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Mr. Olcott's Skies: An Old Book and a Youthful Obsession
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Thomas Watson | 78 comments Mr. Olcott's Skies: An Old Book and a Youthful Obsession

A passion for star-gazing often starts in a modest way, with a small telescope. For some, that modest beginning becomes a theme that resonates through a lifetime. Mr. Olcott’s Skies is the story of one such beginning, and of how a small telescope and an old book set the author on a long and often indirect road to the stars. It’s the tale of a journey that has only just begun, and of the discovery that you really do need to look back the way you’ve come, to understand where you are.

Mr. Olcott’s Skies is a brief memoir, and my first book of any sort, admittedly written with the niche market of amateur astronomy in mind. It’s the tale of my teenage infatuation with the night sky and of experiences my teenaged self enjoyed under the dark rural nights of north central Illinois in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Most of all it’s about misplacing something priceless, then finding it again, and through that finding, better understanding who you once were, and who you are today.

Amateur astronomers will relate because so many of us followed the same path, but others might still find something that rings a bell. After all, we were all young once upon a time, and in our youth found something special that captured our hearts and minds.

Available as an ebook from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mr-ol...

http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Olcotts-Skie...

Also in paperback from the same sources:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mr-ol...

http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Olcotts-Skie...

I look forward to your feedback and reviews. Feel free to join me on Facebook!

Tom


message 2: by Thomas (last edited Sep 20, 2012 10:58AM) (new)

Thomas Watson | 78 comments You can find me on Facebook (look for the Thomas Watson showing Luck of Han'anga cover art) and on Twitter:

@desertstarsbks


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Thomas Watson | 78 comments A sample of Mr. Olcott's Skies can now be found on Goodreads.

Mr. Olcott's Skies

Click on the "Read Excerpt" button.


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Thomas Watson | 78 comments I'm both surprised and pleased to see this book being read by people outside the originally intended niche market.

Thanks to all who have given it a try!


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Thomas Watson | 78 comments Mr. Olcott's Skies can also be purchased as an ebook for Kobo and Sony ereaders, and from Smashwords directly.

Kobo

Sony

Smashwords


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Thomas Watson | 78 comments It's a memoir, written by starlight.


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