Thursday, May 16, 2013

I wrote a book and it's called Only Human

"Nathaniel Runnels isn’t a fan of life. He isn’t a fan of the news, which is a bust because he’s a reporter. He’s lost faith in journalism, in the truth, in civilization and in himself. So it’s quite the surprise when he gets swept up in a quest to save the world. Perception and reality collide as one man faces one question, would you sacrifice your humanity to save mankind?"

That's the description of my first book. A book I worked on for years. I did the research, wrote it all by hand, transcribed it, edited it, jotted down ideas and truly allowed myself to write what I wanted to write. After attempting to get the attention of some publishers, I quickly realized that I love writing... not selling what I write, so I self published my book digitally on Amazon Kindle and soon to be available on Barnes and Noble.

In a small blur of a moment, I went from working on my book to having it out there. And sure I expect skepticism because who is anyone to judge their own work as worthy of publishing. It’s digital so there won’t be a book signing... for now. But it’s mine... it’s alive, it’s out there and it’s called Only Human.

I'm actually very excited because it's the first time I share something that anyone with a computer can enjoy. Just in case, I have another blog called For writing out loud although I will continue to write here, since this is my first own blog and I've been able to actually interact with some very interesting people. So to anyone reading this, thanks for checking out this blog and if you want to read something that has angels, vampires, werewolves and characters with substance, by all means, give my book a shot. 


Check it out on Amazon clicking this link:


Jamie K said...

Good work on your book. I actually came to your site through your list of most influential bodyboarders. I grew up in the UK watching Underground Tapes religiously over and over with my fellow groms. I then saw your book and as a disgruntled journalist who hates news (literally wrote an angry rant about 24 hour news cycle two days ago) I had to say hi. Hope the book goes well. When I get a kindle yours will be one of the first books I buy. Jamie K

Giogio said...

Oh wow, thanks so much for this comment. I usually get people correcting my grammar or mis quoted facts. Lol. I'm actually quite happy you stopped by the site because of the bodyboarding posts.

Truth be told, I haven't been able to keep up coverage of the IBA events which bums me out, because I really love to write about the sport and the list was super fun to write. I was also a huge fan of the Underground Tapes and have actually struggled with finding most of the music tracks on them, which blew me away. I also watched Bodyboarders Videomagazine to the point I knew them wave by wave.

As for your experience as a journalist, I'd actually really love to pick your brain for the sequel of the book. Only Human is actually gaining some type of steam and people do seem to be really enjoying it so that really pumped me up and most other projects were put on hold to work on the sequel. The thing is that the series focus A LOT on humanity and the whole journalist aspect was left mostly to the side (purposely for the first book mind you).

I'd love to read that rant of yours, so by all means, send me the link. I'd be honored to be on your Kindle although I also still have to finish the cover for the print version.

Anyways, again, thanks for this comment Jamie and feel free to stay in touch here or write me up @

Cheers to you, long live the Strohys and who knows, maybe we'll share a wave or two some day.

Peace, love and maki rolls.