Forty Two

In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, we learn that the answer to life is 42. Adams does not tell us what the question is, however.

But 42 as a meaningful answer to some question, might actually be true, in my case. At the age of 42, I will become a published author. The final product may not be out until about three weeks after my 43rd birthday, but at least the book will be available for pre-orders around January 16th. And ARC copies will go out before my birthday, I am certain. To celebrate, I plan to treat myself to membership with LDS Storymakers sometime in February, if they will have me.

SO . . . in my case, why is it an answer to life? Well, I have wondered for a long, long time what I wanted to be when I grew up.

I don’t wonder anymore.

I hope to have a book cover in the next two weeks, so come back later for a sneak peek. Then watch for “The Chronicles of Gan – The Thorn” in a bookstore near you!



Forty Two — 6 Comments

  1. You should also treat yourself to a membership at Life, the Universe, & Everything, the science fiction & fantasy symposium at BYU, February 11-13, 2010. It's free! It's also a great place to network with other authors. I'm looking forward to seeing your book.

  2. Hi Danyelle! (Danyelle has a book being published too, folks)

    Marny: Thanks for the reminder. I really want to go to that too. At least to the Saturday session. Maybe I will see you there!

  3. I think 42 is an excellent answer to life's questions. My book will be out the same MONTH as my 42nd birthday ~ and I, like you, DO see it as a plausible answer to MY life's searching.

    Congrats Daron–and I can't WAIT to see your cover!

  4. Congratulations, Daron! I'm so happy for you! What an awesome way to find the answer to life, huh?

  5. .

    You'll be happy to hear that the question is revealed in a later book. But that moment's not nearly as impactful.

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