Book prices have changed

After much debate and being hung up twice by my publisher, Next Press Publishing based in NYC, I have changed my book prices to what I feel comfortable with. They had upped the prices of my books to $9.99 and $20. That was bs. My book is not worth that much Lol

I have updated both of my books with more pages and more info. The new prices are $7 for ebook/kindle version and $14 for paperback. The paperbacks are now being printed through Amazon’s beta KDP print shop. I am blessed to among one of the beta customers using the program. I am assured after the beta trial period is over the printing prices will go down. This means I can adjust my paperback book prices in a few months to make it cheaper.

Again ALL OF MY BOOK PROFITS go to 2 charities. The first charity is for families in polygamy that run out of money, need medical care bills paid, need food, or basic needs met by cash donations. The second charity is to help people who want to escape polygamy and literally leave with nothing to their name. Often they are saddled with bills they must suddenly pay back to the polygamists families or businesses that offered them food, shelter, and basic needs. The choice to leave the cults are very difficult and emotional and by offering to give half of my book profits to these people make me very proud.

To date between both charities I have donated over $421,000 plus from the profits of my book sales. At one time my book Almost Meri’ed had reached #22 on Amazon books in the category it’s listed in, Non-fiction biography. That’s when my book sales were soaring. Every time the show is on tv my books sales go up and up and after 1 year of doing this I am so very proud to know I have been able to contribute all of that money to 2 well-meaning organizations.

I keep no money from either book, I have done 4 book signings in the Chicago/Milwaukee area and will look at offers to do more book signings later this year.

I also am doing a second interview for a local Fox station in Utah. They hosted my first ever tv interview with myself and Lindsay. It’s on Youtube if you care to view it. The interview will air on this coming Wednesday February 8th, 2017 at 8pm local Utah time. Again we will put that up on Youtube for anyone that cares to watch it.

I am working this weekend on my opinions and comments on the Tell Nothings that recently aired. As I have heard it’s more lies and bullshit. And also I will be commenting on the ABC News piece that aired a few weeks ago. Those will be added this weekend some time. I have already written them up but I wanted to go back through and make sure I covered all I had wanted to.

Thanks for reading this. I hope ya’ll have a great weekend!

176th Voicemail, 177th Voicemail, 178th Voicemail, 179th Voicemail – June 28th, 2015 – Drive Home from our Utah Trip Together

This was the day we were driving home. We followed each other the whole way. We talked on the phone all of the way until we hit the Canyon. Then we picked back up after we were both through it. We were so happy, we laughed the whole week together and really had a great time. The sex was amazing, we made love almost every night. One day we had sex 4 times that day. She said she had never done that before. We were very, very happy.

Out of nowhere that day while we were driving home Kody sent out a tweet about me:

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Real men don’t dream they are Batman, nor aspire to dark, controversial roles. Men lovingly become Santa Clause to their children! Insert winky face.

 

 

So I replied:

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Then right after I said Why don’t you stop worrying about me and go get your wife’s air conditioner fixed in her car. Meri’s air conditioner in her SUV doesn’t work well. She said it was going to cost a couple grand to get it fixed and that she couldn’t afford to deal with it. It was over 100 degrees in Vegas. I offered to go get it fixed and she told me no.

Immediately Meri called me and told me to erase that Lol So I erased both of them but not before people screenshot on all of it. She said he was upset with her talking to me and she said he had asked her 4 times at this point to stop talking to me. She kept telling him no. She said we were just friends and that I made her laugh. She said never told him we were more than friends. That came later.

 

That night the very first article came out about Meri leaving the family and possibly having a boyfriend. They mentioned my name in the articleIMG_6048. Juicy Chatter was the very first time my name was on an internet gossip blog and the first time an article was linking us together. This was June 28th, 2015. No one else had written anything about Meri and I before then. Some people claim they were the first, but this is the truth. So we can finally prove that one.

 

 

 

 

I didn’t even see the article for a few days when someone sent it to my email. I called Meri and we both laughed about it. She said well it’s true. So I guess we need to start packing me up.

 

That night we talked on the phone for a few hours going over our week together. We stayed up until 2am talking. At this point he had been kicked out of the house so she was able to talk to me openly in her house. She wasn’t hiding in an upstairs bedroom or office to talk to me anymore. She said she wanted to move out soon. She said make plans to get a moving company ready in a few weeks. So I did.

 

176th Voicemail 6-28-2015 12:16am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-WQVavJ9aw&feature=youtu.be

Hey. Just, I was seeing if I could get in touch with you. Please give me a call as soon as you can. I don’t care how late. I just want to talk to you. Okay. I love you.

177th Voicemail 6-28-2015 1:37am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ8peeRilow&feature=youtu.be

Hey. I hesitate calling this late. But you say to call you if I feel like it.

178th Voicemail 6-28-2015 12:57pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kEeW162kvs&feature=youtu.be

Baby you said you’d answer my call when I called back. Anyway, I love you. Call me when you can.

179th Voicemail 6-28-2015 1:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=705gfTJ7OZg&feature=youtu.be

Hey baby, give me a call. Okay, I love you bye.

 

168th Voicemail, 169th Voicemail, 170th Voicemail, 171st Voicemail, June 26th, 2015 – Our Utah Trip Together

We were completely inseparable for the week and now I needed to head to Salt Lake City for a meeting. It was going to be a challenge being away from each other for a few hours. She was so happy. She couldn’t stop smiling. I couldn’t stop smiling. We were still in love.

168th Voicemail 6-26-2015 11:19am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBMMvjLw39s&feature=youtu.be

Baby where are you? Why aren’t you answering my call? Alright, I love you. Just wondering what’s going on with you. Where you are? Anyway, give me a call. Okay.

169th Voicemail 6-26-2015 12:17pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SHu0q4odZ4&feature=youtu.be

Oh man, you didn’t answer. Baby. You  had fair warning. Okay. I love you.

170th Voicemail 6-26-2015 12:22pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDft4_NQJJc&feature=youtu.be

And I even gave you an extra 5 minutes. And you are just sending me a text, lol, laughing at me. Don’t laugh at me baby. Let me know what you are doing. Okay?

171st Voicemail 6-26-2015 11:51pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbrb6rao1k8&feature=youtu.be

Hey baby just wanting to touch base with you. Don’t forget I don’t want to go to bed tonight without having a good night call from you. So. Give me a call whenever you can, okay? I love you, bye.

161st Voicemail, 162nd Voicemail, 163rd Voicemail, 164th Voicemail, 165th Voicemail, 166th Voicemail, 167th Voicemail – June 25th, 2015 – Our Utah Trip Together

Another awesome day up in the mountain. We had such a great time because we could hold hands and kiss and hug as much as we wanted and no one saw anything. We were able to be outside and enjoy the weather. It was a very special day. We talked about wanting to be married someday soon. We wanted to see about having kids together and/or adopting. We wanted a life. This was not just a fling for either one of us. We both found each other. She began calling me her soulmate and the one she was meant for. She said God can bring soulmates into your life but only one is the true fit and she believed it was me because of how well I treated her and how well we got along. She said I never did any type of personal attacks or called her dumb. I never called her stupid or crazy. She said I was always patient and listened to her. I asked questioned instead of assuming and attacking her. That we were able to talk anything out and most of all she trusted me 100%. She loved that she was the only woman in my heart and that she couldn’t get enough of all of the attention I gave her. She said she wanted to marry me several times that week. And I wanted the same. We were completely in love with each other.

161st Voicemail 6-25-2015 11:41am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZvMQltZcGA&feature=youtu.be

Hey give me a call when you can, okay? Thanks, love you, bye.

162nd Voicemail 6-25-2015 5:52pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSq8A7vi73o&feature=youtu.be

Hey baby. I just wanted to tell you I love you.

163rd Voicemail 6-25-2015 7:26pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z–NXYxkAzg&feature=youtu.be

Baby. Baby. I love you.

164th Voicemail 6-25-2015 7:29pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alvGUdsw5LU&feature=youtu.be

Baby where are you? I’m out of the mountain. I’m heading down to the freeway and I’ll be there shortly. Okay? I’m driving as fast as I can to get to you. Give me a call, okay? I love you. I love you. Okay.

165th Voicemail 6-25-2015 7:33pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK5zCXuVvNo&feature=youtu.be

Samuel you need to answer your phone. Where are you baby? I’m in a place where I have a signal and out of the mountain. And obviously you are too or you couldn’t have left me that message. You said that you were out. Anyway, give me a call, okay?

166th Voicemail 6-25-2015 7:47pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxSc06fSbiA&feature=youtu.be

Baby?

167th Voicemail 6-25-2015 8:03pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZor25aSS5I&feature=youtu.be

Baby I’m here.

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156th Voicemail, 157th Voicemail, 158th Voicemail, 159th Voicemail, 160th Voicemail – June 24th, 2015 – Our Utah Trip Together

Meri wanted to have a private spiritual union ceremony together up on the mountain at her favorite place. She said we would promise to someday marry each other and that we would get rings and start to wear them as a symbol of our committment. At this point she wasn’t even wearing her wedding band during filming at all. We talked about doing it but we never did. We spent a lot of time talking and figuring out where we will live, how many kids we wanted. We fell in love all over again on this trip. It was very romantic. The sex was amazing because we could be loud and not worry about anyone in my hotel room knowing it was her. We made love every day, sometimes 3 times a day/night. We had an amazing time together on that trip. I fell in love with her all over again.

156th Voicemail 6-24-2015 12:08am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU34sGggIrg&feature=youtu.be

Baby why aren’t you answering your phone? Listen, you must not have got my text. That was just a cute little conversation that somebody had on Pinterest. It was just a Pinterest thing. And I thought it was just cute because all it was me saying that your smile or my smile is just specificially for you. That’s all it was. It’s just something on Pinterest. Okay? Don’t worry, don’t get funny? Okay? I love you.

157th Voicemail 6-24-2015 12:16am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMPcyHjVqtw&feature=youtu.be

Okay baby you need to answer the phone. I don’t know what’s going on but you need to stop whatever it is you are thinking and quit going there. Okay? Don’t take this completely out of context it was a thing on Pinterest. You know what? Just call me back okay?

158th Voicemail 6-24-2015 8:45am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFBPNd-AP0I&feature=youtu.be

Hey I’m not quite sure how long you wanted me to stop calling you. So I’ll just do it this once today until I know that you are ready to talk to me. I don’t know what is going on I’m really, really confused and now you’re not answering this call. I just, I don’t know what is going on. So, anyway,  just know that I am open for a phone call from you whenever you ready. I don’t really have no idea what’s going on at all. So anyway, just know that I love you and you can call me whenever you…

159th Voicemail 6-24-2015 7:01pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWDbEMFqVww&feature=youtu.be

Forgive me for being a nag. It’s been like a half an hour baby. I’m just anxiously awaiting your arrival. Come find me baby.

160th Voicemail 6-24-2015 8:16pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ISw6eCeLfw&feature=youtu.be

Hey just letting you know I called. I love you, bye.

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152nd Voicemail, 153rd Voicemail, 154th Voicemail, 155th Voicemail – June 23rd, 2015 – Our Utah Trip Together

This began our first vacation together. We met up and decided to head to the mountains where we could get lost in the trees and no one would know who we were. It was a lot of fun with her showing me around Lehi and the surrounding towns. I was very surprised at her house. The original one that was on the show. They have a renter living upstairs now but we went to the downstairs side, through the back of the house that used to be Christine’s. It was very interesting for me to see a polygamist house. It was in the middle of a remodel so it wasn’t put together but it was different.

152nd Voicemail June 23rd, 2015 12:21am
https://vimeo.com/166276841 (This audio file had to be remade it was corrupted so we moved it to Vimeo)

Hi baby just trying to reach you.

153rd Voicemail 6-23-2015 12:43am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Box_5OdnCRg&feature=youtu.be

Hey

154th Voicemail 6-23-2015 7:01pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGTUThVXmzc&feature=youtu.be

Hey just touching base with you. I’m out of the mountain so anyways give me a call when you can. Okay. Love you, bye.

155th Voicemail 6-23-2015 8:16pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivnjwD7fjLA&feature=youtu.be

Hey where are you at, what’s going on, how are you doing? All of that stuff. Anyway, give me a call when you can. Okay I love you, bye.

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It’s in the mail

Greetings from Salt Lake City, Utah. I’m at my hotel. I have to get ready for a meeting and a dinner thing tonight. I will be here a few days.

The book is at the end of processing for those that have not received it yet. Thank you for your patience. I’ve been getting some really great book reviews. One bad one, that’s expected. I will be posting those to the new Book Reviews page on here. As soon as I figure that out. I’m happy to get comments. I am not a professional writer. I’m just a guy telling his story. I hope that all of the orders will be completed by tonight or early morning. The company I hired started with the international stuff first. Those folks replied back with comments and they were dealing with that and stopped processing things. Apparently not everyone overseas knew this was an english version of the book and there is no foreign language version. There will be soon. I’m big in Amsterdam apparently Lol Not sure how that happened but I’m happy to know that. Love all the international customers as well as my fellow Americans. Ya’ll are helping me be able to donate all of the book profits to a great organization. The preorder check will be presented to them next week. I made over $31,000 on preorders and they are getting every penny of it.

I don’t need money from this book and I don’t want it. All I have ever wanted was my side of my story. Thank you for your patience. The link to buy it will be back up on Saturday. Love to hear from ya’ll about it!

I’m craving funeral potatoes and I know I’m not supposed to eat any of it. I smelled bacon the last time I was here and almost threw up. I hope I can find someone who makes those at my office so I can bribe them into making me some. I don’t even care if they are vegan, they are delicious. Bad name for them though.

Oh, and Lindsay will be back from Australia on February 2nd. I did not realize how many people miss her when she’s gone. I hope she is having a blast with her mom on their trip. The last time I emailed her she was googling Russell Crowe’s address so her mom could go blow a kiss outside of his house and snap a picture. Why? I have no idea Lol

Easy like Sunday morning

Good morning blog readers and friends. Is everyone enjoying their weekend? Take today to rest before we all have to go back to work and resume the grind. 

I went to the weirdest Church service this morning in Bluffdale, Utah. It’s the 2nd time I’ve attended. No one remembered me which I like. They do some old school hymns that I haven’t heard since vacation bible school days. Checkmark Church off my To Do List for the day. That’s what it felt like walking out of there.

Im waiting on the girls to finish getting ready. Everyone slept in this morning. We are all sore. I’m hungry. I hope this buffet is as good as this brochure says it is. I could smell bacon when I walked through the lobby so there’s that. 

I need to eat then pack up and head back to Las Vegas. I have a big day of going through emails while I sit on the couch with my MacBook and watch football all day. It’s really cold up here. I can’t wait to feel that 60 degree day down there. 

Ive been staying in Lindsay’s house while she is in Australia. I’m dog sitting her dog and mine. I start to see how undisciplined my dog is. He’s basically a white and black skateboard with fur. He rolls through the house like he’s on fire. Her dog strolls in with the exact same attitude as Lindsay and sits in front of me waiting for me to entertain her. She doesn’t bark she only growls. She wakes me up by staring at me 2 inches away. You ever had a dog stare at you while you are trying to wake up? It would scare Lucifer! 

And there are lets call them surprises in drawers and shelves in her house. I was in the guest bathroom looking for floss and opened a drawer only to find a hammer, a dozen soy sauce packets, 2 bullets even though she doesn’t own a gun, a deck of cards in case an impromptu blackjack game busts out in the bathroom, and a golf glove. In the drawer, folks. I opened her spice drawer and 6 rolls of quarters flew out. What is she doing with roll of quarters? I emailed to ask her she just said put those back Lol 

I miss my home. Her guest bed is comfortable but God only knows who or what has slept in this bed. I can’t wait to go back home in a few weeks. 

Finally the girls are ready. Time to eat!