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An Eighth Language and Some Wrap-up Thoughts

By Gary F. Bengier | May 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

Dear friends, As my writerly project draws to a close, let me send you a last note about this journey. This weekend, I released Unfettered Journey in Russian, under the title СВОБОДНОЕ ПУТЕШЕСТВИЕ. Expect to see it on Ingram (for bookstores), Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and elsewhere soon. Now, after pursuing these last stages of… Read More »An Eighth Language and Some Wrap-up Thoughts

Another Award, Another Language

By Gary F. Bengier | March 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

The week began with good news –Unfettered Journey has won its seventh book award, this one the Independent Press Award, as a winner in the category of Visionary Fiction. You can find the full list of book awards here, as well as the times that the novel has reached an Amazon Bestseller list (including minor… Read More »Another Award, Another Language

Brazilian Portuguese Translation Launch and DRM

By Gary F. Bengier | September 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

We harvested the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from our vineyard this morning, to stay ahead of possible fire weather (as there are concerns about winds here in Napa, sparking fires in the still dry conditions). The season begins to change, and I continue to roll out translations of Unfettered Journey. The Brazilian Portuguese edition, Jornada Sem… Read More »Brazilian Portuguese Translation Launch and DRM

Spanish Launch and Italian Minor Bestseller

By Gary F. Bengier | September 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

As the weather has a hint of fall and the grapes are close to harvest, I continue to roll out translations of Unfettered Journey. The Spanish edition, Un viaje sin confines, launched today. The international acceptance is something of a mystery. This week the Italian edition, Un viaggio senza confini, briefly hit #1 on a… Read More »Spanish Launch and Italian Minor Bestseller

German Translation Launch and SIX Book Awards

By Gary F. Bengier | July 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

The writing journey continues, and the German translation of Unfettered Journey launched today. With the release of Ins Ungewisse, there now are three translations in the market. While the international novels are relatively unknown with little publicity, I was delighted to see that yesterday the Italian edition, Un viaggio senza confini, briefly hit three bestseller… Read More »German Translation Launch and SIX Book Awards

Double Book Awards

By Gary F. Bengier | April 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

It’s time for a brief note about my writing odyssey. Unfettered Journey has just garnered TWO book awards for best 2020 fiction book. Earlier this month the Wishing Shelf, based in London, announced its 2020 awards and my novel made the Finalist list. Yesterday the Eric Hoffer Book Award ‘First Horizon Finalists’ list included Unfettered… Read More »Double Book Awards

Spring Half Price Sale for Unfettered Journey

By Gary F. Bengier | March 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

I’m a bit surprised by how sensitive readers are to the price of a book. For myself, the value that I place on the time to read any book means that I rate the likely quality far ahead of price in my criteria. But this week the choice is even easier for Unfettered Journey, for… Read More »Spring Half Price Sale for Unfettered Journey

A Free Book for the New Year

By Gary F. Bengier | December 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

We begin a new year with renewed hope, that this year can be far better than last, and that the world can move forward. If you are looking for reason to hope for the future, then Unfettered Journey might be your next book. And this week you can find the Kindle and epub editions for… Read More »A Free Book for the New Year

Now a minor league No 1 Best Seller

By Gary F. Bengier | November 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Maybe Thanksgiving turkey goes with relaxing afterwards with a good book. For whatever reason, Unfettered Journey today became a minor league Number 1 Best Seller on Amazon. Perhaps a few folks got the Adam & Eve allegory (the #1 category is Christian Classics and Allegories). Even more, the novel is on the best seller lists… Read More »Now a minor league No 1 Best Seller

Another Hopeful Story of Social Change

By Gary F. Bengier | November 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

As many celebrate a turning of a page in American democracy, I invite you to relax. Take some time to chill out. And listen to another hopeful story about social change in my novel, Unfettered Journey. At long last, it is now available today in audiobook on Audible and Audiobooks.com. Or pick up the paperback… Read More »Another Hopeful Story of Social Change