouldn’t want to be interviewed by the wonderful Lisa Burton, Robot Girl?

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