Thursday, June 16, 2011

Baby pictures and Jenny Pox 3 update

It's been a couple of week since I updated. That's because I've been busy with caring for a newborn! My wife gave birth to John Lewis Bryan on June 2, 2011, at 1:22 AM, which is a nice quiet time to do that sort of thing. He's now two weeks old. Here are some baby pictures taken by my friend Jackie from Olive Green Photography.

Yep, that's him!  His hobbies include sleeping, eating, and listening to live audiobooks (read by me).

How will we pay for this baby?  So far, I'm about halfway through the third Jenny Pox book.  Jenny and Seth are definitely in for some wild adventures this time.  I'd say it makes the first two books look pretty tame.

Here's how you can help with the baby: 60-70% of each book I sell goes directly to providing for him.  This would be a great time to try Jenny Pox or any of my other books, conveniently available on your favorite e-reader platform (or Smashwords if you really want a good deal--you get all ebook formats, so that's handy if you decide to change e-readers in the future).

I'll try to keep updates more often now.  Let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks.


  1. Aww, he's a darling! You must be so proud! Congratulations to you both and welcome to the world JL Bryan junior!

    I can't wait for Jenny 3, but if the other two were tame, OMG ...

  2. I like your angle, man. *Goes to dig up cute pictures of her kids.*

  3. Congrats! And i cant wait for the next jenny pox. Enjoy him while hes small.

  4. What a cutie! Since I already have the first two in the series, I may have to "gift" them to friends so you can support little John :) Looking forward to #3!

  5. Congratulations he's adorable! And I can't wait for the next jenny pox book :)


    My husband now officially blames you for me wanting more kids. ;) There are a couple of your other e-books I don't own have to figure out which ones. ^^


    Seriously. Newborns usually have this scrunchy larval look to them (which is cute too), but this baby looks like a BABY. And a damn cute one at that.

  8. Oh my gosh cutest baby ever! Every person who sees those pics and doesn't immediately rush out to buy your books has a heart made of steel!

    Also, your books are awesome. :D

  9. Ah!!! So precious and adorable :) Wishing you and your family the absolute best!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  10. It makes every day more important doesnt it? Congratulations!

  11. OMG he's, precious! Picking up a million vibes from him, he's a wise old soul and I bet he's a writer just like you. I'm getting my new ebook reader this weekend (it's on its way) and beginning my collection buying everything you've ever written.
    HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!! Be Blessed and Prosperous and Congratulations on your new and beautiful family! ~Ozma

  12. He's the cutest. Congrats, you guys!

    P.S. Can't wait for the 3rd book. Go go go!

  13. Very precious baby, congratulations! Can't wait for the next book, too. So many exciting things!

  14. Thanks, Karen :)

    Stacey - Yep, and it was all the baby's idea, too.

    Thanks, Megan!

    Claudia- There's no better gift than the gift of reading. Except maybe a house. That would be an awesome gift.

    Thanks, AJ! Sorry about stirring your maternal instincts there.

    SM- We ordered him extra-cute, so I'm glad they got our order right.

    Thanks Amanda! And also for blogging about him :) Enjoy writing Watersong on a boat!

    Sarah, Debra & Kirstan - Thanks :)

    Ozma - Very glad you're picking up good vibes and that he's a wise old soul. This is probably why he sleeps so well--it's very wise to get plenty of sleep.

    Thanks, Wren, I'm working on the third book...

    And thanks Sarra! Your new covers for the Peachville books are really beautiful!

  15. Congrats!! So cute! If I didn't already buy all of your books I would now!

  16. Congratulations to having a beautiful healthy baby boy! He's adorable and yeah, that's pretty much all they do for awhile. But look out- it doesn't last nearly long enough. And it seems like when you have children, time moves a lot faster. You see the years go by so much quicker! Have fun!!


  17. Congratulations! What a sweet boy.
    Enjoy your babymoon.

    Josephine Wade

  18. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! He's just adorable:) Wishing you, your wife, and John all the best!

  19. Congratulations!!

  20. That baby is a beauty but when is Jenny Pox III coming out? Do you have a title for it yet?

  21. Wow, what a beautiful baby! A belated congratulations and a happy Father's Day. I'm going to go die of adorable now...