Saturday, September 29, 2012

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Earth is a Floating Sphere (Bestselling New E-Book)

Discover the e-book that made it to the Best Seller's list in THREE different categories within hours of its release!

This is a collection of some of my most bizarre and unusual writings. In these writings I have tried to capture every feeling imaginable, from the joy felt on Thanksgiving Day to the fear experienced on the battle field. You will enter the mysterious city of Ekerbraun, walk in the shoes of a “Low Fellow” and marvel in amazement at Susan the talking dog. You will also find an array of unusual and random photographs. I will warn you, however: these poems and stories are not meant to fall into any known category, which is why I have labeled them “Care-Free.” You will have to think hard about some of the writings if you are to discover a meaning.

Praises for the poems of The Earth is a Floating Sphere:

"Your imagery in this work is just wonderful...thanks for sharing." -Joyce Bell, author of When We All Get To Heaven (for Mischievous Brown Cat)

"How beautiful and warm." -Le Belle Rouge, author of The Darkness: Stories And Poetry From Beyond (for Oh, how I love this time of year!)

"I doubt that many men enjoy having to shoulder that weapon and fire. They fight because they must and they do it bravely. Your poem touched my heart." -Le Belle Rouge, author of The Darkness: Stories And Poetry From Beyond (for On The Battlefield)

"Wow! What a write...very well written. Enjoyed this poetic tale! " -Joyce Bowling, author of Kentucky…The Mountains I Call Home (for Harvest at Sea)

"Excellent. Great revelation! " -Chanti, (for To Function Well Within)


Thanks for reading,
Casey Sean Harmon

Monday, September 24, 2012

The story of how my book rose to the Best Seller's list!

 A few days ago I was browsing through some of my old writings when an idea popped into my head: why not add some of my poems and short stories together into a collection and self-publish a book? It wasn't going to be anything serious. I just wanted to have a little fun. I sat down and did a little copy and pasting, and within an hour I had a collection of thirteen poems and three short stories. Nothing big. Again, I wanted to keep this project simple. I did a little research and decided that I would self-publish my new poem book through Amazon Direct, which would make my book available on Amazon Kindle. I uploaded my book, and within a few hours my book was live on Again, no big deal. Anyone could have done it. I posted about the book on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, and then I walked away from my computer. My wife had just finished making dinner, and we watched an episode or two of Cake Boss while we ate.
   When I returned to my computer a few hours later I could not believe my eyes. There was my book, listed #2 on the Hot New Releases list! I clicked on my book to discover that it had risen to not one, but TWO Best Seller's lists! It was # 33 in Inspirational and # 41 in Poetry. I turned to my wife and smiled. "Guess what!" I said. "My book is on the Best Seller's list!"
   Don't ask me how it happened. I wasn't even trying. All I can say is that God is good! It feels good to finally be able to say that I am a Bestselling author!!!

#41 Best Sellers in Poetry

 #33 Best Sellers in Inspirational

#2 on the Hot New Releases list

To purchase a copy of The Earth is a Floating Sphere: A Care-Free Collection of Poems and Short Stories, click HERE!

Thanks for reading,

Casey Sean Harmon

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Water Bear

Meet the "Water Bear"

They are the toughest animals on the planet - and now scientists have discovered that they can even survive in space.

The tiny creatures, known as tardigrades or water bears, are certainly strange-looking with their eight chubby legs, little claws and probing heads.


Some experts have compared their shape with jelly babies or moles but tardigrades they should not be judged by their 'cute' appearance. They are virtually indestructible - they will not die even if they are boiled, frozen, squeezed under pressure or desiccated.

In fact, they can be completely dried out for years - and then spring back to life as if nothing had happened.

Now researchers have revealed that tardigrades - which usually measure no more than a millimetre in length and live in moss - have withstood the airless extremes of space.

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Thanks for reading,

Casey Sean Harmon

Saturday, September 22, 2012

New book available exclusively through Amazon Kindle! Buy your copy TODAY and help fund my book tour!

  Available NOW!
  Pick up your copy today! 
Available exclusively through Amazon Kindle!
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Okay friends, here's the deal: Do you want to help me make it to the BESTSELLER'S LIST? Follow these steps: 1. As soon as you see this post, buy my book. 2. Share this link so that others will buy my book. 3. After you read the book, leave a comment on! Amazon updates their BESTSELLER'S LIST every hour. If I can sell more books than anyone else on Amazon over the next hour, my book WILL make it to the BESTSELLER'S LIST!! And we all know what that means! I will officially be able to say that I am a BESTSELLING AUTHOR! Please help me RIGHT NOW!!!!
Click on the link below to get started!
Casey Sean Harmon

New Review from Alison Pensy!

"[Reign of the Night Creatures is] a fast-paced, fun adventure for young children. Would make a great bedtime story."

-Alison Pensy, Bestselling author of The Custodian Novels
 (Not Official Cover)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Spencer Brokaw - Thirteen and published...TWICE!

Meet Spencer Brokaw. He's not your normal thirteen year-old. I discovered Spencer one day while searching for author blogs on Google. I dropped the sandwich that I was eating and moved closer to my computer screen. Is he really just thirteen years old? I thought. I continued to read, and to my amazement I discovered that he was only twelve years-old in 2011 when he wrote and published his first book titled The Impenetrable Spy. And as if that wasn't neat enough, I discovered that he had just finished publishing his second book early 2012 titled Future Dreamer (The Impenetrable Spy, Book Two). Did I mention that he is only thirteen years old? How neat is that?! What were YOU doing when YOU were thirteen years old???
   I just want to say that I think Spencer is an awesome dude. He had a dream, and he went for it. Maybe we can all learn something from Spencer's story.

   Well I was so inspired by this young author that I contacted him and was fortunate enough to conduct this interview. When you finish reading this, visit Spencer's website and show your support. Enjoy!

1. Q: Tell me about your new book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
A: My new book, The Impenetrable Spy: Future Dreamer (the second book in the series) focuses on the main character Zack Carter, a time-traveling CIA agent on a mission to clear his name for a murder he did not commit. I’ve always liked fugitive movies—The Fugitive, Bourne Identity, etc. It sounded like a fun book for me to write, and I really liked the way the premise ties into the first book.

2. Q: How did you get interested in writing books?
A: One summer when I was 8 my dad suggested writing as a cure for boredom. Ever since, I’ve been interested in writing and have enjoyed it. I wrote my first book on the computer at age 10, and followed up shortly by writing my second book, The Impenetrable Spy which would later be published in 2011 at age 12. 

3. Q: What kind of research did you do for this book?
A: For Future Dreamer, I ended up doing a lot more research than I thought I would. I researched Lagos, Nigeria, some places in France, and future weaponry such as military exoskeletons. It turned out to be a lot of fun, and I liked showing the knowledge I had learned in my writing.
4. Q: What's a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
A: I don’t really have working days to be honest. For me, it’s every once and a while I get to sit down to write and edit. I only have so many hours after school, and many days are spent with friends, doing homework, being lazy and watching my favorite TV shows and playing video games.
If I write on the weekend, it’s normally during the morning to mid-afternoon, on a school night, I write later in the day—7 o’clock-ish and on. I don’t set a daily writing goal, but try to do “practice” writings every once and a while so I’m not as rusty. 

5. Q: What is the hardest part of writing for you?
A: It’s not the writing, it’s the editing! I can’t stand editing. As the writer, you want nothing more than to just get the book out there. When you’re editing 2 weeks’ worth of writing for a year, it gets frustrating.

6. Q: What’s the best thing about being an author?
A: Getting to meet new people. I joined Twitter a few days after publishing my first book, and have met countless people. A lot of people have supported my writing, bought my book, left reviews, and recommended it to friends. This is the best feeling in the world—to be supported. 

7. Q: What are you working on now?
A: Right now I’m working on a Christmas-Elf-Spy book with David Kenyon, although I’ve been slacking and am going to be writing a little bit of it directly after I send these answers to you!
I’m also working on my 3rd book, a spin-off series from The Impenetrable Spy books. 

8. Q: What advice would you give aspiring young writers?
A: Never give up and keep writing. 

9. Q: Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
A: Harry Potter, Bloodwood, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Young Bond, Ranger’s Apprentice, and a few others come to mind. Harry Potter is such a great book and really immerses you in the world. 

10. Q: What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
A: To be honest, I’ve been asked so many questions I don’t think anything hasn’t been covered. But an interesting tidbit about me is that I LOVE 80’s music. I can’t stand any music past 2000. Van Halen, RUSH, Def Leppard, Duran Duran and RATT are among my favorite bands. 

11. Q: If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
A: Title: The Journey of a Young Author. I know, very boring and cliché!

  To learn more about Spencer and his books, visit his website at: 


   Casey Sean Harmon

Saturday, September 15, 2012

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Book Excerpt - Reign of the Night Creatures

(Not Official Cover)
James looked behind him to see that the phoenix had returned, and he was flying straight toward him! He grabbed the girl by the arm. “We have to run!” he yelled. “The phoenix is back!”
The girl looked James in the eye, and for a brief moment, a sign of surprise, followed by a curious expression of joy, flashed across her face.
James and the girl ran as fast as they could toward the big tree. The phoenix was right behind them. Charlotte and Susan had heard the commotion and came running from within the village. They stopped dead in their tracks when they saw the phoenix.
“Hurry, James!” they cried.
James and the girl were only a few yards away from the safety of the tree when, like a racing train, the phoenix flew right into them.
“No!” Charlotte yelled. The girls helplessly watched as James and the girl disappeared over the side of the cliff.
Dehmar and the village people ran to the side of the cliff. They looked over and saw that the children fell helplessly toward the ground.
“What do we do?” one of the creatures cried.
“We have to do something!” Charlotte cried as she ran to the side of the cliff. Her heart was racing and tears were pouring from her eyes. She turned to Dehmar, “Please, think of something!”
Dehmar took off his Indian headdress and held it against his heart. Tears dripped down from his eyes. “My friend,” he cried.
Charlotte looked down at her brother and suddenly her knees felt weak. Before she knew it she was on her knees, crying.
Suddenly the village people got loud as they pointed their fingers and yelled, “Look! Do you see?”
Out of nowhere a large griffin appeared in the sky. A great shadow was cast as the creature flew in front of the setting sun.
“It’s Apollo!” Susan yelled. She jumped up and down. “Charlotte, Apollo has come back for us!”

James and the girl held hands as they sped toward the ground.
“Do you believe in heaven?” James yelled, squeezing the girl’s hand rather tightly.
“For the longest time I thought this place was heaven,” she said.
“I guess we’re about to find out.”
They fell closer and closer to the ground. Their hearts were racing so fast that they thought they were going to explode.
“I never thought it would end this way,” Jessica yelled. “If only we had a parachute!”
“This is it,” James yelled. He closed his eyes. “We are going to die!”
Just as the children had prepared for impact, they felt something wrap around their waists and pull them upward. It was an awkward sensation; it felt as though their stomachs were still falling. When they opened their eyes, the first thing they saw was the ground, which was only a few feet beneath them.
“What is happening?” the girl yelled.
James looked above them. He could see a set of large bird’s wings. He smiled. “We are in the hands of a dear friend.”
Apollo looked down at them. “Are you kids okay?” he said. “I’m sorry it took me so long to catch up with you. You were falling quite fast.”
“Yes, w-we know,” the girl said, trying desperately to catch her breath. “You n-needn’t remind us.”
The sound of the phoenix squawking filled the air. Apollo held the children tightly. “Hold on,” he yelled. “This isn’t over yet!”
The phoenix swooped in and shot a stream of fire out of his mouth. Apollo closed his wings and did a roll in the air, dodging the fire but almost collided with the side of the mountain. The griffin was three times the size of the phoenix, but the phoenix was like a fierce wolverine, quick and deadly.
Apollo pushed off the side of the mountain with his hind legs and swiftly opened his wings, knocking the phoenix off its course. The phoenix quickly recovered and flew at Apollo with all his might. Apollo flew up the side of the mountain, climbing up the air as if he were being propelled by rocket engines.
From the top of the mountain, the village people were watching as the griffin and the phoenix battled in the air. They held their breath as the phoenix shot another stream of fire at the griffin, and then again when the griffin kicked the phoenix so hard that he fell toward the ground. But the phoenix was determined. He quickly recovered, flying so fast and so hard that he collided with the griffin.
Apollo screeched. The phoenix flew around him, pecking him with his sharp, fiery beak. He laughed. “Admit it. You’re no match for me!”
“I’ll do no such thing,” Apollo growled. “By the power of the sun, I will defeat you.”
Apollo took off across the sky like he was a jet. He flew over plateaus and between mountain peaks. He skimmed the tops of trees and went a little higher and touched the clouds. He flew on and on, leaving the phoenix in his wake. Finally, the griffin stopped and looked around.
James and the girl both felt very dizzy. The girl looked around and yelled out to Apollo, “I think I know what you are looking for. It’s right down there.”
Apollo quickly made a nosedive straight down into a canyon. The phoenix was right on his tail. Soon they came upon a great waterfall, tucked in between two mountain peaks.
“Hold on,” Apollo yelled to the children. The phoenix shot a stream of fire at them just as they flew through the waterfall. The phoenix backed away just in time to avoid flying into the waterfall, gently landing on some nearby rocks.

There was a shallow cave behind the waterfall where Apollo and the children had landed. They looked through the waterfall and could see that it was getting dark. It had been minutes since they had flown through the waterfall, and they knew that the phoenix was still out there, waiting for them to come out.
“How long do you think he’ll wait?” James said.
“Could be a while,” Apollo answered. He was staring at the waterfall with an angry look in his eye. “Phoenixes are unpredictable creatures.”
“And so are griffins,” James said, an upset look on his face. “Where have you been? I thought you had forgotten about us.”
Apollo turned his head and looked at the boy. “I have been searching everywhere for you and your sisters,” he said. “I thought for sure that I had lost you. And then I heard a lot of noise coming from the village, and something in my heart told me to check it out.”
“It’s a good thing you did,” the girl said. “You saved our lives.”
The griffin looked back at the waterfall. “It was nothing,” he said. The children could tell that the griffin was upset about his conflict with the phoenix.
James opened his backpack and pulled out the “night light.” He used the lantern to light up the cave.
“So where were we?” James said, looking at the girl.
“You were just about to ask me my name,” the girl replied.
"Adventure reigns in this debut novel. What a fun ride."
-Obert Skye, National Bestselling author (Leven Thumps series, Pillage Trilogy)

“Inspired, imaginative and very exciting, it’s a great adventure for young readers."
-Brian Falkner, Bestselling author (The Tomorrow Code, Brain Jack)

"Reign of the Night Creatures is an action-packed modern story in the brilliant tradition of the Chronicles of Narnia. James and his sisters are kept on their toes in the imaginative world of Everafter, where the battle of light versus dark rages. Who knows what darkness's next move will be?"
-E.P. Marcellin, Bestselling author of Element Keepers
"I truly enjoyed reading this book; I found the story to be incredibly innovative and imaginative."
-Meghan Gregg, Tate Publishing

"Upon starting this book I found it to be a magical adventure of bravery, intelligence and team work. The characters are life like and seem to come out of the pages. The story is very well written and imaginative. The Land of Everafter Draws you in and doesn't want to let you go. In My opinion 'Reign of the Night Creatures' is a must read for all young readers."

-Melissa Steele, avid reader

To discover what happens next, read
The Everafter Chronicles: Reign of the Night Creatures
by Casey Sean Harmon
Available wherever books are sold Spring 2013 from Tate Publishing!
Casey Sean Harmon

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Is this a mosquito?

No. It's an insect spy drone for urban areas, already in production, funded by the US Government. It can be remotely controlled and is equipped with a camera and a microphone. It can land on you, and it may have the potential to take a DNA sample or leave RFID tracking nanotechnology on your skin. It can fly through an open window, or it can attach to your clothing until you take it in your home.

(Shared from "Creative" Google+ user)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Take a moment today to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

A quick "Thank You" to my followers, friends and family

I want to thank my wonderful followers, friends and family for supporting me as I tackle this book publishing adventure. Marketing is a lot of hard work. The truth is that I can not do this alone, and it is your support that keeps me motivated. I know you're probably tired of seeing all my posts asking you to "support this" and to "share that", but please understand that I am trying my best to ensure that my book is a great success. I have friends and family spread across every continent, and so my many posts throughout the day ensures that everyone sees what I have to say. It is hard work and very tiring to be both an active-duty SGT in the Army AND a published author. I find myself working at late hours during the night, and just about all my free time is spent working on book stuff. Why bother? Because writing is my passion. Some people spend their free time playing video games or watching one movie after the other. I spend my free time writing and marketing my book(s).
   Anyway, again I want to thank you all for your outstanding support. I COULD NOT do it without you!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Free E-Book Giveaway!

One winner will receive a free E-book copy of my upcoming novel Reign of the Night Creatures (The Everafter Chronicles, Book One)! The deadline is October 1st, and the winner will receive his/her prize the following day. This is an awesome giveaway because the book will not hit stores until February 2013, so the winner will be receiving a copy four months before the release date! Simply complete the tasks below for your chance to win! The more tasks you complete, the higher your chances of winning will be. You can complete some tasks more than once. Good luck, and have fun! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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   Casey Sean Harmon

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tate Publishing reviews "Reign of the Night Creatures"

 "I truly enjoyed reading this book; I found the story to be incredibly innovative and imaginative."
  -Meghan Gregg, Tate Publishing

To learn about The Everafter Chronicles, please visit:

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Book Production Update (Editing)

Just spent the last three days going over the first edits for my novel Reign of the Night Creatures (The Everafter Chronicles, Book One). I am very please with the hard work and dedication that my editor, Meghan, has put into this project. I have been spinning my wheels trying to complete the recommended rewrites and final reviews. Very satisfied with the finished product. It has been a lot of hard work, but it has been fun.

    Can not wait to move on to the next step, which will be cover design.