21 Vegas Style

Only a few days left in the Kickstarter for Time Kings of Las Vegas! Still time to grab your personalized, signed copy of my new novel… along with autographed copies of all my other books! (And still a few VIP packages left for the exclusive meet and greet dinner in Sin City on Saturday, December 10.)

I continue to be amazed at all the support I’ve received already – right now we’re sitting a little over 18K in pledges, well over my original 10K goal. And I’m very, very grateful to everyone who has contributed so far… but as we move into the final few days of the campaign, I’ve decided I have a new goal: 21K!

You see, 21 is a very special number when it comes to Las Vegas. Anyone who’s played blackjack knows the goal is to get 21, and you can’t even gamble in Vegas if you’re not at least 21 years old. And, since my new novel is set in Vegas, it feels like hitting 21K on the Kickstarter would have a nice little symmetry to it.

It also happens that 21 is one of my go-to numbers when I play roulette, in honor of the my favorite athlete of all time: Tim Duncan, the all time GOAT NBA power forward! (He’s also the inspiration for some of The Onion’s greatest sports-themed articles!)

So maybe I’m just looking for patterns where none exist. Maybe this is just a cheap ploy to squeeze out a few more $$$ for my Kickstarter. Or maybe – just maybe – the universe is trying to tell me something. Whatever the answer, lets make it happen – 21K for Time Kings, baby!